Udi Sommer

Udi Sommer
Associate Professor of Political Science


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Tel Aviv University, Naftali 529
Ramat Aviv, Tel Aviv, ISRAEL


Sharon Lili Elhadad – Politics, Heath Policy & Economics

Sharon’s dissertation research focuses on Food Safety Regulations, Health Policy, Public Health, and Public Policy.

Research Focus: Sharon Elhadad’s current research project focuses on examining the factors that drive differences in the adoption of Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Food Code regulations across US states. She is working on creating a framework that could shed light on variations in the adoption of food code regulations in other countries. Her research projects explore theoretical and empirical studies of food policies to address global and national health inequities within different socioeconomic societies. 

Bio: Sharon is a PhD candidate in the Tel Aviv University School of Political Science, International Relations and Government. She holds an MA in Political Science (Magna Cum Laude) and an MA in Economics. Prior to this she obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Economics and Business Administration with a major in Finance from Ariel University of Samaria. Originally from Miami, Florida, Sharon has lived in several cities, in the US, Latin America, and Israel.

Sharon has also served as an intern for the Office of Public Engagement at the White House and has multiple years of experience in the field of international relations, most recently with the British Council Israel.