Dr. Moran Bodas

School of Public Health
ביה"ס לבריאות הציבור סגל אקדמי בכיר
Dr. Moran Bodas
Phone: 03-6407870
Office: Sackler School of Medicine, 719

Disaster Psychologist

Senior lecturer at the Department Of Emergency & Disaster Management. The research conducted by Dr. Moran Bodas focuses on understanding the psycho-social aspects of emergency situations and disasters. Why don't people get prepared to disasters? How can you motivate individuals to assume perosnal health and protective behaviors? Which factors influence personal, familial, communal, and national resilience? etc.

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Professional background

Dr. Bodas is the acting director of the Israel National Center for Trauma & Emergency Medicine Research, Gertner Institute of Epidemiology in Israel. As of October 2021, he is a senior lecturer at the Department of Emergency Management & Disaster Medicine (Tel-Aviv University, Israel), and a faculty member at the PhD Program in Global Health, Humanitarian Aid and Disaster Medicine and the European Master in Disaster Medicine (both at Università del Piemonte Orientale, Italy).

Previously, held the position of Chief Technical Officer (CTO) of PrevenTech ltd, a CBRN Defense company in Israel. Prior to that, served as a CBRN Defense Officer at the Office of Assistant Minister of Defense for CBRN Defense. He is a reserved Major.

Dr. Bodas holds a B.Sc. in Life Sciences, a Master in Public Health (MPH) with emphasize in emergency and disaster management, and a PhD in Disaster Management, all from Tel-Aviv University, Israel. His PhD thesis focused on the evaluation of the efficacy of psychological interventions in promotion of household preparedness to armed conflicts in Israel. In 2018, successfully completed a post-doctoral fellowship at the Research Center in Emergency and Disaster Medicine (CRIMEDIM) in Novara, Italy.

Research Interests

Disaster psychology, Emergency & Disaster Management, Public Health, Trauma & Emergency Medicine, Disaster Medicine, CBRN (Chem, Bio, Rad, Nuclear)



Bodas M, & Balicer RD. (2009). An Influenza Pandemic--A Chronicle of an Epidemic Foretold. Harefuah, 148(8):495-499. (in Hebrew)

Bodas M, Davidovich N, & Balicer RD. (2009). Influenza A/H1N1 virus--old and new. Harefuah, 148(8):490-494. (in Hebrew)

Bodas M et al. (2012). Shelf Life Extension Program (SLEP) of Pharmaceutical Products as a Significant Contributor to Strategic National Stockpile Maintenance - The Israeli Experience with Ciprofloxacin. Biosecurity and Bioterrorism: Biodefense Strategy, Practice, and Science, 10(2):182-187.

Bodas M, Siman-Tov M, Peleg K, & Solomon Z. (2015). Anxiety-Inducing Media - The Effect of Constant News Broadcasting on the Well-Being of Israeli Television Viewers. Psychiatry: Interpersonal and Biological Processes, 78(3):265-276.

Bodas M, Ben-Gershon B, Rubinstein Z, Bergman-Levy T, & Peleg K. (2015). The Evolution of the Emergency Mental Health System in Israel - From the 1980's until Today. Israel J. of Health Policy Research, 4(25):1-9.

Bodas M, Siman-Tov M, Kreitler S, & Peleg K. (2015). Assessment of Emergency Preparedness of Households in Israel to War - Current Status. Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness, 9(4):382-390.

Bodas M, Siman-Tov M, Kreitler S, & Peleg K. (2015). Threat Perception of War in Israel - Implications for Future Preparedness Planning. Israel J. of Health Policy Research, 4(35).

Siman-Tov M., Bodas M, & Peleg K. (2015). The Social Impact of Terrorism on Civilian Populations - Lessons Learned from Decades of Terrorism in Israel and Abroad. Social Science Quarterly, 98(1):75-85.

Bodas M, Siman-Tov M, Kreitler S, & Peleg K. (2017). Psychological Correlates of Civilian Preparedness to Armed Conflicts. Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness, 11(4), 451-459.

Adini B, Bodas M, Nilsson H, Peleg K. (2017). Policies for Managing Emergency Medical Services in Mass Casualty Incidents. Injury, 48(9), 1878-1883.

Adini B, Israeli A, Bodas M, Peleg K. (2018). Increasing Perceived Emergency Preparedness By Participatory Policy-Making (Think-Tanks). Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness, 13(2), 152-157.

Bodas M, Siman-Tov M, Peleg K, & Kreitler S. (2018). The Role of Victimization in Shaping Household Preparedness to Armed Conflicts in Israel. Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness, 12, 67–75.

Peleg K, Bodas M, Shenhar G, Adini B. (2018). Wisdom of (Using) the Crowds: Enhancing Disasters Preparedness through Public Training in Light Search and Rescue - A Case Study. International J. of Disaster Risk Reduction. 31, 750-757.

Bodas M. (2018). The Dark Side of the (Preparedness) Moon: Why Promoting Public Preparedness Remains Challenging. Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness, 13(3), 593-595.

Bodas M, Siman-Tov M, Kreitler S, & Peleg K. (2018). Evaluation of the Efficacy of Psychological Interventions in Promoting Preparedness to Armed Conflicts - A Randomized Control Study. Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness, 13(4), 713-723.

Bodas M, Peleg K, Shenhar G, Adini B. (2019). Light Search and Rescue Training of High School Students in Israel – Longitudinal Study of Effect on Resilience and Self-Efficacy. International J. of Disaster Risk Reduction, 36. 101089.

Caramello V, Camerini O, Ricceri F, Ottone P, Mascaro G, Bodas M, and Della Corte F. (2019). Blood Bank Preparedness for Mass Casualty Incidents and Disasters: A Pilot Study in the Piedmont Region, Italy. Vox Sanguinis. 10.1111/vox.12761

Bodas M, Giuliani F, Ripoll-Gallardo A, Caviglia M, Farah Dell'Aringa M, Linty M, Della Corte F, and Ragazzoni L. (2019). Threat Perception and Public Preparedness for Earthquakes in Italy. Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness, 34(2), 114-124.

Roditi E+, Bodas M+, Jaffe E, Knobler HY, Adini B. (2019). Impact of Stressful Events on Motivations, Self-Efficacy, and Development of Post Traumatic Symptoms among Youth Volunteers in Emergency Medical Services. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 16(9). 1613. +Joint first authors

Bodas M, Givon A, Israeli Trauma Group, and Peleg K. (2019). Applying Local Epidemiological Data to National Policy - The Case Study of the Epidemiology of Wrist and Hand Injury in Jerusalem. Israel J. of Health Policy Research 8(49):1-4.

Siman-Tov M, Bodas M, Wang A, Alkan M, Adini B. (2019). Impact of Traumatic Events Incurred by Asylum-Seekers on Utilization of Medical Services. Scandinavian Journal of Trauma, Resuscitation and Emergency Medicine 27, 85.

Ragazzoni L, Alenyo A, Caviglia M, Bodas M, Franc JM, Ssemmanda H, Ripoll Gallardo A, Della Corte F, Kwizera A. (2019). Intraoperative Low-Dose Ketamine Does Not Reduce the Cost of Postoperative Pain Management after Surgery: A Randomized Controlled Trial in a Low-Income Country. Journal of African Health Sciences, 19(4):3127-3135.

Ripoll Gallardo A, Meneghetti G, Franc JM, Ragazzoni L, Bodas M, Jordan V, Costa A, Della Corte F. (2020). Comparing Resource Management Skills in a High- versus Low-resource Simulation Scenario: A Pilot Study. Prehospital and Disaster Medicine, 35(1):83-87.

Bodas M. (2020). Pictorial Representation of Threat Perception and its Association with Emergency Preparedness. Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness. 10.1017/dmp.2019.149.

Siman-Tov M, Marom-Trabelsi I, Radomislensky I, Bodas M, Israel Trauma Group,  Peleg K. (2020). Injuries Among ATV Users - A Population Based Study. Injury Prevention. 10.1136/injuryprev-2019-043425

Bodas M, Kirsch T, Peleg K. (2020) Top Hazards Approach – Rethinking the Appropriateness of the All-Hazards Approach in Disaster Management. International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction. 10.1016/j.ijdrr.2020.101559

Bodas M & Peleg K. (2020). Public Compliance with Self-Isolation during COVID-19 depends on Financial Compensation – Cross Sectional Survey in Israel. Health Affairs, 39(6). 10.1377/hlthaff.2020.00382

Tsur AM, Nadler R, Benov A, Glassberg E, Siman-Tov M, Radomislensky I, Bodas M, … & Chen J. (2020). The Effects of Military-Wide Introduction of Advanced Tourniquets in the Israel Defense Forces. Injury 51(5):1210-1215.

Hershkovitz Y, Ashkenazy I, Kalman I, Peleg K, Bodas M, Givon A, ... & Jeroukhimov I. (2020). Should the Management Approach to the Anterior Abdominal Stab Wound be Different in Patients with Self-inflicted Abdominal Injury? 10.21203/rs.3.rs-42237/v1

Bodas M, Kimhi Y, Robin G, Krasner E. (2020). Bridging Gaps in the Development of CBRN Defense Technologies through Multi-Sectorial Collaboration - A Call for Action. Journal of Homeland Security and Emergency Management. 10.1515/jhsem-2020-0009

Bodas M, Givon A, ITG, Peleg K. (2020). Are Casualties from Mass-Casualty Motor Vehicle Crashes Different from Casualties of other Motor Vehicle Crashes? Journal of Transport & Health, 10.1016/j.jth.2020.100928

Rozenfeld M, Bodas M, Shani M, Radomislensky I, Murad H, Comaneshter D, ... & Peleg K. (2020). National Study: Most Elderly Patients Benefit from Earlier Hip Fracture Surgery Despite Co-MorbidityInjury. 10.1016/j.injury.2020.10.060

Bodas M and Peleg K. (2020). Income Assurances are a Crucial Factor in Determining Public Compliance with Self-Isolation Regulations during the COVID-19 Outbreak – Cohort Study in Israel. Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 9(54):1-10. 10.1186/s13584-020-00418-w

Bodas M, Velan B, Kaplan G, Ziv A, Rubin C, Peleg K. (2020). Assisted Life Termination and Truth Telling to Terminally Ill Patients – A Cross-Sectional Study of Public Opinions in Israel. Israel Journal of Health Policy Research, 9(57). 10.1186/s13584-020-00419-9

Einy S, Goldman S, Radomislensky I, Israel Trauma Group (ITG), Bodas M, Peleg K. (2020). Maxillofacial Trauma Following Road Accidents–an 11Year MultiCenter Study in Israel. Dental Traumatology. 10.1111/edt.12639

Hershkovitz Y, Bodas M, Givon A ,Tchernin N, ITG, Kessel B. (2021). Time to Surgery: Is it so Crucial in Initially Stable Patients with Penetrating Injury? Injury. 10.1016/j.injury.2020.09.043

Peleg K+, Bodas M+, Hertelendy A, Kirsch TD. (2021). The COVID-19 Pandemic Challenge to the All-Hazards Approach for Disaster Planning. International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction. 10.1016/j.ijdrr.2021.102103.             +Joint first authors

Bodas M, Peleg K, Adini B, Ragazzoni L. (2021). Training Package for Emergency Medical Teams Deployed to Disaster Stricken Areas – Has "TEAMS" Achieved its Goals? Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness. 10.1017/dmp.2020.359

Rozenfeld M, Peleg K, Givon A, Bala M, Shaked G, Bahouth H, & Bodas M. (2021). COVID-19 Changed the Injury Patterns of Hospitalized Patients. Prehospital and Disaster Medicine. 10.1017/S1049023X21000285

Haber E, Radomislenksy I, Peleg K, Bodas M, ITG, Noy S, Zeilig G. (2021). Early Trauma Predictors of Mobility in People with Spinal Cord Injury. SPINE - An International Journal for the study of the spine 10.1097/BRS.0000000000004053

Miller A, Epstein D, Givon A, Steinfeld Y, Korin A, Bodas M, Israeli Trauma Group, Lipsky AM, and Bahouth H (2021). Injuries from Civilian Under-Vehicle Improvised Explosive Devices: an Analysis of the Israeli National Trauma Registry During the Years 2006–2020. European Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery. 10.1007/s00068-021-01739-4.

Miller A, Epstein D, Givon A, Steinfeld Y, Korin A, Bodas M, Lipsky AM, Bahouth H. (2021). Injuries from Civilian Under-Vehicle Improvised Explosive Devices: an Analysis Based on a National Trauma Registry 2006–2020. European J. of Trauma and Emergency Surgery. 10.1007/s00068-021-01739-4

Avital G, Gelikas S, Radomislensky I, Tsur AM, Sorkin A, Shinar E, Bodas M … Benov A. (2021). Pre-hospital Scoring System for Predicting the Need for Emergent Blood Product Transfusion. Transfusion 61, pp.S195-S205.

Nissan D, Siman-Tov M, Spitz A, Weiss G, Bodas M, Shenhar G, Adini B. (2021). Differences in Levels of Distress, Perceived Safety, Trust and Efficacy amongst Hospital Personnel during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Research in Nursing & Health. 10.1002/nur.22165

Mahalo Y, Avital G, Radomislensky I, Vysokovsky M, Avital-Cohen R , Gelikas S, Tsur AM, Nadler R, Bodas M, ITG, Chen J, Glassberg E, Benov A (2021). Pain management for casualties receiving life-saving interventions – raising awareness of our human nature. Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery 91(2S), pp.S201-S205.

Bodas M & Peleg K (2021). Pandemic Fatigue – The Effects of the Chronic Nature of COVID-19 on Public Trust and Compliance with Health Regulations. Health Affairs 40(8), pp.1225-1233.

Savitsky B, Radomislensky I, Goldman S, ITG, Bodas M. (2021). Electric bikes and motorized scooters - popularity and burden of injury. Ten years of National Trauma Registry experience. Journal of Transport & Health 22, 101235.

Rozenfeld M, Bodas M, Shani M, Radomislensky I, Israel A, Israeli A, & Peleg K. (2021). Introduction of Hospital Quality Measures may Lead to a Temporary Decrease in Patient Outcomes. Public Health, 200, pp.71-76.

Cohen-Manheim I, Goldman S, Radomislensky I, Peleg K, ITG, Bodas M. (2021). Does Gender Make a Difference? Seatbelt Use and the Risk of Severe Injuries among Drivers Hospitalized in Level-1 Trauma Centers. Journal of Transport & Health 23, 101281.

Savitsky B, Radomislensky I, Goldman S, Kaim A, ITG, Bodas M. (2021). The surfacing portion of the Iceberg of the Domestic Violence Phenomenon - data from the Israeli National Trauma Registry. Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 10:69. 10.1186/s13584-021-00499-1

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