Mr Nimrod Hertz

University position

PhD student
Supervised by Tim Dalgleish


Department of Medicine


MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit


Research Theme

Cognitive and Behavioural Neuroscience


I'm a clinical psychologist focusing on idiographic investigation of the cognitive processes that underlie therapeutic gain in transdiagnostic interventions, primarily for patients suffering from PTSD, with the ultimate goal of optimizing treatment outcomes and improving our ability to personalize treatment selection and treatment delivery based on the specific needs of each patient.

Research Focus


Idiographic research


Transdiagnostic interventions


Network analysis

Clinical conditions

Anxiety disorders

Depressive disorders

Post-traumatic stress disorder


Computational modelling


No collaborators listed

Associated News Items



    Cleper R, Hertz-Palmor N, Mosheva M, Hasson-Ohayon I, Kaplan R, Kreiss Y, Afek A, Pessach IM, Gothelf D, Gross R (2022), “Sleep Difficulties Among COVID-19 Frontline Healthcare Workers” Frontiers in Psychiatry 13

    Dror C, Hertz-Palmor N, Barzilai Y, Gila S, Tali BZ, Alex G, Tal L, Maya KL, Talia S, Doron G, Bloch Y (2022), “Youth Psychiatric Hospitalization in Israel during COVID-19: A Multi-Center Study” International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 19(16):9870.

    Dror C, Hertz-Palmor N, Yadan-Barzilai Y, Saker T, Kritchmann-Lupo M, Bloch Y (2022), “Increase in Referrals of Children and Adolescents to the Psychiatric Emergency Room Is Evident Only in the Second Year of the COVID-19 Pandemic—Evaluating 9156 Visits from 2010 through 2021 in a Single Psychiatric Emergency Room” International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 19(15):8924.

    Gershfeld-Litvin A, Hertz-Palmor N, Shtilerman A, Rapaport S, Gothelf D, Weisman H (2022), “The Development of Somatic Symptom Disorder in Children: Psychological Characteristics and Psychiatric Comorbidity” Journal of the Academy of Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry 63(4):324-33.

    Hertz-Palmor N, Gothelf D (2022), “The importance of measuring quality of life as a treatment outcome in child and adolescent psychiatry” European Child & Adolescent Psychiatry 4:1-5.

    Hertz-Palmor N, Gothelf D, Matalon N, Dorman-Ilan S, Basel D, Bursztyn S, Shani S, Mosheva M, Gross R, Pessach IM, Hasson-Ohayon I (2022), “Left alone outside: A prospective observational cohort study on mental health outcomes among relatives of COVID-19 hospitalized patients” Psychiatry Research 307:114328

    in submission

    Hertz-Palmor N, Ruppin S, Matalon N, Mosheva M, Dorman-Ilan S, Avinir A, Mekori-Domachevsky E, Hasson-Ohayon I, Gross R, Gothelf D, Pessach I (in submission), “A 16-Month Longitudinal Investigation of Risk and Protective Factors for Mental Health Outcomes Throughout Three National Lockdowns and a Mass Vaccination Campaign: Evidence from a Weighted Israeli Sample During COVID-19” medRxiv


    Massad R, Hertz-Palmor N, Schneier FR, Lazarov A (2022), “Development and Initial Validation of the Visual Social Anxiety Scale (VSAS): Could a Picture Be Worth a Thousand Words?” Journal of Anxiety Disorders 102589

    Rudich-Strassler A, Hertz-Palmor N, Lazarov A (2022), “Looks interesting: Attention allocation in depression when using a news website–An eye tracking study” Journal of Affective Disorders 304, 113-121

    Schwartz-Lifshitz M, Hertz-Palmor N, Dekel I, Balan-Moshe L, Mekori-Domachevsky E, Weisman H, Kaufman S, Gothelf D, Amichai-Hamburger Y (2022), “Loneliness and social media use among adolescents with psychiatric disorders” Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking


    Brand-Gothelf A, Hasson-Ohayon I, Hertz-Palmor N, Basel D, Gothelf D, Karnieli-Miller O (2021), “The delivery of diagnosis by child psychiatrists: Process characteristics and correlates of distress” Frontiers in Psychiatry 12:632207.

    Dekel, I., Hertz-Palmor, N., Dorman-Ilan, S., Reich-Dvori, M., Gothelf, D., & Pessach, I. M (2021), “Bridging the gap between the emergency department and outpatient care: feasibility of a short-term psychiatric crisis intervention for children and adolescents” European child & adolescent psychiatry 1-7

    Hertz-Palmor N, Moore T, Gothelf D, DiDomenico G, Dekel I, Greenberg D, Brown L, Matalon N, Visoki E, White L, Himes M, Lifshitz-Schwartz M, Gross R, Gur R, Gur R, Pessach I, Barzilay R (2021), “Association among income loss, financial strain and depressive symptoms during COVID-19: evidence from two longitudinal studies” J Affective Disorders 291, 1-8

    Matalon N, Dorman-Ilan S, Hasson-Ohayon I, Hertz-Palmor N, Shani S, Basel D, Gross R, Chen W, Abramovich A, Afek A, Ziv A, Pessach IM, Gothelf D (2021), “Trajectories of post-traumatic stress symptoms, anxiety, and depression in hospitalized COVID-19 patients: A one-month follow-up” Journal of Psychosomatic Research 143:110399.

    Mosheva M, Gross R, Hertz?Palmor N, Hasson?Ohayon I, Kaplan R, Cleper R, Kreiss Y, Gothelf D, Pessach IM (2021), “The association between witnessing patient death and mental health outcomes in frontline COVID?19 healthcare workers” Depression and Anxiety 38(4):468-79.

    Schwartz-Lifshitz M, Basel D, Lang C, Hertz-Palmor N, Dekel I, Zohar J, Gothelf D (2021), “Obsessive compulsive symptoms severity among children and adolescents during COVID-19 first wave in Israel?” Journal of Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders 28:100610

    Yardeni M, Abebe Campino G, Hasson?Ohayon I, Basel D, Hertz?Palmor N, Bursztyn S, Weisman H, Pessach IM, Toren A, Gothelf D (2021), “Trajectories and risk factors for anxiety and depression in children and adolescents with cancer: A 1?year follow?up” Cancer Medicine (16):5653-60.


    Dorman-Ilan S, Hertz-Palmor N, Brand-Gothelf A, Hasson-Ohayon I, Matalon N, Gross R, Chen W, Abramovich A, Afek A, Ziv A, Kreiss Y, Pessach IM, Gothelf D (2020), “Anxiety and depression symptoms in COVID-19 isolated patients and in their relatives” Frontiers in Psychiatry 11:581598.

    Mosheva M, Hertz-Palmor N, Dorman Ilan S, Matalon N, Pessach I, Afek A, Ziv A, Kreiss Y, Gross R, Gothelf D (2020), “Anxiety, pandemic-related stress and resilience among physicians during the COVID-19 pandemic.” Depression and Anxiety 37(10), 965-971