2003 Ph.D., Social Work. Faculty of Welfare and Health Studies, Haifa University. Dissertation: Predictors of participation and voting intention for the equal rights of people with disabilities law, in the context of proposed welfare laws. Research Supervisor: Prof. Arie Rimmerman
1999 MSW (Cum Laude) School of Social Work, Hebrew University, Jerusalem. Thesis: The impact of parental suicide on the surviving children. Research supervisor: Prof. Allan Borowski
1986 BOT. School of Occupational Therapy, Hebrew University, Jerusalem.
2003 International Visitor’s Program, United States Department of State – A Knesset delegation of Knesset committees’ directors
2003 Decision-Making Program Magid Institute, Hebrew University
2000-2001 Professional Advanced Studies Program for Knesset Senior Staff, School of Governing and Policy, Tel Aviv University
2005- Now Head, research and information center, The Knesset, Jerusalem.
2005-2007 Lecturer, Social Policy: Social work department, Ben-Gurion University
2004 Adjunct Lecturer, Social policy: School of social work, Hebrew University
2003-2005 Director, Research Department, Research and information center, the Knesset, Jerusalem.
1999 Director, Parliamentary Research Committee on the Implementation of the Health Insurance Act, the Knesset, Jerusalem.
1997-2003 Director, Committee of Labor, Social Affairs and Health, the Knesset, Jerusalem.
1993-1997 Advisor to Ministers of Labor and Welfare (Ora Namir and Eli Yshai).
1989-1993 Consular Assistant, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Embassy of Israel – Cyprus and the Netherlands
1986-1989 Occupational Therapist, Youth Rehabilitation Center, Jerusalem
Awards and Scholarships
2005 Doctoral Dissertation Research Award, Israel Parliamentary Association
2003 Doctoral Dissertation Scholarship, Social Security Institute
1998 MA Thesis Scholarship, Francesca Miller Fund
Avrami, S. (2006). His last letter remains. Tel Aviv: Hakibuz Hameuhad (Hebrew)
Avrami. S. (2009). The hierarchy of bereavement in Israel. In: Terror and Suicide. Nova Science publishers.
Rimmerman, A., Avrami, S. and Araten, T. (2007). Policy towards persons with disabilities: from social legislation to rights legislation. In: U. Aviram, J. Gal and J. Katan (Ed). Formulating social policy in Israel – Issues and trends. Taub center for social policy research.
Avrami, S. (2005). Estimating the Israeli parliament research and information center. In: R. Lustig (Ed.). Between field and theory. Ben Gurion University Press: Israeli Association for Program Evaluation (pp. 141-147).
Nutman-Shwartz, O., Lebel, U., Avrami, S. and Volk N. (2010). Perceptions of suicide and their impact on policy, discourse and welfare. European journal of social work (13) 1-18
Weiss-Gal, I., Gal, J. and Avrami. S. (2009). Policy practice in action: social workers and parliamentary committees. Social security(81)39-74
Rimmerman, A. and Avrami, s. (2009). Israel’s equal rights for persons with disabilities law: legal base, process and impact. International journal of disability, community and rehabilitation (8)3
Rimmerman, A. and Avrami, S. Policy towards terror victims – comparative analysis, the United States and Israel. Journal of comparative policy analysis (in Press)
Avrami, S., Weis-Gal, I, and Gal, J. (2008) Involvement of social workers in parliamentary committees activity. Society and welfare (Hebrew).
Rimmerman, A., Tal-Katz, P. and Avrami, S. (2007). People injured in acts of terror in Israel and the United states: A comparative review and future recommendations. Social security 73, 41-68.
Avrami, S. & Rimmerman, A.(2005)Voting intentions of Israeli legislators regarding proposed disability and social welfare laws. Journal of Comparative Policy Analysis. 7(3) 1-12
Rimmerman, A., Araten-Bergman, T. & Avrami, S. (2005) Israel’s equal rights for persons with disabilities law: Current status and future directions. Disability Studies Quarterly 25(4)
Avrami, S. & Rimmerman, A. (2005) Israeli legislation of equal rights for persons with disabilities. Social Security (Hebrew) 68, 51-69
Chernichowski, D., Sofer, S. and Avrami, S. (2004). Voluntary insurance in the medical public system in Israel. Jerusalem: Knesset research and information center.
Baron-Epel, O., Granot, M., Badarna, S. & Avrami, S. (2004). Perceptions of breast cancer among Arab Israeli women. Women and Health 40 (2) 101-116
Avrami, S., Lahav, D., Galili, Y. & Laufer, G. (2004). “Report and recommendations on issues in the Israeli Banking System.” Knesset: Research and Information Center
Chernichovski, D., Sofer, S. & Avrami, S. (2004). “Private insurance in Israeli medical services.” Knesset: Research and information center.
Chernichovski, D., Sofer, S. and Avrami, S. (2004). The capitation mechanism and public allocation to health serviced in Israel. Knesset: Research and information center.
Avrami, S. (2004). “Knesset members’ perception on the impact of the research and information center on decision making.” Jerusalem: Knesset Research and Information Center
Avrami, S. (2003). Suicide survivors-the Israeli case. Omega 46(4) 297-310
Avrami, S. (2001). The Impact of parental suicide on the surviving children. Society and Welfare 21(3) 311-325 (Hebrew)