Prof. Varda Soskolne

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Prof. Varda Soskolne
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EDUCATION

 

Year                Degree         Institution

1970                 B.S.W          Paul Baerwald School of Social Work, The Hebrew University,                                                                                Jerusalem, Israel.

1973                 M.P.H          Department of Social Medicine, The Hebrew University - Hadassah                                                                    Faculty of Medicine, Jerusalem, Israel.

1983                Ph.D.            The Hebrew University - Hadassah Braun School of Public                                                                               Health (cum laudum) and Community Medicine,                                                                               Jerusalem, Israel. 

 

ACADEMIC AFFILIATIONS / APPOINTMENTS

1975-1980

Assistant, Department of Social Medicine, The Hebrew University Hadassah School of Medicine, Jerusalem, Israel.

1989-1992

Teacher, Braun School of Public Health and Community Medicine, Hadassah - Hebrew University Medical Center, Jerusalem

1992-1999

Lecturer, Braun School of Public Health and Community Medicine, Hadassah - Hebrew University Medical Center, Jerusalem

2000-2008

Researcher, School of Public Health and Community Medicine, Hadassah - Hebrew University Medical Center, Jerusalem, Israel

2000-2006

Senior Lecturer, School of Social Work, Bar-Ilan University, Ramat-Gan

2006-2014

Associate Professor, School of Social Work, Bar-Ilan University, Ramat-Gan

Special Duties at Bar-Ilan University

2012-2914 Deputy Chair, School of Social Work and Head, BSW program

2005: Faculty committee, Library of Social Science

2001-2016 Member of  promotion committees

2001-2004 Head, MA program, School of Social Work

 

Other functions (last 10 years)

Member (3 times) and Chair

Scientific Committee of Social Work, Israel Science Foundation

2009-present

Member, Executive Committee, Social Work and Health Inequalities International Network

2010-2018

Member, Israel National Social Work Council

Head, The Social Work Degrees and Academic Institutions Committee, Israel National Social Work Council

3-10/2013

 

Member, Committee on Reduction of Health Inequalities: a multidisciplinary member committee preparing the document for the Institute of Democracy Caesarea Conference, October 2013

2013 –2017

Member of the Management Committee (Israel representative) in the EU COST Action IS1208: Collaboration of Aphasia Trialists (CATs)

1/2014

Head, Scientific Committee, Israel Conference of Social Work in Health Care

1-6/2014

Chair, Sub-Committee on Poverty and Health, National Public Committee on Fighting Poverty in Israel (Elalouf Committee), appointed by the Minister of Social Affairs

10/2014- Present

Editor: A collection of articles on social work in health care in Israel

11/2014-5/2017

Chair, Israel-ICSW and ESPANet-ISRAEL (Israel Social Policy Association Network)

10/2015-Present

Member, Research Committee, The Israel National Institute for Health Policy Research (NIHP)

12/2016- Present

Editor-in-Chief, ‘Society and Welfare’. Israel Quarterly of Social Work (in Hebrew)

Reviewer

Social Science & Medicine; Quality of Life Research; Social Work in Health Care; Health and Place; Family Relations; AIDS; Israel Journal of Health Policy Research; Israel Journal of Psychiatry and Related Sciences; Gerontology (Hebrew); Society and Welfare (Hebrew). Research Foundations – BSF, GIF, NIHP, Ministry of Health.

 

Research Grants & Awards (Last 10 Years): 

2017- 2018 Co-PI: Barriers to pursuing a home care career among job seekers. Co-PI with Dr. Shiri Shin’an-Altman and Pro. Liat Ayalon. Israel Institute of Social Security.

2014- 2016 Co-PI: Protective factors and risk factors for obesity among children in low socio-economic populations, Co-PIs: Prof. Mary Rudolf. CI’s: Dr. Michal Cohen-Dar, Dr. Samira Obid, Nitsa Cohen. The National Institute for Health Services and Health Policy Research.

2011 Co-PI. Factors related to utilization of dental health services by older adults in Israel and Europe: a comparative and longitudinal study. Co-PI's: Prof. G. Auslander, Prof. WA Soskolne. The National Institute for Health Services and Health Policy Research.

2010 PI: The consequences of chronic exposure to security threats on glycemic control in patients with diabetes mellitus. Co-PI's: Prof. Rachel Dekel, Prof. Shlomo Vinker, Dr. Igor Bleichman. Chief Scientist Office, Israel Ministry of Health.

2008-2010 Co-PI. Socio-demographic disparities in hypertension control among Maccabi members with diabetes: magnitude of inequalities and explanatory factors. Maccabi Research Institute. Co-PI’s: Dr.R.Wilf-Miron, Prof. O. Manor. Dr. A Heimann.

2008-2010 PI: Family caregiving for disabled elderly people: perception of care by care-recipients and caregivers and the association with health and continuation of care The National Institute for Health Services and Health Policy Research.

2007-2008 Co-PI. Family support in facilitating adherence to diabetes self-care and metabolic control. Maccabi Research Institute. Co-PI’s: T. Cinamon, Dr. A. Heimann.

 

Awards

Outstanding Oral Presentation Award ("Health through the lifecycle" theme). 6th International Conference on Social Work in Health and Mental Health, Dublin, Ireland, July 2010.

Best Abstract Award. 5th International Conference on Social Work in Health and Mental Health, Hong Kong, China. December 2006.

 

Papers Presented at Scientific Conferences (last 10 years)

Soskolne, V.  Linking evidence for inequalities in physical and in psychological health by socioeconomic and immigration status: Implications for health social work. Social Work and Health Inequalities Research Seminar Series. London, UK. March 2007.

Soskolne, V. & Joubert, L. Experiences of international collaborations between Social Work and Health Inequalities Network members: Health inequalities among the aged in Australia and Israel. 9th UK Joint Social Work Education Conference with the 1st UK Social Work Research Conference, Swansea, Wales, UK. July, 2007

Daoud, N.  Soskolne, V,. & Manor, O. Socioeconomic inequalities in chronic disease and depression in the Arab population in Israel. The 5th Social Policy Forum Conference Sapir College, Sderot, February, 2008. (Hebrew).

Soskolne, V,. & Manor, O. Social stressors as explanatory pathways to socico-economic inequalitiesin self-rated health in Israel. 11th International Conference on Social Stress, Santa-Fe, New Mexico, May-June, 2008.

Soskolne, V.  Caring for an ageing spouse: diverse caring role stressors, caregiving appraisal and psychological distress in a cultural context. 'Sociology of Ageing' Programme, the First ISA World Forum, Barcelona, September, 2008.

Soskolne, V,. Daoud, N.  & Manor, O. Inequalities in depression: comparison of explanatory variables of socioeconomic disparities in depressive symptoms among Jewish and Arab women. The 3rd National Conference on Promoting Mental Health among Women . Ben-Gurion University, September 2008. (Hebrew).

Daoud, N.,  Soskolne, V., & Manor, O. Explanatory variables of gender differences in depression among Arab women in Israel. The 3rd National Conference on Promoting Mental Health among Women. Ben-Gurion University, September 2008. (Hebrew).

Soskolne, V,. Daoud, N.  & Manor, O. What explains educational disparities in longstanding limiting illness? Comparison between the Jewish and Arab populations in Israel. The 7th Annual Conference of the National Institute for Health Policy and Health Services Research. Tel-Aviv, Israel, December 2008. (Hebrew). 

Soskolne, V. The family caregiving dyad: perception of care by caregivers and care-recipients and its association with depressive mood and self-rated health. XIXth IAG World Congress of Gerontology and Geriatrics, Paris, July 2009.

Waldman, A., Baum, N. & Soskolne, V. The meaning of aging for elderly homosexual men in Israel. XIXth IAG World Congress of Gerontology and Geriatrics, Paris, July 2009.

Soskolne V., Cinamon T., Heymann A. Family support as a significant factor in facilitating adherence to Diabetes self–care and glycemic control. The 4TH International Jerusalem Conference on Health Policy, Jerusalem, December, 2009.

Soskolne, V., Manor O. Explanatory predictors of socio-economic inequalities in mortality among ageing persons in Israel. The 7th Conference of the Forum on Social Policy in Israel, and the 1st Conference of ESPANET Israel, Bar-Ilan University, Ramat-Gan. (Hebrew).

Soskolne, V. Health inequalities: Why are they a significant issue for social work? The 17th Israeli National Conference of Social Workers, Tel-Aviv, June 2010. (Hebrew).

Soskolne, V. The dyadic context of family caregiving. The 6th International Conference on Social Work in Health and Mental Health, Dublin, June-July, 2010.

Soskolne, V., Manor O. What explains socio-economic inequalities in Diabetes among ageing persons in Israel? The 6th International Conference on Social Work in Health and Mental Health, Dublin, June-July, 2010.

Soskolne, V. The care-recipient-caregiver dyad: predictors of depression and continuation of care after a year. The 8th Annual Conference of the National Institute for Health Policy and Health Services Research. Tel-Aviv, Israel, December 2010. (Hebrew). 

Soskolne V., Cinamon T., Heymann A. Family support as a significant factor in facilitating adherence to Diabetes self–care. 15th Annual Conference, Society for Social Work Research, Tampa, Florida, 12-16 January 2011.

Soskolne V., Explanatory factors of health inequalities: evidence base for social work intervetions. In Symposium on Emerging Research Issues in Social Work and Health Inequalities. European Conference of Social Work and Social Care Research. Oxford, UK, March, 2011.

Soskolne, V., Dekel, R. & Vinker, S. The impact of exposure to continuous missile attacks on Diabetes self-management and glycemic control. 25th Annual Conference of the European Health Psychology Society, Crete (Greece). 20th -24th September 2011.

Soskolne, V.  Social inequalities in health and in (the diverse facets) of well-being.  Invited talk at the NordWel workshop: All well in the welfare state? Mental wellbeing and the politics of happiness. University of Helsinki, Finland, 24-25 October, 2011).

Soskolne, V. Caregiving burden among family caregivers: gender and cultural differences over time. The 19th Bi-Annual Conference of the Israel Gerontology Association. Tel-Aviv, March, 2012.

Soskolne, V., Dekel, R. & Vinker, S. Exposure to chronic security threat and glycemic control among type 2 diabetes patients. The 9th Annual Conference of Health Policy and Health Services Research. Tel-Aviv, March, 2012. (Hebrew).

Soskolne, V. Multicultural and social context factors in health care: social work research on health inequalities informs practice. 2nd European Conference for Social Work Research. Basel, Switzerland, March 2012.

Soskolne, V. Psychological distress among immigrant family caregivers over time: evidence base for social work interventions. 2012 Joint World Conference on Social Work and Social Development, Stockholm, Sweden, July 2012.

Soskolne, V. The dyadic context of family caregiving: a basis for promotion of caregivers and care-recipients well-being. 9th European IUHPE Conference on Health Promotion, Tallinn, Estonia, September 2012.

Soskolne, V. The voice of the elder: burden of receiving care from family, satisfaction with formal services and depressive mood. The 4th Conference of ESPANet-Israel, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Jerusalem, January 2013. (Hebrew).

Soskolne, Auslander, G.K. & Soskolne, WA. Predictors of utilization of dental health services among elders in Israel in comparison to European countries. The 5TH International Jerusalem Conference on Health Policy, Jerusalem, June, 2013.

Soskolne, V., Dekel, R. & Vinker, S. Does exposure to continuous missile attacks and PTSD predict glycemic control in type 2 diabetes patients? The 7th International Conference on Social Work in Health and Mental Health, Los Angeles, June 2013.

Auslander, G.K., Soskolne, V. & Soskolne, WA. Income inequality in utilization of dental health services among elders in Israel in comparison to European countries: implications to social work. The 7th International Conference on Social Work in Health and Mental Health, Los Angeles, June 2013.

Soskolne, V. From local health to national level: implications to policy and evaluation of programs tackling health inequality. The 10th Conference of the Forum on Social Policy in Israel, and the 5st Conference of ESPANet Israel, Tel-Aviv University, February 2014. (Hebrew).

Soskolne, V., Torronen, M., Vauhkonen, T., Veistilä, M. & Heino, E. Socio-economic and Psychosocial Factors as Determinants of Health among Immigrants with a Russian Background in Finland and in Israel. 4th European Conference for Social Work Research. Basel (ECSWR), Bolzano, Italy, April 2014.

Soskolne, V., Rabin, B., Rubinstein, E., & Gagin R. Health inequalities: The bi-directional contribution of social work research and practice to developing interventions to reduce inequalities. 3rd International Conference on Practice Research, Hunter College, New-York, USA, June, 2014.

Soskolne, V., & Gal, J. Seen from within: The perspective of participants on the deliberations and recommendations of the Elalouf committee.  The 11th Conference of the Forum on Social Policy in Israel, and the 6st Conference of ESPANet Israel, Ben-Gurion University, Beer-Sheva, February 2015. (Hebrew).

Soskolne, V., Reducing health inequalities as a major recommendation in fighting poverty: A case study of recommendations of a national committee in Israel. 5th European Conference for Social Work Research (ECSWR), Ljubljana, Slovenia, April 2015.

Taha-Fahoum, A., Soskolne, V., & Vilchinsky, N. Cognitive variables and the support of couples in explaining the differences in rehabilitation performance behavior between Arab and Jewish cardiac patients. 36th Annual Conference, Stress and Anxiety Research Society (STAR), Tel-Aviv, June-July 2015.

Soskolne, V., Do we see it eye to eye? Dyadic effects on depressive mood among older persons and their family caregivers.  36th Annual Conference, Stress and Anxiety Research Society (STAR), Tel-Aviv, June-July 2015.

Soskolne, V., & Tur-Sinai, A. Socioeconomic status and health behaviors as predictors of changes in self-rated health among older persons in Israel: implications for health promotion policy. The 7st Conference of ESPANet Israel, Haifa University, February 2016. (Hebrew).

Soskolne, V. Identifying protective factors for maintaining good health despite poor socio-economic conditions: evidence of a different approach to studying health inequalities. The 8th International Conference on Social Work in Health and Mental Health, Singapore, June 2016.

Horton, S., Pearl, G., Soskolne, V., Olenik, D., Haaland-Johansen, L., Isaksen, J., Jagoe, C., h & Shiggins, C. Asset-based approaches for stroke survivors with aphasia and their families: promoting and sustaining well-being in the long-term. International Aphasia Rehabilitation Conference, December 2016.

Soskolne,V.,  Cohen-Dar, M., Obeid, S., Cohen, N., & Rudolf, M. Protective factors, not only risk factors for child obesity among low socio-economic populations. 31st Conference of the European Health Psychology Society, Padova, Italy. August 2017.

Publications

Books

Shtarkshall RA & Soskolne V. (2000). Migrant Populations and HIV/AIDS. A model for the development and implementation of programs for culturally diverse groups in conditions of cultural transition and cross-cultural interaction: theory, methodology and practice. UNAIDS, Best of Practice Series, Geneva.

 

Chapters in books

Birman, Z., Lewin, A., Soskolne, V., Greenspan, D., Laufer, N., & Schenker, J.G. (1990). Psycho-social profile of IVF patients. In: Mashiach, S. (ed.) Advances in assisted reproductive technologies. New-York: Plenum Press.

Soskolne, V., & Goldsmidt R. (1998). Psychosocial and behavioral aspects of HIV infections and high-risk populations. In: Morag, A., & Honingman, A. (Eds.). AIDS - a global phenomenon. Jerusalem: Academon Press. Hebrew.

Soskolne, V. & Auslander, G.K. Help-seeking for health-related problems among aging immigrants. (2007). In: Carmel, S., Morse, C. A. & Torres-Gil, F. M. (Eds.). Lessons on aging from three nations. Vol. I. The art of aging well. Amityville, New-York. Baywood Publishing Company.

Soskolne V. (2007) Social networks, social support, social capital and HIV risks among migrants. In: Apostolopoulos, Y., & Sonmez-Apostolopoulos, S (Eds.). Population mobility and infectious disease. New-York, Springer.

Daoud, N., Soskolne, V., & Manor, O. (2009). Correlates of poor health among Arab women in Israel.  In: Azaiza, F., Abu-Baker, K., Hertz-Lazarowitz, R. & Ghanem , A. (Eds.). Arab women in Israel, current status and future trends. Tel-Aviv, Ramot.

Soskolne, V. (2013). Socioeconomic inequalities in health and in wellbeing: a review of research and the case of Israel. In: Marklund, C. (Ed.).  All well in the welfare state? Welfare, well-being and the politics of happiness. NordWel Studies in Historical Welfare State Research Series 5. Jyvaskyla, Bookwell Oy.

Soskolne, V. Auslander, G. K. & Soskolne, W. A. (2013). Explanatory factors of utilization of dental health services by older adults in Israel. In: Litwin, H. & Ahdut, L. (Eds.) Preliminary findings from SHARE-Israel, Wave 2. Jerusalem: The Hebrew University.

Soskolne, V. Auslander, G.K. & Ben-Shahar, I. (2018). Social work in health care in Israel: historical development and future challenges. In:  Gal, J. & Holler, R. (Eds.) “Justice instead of charity”: Historical perspectives on social work in Israel. Beer-Sheva: Ben Gurion University Press. (Hebrew).

 

Articles in refereed journals/periodicals

Bar-Gal, D., & Soskolne, V.  (1978). Illness as stages of crisis in family life. Society and Welfare, 1, 227-238. (Hebrew).

Soskolne, V.  (1980). Social profile of families of dialysis patients. Society and Welfare, 3, 231-244. (Hebrew).

Soskolne V. (1984). The effects of ethnic origin on personality resources and psychophysiological health in a chronic stress situation: The case of spouses of dialysis patients. Israel Journal Psychiatry Related Sciences, 21, 137-150.

Soskolne, V. (1986). Psychosocial problems of hospital patients. Society and Welfare, 7, 116-130 (Hebrew).

Soskolne V., & Kaplan-DeNour A. (l987). The psychosocial adjustment of patients and spouses on home hemodialysis, CAPD and center‑dialysis, Nephron, 47, 266-273.

Soskolne, V. (1988). The social and psychological impact of AIDS on the family. Harefuah, Journal of the Israel Medical Association, 114, 390-393. (Hebrew).

Soskolne, V. (1988). The contribution of research to social work practice in health care. Society and Welfare, 8, 225-237. (Hebrew).

Raz, I., Soskolne, V., & Stein, P. (1988). The influence of small group education sessions on glucose hemostasis in Type II Diabetes. Diabetic Care,11, 67-71.

Soskolne, V, & Kaplan DeNour, A. (l989). The adjustment of patients and spouses to dialysis treatment. Social Science & Medicine, 29, 497-502.

Soskolne, V. (l989). The roles and contribution of social work services to discharge planning. Society and Welfare, 10, 17-28. (Hebrew).

Stabholz, A, Soskolne, V., Machtei, E., Or, R., & Soskolne, W.A. (1990). Effect of benign familial neutropenia on the periodontium of Yemenite Jews. Journal of Peridontology, 61, 51-54.

Birman, Z., Soskolne, V., Greenspan, D, Laufer, N, Lewin, A., & Schenker, J.G. (l991). Social and psychological status of women undergoing in-vitro fertilization treatment. Society and Welfare, 12, 44-55. (Hebrew).

Aral, S.O., Soskolne, V., Joesoef, R.M., & O'Reilly, K.R. (1991). Sex partner recruitment as risk factors for STD: clustering of risky modes. Sexually Transmitted Diseases, 18, 10-17.

Soskolne, V., Aral, S. O., Magder, L.S., & Bowen, G.S. (1991). Condom use with regular and casual sex partners: women attending family planning clinics. Family Planning Perspectives; 23, 222-225.

Yodfat, Y., Shwarzman, P., Soskolne, V., & Bronner, S. (1993). Life events readjustment scale in a Kibbutz. Israel Journal Medical Sciences, 29, 221-224.

Chemtov, D., Rosen, H., Shtarkshall, R., & Soskolne, V. (1993). The development of a culturally specific educational program to reduce the risk of HIV and HBV transmission among Ethiopian immigrants: A preliminary report on training veteran immigrants as health educators. Israel Journal of Medical Sciences, 29, 437-442.

Soskolne, V., & Auslander, G.K. (1993). Follow-up evaluation of discharge planning by social workers in an acute-care medical center in Israel. Social Work in Health Care, 18, 23-48.

Auslander, G.K., & Soskolne, V. (1993). The administrative and post hospital care outcomes of discharge planning: Preliminary results of an experimental intervention. Journal of Social Service Research, 17, 99-117.

Maayan, S., Soskolne, V., Engelhard, D., Moses, A., Rahav, G., Raveh, D, Newman, D., & Weinberger M. (1993). Sexual behavior of homosexual and bisexual men attending an HIV- testing site in Jerusalem, 1986/7 and 1990. Israel Journal Psychiatry Related Sciences, 30, 150-154.

Soskolne, V. (1993). Bringing it home: Israeli social workers implement leadership program values. Social Work in Health Care, 18, 103-114.

Shtarkshall R., Soskolne, V., Chemtob, D., & Rosen, H. (1993). A culturally specific educational program to reduce the risk of HIV and HBV transmission among Ethiopian immigrants to Israel. II: Evaluating the effect of the training program on veteran immigrant trainees. Israel Journal of Medical Sciences, 29(Supp), 48-54.

Soskolne, V., Maayan S., & Dormoi, N.E. (1993). Sexual behavior of heterosexual men and women attending an HIV testing clinic. Israel Journal of Medical Sciences, 29(Supp), 37-40.

Kaplan, E.H., Slater, P.E., & Soskolne, V. (1995). How many HIV infections are there in Israel? Reconstructing HIV incidence from AIDS case reporting. Public Health Reviews, 23, 215-235.

Pinus, U., & Soskolne, V. (1996). Evaluation of emotional distress, social support and disease perception among cancer patients in their first visit to the Oncology Clinic. Society and Welfare, 16, 343-359. (Hebrew).

Soskolne, V., Baras, M., Palti, H., & Epstein, L. (1996). Exposure to missile attacks: The impact of the Persian Gulf War on physical health, health behaviours and psychological distress in low and high risk areas in Israel. Social Science & Medicine, 42, 1039-1047.

Soskolne, V., Bonne, O., Kaplan DeNour, A., & Shalev A. (1996). Depressive symptoms in medical inpatients. International Journal of Psychiatry in Medicine, 26, 271-285.

Soskolne, V., & Maayan, S. (1998). HIV knowledge, beliefs and sexual behavior of male heterosexual drug users and non-drug users attending an HIV testing clinic in Israel. Israel Journal of Psychiatry and Related Sciences, 35, 307-317.

Soskolne, V., & Maayan, S. (1998). Factors associated with non-use of condoms in heterosexual men and women attending an HIV testing clinic: in Israel. Public Health Reviews, 26, 175-187.

Liebergall, M., Soskolne, V., Mattan, Y., Feder, N., Schniedman, G., Shapira, S., Segal, D., Stern, Z., &  Israeli A. (1999). Pre-admission screening of patients scheduled for hip and knee replacement: impact on length of stay. Clinical Performance and Quality Health Care, 7, 17-22.

Soskolne, V., Acree, M., & Folkman, S. (2000). Social support and mood in gay caregivers of men with AIDS. AIDS and Behavior, 4, 221-232.

Thawatwiboonpol-Entz, A., Prachuabmoh-Ruffolo, V., Chinveschakitvanich, V., Soskolne, V., & van Griensven G.J.P. (2000). HIV Prevalence, HIV Subtypes and Risk Factors among Fishermen in the Gulf of Thailand and the Andaman Sea. AIDS, 14, 1027-1034.

Marx, R., Hirozawa, A.M., Soskolne, V., Liu, Y., & Katz, M.H. (2001). Barriers to getting needed services for Ryan White CARE clients. AIDS Care, 13, 233-242.

Soskolne, V. (2001). Single parenthood, occupational drift and psychological distress among immigrant women from the former Soviet Union in Israel. Women and Health, 33, 67-84.

Paltiel, O., Avitzour, M., Peretz, T., Cherny, N., Kadouri, L., Feffer, R., Wagner, N., & Soskolne, V.  (2001). Determinants of the use of complementary therapies by cancer patients. Journal of Clinical Oncology, 19, 2439-2448.

Entz, A., Prachuabmoh, V., van Griensven. G.J.P., & Soskolne. V.  (2001). STD history, self treatment and health care behaviours among fishermen in the Gulf of Thailand and the Andaman Sea. Sexually Transmitted Infections, 77, 436-440.

Soskolne, V.  & Shtarkshall, R.A. (2002). Migration and HIV prevention programs: linking structural factors, culture, and individual behaviour– an Israeli experience. Social Science & Medicine, 55, 1299-1309.

Kaplan, E.H., Soskolne, V., Adler, B., Leventhal, A, & Shtarkshall, R.A. (2002). A model-based evaluation of a cultural mediator outreach program for HIV + Ethiopian immigrants in Israel. Evaluation Review, 26, 382-394.

Soskolne, V., & van Griensven, F. (2002). AIDS 2002 Year in Review. Overview: Epidemiology, social, cultural and political (Editorial). AIDS, 16 (Suppl. 4), S33-S34.

Shtarkshall, R., Soskolne, V., Bubis-Feder, P., & Daoud, N. (2002). The teaching of social science, health behavior, and health behavior change in public health. Public Health Reviews, 30, 201-208.

Gilbert, L., & Soskolne, V. (2003). Self-Assessed Health - A case study of social differentials in Soweto, South Africa. Health and Place, 9, 193-205.

Griffin, J., & Soskolne, V. (2003).  Psychological distress among Thai migrant workers in Israel. Social Science & Medicine, 57, 769-774.

Gilbert, L., & Soskolne, V. (2003). Health, ageing and social differentials: A case study of Soweto, South Africa.  Journal of Cross-Cultural Gerontology, 18, 105-125.

Peleg-Oren, N., Sherer, M., & Soskolne, V. (2003).  Effect of gender on the social and psychological adjustment of cancer patients. Social Work in Health Care, 37, 17-34.

Schreiber, S., Soskolne, V., Kozohovitch, H., & Deviri, E. (2004). Holocaust survivors coping with open-heart surgery decades later: post-traumatic symptomatology and quality of life. General Hospital Psychiatry, 26, 443-452.

Paltiel, O., Marzec-Boguslawska, A., Soskolne,V., Massalha, S., Avitzour, M., Pfeffer, R., Cherny, N., Peretz, T. (2004). Use of tranquilizers and sleeping pills among cancer patients is associated with a poorer quality of life. Quality of life Research, 13, 1699-1706.

Soskolne, V., Kozohovitch, H., Deviri, E. & Schreiber, S. (2005). Past history of prolonged traumatization and health-related Quality-of-life: Holocaust survivors before and after open-heart surgery. Stress and Health, 21, 61-72.

Auslander, G.K., Soskolne, V., & Ben-Shahar, I. (2005). Utilization of health social work services by older immigrants and veterans in Israel. Health and Social Work, 30, 241-251.

Auslander, G.K., Abramovich, A., Ben-Shahar, I. Soskolne, V., Feigin, R., Frank, T., & Rabin, B. (2005). Social Work in the health system: international issues and their relevance for Israeli social workers. Society and Welfare, 25, 11-36. (Hebrew).

Soskolne, V., Ben-Shahar, I., & Auslander, G.K. (2006). Help seeking and barriers to utilization of medical and social work services in health care in an aging immigrant population. Health and Social Care in the Community, 14, 74-87.

Soskolne, V., Halevy-Levin, S., Cohen, A. & Friedman, G. (2006). Caregiving stressors and psychological distress among veteran resident and immigrant family caregivers in Israel. Social Work in Health Care 43 (2&3), 73-95.

Soskolne, V., Halevy-Levin, S., & Cohen, A. (2007). The socio-cultural context of family caregiving and psychological distress: a comparison of immigrant and non-immigrant caregivers in Israel. Aging & Mental Health, 11, 3-13.

Soskolne, V., Marie, S. & Manor, O. (2007). Beliefs, recommendations and intentions are important explanatory factors of mammography screening behavior among Muslim Arab women in Israel. Health Education Research, 22, 665-676.

Soskolne, V., Halevy-Levin, S., & Ben-Yehuda, A. (2007). The context of caregiving, kinship tie and health: a comparative study of caregivers and non-caregivers. Women & Health, 45, 75-94.

Auslander, G.K., Soskolne, V., Stanger V.  Ben-Shahar, I, & Kaplan, G. (2008). Discharge planning in acute care hospitals in Israel: services planned and levels of implementation and adequacy. Health and Social Work, 33, 178-188.

Kongnyuy, E. J, Soskolne, V., & Adler, B. (2008). Hormonal contraception, sexual behaviour and HIV infection among women in Cameroon. BMC Women's Health 2008, 8, 19, pp 1-10.

Daoud, N., Soskolne, V., & Manor, O. (2009). Examining cultural, psychosocial, community and behavioral factors in relationship to socio-economic inequalities in limiting longstanding illness among the Arab minority in Israel. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, 63, 351-358.

Daoud, N., Soskolne, V., & Manor, O. (2009). Educational inequalities in self-rated health within the Arab minority in Israel: Explanatory factors. European Journal of Public Health, 19 (5), 477–483.  doi:10.1093/eurpub/ckp080

Soskolne, V., & Manor, O. (2010). Health inequalities in Israel: Explanatory factors of socio-economic inequalities in self-rated health and limiting longstanding illness. Health & Place, 16, 242-251.  doi:10.1016/j.healthplace.2009.10.005.

Baor, L., & Soskolne, V.  (2010). Mothers of IVF and spontaneously conceived twins: a comparison of prenatal maternal expectations, coping resources, and maternal stress. Human Reproduction. 25(6), 1490-1496.

Soskolne, V., Kaplan, G. Ben-Shahar, I, Stanger  V. & Auslander, G. K. (2010). Social work discharge planning in acute care hospitals in Israel: clients’ evaluation of the discharge planning process and adequacy. Research on Social Work Practice, 20(4), 368-379. DOI: 10.1177/1049731509338934

Waldman, A. , Baum N. & Soskolne, V. (2011).  “Not That Pink”: the meaning of inter-personal relationships among elderly gay men. Gerontology, 38(1), 53-69, (Hebrew).

Vered, Y., Soskolne, V., Zini, A., Livny, A., & Sgan-Cohen, H. D. (2011). Psychological distress and social support are determinants of changing oral health status among an immigrant population from Ethiopia. Community Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology, 39, 145-153. DOI: 10.1111/j.1600-0528.2010.00581.x

Baor, L. & Soskolne, V. (2012). Mothers of IVF twins: the mediating role of employment and social coping resources in maternal stress. Women & Health, 52 (3), 252-264. Doi: 10.1080/03630242.2012.662934.

Hudson, C, & Soskolne, V. (2012). Disparities in the geography of serious mental illness in Israel. Health & Place, 18, 898-910. doi:10.1016/j.healthplace.2012.02.008.

Soskolne, V. (2012). Explanatory variables to gender differences in psychological distress among family caregivers of the elderly. Gerontology, 39 (4), 27-51. (Hebrew).

Mindell, J. S., Knott, C. S., Ng Fat,, L. S., Roth, M. A., Manor, O., Soskolne, V., & Daoud, N. (2014). Explanatory factors for health inequalities across different ethnic and gender groups: data from a national survey in England. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health. doi:10.1136/jech-2014-203927.

Pessach, N., Glasser, S., Soskolne,V., Barash, A., & Lerner-Geva, L, (2014). The Israeli National Committee for sex selection by pre-implantation genetic diagnosis: a novel approach (2005-2011). Israel Journal of Health Policy Research, 3-33. doi:10.1186/2045-4015-3-33.

Soskolne, V. (2015). Commentary: Preventive health behaviors and physician visits: relevance to health inequality. Israel Journal of Health Policy Research, 4:9 doi:10.1186/s13584-015-0006-y.

Klonover, E., Soskolne, V., & Kulik, L. (2016). Predictors of possession and use of condoms among homosexual men in Israel. Megamot, 50 (2), 153-189. (Hebrew).

Soskolne, V. Dekel, R. & Vinker, S. (2016). Glycemic control of diabetes patients under continuous rocket attacks. Disaster and Military Medicine. (2016) 2:1. DOI 10.1186/s40696-016-0011-x.

Vilchinsky, N., Soskolne, V., Taha-Fahoum, A., & Shehadeh, J. (2016). Dynamics of culture and health: Perceived behavioral control and differences in smoking behavior between Arab and Jewish cardiac patients in Israel. Journal of Socialomics, 5:1. http://dx.doi.org/10.41 72/2167-0358.1000146

Pachter-Alt, A. Soskolne, V., & Shaoul, R. (2017). Illness severity and psychosocial variables as correlates of quality of life in adolescents living with inflammatory bowel disease. Rambam Maimonides Medical Journal, 7, Suppl: 18–19.

Muhsen, K., Green, M. S., Soskolne, V., & Neumark, Y. (2017). Inequalities in non-communicable diseases between the major population groups in Israel: achievements and challenges. Lancet, 389, 2531–2541. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(17)30574-3

Daoud, N., Soskolne, V., Mindell, J. S., Roth, M. A., & Manor, O. (2017 online). Ethnic inequalities in health between Arabs and Jews in Israel: the relative contributions of individual factors and the living environment. International Journal of Public Health. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00038-017-1065-3

Research

1. Social , behavioral and mental factors in illness and health.

2. Adaptation to stressful situations and crisis: Personal resources, social support and coping strategies.

3. Family caregivers in elderly nursing home patients.

4. Social-economic inequality in physical and mental health in Israel.

5. Social work in the health system.