Dr Nora Gottlieb

Postdoctoral Researcher
Institution: Technical University Berlin
Current Insitution Location: Germany

Phone Number: 004930 31429222

Strasse des 17. Juni 135, H80, 10623 Berlin

Migration Health Research Area/Expertise:
From 2004-2013, I worked with a local human health rights organization in Israel (Physicians for Human Rights) that does advocacy and humanitarian work with marginalized populations including migrants and statusless persons. 2007-2012, I did a PhD on the health rights of documented and undocumented labor migrants in Germany and Israel and on related political decision-making processes. During that time I was also involved in participatory action research with forced migrants in Israel; e.g., Eritrean asylum seekers. I then spent 1 year (postdoc, 2014-2015) in Chicago, working mainly on community-based participatory research with low-paid worker/migrant populations. Since 2016 I have a postdoc position at the Technical University Berlin. My research addresses health policies towards asylum seekers, namely an evaluation of policy changes and an examination of policy rationales (e.g., for the introduction of an electronic chipcard for asylum seekers in some counties, which may have eased access to care and reduced costs of care). Over the recent years I was involved in the establishment of a work group under EUPHA's Migrant and Ethnic Minority Health Section that deals with "economic arguments in migrant health policymaking"; i.e., the goal of the workgroup is to understand how policy can be influenced and the role of scientific evidence therein as well as the mapping and generation of scientific evidence, incl. discussion of methodological and other challenges. Apart from "applied" public health/action research I am very interested in public health ethical and political theories and debates around the topic of migration and health/health inequities/social justice.

Research Focus/Expertise on Relevant Migrant Categories:
International/Cross-Border Migration
Asylum seekers (Adults)
Human trafficking (Adults)
International migrant workers (Adults)
Refugees (Adults)

General Research Focus/Expertise: 
Community participation in health
Health and human rights
Health policy
Mental health
Public Health

Relevant Projects

Title Year Published Region/Country Role in the Project Main Outcome Link to Study Reports and publications
Evaluation of health policies towards asylum seekers in Berlin and Saxony 2016 European Economic AreaGermany Principal Investigator
Community-based participatory research to improve asylum seekers' access to health insurance in Israel 2013 South-Eastern Europe Eastern Europe and Central AsiaIsrael Other
Analysis of health policies and policy rationales towards documented and undocumented labor migrants 2007 European Economic AreaGermany
South-Eastern Europe Eastern Europe and Central AsiaIsrael
Principal Investigator

Relevant Publications

Title Author Year Published Link to Publication
Applying a Community-Based Participatory Research Approach to Improve Asylum-Seekers’ Access to Healthcare in Israel Gottlieb, N., Mink, J., Weinstein, T., Ghebrezghiabher, H., Sultan, Z., & Reichlin, R. 2017
Migrant Health: Putting the Economic Argument into the Context of Deservingness Debates Gottlieb, N., & Davidovitch, N. 2017
Asylum Seekers’ Access to Health Care in Israel Gottlieb, N., Ghebrezghiabher, H., & Gebreyesus, T. 2016
Barriers to Contraceptive Care-Seeking: The Experience of Eritrean Asylum-Seeking Women in Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel Gebreyesus, T., Gottlieb, N., Davidovitch, N., & Surkin, P. 2017
International Workshop: Health Care Provision for Migrants: Comparing Approaches to Ethical Challenges in Germany and the UK West-Oram, P., & Gottlieb, N. 2017
Beyond "New Humanitarianism": The Physicians for Human Rights-Israel’s Mobile Clinic and Open Clinic on the Interface of Social Justice, Human Rights and Medical Relief Filc, D., Gottlieb, N., & Davidovitch, N. 2015
Medical Humanitarianism, Human Rights and Political Advocacy: The Case of the Israeli Open Clinic Gottlieb, N., Filc, D., & Davidovitch, N. 2012
State, Citizenship and Health in an Age of Global Mobility – A Comparative Study of Labor Migrants' Health Rights in Germany and Israel Gottlieb, N. 2015
Migrants' Access to Health Care, State Responsibility and NGOs' Role in an Age of Neo-Liberal Globalization Gottlieb, N., Filc, D. and Davidovitch, N 2012