Epidemiology Division
Cancer and Radiation Epidemiology Unit
Cardiovascular Epidemiology Unit
The Women and Children's Health Research Unit
Psychosocial Aspects of Health
Infectious Disease Epidemiology
Unit Director
Unit Staff
Research Projects
Gili Regev-Yochay, MD
Director of Infectious Disease Epidemiology Unit

Academic Clinical Experience:

7-9/1991           Elective training in rural hospital (Elim) in Gazankulu, S. Africa

1993-94            Internship Year Sheba medical center, Tel-Hashomer, Israel

7-12/1994         Volunteering doctor in Leh district hospital, Ladakh, India

1/95-6/98          Resident doctor in Internal Medicine, Dep. A,

                       Sheba medical center, Tel-Hashomer, Israel

11/98-12/2000   Resident in the Infectious Diseases Unit,

           Sheba medical center, Tel-Hashomer, Israel

1/2001-8/2004    An Infectious disease specialist

                       Sheba medical center, Tel-Hashomer, Israel (Prof. E Rubinstein)

3/2001-8/2004   Primary care physician in an Ethiopian immigrant center clinic

                       of Maccabi Healthcare Services, Mevaseret-Zion, Israel.

9/2004- 6/2007  Post-Fellowship in Infectious Disease Epidemiology &

                        Immunology. Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA. USA

7/2007-7/2008   Post-Fellowship in Infectious disease research lab.

                       Children's Hospital Boston, MA. USA.

9/2008-present  Senior physician and Head of ID epidemiology research lab,

                        Infectious Disease Unit, Sheba Medical Center, Tel-Hashomer,


9/2008-5/2011   Senior researcher at the Gertner Institute for Epidemiology

                        Research, Tel-Hashomer, Israel.

6/2011-Present  Head of Section of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, the

                        Gertner Institute for Epidemiology Research, Tel-Hashomer,




Education and Degrees

01/1990      MSc. at Neurobiology dept. of Weizmann Institute of Science.

      Rehovot, Israel.

12/1994      MD. at Ben-Gurion university, Soroka medical center, Beer-Sheva, Israel.

MD. Thesis: The effect of neurotensinogenic ligands on place navigation learning.

06/2006      MS in Epidemiology at the Harvard School of Public Health,    

                  Boston, MA. USA. (Infectious Disease and Immunology



Academic Degrees:

Visiting Lecturer at the Tel-Aviv University, Sackler school of Medicine.2008-2011

Senior Lecturer (equiv. Assistant Professor) at the Tel-Aviv University, Sackler

school of Medicine, 2011 To date.

Instructor at the Harvard School of Public Health since Jan. 2007





  • Infectious Diseases
  • Epidemiology
  • Public Health
  • Antibiotic Resistance
  • Vaccination effects







1.     G. Regev-Yochay, G. Rahav, M. Katzir, K. Reisenberg, J. Bishara, Y. Wiener-Well, M. stein, G. Weber, D. Glikman, R. Dagan for the IAIPD study group. Initial effects of the National PCV7 childhood immunization Program on Adult Invasive Pneumococcal Disease in Israel. Vaccine 2013 Mar 19. [Epub ahead of print]).

2.     A Biber, I Abuelaish, G Rahav, M Raz, L Cohen, L Valinsky, D Taran, A Goral, A Elhamdany and G Regev-Yochay for the PICR study group.  A Typical Hospital-Acquired Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Clone is Widespread in the Community in the Gaza Strip. PLoS One 2012; 7(8):e42864. Epub 2012 Aug 16.

3.     G. Regev-Yochay, I Abullaish, R. Malley, B. Shainberg, M. Varon, Y. Roytman, A. Ziv, A. Goral, A. Elhamdany, G. Rahav and Meir Raz for the Palestinian-Israeli Collaborative Research (PICR) study group. S. pneumoniae carriage in the Gaza strip. PLoS One 2012. Apr 23.

4.     E. Leshem, A Maayan-Metzger , G Rahav, M Dolitzki, J Kuint, Y Roytman, A Goral, I Novikov,  R Fluss, N Keller and  G Regev-Yochay. Transmission of Staphylococcus aureus from Mothers to Newborns. Pediat Infect Dis J 2012 Apr. 31; 360-363.

5.     E. Mostofsky, M. Lipsitch and G. Regev-Yochay.  Is Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Replacing Methicillin-Susceptible S. aureus? J Antimicrobials and Chemotherapy. 2011 Oct;66(10):2199-214

6.     G. Regev-Yochay, M. Raz, R. Dagan, H. Roizin, B. Morag, S. Hetman, S. Ringel, N. Ben-Israel, M. Varon, E. Somekh, E. Rubinstein. Reduction in Antibiotic use following a cluster randomized controlled multifaceted intervention; The Israeli Judicious antibiotic prescription (IJAP) study. Clin Infect Dis 2011 Jul;53(1):33-41.

7.     Y. Maor, M. Raz, E. Rubinstein, E. Derazne, S. Ringel, G. Rahav and G. Regev-Yochay. Changing Parents' Opinions Regarding Antibiotic Use in Primary Care. Eur J Pediatrics. 2011 Mar 170(3):359-64.

8.     G. Regev-Yochay, WP Hanage, K Trzcinski, SL Rifas-Shiman, G Lee, A Bessolo, SH Huang, SI Pelton, JA Finkelstein, M. Lipstich and R. Malley. Re-emergence of the Type 1 Pilus among Streptococcus pneumoniae isolates in Massachusetts, USA. Vaccine 2010 Jul 5;28(30):4842-6

9.     D. Ben-David, Y. Maor, N. Keller, G. Regev-Yochay, I. Tal, D. Shachar, A. Zlotkin, G. Smollan and G. Rahav.  Control of a Hospital-wide Outbreak of Carbapenem-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae and the Role of Active Surveillance. Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology. 2010. Jun; 31(6):620-6..

10.  G. Regev-Yochay, M. Raz, Y. Carmeli, B. Shainberg, S. Navon-Venezia, E. Pinco, A. Leavitt, N. Keller, G. Rahav , Richard Malley and E. Rubinstein    for the Maccabi IJAP Study Group. Parental Staphylococcus aureus-carriage is a major risk factor for staphylococcal carriage in young children. Pediat Infect Dis J Dec. 2009. Sep 4. [Epub]

11.  L. Selva, D. Viana, G. Regev-Yochay, K. Trzcinski, J. M. Corpa, D. Lasa, R. Novick and J. Penades. Killing Niche Competitors by Remote-Control Phage Induction. P Natl Acad Sci USA 2009. Jan 27;106(4):1234-8.

12.  D.M. Weinberger, R. Dagan, N. Givon-Lavi, G. Regev-Yochay, R. Malley and M. Lipsitch. Epidemiologic evidence for serotype-specific acquired immunity to pneumococcal carriage. J Infect. Dis. 2008. June1; 197(11):1511-8

13.  I. Chmelnitsky, S. Navon-Venezia, A. Leavit, E. Somekh, G. Regev-Yochay, M. Chowers, P. Shitrit and Y. Carmeli. SCCmec and spa types of methicilllin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus strains in Israel. Dectection of SCCmec type V. Eur J. Clin Microbiol Infec Dis. 2008 May;27(5):385-90

14.  G. Regev-Yochay, R. Malley, E. Rubinstein, M. Raz, R. Dagan and M. Lipsitch. In vitro bactericidal activity of Streptococcus pneumoniae and susceptibility of Staphylococcus aureus strains isolated from co-colonized vs. non-co-colonized children. J Clinic Microbiol. Nov. 26, 2007. Epub.

15.  G. Regev-Yochay, M. Lipsitch, K. Trzcinski, C. M. Thompson and R. Malley. SpxB is a pneumococcal suicide gene and confers a selective advantage in colonization. J. Bacteriology. 2007; Sept 189(18); 6532-9.

16.  G. Regev-Yochay, Y. Carmeli, M. Raz, E. Pinco, J. Etienne, A. Leavitt, E. Rubinstein and S. Navon-Venzia. Prevalence and Genetic Relatedness of Community-Acquired Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus in Israel. European J Clinic Microbiol & Infect Dis. 2006; Nov, 25(11); 719-22.

17.  G. Regev-Yochay, K. Trzcinski, C. M. Thompson, R. Malley, M. Lipsitch. Interference between S. pneumoniae and S. aureus; in vitro hydrogen peroxide mediated killing by S. pneumoniae. J. Bacteriology. 2006; 188: 4996-5001.

18.  R. Dagan, G. Regev-Yochay, E. Rubinstein. Resistant organisms and otitis media. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2005;24:849.

19.  M. Weinberger, L. Leibovici, S. Perez, Z. Samra, I. Ostfeld, I. Levi, E. Bash, D. Turner, A. Goldschmied-Reouven, G. Regev-Yochay, S.D. Pitlik and N. Keller. Characteristics of candidaemia with Candida-albicans compared with non-albicans Candida species and predictors of mortality. J Hosp Infect. 2005; 61:146-54.

20.  G. Regev-Yochay, E. Rubinstein, A. Barzilai, Y. Carmeli, J. Kuint, J. Etienne, M. Blech, G. Smollen, A. Maayan-Metzger, A. Leavitt, G. Rahav and N. Keller. A Nosocomial Outbreak of a suspected Community-associated-Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus strain in a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Emerg Infect Dis. 2005; 11: 453-456.

21.  G. Regev-Yochay, R. Dagan, M. Raz, Y. Carmeli, B. Sheinberg, E. Derazne, G. Rahav, and E. Rubinstein. Association between carriage of Streptococcus pneumoniae and Staphylococcus aureus in children. JAMA. 2004; 292: 716-720.