Sharona Vaknin received a B.Sc. in Biology from Tel Aviv University in 1993. She then worked as a Field Coordinator of Infection Diseases in the Israeli Center for Disease Control (ICDC) and as a research assistant in the Department of Clinical Epidemiology of the Gertner Institute for Epidemiology and Health Policy Research and in 1998 she joined the Israeli Center for Technology Assessment in Health Care (ICTAHC).
In 2002 she graduated cum laude with an M.Sc in Epidemiology from the School of Public Health of the Sackler School of Medicine in the Tel Aviv University. The subject of her thesis dealt with Breast cancer risk in was laboratory’s workers as part of a 4-year research study grant from The Committee for Preventive Health services The Ministry of Welfare and Labor on the subject of: “Potential risk for cancer among laboratory’s workers in hospitals and university laboratory”.
Currently, she is as an Epidemiologist and senior Researcher in ICTAHC. Her main areas of work involve techno-epidemiological research of non-pharmaceutical health technology, mainly imaging devices.
Because of her background in epidemiology, she serves as a consultant for all research studies conducted in ICTAHC. She has considerable experience in managing research projects for both ICTAHC and the Medical Technology and Infrastructure Administration in the Israeli Ministry of Health, such as examining the utilization patterns in imaging examinations in and their compliance with guidelines and the pharmacists' point of view on Medication Therapy Management. She is in charge of the national database for utilization data of Special Devices- devices that require a Certificate of Need. She also supervises B.Sc. and M.Sc. students conducting research in ICTAHC.