Prof. Limor Aharonson-Daniel, Vice President for Global Engagement at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) is the founding director of the PREPARED Center for Emergency Response Research at BGU. Limor has a B.Sc in Statistics from Tel-Aviv University and a PhD in Community Medicine from The University of Hong Kong. Limor is a full professor, an expert in injury epidemiology. Apart from her contribution to international classification of injury, several of her studies resulted in innovative approaches and instruments to facilitate practically oriented studies of community resilience, disasters and emergency management. Limor has published extensively in peer reviewed journals and authored several book chapters both on Injury Research Methods and on Disaster Preparedness Assessment.
Specialisation and expertise
I have a B.Sc in Statistics from Tel-Aviv University in Israel and a PhD in Community Medicine from The University of Hong Kong. I have vast experience with injury coding and classification as well as injury and disaster epidemiology. I enjoy developing instruments, disseminating them and making them into a standard. One such tool was developed to facilitate practically oriented studies of community resilience: The Conjoint Community Resiliency Assessment Measure (CCRAM). Other such tools include the Barel body region by nature of injury matrix (used to better code multiple injury using ICD-9), and the recent Continuous Traumatic Stress Response (CTSR) Scale .