Prof. Belle Gavriel-Fried is a senior faculty member at Tel Aviv University where she is the Head of the Addictions and Recovery lab at the Bob Shapell School of Social Work. She explores the socio-psychological factors leading to addiction and to recovery, by applying qualitative and quantitative research methods. She has been involved in many international projects and has supervised numerous research students.
In 2018-2019, Prof. Gavriel-Fried spent her sabbatical at Yale University, in the Department of Psychiatry. She is currently serving as a regional assistant editor for the Journal of International Gambling, and is a member of the international advisory board for the Journal of Social Work in Addictions.
The main research projects conducted in her lab include:
Mapping gambling behaviors in Israel - the first epidemiological study of the Israeli Jewish population, based on a sample collected by the B.I. and Lucille Cohen Institute for Public Opinion Research at Tel Aviv University.
Development of a recovery capital scale
Development of a program that dealing with sexual issues in individuals recovering from substance addiction disorder
Addictions among Jewish ultra-Orthodox communities in Israel
Recovery of the elderly from alcohol use disorder
Obstacles to recovery in US veterans (in collaboration with the Behavioral Addictions Lab, University of Nevada)