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Yoram Barak, MD, MHA

Sackler School of Medicine

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Yoram Barak, MD, MHA
mdybarak [at] gmail [dot] com
Phone: 972-3-5552738
Tel-Aviv, Israel

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Sackler School of Medicine



Yoram Barak, MD, MHA
Yoram Barak is Professor of Psychiatry at the Sackler School of Medicine, Tel-Aviv University, and Director of the Psychogeriatric Department at the Arbarbanel Mental Health Center in Bat Yam, Israel.
Professor Barak trained in medicine and psychiatry at the Sackler School of Medicine. In 1993 he became an Israel Medical Scientific Council Specialist in Psychiatry, and in 2004 was awarded a Master in Health Administration from Ben-Gurion University, Beer-Sheva, Israel.
Professor Barak has held numerous positions at the Arbarbanel Mental Health Center, including Deputy Director of the Outpatient Clinic and Deputy Director of the Day Hospitalization Department. He has also been a visiting investigator at the Institute of Psychiatry in London.
Professor Barak is a consultant for the National Multiple Sclerosis Center at the Sheba Medical Center in Israel. He is also a special consultant on positive psychology for the Israel Defence Forces and Head of the section for "positive psychiatry" within the Israel Psychiatric Association.
Professor Barak is President of the Israeli Association of Old-Age Psychiatry, and is on the editorial board of the Israel Journal of Psychiatry. He is a lecturer on Gestalt psychology at the Tel-Aviv university school of social work.
Professor Barak’s research interests include multiple sclerosis, brain food, a wide range of psychiatric conditions (such as depression, schizophrenia, and dementia), old-age psychiatry, the Holocaust and suicide. He has published extensively in these areas, and is author or co-author of over 150 peer-reviewed journal articles as well as book chapters and reviews. His book on "Preventing Alzheimer's disease" with a US publisher is available.