2011-2016 Postdoctoral Studies (The Institute for Translational Research in
Children’s Mental Health and Department of Family Social Science, University of Minnesota, U.S.A)
2008- 2012 Ph.D., (School of Social Work, University of Haifa, Israel)
2002-2006 M.A., (The Paul Baerwald School of Social Work and Social Welfare, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel (summa cum laude))
1999-2002 B.A., (The Paul Baerwald School of Social Work and Social Welfare, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel (summa cum laude))
Awards and Excellence Scholarships (Within the Past Five Years)
2019 The Military Family Research Institute 2019 Excellence Award in Research on
Military and Veteran Families for the paper “After deployment, adaptive parenting
tools: 1- year outcomes of an evidence-based parenting program for military
families following deployment”
2017 Golda Meir Fellowships Award
Appointments at the Hebrew University
2016 Lecturer, The Paul Baerwald School of Social Work and Social Welfare, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
Research Grants (Within the Past Five Years)
2017 Joint Foundation Research Grant for Young Scholars. Israel. Project Title: The Role
of Couple Communication in the Dyadic Effects of PTSD on Marital Quality among
at Risk Military Families Following Deployment to war.
Role: PI (10,000$)
List of Publication (Within the Past Five Years)
Zamir O. (2021). Childhood maltreatment and relationship quality: A review of type of abuse and mediating and protective factors. Trauma, Violence, & Abuse. doi:10.1177/1524838021998319
Szepsenwol O, Shai D, Zamir O, Simpson JA. The effects of morbidity-mortality and economic unpredictability on parental distress: A life history approach. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships. 2021;38(1):189-209. doi:10.1177/0265407520959719
Zamir, O., Gewirtz, A. H., & Zhang, N., Cheng, C.H., and Lavee, Y. (in press). Psychological distress and communication quality in military couples after deployment to war. Journal of Family Psychology.
Zhang, N., Piehler, T., Gewirtz, A., Zamir, O. & Snyder, J.(2020). Relationships between mindfulness facets and anger in military couples: An actor-partner interdependence analysis. Journal of Family Therapy 46 (1),
Zamir, O., Gewirtz, A. H., Dekel, R., Lavi, T., Tangir, G. (2020). Mothering under political violence: Posttraumatic symptoms, observed maternal parenting practices, and child externalizing behavior. International Journal of Psychology, 55, 123-132.
Pat-Horenczyk, R.,Zamir, O., Schiff, M., Yochman, A., Lerner, M., Brickman, S. & Brom, D. (2020). Long-term impact of maternal posttraumatic symptoms on children’s regulatory functioning: A 4-year follow-up study. Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice and Policy, 12, 131–137.
Gewirtz, A. H., Snyder, J.,Zamir, O., Zhang, J., & Zhang, N. (2019). Effects of the after deployment: Adaptive Parenting Tools (ADAPT) intervention on fathers and their children: A moderated mediation model. Development and Psychopathology, 31, 1837-1849.
Szepsenwol, O., Zamir, O., Simpson, J. A. (2019). The effect of early-life harshness and unpredictability on intimate partner violence in adulthood: A life history perspective. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships ,36, 1542-1556
Tangir, G., Dekel, R.,Lavi, T., Gewirtz, A. H., Zamir, O.(201). The contribution of the child's gender, maternal care and community type to behavioral problems and post-traumatic symptoms in children exposed to ongoing security threat. Journal of Welfare and Society, 38, 481-507. (Hebrew).
Zamir, O., Szepsenwol, O., Englund, M. M., & Simpson, J. A. (2018). The role of dissociation in revictimization across the lifespan: A 32-year prospective study. Child Abuse & Neglect, 79, 144-153.
Gewirtz, A. H.,DeGarmo, D. S.,& Zamir, O. (2018). After Deployment, Adaptive Parenting Tools: One-year outcomes of an evidence-based parenting program for military families. Prevention Science, 19, 589-599.
Zhang, N., Rudi, J., Zamir, O., & Gewirtz, A. H. (). Parent engagement in online mindfulness exercises within a parent training program for post-deployed military families. Mindfulness, 9, 725-736.
Zamir, O., Gewirtz, A. H., Labella, M., DeGarmo, D. S., & Snyder, J. J. (2018). Experiential avoidance, communication, and marital quality in intimate relationships of military couples. Journal of Family Issues, 39 . 1191-1212.
Gewirtz, A.H.,DeGarmo, D.,& Zamir, O.(2018). Testing a military family stress model. Family Process, 57, 415-431.
Tangir, G.,Dekel, R.,Lavi, T.,Gewirtz, A. H., Zamir, O.(2018). Children's adjustment in a climate of political violence: Comparing mother and child reports. Journal of Child and Family Studies,27, 131-140.
Zamir, O., Gewirtz, A. H., & Zhang, N. (2017). Actor–Partner associations of mindfulness and marital quality after military deployment. Family Relations, 66, 412-424.
Tangir, G.,Dekel, R., Lavi, T.,Gewirtz, A. H., Zamir, O. (2016). The contribution of maternal dimensions and community type to children's adjustment in a continuous security threat. Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice and Policy, 9, 122-129.
Snyder, J. J.,Gewirtz, A. H.,Schrepfermana, L. P.,Girda, S. R.,C Quattlebauma, J., C Pauldinea, M. R., Elisha, K., Zamir, O., & Hayesa, H. (2016). Parent–child relationship quality and family transmission of parent posttraumatic stress disorder symptoms and child externalizing and internalizing symptoms following fathers' exposure to combat trauma. Development and Psychopathology, 28, 947-969.
Zamir, O., & Lavee, Y. (2016). Emotional regulation and revictimization in women’s intimate relationships. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 31, 147–162. 3.064; 5/46 (Family Studies) Q1; 4.
Gewirtz, A. H., DeGarmo, D. S., & Zamir, O. (2016). Effects of a military parenting program on parental distress and suicidal ideation: After Deployment Adaptive Parenting Tools. Journal of Suicide and Life Threatening Behavior, 46, 23-31.
Davis, L., Hanson, S., Zamir, O., Gewirtz, A. H., & DeGarmo, D. S. (2015). Associations of contextual risk and protective factors with fathers’ parenting practices in the post-deployment environment. Psychological Services, 12, 250-260.
Zamir, O., & Lavee, Y. (2015). Emotional awareness and breaking the cycle of revictimization. Journal of Family Violence, 30, 675-684. doi:10.1007/s10896-015-9711-0.