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Aviv Landau, Ph.D., M.S.W.

Aviv Landau Headshot
  • Co-Director, SAFELab
  • Research Assistant Professor, School of Social Policy and Practice

Landau is social worker researcher and a public interest technologist in the fields of artificial intelligence, health disparities, ethics, social media, and underserved communities.

Aviv Y. Landau is a research assistant professor at UPenn’s School of Social Policy and Practice and the Co-Director of SAFElab.

His research focuses on developing and implementing interdisciplinary computational and social work approaches. Landau’s main topics of interest are, health equity, ethical artificial intelligence, youth engagement on social media, natural language processing, developing clinical decision support systems, and qualitative methodologies.

In his research on child abuse and neglect, Landau developed ethical recommendations for implementing machine learning-based models for detecting child abuse and prioritized the reduction of racial bias while developing a phenotype for child abuse and neglect.

Landau worked for several years as a social worker in Israel with youth from diverse and marginalized backgrounds and communities. Landau received his B.S.W, M.S.W, and Ph.D. from the University of Haifa, Israel.


  • B.S.W., University of Haifa, 2010
  • M.S.W., University of Haifa, 2015
  • Ph.D., University of Haifa, 2018