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  • Dr.  Raanan Raz
Dr Raanan Raz
I am an epidemiologist with an academic background in computer science, neuroscience and public health, and I am most interested in understanding links between environmental exposures and brain development. Much of my work is focused on autism spectrum disorder - a serious developmental disorder with increasing public health implications. You can find more information about me and my research in my Personal website.
Recent Publications
Dubnov-Raz H, Mashiach-Arazi Y, Nouriel A, Raz R, Constantini NW. Can height categories replace weight categories in striking martial arts competitions? A pilot study. J Human Kinetics, in press.
Weisskopf M, Tchetgen-Tchetgen EJ, Raz R. On the use of imperfect negative control exposures in epidemiological studies. Epidemiology, in press.
Beenstock M, Raz R, Levine H. Birth Gap and the Recurrence Risk of Autism Spectrum Disorders: A Population-based Cohort Study. Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders 2015 ; 17:86-94.
Raz R, Roberts AL, Lyall K, Hart JE, Just AC, Laden F, Weisskopf MG. Autism Spectrum Disorder and Particulate Matter Air Pollution before, during, and after Pregnancy: A Nested Case-Control Analysis within the Nurses’ Health Study II Cohort. Environmental Health Perspectives 2015 ; 123(3):264-70. Selected as article of the month for April 2015, Children's Environmental Health Network (
Dubnov-Raz G, Khouri Z, Wright I, Raz R, Berger I. The effect of alpha-linolenic acid supplementation on ADHD symptoms in children: a randomized controlled double-blind study. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience 2014 ; 8:780.
Raz R, Weisskopf MG, Pinto O, Levine H. Differences in Autism Spectrum Disorders Incidence by Sub-Populations in Israel 1992-2009: A Total Population Study. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders 2014 ; 45(4):1062-9.
Arbel Y, Wetzman D, Raz R, Steinvil A, Zelster D, Berliner S, Chodick G, Shalev V. Red blood cell distribution width and the risk of cardiovascular morbidity and all-cause mortality. A population-based study. Thrombosis and Haemostasis 2014 ; 111(2):300-7.
Dubnov-Raz G, Livne N, Raz R, Cohen AH, Constantini NW. Vitamin D supplementation and physical performance in adolescent swimmers. International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism 2014 [Epub ahead of print].
Shalev V, Weil C, Raz R, Goldshtein I, Weitzman D, Chodick G. Trends in statin therapy initiation during the period 2000-2010 in Israel. European Journal of Clinical Pharmacology 2014 ; 70(5):557-64.
Dubnov-Raz G, Livne N, Raz R, Rogel D, Cohen AH, Constantini NW. Vitamin D Concentrations and Physical Performance in Competitive Adolescent Swimmers. Pediatric Exercise Science 2014 ; 26:64-70.
Leshem-Rubinow E, Steinvil A, Rogowsky O, Zeltser D, Berliner S, Raz R, Chodick G, Shalev V. Hemoglobin Non Recovery Following Acute Myocardial Infarction is a Biomarker of Poor Outcome: A Retrospective Database Study. International Journal of Cardiology 2013 ; 169(5):349-53.
Raz R, Lerner-Geva L, Leon O, Chodick G, Gabis LV. A Survey of Out-of-Pocket Expenditures for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder in Israel. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders 2013 ; 43(10):2295-2302.
Morag I, Bart O, Raz R, Shayevitz S, Symchen MJ, Strauss T, Zangen S, Quint J, Gabis L. Developmental Characteristics of Late Preterm Infants at Six and Twelve Months: a Prospective Study. Infant Behavior and Development 2013 ; 36(3):451-6.
Paran Y, Shalev V, Steinvil A, Justo D, Zimmerman O, Finn T, Berliner S, Zeltser D, Weitzman D, Raz R, Chodick G. Thrombosis following acute Cytomegalovirus infection: a community prospective study.  Ann Hematol 2013 ; 92(7):969-74.
Zandman-Goddard G, Amital H, Shamrayevsky N, Raz R, Shalev V , Chodick G. Rates of adherence and persistence with allopurinol therapy among gout patients in Israel. Rheumatology 2013 ; 52(6):1126-31.
Eshel N, Raz R, Chodick G, Shalev V, Guindy M. The Invisible Patient: Characteristic of Elderly Patients who do not visit Primary Care Clinics: a retrospective database study. Israel Journal of Health Policy Research 2013 ; 2:7.
Rabinowich L, Steinvil A, Leshem-Rubinow E, Berliner S, Zeltser D, Rogowsky O, Shalev V, Raz R, Chodick G. Adherence to statins is associated with reduced incidence of idiopathic venous thromboembolism: real-life data from a large healthcare maintenance organisation. Heart 2012 ; 98(24):1817-21.
Steinvil A*, Raz R*, Berliner S, Steinberg DM, Zeltser D, Levran D, Shimron O, Sella T, Chodick G, Shalev V, Salomon O. Association of common thrombophilias and antiphospholipid antibodies with success rate of in vitro fertilisation.. Thromb aemost 2012 ; 108(6):1192-7.
 * These authors contributed equally to this paper.
Leshem-Rubinow E, Steinvil A, Zeltser D, Berliner S, Rogowsky O, Raz R, Chodick G, Shalev V. Association of Angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor therapy Initiation with a reduction in hemoglobin levels in patients without Renal Failure. Mayo Clin Proc 2012 ; 87(12):1189-95.
Cohen R, Senecky Y, Shuper A, Inbar D, Chodick G, Shalev V, Raz R. Prevalence of Epilepsy and Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder: A population-based study. J Child Neurol 2013 ; 28(1):120-3.
Hilly O, Koren R, Raz R, Rath-Wolfson L, Mizrahi A, Hamzany Y, Bachar G, Shpitzer T. The role of S100-positive dendritic cells in the prognosis of papillary thyroid carcinoma. American journal of clinical pathology 2013 ; 139(1):87-92.
Shavit O, Raz R, Stein M, Chodick G, Schejter E, Ben-David Y, Cohen R, Arbel D, Shalev V. Evaluating the epidemiology and burden associated with Human Papillomavirus in Israel; accounting for CIN1 and Genital Warts in addition to CIN2/3 and Cervical Cancer. Applied Health Economics and Health Policy 2012 ; 10(2):87-97.
Zucker I, Chodick G, Grunhaus L, Raz R, Shalev V. Adherence to treatment with Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors and the risk for fractures and bone loss: a population based cohort study. CNS Drugs 2012; 26(6): 537-547.
Milikovsky-Ayalon M, Sofrin R, Raz R, Shilon-Hadas A, Yehuda M, Mukamel M, Gabis LV. Preschool diagnostic process and changes in diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder. Harefuah 2012 ; 151(3):150-154.
Raz R, Chodick G, Schejter E, Shalev V. Uptake of Pap smears among women in a large Israeli HMO between 2006 and 2008. Public Health 2012 ; 126(7):594-9.
Hilly O, Raz R, Vaisbuch Y, Strenov Y, Segal K, Koren R, Shvero J. Thyroid gland involvement in advanced laryngeal cancer – Association with clinical and pathologic characteristics. Head & Neck 2012 ; 34(11):1586-90.
Dubnov-Raz G. Weiss R, Raz R, Arieli R, Constantini N. Acanthosis nigricans and truncal fat in overweight and obese children. Journal of Pediatric Endocrinology & Metabolism 2011 ; 24(9-10):697-701).
Gabis LV, Kesner Baruch Y, Jokel A, Raz R. Psychiatric and autistic Comorbidity in fragile X syndrome across ages. Journal of Child Neurology, 2011; 26:940-948.
Hilly O, Raz R, Shvero J, Leikin A, Aod R, Rath-Wolfson L. Quantitative, computer based image analysis versus manual analysis in the immunohistochemical evaluation of topoisomerase – II alpha expression in laryngeal carcinoma. Medical Connections 2011; 1(21): 49-55. 
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