Roni Elran-Barak, MSW

Family Therapist, Eating and Weight Disorders Program

5841 South Maryland Avenue, MC3077, Room W-416
Chicago, IL 60637


Education & Training

University of Haifa, Israel. MSW in Social Work, 2006

University of Haifa, Israel. PhD in Social Work, 2013 (anticipated)

Clinical Interests

Eating disorders and Anxiety disorders

Family-Based Treatments

Research Interests

My fields of research include eating disorders, sexual abuse and childhood trauma. I have interests in both quantitative and qualitative research methods.

Academic Publications

Elran-Barak, R., Latzer, Y., Buchbinder, E., Zubery, E. (2011). The Road to Liberation: Metaphors and Narratives of Illness of Women Recovered from Bulimia Nervosa. In Stein, D., Latzer, Y., & Merrick, J. (eds.), Eating Disorders: From Etiology to Treatment. Huntington, NY: Nova Science Publishers.

Elran-Barak, R., Buchbinder, E., Zubery, E., & Latzer, Y. (2012). Metaphors of Illness and Recovery In Narratives of Women Recovered from Bulimia Nervosa. Sihot, 28, 268-277. (Hebrew)

Savaya, R., Spiro, S., & Elran-Barak, R. (2008). Sustainability of Social Program: A comparative Case Study Analysis. American Journal of Evaluation, 29, 478-493.

Savaya, R., Spiro, S., & Elran-Barak, R. (2008). Successful but not sustained: A case study of anti-alcohol prevention program. Social Security, 77, 79-93. (Hebrew)

Academic Prizes and Awards

2009-2011 The Graduate Studies Authority's Scholarship for outstanding PhD students, Haifa University

2005    Excellence Award for MA students, Haifa University