Ran D Balicer, Clalit Research Institute and Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel


Prof. Ran Balicer is a physician, scientist and executive, Chief Innovation Officer for Clalit - Israel's largest healthcare organization that cover over half Israel’s population. He also serves as Founding Director of the Clalit Research Institute, the WHO Collaborating Center on Non-Communicable Diseases Research, Prevention and Control. In these roles, he is responsible for strategic planning, development and implementation at scale of novel AI and data-driven interventions.

Prof Balicer is Full Professor and Track Director of the MPH program at the Ben-Gurion University School of Public Health, and heads Israel’s first and only Public Health/Data Sciences combined physician residency program, at Clalit. In these capacities, he has served as mentor for Medical Doctors and advanced studies students over the years. He has authored over 250 scientific publications, books and book chapters.

He serves as Chair of the Israeli Society for Quality in Healthcare for the last decade, and as member of multiple national and international committees. He serves as an Advisor to Governments and international public organizations such as the World Health Organization (WHO), where he is involved in projects focusing on utilizing data, data science and AI in achieving effective healthcare provision and care integration.

Since 2020, Prof. Balicer serves as Chairman of Israel's National Experts Team on COVID-19 Response, which advises the Israeli Government and Prime Minister. He has led globally recognized groundbreaking real-world studies on COVID-19 risk stratification, mitigation strategies, vaccine effectiveness and safety.

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