Yael AssorPost-doctoral fellow University of HaifaDepartment of Anthropology
Yael Assor is an anthropologist who studies how culturally-dependent moral views shape healthcare policy-making procedures. Assor gained her Ph.D. at UCLA’s Department of Anthropology, where she studied how an ideal of “objectivity” as ethically appropriate conduct shapes the decisions made at the Israeli Public Committee for the Enhancement of the Medical Services Basket (known in Israel as Va’adat Sal Hatrufot). Currently, Assor is a post-doctoral fellow at the University of Haifa’s Department of Anthropology, where she develops her new research on the ethical assumptions underlying the notion of “medical effectiveness” in cost-effectiveness analysis. Assor’s studies have appeared in leading anthropological and bioethical journals.