Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel
Joseph Pliskin is the Sidney Liswood Professor of Health Care Management at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev in Israel. He is a member of the Department of Industrial Engineering and Management and the Department of Health Systems Management. Dr. Pliskin also has an appointment as an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Health Policy and Management at the Harvard School of Public Health. His research interests focus on clinical decision making, operations management in health care organizations, cost-benefit and cost-effectiveness analysis in health and medicine, technology assessment, utility theory, and decision analysis. He has published extensively on issues relating to end stage renal disease, heart disease, Down syndrome, technology assessment, and methodological issues in decision analysis. He is co-author of the book Decision Making in Health and Medicine: Integrating Evidence and Values (Cambridge University Press, Cambridge UK, 2001) and co-author of Focused Operations Management for Health Services Organizations (Jossey-Bass, San-Francisco, 2006). Dr. Pliskin has a Career Achievement Award from the Society for Medical Decision Making, 2004. In 2012 he received the Roger L. Nichols Excellence in Teaching Award from the Harvard School of Public Health and he also won many teaching awards at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev.