Prof. Chava Peretz

Retired in School of Public Health
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Prof. Chava Peretz
Phone: 03-6405653
Fax: 03-6409868
Office: Sackler School of Medicine


Professor, Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, School of Public Health, Tel Aviv University



Prof. Chava Peretz is a researcher and senior lecturer in the Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine at TAU's School of Public Health. She received her bachelor’s degree in Mathematics and Statistics from Tel Aviv University (1976) and a Ph.D. in Occupational and Environmental Health from the Institute for Risk Assessment Sciences at Utrecht University in The Netherlands (2003). She has completed her postdoc in the Department of Occupational and Environmental Health at Washington University, Seattle, USA.


Currently, she cooperates with the Porter School of Environmental Studies at Tel Aviv University, the Ministry of Environmental Protection, the Environment and Health Fund and the Maccabi (HMO) Healthcare Services on issues in environment and health, and is a member of the editorial board of the Israeli Journal - Ecology and Environment.




Research Interests

  • Air pollution and health outcomes
  • Climate change and health
  • Neuro-epidemiology (especially Parkinson’s disease)


Selected Publications

Click here for a complete list of Prof. Peretz's Peer-Reviewed Articles.


Selected Publications

Huber-Mahlin V, Giladi N, Herman T, Perez C, Hausdorff JM. Progressive nature of a higher level gait disorder: a 3-year prospective study. J Neurol. 2010; 257:1279-86


Zaidenstein R, Peretz C, Nissan I, Reisfeld A, Yaron S, Agmon V, Weinberger M. The epidemiology of extraintestinal non-typhoid Salmonella isolates in Israel: the effects of patient’s age and sex. Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis. 2010; 29:1103-9


Weinberger M, Yaron S, Agmon V, Yishi R, Andorn N, Peretz C. Curtailed short-term and long-term survival following infection with non-typhoid Salmonella in Israel. Clin Microbiol Infec. 2011; 17:278-84


Peretz C, Korczyn AD, Aharonson V, Birnboim S, Shatil E, Giladi N. Individualized computer-based cognitive training improves cognitive performance in elderly subjects: a randomized, prospective, double blind study with an active comparator
Neuroepidemiol. 2011; 36:91-9.


Chillag-Talmor O, Giladi N, Linn S, Gurevich T, El- Ad B, Silverman B, Friedman N, Peretz C. Use of a refined drug tracer algorithm to estimate prevalence and incidence of Parkinson’s Disease in a large Israeli population. J Parkinson’s Dis. 2011; 1: 35–47.


K. Agay-Shay, M. Friger, S. Linn, A.Peled, Y. Amitai, C. Peretz. Periodicity and time trends in the incidence of congenital malformations conceptions among Jews and Muslims in Israel, 1999-2006. Birth Defects Res A. 2012; 94: 438-48.


Chillag-Talmor O, Giladi N, Linn S, Gurevich T, El-Ad B, Silverman B, Friedman N, Peretz C. Estimation of Parkinson’s disease survival in Israeli men and women, using health maintenance organization pharmacy data in a unique approach. J Neurol.
2012; 260:62-70. 


Weinberger M, Agmon V, Yaron S, Nissan I, Peretz C. Geographical variations in Salmonella incidence in Israel 1997-2006: the effect of rural residency. Epidemiol Infect. 2012; 12:1-10.


Agay-Shay K, Amitai Y, Peretz C, Linn S, Friger M, Peled A. Exploratory spatial data analysis of congenital malformations in Israel, 2000-2006. ISPRS Int J Geo-Inf. 2013; 2:237-255


Agay-Shay K, Friger M, Linn S, Peled A, Amitai Y, Peretz C. Ambient temperature and congenital heart defects. Hum Reprod. 2013; 28:2289-97. 


Leone M, D’Ippoliti D, De Sario M, Analitis A, Menne B, Katsouyanni K, De’donato FK, Basagana X, Salah AB, Casimiro E, Dörtbudak Z, Iñiguez C, Peretz C, Wolf T, Michelozzi P. A time series study on the effects of heat on mortality and evaluation of heterogeneity into European and Eastern-Southern Mediterranean cities: results of EU CIRCE project. Environ Health.
2013; 12:55.


Weinberger M, Lerner L, Valinsky L, Moran-Gilad J, Nissan I, Agmon V, Peretz C. Increased incidence of Campylobacter spp. infection and high rates among children, Israel. Emerg Infect Dis J 2013. 2013.


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