Prof. Rachel Dankner

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Prof. Rachel Dankner
External phone: 03-7731405
Fax: 03-5349607
Office: Sackler School of Medicine, 911


  • Associate Professor, Department for Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, School of Public Health, Tel Aviv University
  • Senior Researcher, The Gertner Institute of Epidemiology and Health Policy Research, Cardiovascular Research Department




2002  Continuing Medical Education The American College of Sports
2001 TEP, Faculty of Management Tel Aviv University
2001 Marine Physician The Israel Naval Medical Institute
1995-1998 Diploma, Sports Medicine Tel Aviv University
1994-1995       M.P.H.,Epidemiology, Biostatistics, Nutrition Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health, U.S.
1984-1991 M.D. Hebrew University


Research interests include:

  • Prevention of cardiovascular disease and diabetes
  • Cardiac rehabilitation
  • Physical activity and its association to prevention of cardiovascular diseases


Recent Publications (Last 3 Years)

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  1. Dankner R, Drory Y, Geulayov G, Ziv A, Novikov I, Zlotnick AY, Moshkovitz Y,  Elami A, Schwammenthal E, Goldbourt U. A controlled intervention to increase participation in cardiac rehabilitation. Eur J Prev Cardiol. 2014 Sep 2. pii: 2047487314548815. [Epub ahead of print] PMID:25183694
  2. Song X, Jousilahti P, Stehouwer CD, Söderberg S, Onat A, Laatikainen T, Yudkin JS, Dankner R, Morris R, Tuomilehto J, Qiao Q; DECODE Study Group. Cardiovascular and all-cause mortality in relation to various anthropometric measures of obesity in Europeans. Nutr Metab Cardiovasc Dis. 2015 Mar;25(3):295-304. PMID:25315666
  3. Bergman M, Chetrit A, Roth J, Dankner R.  Dysglycemia and long-term mortality: observations from the Israel study of glucose intolerance, obesity and hypertension. Diabetes Metab Res Rev. 2015 May;31(4):368-75. PMID:25352076
  4. Song X, Tabák AG, Zethelius B, Yudkin JS, Söderberg S, Laatikainen T, Stehouwer CD, Dankner R, Jousilahti P, Onat A, Nilsson PM,  Satman I, Vaccaro O, Tuomilehto J, Qiao Q; for the DECODE Study Group. Obesity attenuates gender differences in cardiovascular mortality. Cardiovascular Diabetology. 2014 Oct 19; 13:144.
  5. Dankner R, Shanik M, Roth J, Luski A, Lubin F, Chetrit A. Sex and ethnic-origin specific BMI cut points improve prediction of 40- year mortality: the Israel GOH Study. Diabetes Metab Res Rev. 2015 Jul;31(5):530-6. PubMed PMID: 25689480.
  6. Geulayov G, Drory Y, Novikov I, Dankner R. Sense of coherence and 22-year all-cause mortality in adult men. J Psychosom Res. 2015 Apr;78(4):377-83. PMID: 25637524
  7. Grunfeld C, Dankner R. Diabetes in HIV-infected Persons in Cameroon: Healthy or Not. Diabetes Metab Res Rev. 2016 Mar 3. doi: 10.1002/dmrr.2796. PMID: 26936763
  8. Jagannathan R, Sevick MA, Fink D, Dankner R, Chetrit A, Roth J, Buysschaert M, Bergman M. The 1-hour post-load glucose level is more effective than HbA1c for screening dysglycemia. Acta Diabetol. 2016 Jan 21. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 26794497
  9. Jagannathan R, Sevick MA, Li H, Fink D, Dankner R, Chetrit A, Roth J, Bergman M. Elevated 1-hour plasma glucose levels are associated with dysglycemia, impaired beta-cell function, and insulin sensitivity: a pilot study from a real world health care setting. Endocrine. 2015 Sep 29. [Epub ahead of print] No abstract available. PMID:26419850
  10. Ornstein L, Chetrit A, Dankner R. Healthy Lifestyle Pattern is Protective Against 30-Yr Cancer Incidence in Men and Women: A Cohort Study. Nutr Cancer. 2016 Mar 23:1-10.
  11. Bergman M, Chetrit A, Roth J, Dankner R. One-hour post-load plasma glucose level during the OGTT predicts mortality: observations from the Israel Study of Glucose Intolerance, Obesity and Hypertension. Diabet Med. 2016 Mar 21. doi: 10.1111/dme.13116. PMID:26996391
  12. Dankner R, Olmer L, Kaplan G, Chetrit A. The joint association of self-rated health and diabetes status on 14-year mortality in elderly men and women. Qual Life Res. 2016 Nov;25(11):2889-2896. PMID: 27138965
  13. Dankner R, Boffetta P, Balicer R, Boker LK, Sadeh M, Berlin A, Olmer L, Goldfracht M, Freedman L. Time-dependent risk of cancer following diabetes diagnosis in a cohort of 2.3 million adults. Am J Epidemiol. 2016 Jun 15;183(12):1098-106. doi: 10.1093/aje/kwv290. PMID:27257115
  14. Dankner R, Boffetta P, Boker LK, Balicer R, Hoshen M, Berlin A, Olmer L, Mourad H, Silberman B, Freedman L. Prostate cancer and diabetes. Diabetologia. 2016 Aug;59(8):1683-91. doi: 10.1007/s00125-016-3972-x. PMID: 27189066
  15. Bergman M, Chetrit A, Roth J, Jagannathan R, Sevick M, Dankner R. One-hour post-load plasma glucose level during the OGTT predicts dysglycemia: Observations from the 24year follow-up of the Israel Study of Glucose Intolerance, Obesity and Hypertension. Diabetes Res Clin Pract. 2016 Oct;120:221-8. doi: 10.1016/j.diabres.2016.08.013. PMID:27596059
  16. Tiosano S, Hod H, Oberman B, Chetrit A, Dankner R. A Three-Decade Survival Analysis of Intraventricular Conduction Delay in Adults Without Ischemic Heart Disease. Am J Med. 2016 Nov;129(11):1219.e11-1219.e16. doi: 10.1016/j.amjmed.2016.05.032. PMID: 27321973
  17. Dankner R, Bachner YG, Ginsberg G, Ziv A, Ben David H, Litmanovitch-Goldstein D, Chodick G, Balicer R, Tanne D, Greenberg D. Correlates of well-being among caregivers of long-term community-dwelling stroke survivors. Int J Rehabil Res. 2016 Dec;39(4):326-330. PMID: 27548022
  18. Greenberg D, Ginsberg G, Ziv A, Litmanovitch-Goldstein D, Tanne D, Chodick G, Dankner R The Relation between the Modified Rankin Scale (mRS) Scores and Utility Weights: Results from a Survey among Community-Dwelling Long-Term Stroke Survivors. Quality of Life Research, 2016
  19. Bergman M, Jagannathan R, Buysschaert M, Medina JL, Sevick MA, Katz K, Dorcely B, Roth J, Chetrit A, Dankner R. Reducing the prevalence of dysglycemia: is the time ripe to test the effectiveness of intervention in high-risk individuals with elevated 1 h post-load glucose levels? Endocrine. 2017 Jan 25. doi: 10.1007/s12020-017-1236-2. [Epub ahead of print] PMID:28124259
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