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Prof. Jiska Cohen-MansfieldResearcher


Tel-Aviv University

Job title

Professor and Chair
School of Public Health, Sackler Faculty of Medicine
Director, Herczeg Institute of Aging


Tel-Aviv University
P.O.B 39040
Tel-Aviv 69978



Specialist areas

Non-pharmacological interventions for behavioural problems associated with dementia
Mental and physical health promotion for older persons (social competence, physical activities, etc.)
Enhancing quality of life of older persons


Jiska Cohen-Mansfield is the director of the Herczeg Institute on Aging and Professor and Chair of the Department of Health Promotion at the School of Public Health at Tel-Aviv University. Prof. Cohen-Mansfield received her Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the State University of New York at Stony Brook, and completed a post-doctoral fellowship at New York University Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine. Prof. Cohen-Mansfield also has a master’s degree in statistics from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem and an MBA from George Washington University.
Prof. Cohen-Mansfield’s work focuses on improving quality of life for persons with dementia by understanding the perspective of the person with dementia, as well as on end of life decision-making, and on health and mental health promotion in older persons. She has published over 250 publications in scientific books and journals, and has developed a number of assessment tools, which were then translated and used internationally. Prof. Cohen-Mansfield is a fellow of the Gerontological Society of America and the American Psychological Association and a member of other professional organizations. She is the recipient of research grants from various institutions including the National Institute of Mental Health, National Institute on Aging, the National Center for Health Services Research, the National Institute for Nursing Research, the Israel Science Foundation and the Alzheimer’s Association. She received several awards, including the International Psychogeriatrics Association Outstanding Selected Submissions Award, the International Busse Research Award in Social/Behavioral Sciences, the Recognition Award for Outstanding Contributions in Gerontological Research of the Maryland Gerontological Association, the Barry Reisberg Award for Alzheimer’s Research for advances in non-pharmacologic research and clinical treatment, and award in appreciation of outstanding contribution by the Psychologists in Long Term Care. Prof. Cohen-Mansfield is a highly cited researcher as listed by the ISI.