Dr. Belle Gavriel Fried is a senior faculty member at Tel Aviv University. Her research interests include addictions to both substances and behaviors (especially gambling behaviors). She implements both qualitative and quantitative research methods in her work. She has conducted numerous studies exploring the unique characteristics of Israeli society as manifested in the gambling field (e. g., the Israeli casino discourse, normative identity construction of women with a gambling disorder, attitudes of Jewish Israeli adults towards gambling, gambling behaviors of adolescents in Israel etc.). Since 2017, Dr. Gavriel-Fried has served as a member of the international editorial board of the International Gambling Studies journal.
In addition to her studies in the gambling field, she has conducted a several studies on perceptions of the family in Israel, and is currently a co-PI for a study examining Arab students’ success in Israeli universities.
Currently (2018-2019) Dr. Gavriel-Fried is on sabbatical at Yale University, Department of Psychiatry.
NCRG – National Center for Responsible Gambling –Seed grant 2017 - Principal Investigator
"The role of recovery capital and gender differences in recovery from a
gambling disorder – A mixed methods design"
The ministry of science (Israel) – 2017 - Co-PI
"The success of Israeli Arab students in higher education in Israel”.