Dr Raed Mualem is an educational administrator. Dr Mualem completed his undergraduate studies in biology (B.Sc.) and law (LLB). He also holds master's degrees in science (M.Sc.), Educational leadership and management (M.A), and Health administration (M.H.A), along with a doctoral degree in life sciences - all awarded by Tel Aviv University. He completed post-doctoral work in biochemistry at CNRS in France and has been teaching courses such as human biology and animal physiology at Oranim Academic College. He served as vice president of Mar Elias Educational Institutions from 2002-2009, directing a dynamic K-12 school system. During his tenure as vice president, Dr Mualem also established the Institute for Brain and Rehabilitation Sciences. Dr Mualem participated in the U.S. State Department's International Leadership Program in 2004. In September 2019, he was appointed Head of the Department of Natural and Environmental Sciences for Elementary Schools at Oranim Academic College.
Mualem, R. Morales-Quezada, L., Hussein Farraj, R., Shance, S., Bernshtien,D., Cohen, S., Mualem, L., Salem, N., Yehuda, R., Zbedat, Y., Machado,,C., Waksman,,I & Biswas, S. [Submitted March 2023a]. Econeurobiology and brain development in children: Key factors that affect the development of brain architecture in children. Frontiers in Public Health.
Mualem, R., Nibal Jadon, N., Shance, S., , Hussein-Farraj,R., Mansour,R., Machado, C (Accepted April 2023b) The Effect Of Dietary Preferences On Academic Performance Among Kindergarten-Aged Children. 6th International Conference of Advanced Research in Education. Cambridge 2023 link
Mualem, R. Belal Badarne, B, Biswas, S, Hnout, M, Ganem, S, Zbedat, Y, Shehadeh, E, Waksman,I., Leisman, G, Machado, C. (2021). Improvements in cognition and educational attainment as a result of integrating music into science teaching in elementary school. Neuroscience and Neurological Surgery, 8(5) 1-8; link
Melillo, R. J., Leisman, G., Mualem, R., & Ornai, A. (2020). Persistent childhood primitive reflex reduction effects on cognitive, sensorimotor and academic performance in ADHD. Frontiers in Public Health, 8, 684. link
Mualem, R., Leisman, G., Zbedat, Y., Ganem, S., Mualem, O., Amaria, M., Kozle,A., Khayat-Moughrabi,S., Ornai, A. (2018). The effect of movement on cognitive performance. Frontiers in Public Health, 1- 6, 100. link
Leisman, G., Mualem, R., & Mughrabi, S. K. (2015). The neurological development of the child with the educational enrichment in mind. Psicología Educativa, 21(2), 79-96. link
Leisman, G., Mualem, R. & Machado, C. (2013). The integration of the neurosciences, child public health, and education practice: Hemisphere-specific remediation strategies as a discipline partnered rehabilitation tool in ADD/ADHD. Frontiers in Public Health, 1-7, 22. link
Leisman, G, Machado, C., Melillo, R., Mualem, R (2012(. Intentionality and 'Free-Will' from a neurodevelopmental perspective. Frontiers in Integrative Neuroscience, 6, 1-12. link
Dr Hussein-Farraj is the Head of the education training program for secondary schools at Oranim Academic College of Education, in charge of approximately 50 staff and faculty members (lecturers and pedagogical instructors), and 800 undergraduate and graduate students enlisted in various programs.