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Liat_Kishon-Rabin Prof. Liat Kishon-Rabin, PhD is the head of the Stanley Steyer School of Health Professions, Tel Aviv University. Prior to this, she was the Chair of the Communication Disorders Department at the Sackler Faculty of Medicine for nine years. Dr. Kishon-Rabin is an alumna of the Ph.D. Program in Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences (formerly Ph.D. Program in Speech & Hearing Sciences) at the Graduate Center, CUNY.

Dr. Kishon-Rabin has an extensive list of publications in speech perception, speech perception in noise, cochlear implants, and psychoacoustics. She has published more than 70 peer-reviewed articles and several book chapters.  With her research team, she has developed speech perception tests that are appropriate for speakers of Hebrew and Arabic.  Her recent research has also focused on training speech perception in noise in a number of populations, such as elderly individuals, people with hearing impairment, children with autistic spectrum disorder, and children with attention deficit disorder. For her research contributions in the field of cochlear implantation, Dr. Kishon-Rabin was awarded “The Graham Fraser Memorial Lecture” for 2017 by the British Cochlear Implant Group. She is the recipient of numerous research grants including awards from the Binational Science Foundation and from the Health Ministry in Israel.

In addition to her outstanding research achievements, Dr. Kishon-Rabin has also been active as an educator and has received a number of awards for her teaching. She developed the first BA and MA programs in communication disorders for the ultra-orthodox community in Israel. She established a Community Outreach Program with support from the Landa Foundation and the Tovanot in Education focusing on language intervention in children of immigrant and foreign worker families in South Tel Aviv schools.

Prof Rabin also has an interest in higher education policy in Israel and serves on several committees at the Israeli Council of Higher Education.

Text by the Ph.D. Program in Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences