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Dr. Ilya Novikov


M.S. in Mathematics State University of Moscow, USSR, 1965

Ph.D. in Mathematics State University of Moscow, USSR, 1971

Post-educational training

Modern Epidemiology. 3-weeks summer school, New England Epidemiology Institute, USA, 1992


Gertner Institute for Epidemiology and Health Policy Research.

2001 - Deputy Director, Biostatistics Unit,

2000 - 2001 Senior Statistician, Biostatistics Unit ,

1994 - 2000 Senior Statistician, Department of Clinical Epidemiology

1991 - 1994Statistician & Analyst, Department of Clinical Epidemiology


USSR Cardiology Research Center, Moscow, USSR

1988-90 - Leading Scientist, Head of group for development of automated control system for medical diagnostic centers

1983-90 - Head of Biostatistics group

1978-88 - Senior Scientist


Central Institute of Automated Systems in Civil Engineering, Moscow, USSR

1974-78 - Senior Scientist, chief of group for computer aided system for design of general plan of industry objects

1972-74 - Main Specialist, deputy chief of the department of applied programming

1971-72 - Group leader

1969-71 - Senior Engineer



Main areas of interest in statistics:


  • Design of clinical, epidemiological, pharmacological, and social studies such as co-development, covariate randomization, blind surveys 
  • Sample size evaluation 
  • Analysis of observational studies
  • Treating missing values 
  • Time-series analysis



Publications of Dr. Ilya Novikov


Selected publications 2011-2015


1. Transmission of Staphylococcus aureus From Mothers to Newborns

Eyal Leshem, Ayala Maayan-Metzger, Galia Rahav, Mordechai Dolitzki, Jacob Kuint, Yulia Roytman, Aviva Goral, Ilya Novikov,Ronen Fluss, Nathan Keller, Gili Regev-Yochay

The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal 12/2011; 31(4):360-3. DOI:10.1097/INF.0b013e318244020e  3.14 Impact Factor


2. The effect of administrative cessation of the use of ipratropium bromide in the treatment of acute asthma attacks in the emergency department.

Rachel Dankner, Cindy Cohen, Liraz Olmer, Ilya Novikov, Ariel Bentancur, Arnona Ziv, Amir Shahar

Journal of Asthma 11/2011; 48(10):1063-8. DOI:10.3109/02770903.2011.631240  1.83 Impact Factor


3. The effect of an educational intervention on coronary artery bypass graft surgery patients' participation rate in cardiac rehabilitation programs: a controlled health care trial

Rachel Dankner, Galit Geulayov, Arnona Ziv, Ilia Novikov, Uri Goldbourt, Yaakov Drory

BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 10/2011; 11:60. DOI:10.1186/1471-2261-11-60  1.50 Impact Factor


4. Time-resolved MR angiography of the calf arteries using a phased array cardiac coil: comparison of visibility with standard three-step bolus chase MR angiography

Iris Eshed, Uri Rimon, Ilia Novikov, Orly Goitein, Eli Konen

Acta Radiologica 10/2011; 52(9):973-7. DOI:10.1258/ar.2011.110225  1.35 Impact Factor


5. Body mass index and weight-for-length ratio references for infants born at 33-42 weeks gestation: A new tool for anthropometric assessment

Shmuel Davidson, Dafna Natan, Ilya Novikov, Nir Sokolover, Avi Erlich, Raanan Shamir

Clinical nutrition (Edinburgh, Scotland) 04/2011; 30(5):634-9. DOI:10.1016/j.clnu.2011.03.010  3.94 Impact Factor


6. Statins have an early antiplatelet effect in patients with acute myocardial infarction.

Shlomi Matetzky, Paul Fefer, Boris Shenkman, Michael Shechter, Ilia Novikov, Naphtali Savion, David Varon, Hanoch Hod

Platelets 03/2011; 22(2):103-10. DOI:10.3109/09537104.2010.512402  2.63 Impact Factor


7. Relation of Aspirin Failure to Clinical Outcome and to Platelet Response to Aspirin in Patients With Acute Myocardial Infarction

Roy Beigel, Hanoch Hod, Paul Fefer, Elad Asher, Ilia Novikov,Boris Shenkman, Naphtaly Savion, David Varon, Shlomi Matetzky

The American journal of cardiology 02/2011; 107(3):339-42. DOI:10.1016/j.amjcard.2010.09.025  3.43 Impact Factor


8. Weather conditions and visits to the medical wing of emergency rooms in a metropolitan area during the warm season in Israel: a predictive model.

Ilya Novikov, Ofra Kalter-Leibovici, Angela Chetrit, Nir Stav, Yoram Epstein

International Journal of Biometeorology 01/2011; 56(1):121-7. DOI:10.1007/s00484-011-0403-z  2.10 Impact Factor


9. [A multicenter intervention study on referral to cardiac rehabilitation after coronary artery bypass graft surgery: a 1-year follow-up of rehabilitation rates among USSR-born and veteran Israeli patients].

Yulia Gendler, Galit Geulayov, Arnona Ziv, Ilya Novikov, Rachel Dankner

Harefuah 09/2012; 151(9):511-7, 558, 557.


10. An Antibody-based Blood Test Utilizing a Panel of Biomarkers as a New Method for Improved Breast Cancer Diagnosis

Galit Yahalom, Daria Weiss, Ilya Novikov, Therese B Bevers,Laszlo G Radvanyi, Mei Liu, Benjamin Piura, Stefano Iacobelli,Maria T Sandri, Enrico Cassano, Tanir M Allweis, Arie Bitterman,Pnina Engelman, Luis M Vence, Marvin M Rosenberg

Biomarkers in Cancer,11/2013; 5:71-80. DOI:10.4137/BIC.S13236


11. Antiplatelet Effect of Thienopyridine (Clopidogrel or Prasugrel) Pretreatment in Patients Undergoing Primary Percutaneous Intervention for ST Elevation Myocardial Infarction

Roy Beigel, Paul Fefer, Nurit Rosenberg, Ilia Novikov, Dan Elian,Noam Fink, Amit Segev, Victor Guetta, Hanoch Hod, Shlomi Matetzky

The American journal of cardiology 08/2013; 112(10). DOI:10.1016/j.amjcard.2013.07.010  3.43 Impact Factor


12. Association between metabolic syndrome, diabetes mellitus and prostate cancer risk

YR Lawrence, O Morag, M Benderly, V Boyko, I Novikov, AP Dicker, U Goldbourt, S Behar, M Barchana, I Wolf

Prostate cancer and prostatic diseases 02/2013; 16(2). DOI:10.1038/pcan.2012.54  2.83 Impact Factor


13. Prognostic Implications of Nonobstructive Coronary Artery Disease in Patients Undergoing Coronary Computed Tomographic Angiography for Acute Chest Pain.

Roy Beigel, Sella Brosh, Orly Goitein, Einat Guttman, Ilia Novikov,Amit Segev, Yariv Gerber, Dan Oieru, Eli Konen, Hanoch Hod,Shlomi Matetzky

The American journal of cardiology 01/2013; DOI:10.1016/j.amjcard.2012.12.010  3.43 Impact Factor


14. Waist circumference vs body mass index in association with cardiorespiratory fitness in healthy men and women: a cross sectional analysis of 403 subjects

Shiri Sherf Dagan, Shlomo Segev, Ilya Novikov, Rachel Dankner

Nutrition Journal 01/2013; 12(1):12. DOI:10.1186/1475-2891-12-12  2.64 Impact Factor


15. Estimation of infection prevalence and sensitivity in a stratified two-stage sampling design employing highly specific diagnostic tests when there is no gold standard: E. MILLER ET AL .


16. Sense of Coherence and 22-year all-cause mortality in adult men

Galit Geulayov, Yaacov Drory, Ilya Novikov, Rachel Dankner

Journal of Psychosomatic Research 12/2014; 78(4). DOI:10.1016/j.jpsychores.2014.12.010  2.84 Impact Factor


17. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) evaluation of residual breast tissue following mastectomy and reconstruction with silicone implants

Douglas Zippel, Vered Tsehmaister-Abitbol, Arie Rundstein, Anat Shalmon, Andrew Zbar, Gil Nardini, Ilya Novikov, Miri Sklair-Levy

Clinical Imaging 12/2014; 39(3). DOI:10.1016/j.clinimag.2014.12.014  0.60 Impact Factor


18. Quantifying the Contribution of Hosts with Different Parasite Concentrations to the Transmission of Visceral Leishmaniasis in Ethiopia

Ezer Miller, Alon Warburg, Ilya Novikov, Asrat Hailu, Petr Volf,Veronika Seblova, Amit Huppert

PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases 11/2014; 8(10):e3288. DOI:10.1371/journal.pntd.0003288  4.49 Impact Factor


19. A controlled intervention to increase participation in cardiac rehabilitation.

Rachel Dankner, Yaakov Drory, Galit Geulayov, Arnona Ziv, Ilya Novikov, Amnon Y Zlotnick, Yaron Moshkovitz, Amir Elami, Ehud Schwammenthal, Uri Goldbourt

European Journal of Preventive Cardiology 09/2014; DOI:10.1177/2047487314548815  2.68 Impact Factor


20.  Freehand Elastography for Determination of Breast Cancer Size Comparison With B-Mace Sonography and Histopathologic Measurement

Douglas Zippel, Anat Shalmon, Arie Rundstein, Ilya Novikov, Ady Yosepovich, Andrew Zbar, David Goitein, Miri Sklair-Levy

Journal of ultrasound in medicine: official journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine 08/2014; 33(8):1441-6. DOI:10.7863/ultra.33.8.1441  1.53 Impact Factor


21. Diffusion Reflection: A Novel Method for Detection of Oral Cancer

D Fixler, R Ankri, I Kaplan, I Novikov, A Hirshberg

Journal of dental research 04/2014; 93(6). DOI:10.1177/0022034514529973  4.14 Impact Factor


22. Policy encouraging earlier hip fracture surgery can decrease the long-term mortality of elderly patients

Kobi Peleg, Michael Rozenfeld, Irina Radomislensky, Ilya Novikov,Laurence S Freedman, Avi Israeli

Injury 03/2014; 45(7). DOI:10.1016/j.injury.2014.03.009  2.46 Impact Factor


23. Characteristics of patients seeking health information online via social health networks versus general Internet sites: a comparative study

Racheli Magnezi, Dafna Grosberg, Ilya Novikov, Arnona Ziv,Mordechai Shani, Laurence S Freedman

Informatics for Health and Social Care 01/2014; 40(2). DOI:10.3109/17538157.2013.879147  0.71 Impact Factor


24. Key architectural changes in tumor-negative lymph nodes from metastatic-free oral cancer patients are valuable prognostic factors.

Marilena Vered, Ginette Schiby, Anna Schnaiderman-Shapiro, Ilya Novikov, Ibrahim O Bello, Tuula Salo, Aleksi Rytkönen, Joonas H Kauppila, Alex Dobriyan, Ran Yahalom, Shlomo Taicher, Dan Dayan

Clinical and Experimental Metastasis 01/2014; 31(3):327-38. DOI:10.1007/s10585-013-9631-4  3.73 Impact Factor


25. Estimation of infection prevalence and sensitivity in a stratified two-stage sampling design employing highly specific diagnostic tests when there is no gold standard:

Ezer Miller, Amit Huppert, Ilya Novikov, Alon Warburg, Asrat Hailu,Ibrahim Abbasi, Laurence S. Freedman

Statistics in Medicine 05/2015; DOI:10.1002/sim.6545  2.04 Impact Factor


26. An Autoantibody Based Protein Microarray Blood Test to Enhance the Specificity of a Negative Screening Mammogram

T. M. Allweis, L. Strauss, Z. Malyutin, A. Bassein Kapov-Kagan, I. Novikov, T. B. Bevers, S. Iacobelli, M. T. Sandri, A. Bitterman, P. Engelman, B. Piura, M. Rosenberg, G. Yahalom

Advances in Breast Cancer Research 01/2015; 04(01):22-38. DOI:10.4236/abcr.2015.41003