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 Prof. Yael Lahav - lab team 

Hagar Avidan, MSc.

Hagar is an occupational therapist at the Ben Yair Neurological Rehabilitation Institute. She specializes in neurological, cognitive, and hand rehabilitation. Her research explores PTSD and participation in light of stroke – specifically the role of illness perception and self-efficacy.

Shaked Charny, MSc.

Shaked is an occupational therapist who works with children in the field of mental health.  Her research interests include researching the subject of sensory modulation disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, and pain perception among survivors of childhood abuse.

May Huberman, MSc.

May is an occupational therapist who works in the field of mental health among adults.

Her research explores the relations between childhood abuse, doubt experience, and social participation among women with eating disorder symptoms.

Anastasia Keidar – Ph.D. Student

Anastasia is a social worker and mental health therapist in the public sector. She holds a master's degree in from the trauma and stress program at Tel Aviv University and graduated as a distinguished research student from the Faculty of Social Sciences. Her field of research focuses on the effects of adverse events in childhood on mental and physical health.

Hadas Shtricher-Stern - MSc. student

Hadas’s research focuses on post-traumatic symptoms and institutional betrayal among mothers of children with disabilities. Hadas has a B.A degree in occupational therapy from the Hebrew University, Jerusalem. She works as an occupational therapist in kindergartens for children with developmental delays.

Dr. Alana Siegel
Dr. Alana Siegel, Research Fellow

Alana Siegel, Psy.D., completed her undergraduate degree with Honors in Human Development at Cornell University. She graduated with a Masters degree in International Affairs from the Institute d’Etudes Politiques (Sciences Po) in Paris. Dr. Siegel earned her doctorate in Clinical and School Child Psychology at Yeshiva University. She completed postdoctoral research fellowships in the labs of both Professor Rachel Dekel and Professor Rami Benbenishty at Bar-Ilan University, as well as in the lab of Professor Zahava Solomon at Tel Aviv University. Dr. Siegel is currently a research fellow in the Lahav Lab, as well as an Instructor at Tel Aviv University. Her research interests include posttraumatic stress disorder, resilience, and secondary traumatic stress.

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