Tova Band Winterstein, PhD, is a Prof. at the Department of Gerontology, Faculty of Social Welfare & Health Sciences, University of Haifa, Israel. Her main area of research in Israel is elder abuse and neglect including self-neglect and intimate partner violence along the life course. In Her work she combines knowledge generated from practice and theoretical knowledge aimed towards development of theory in gerontology, elder abuse, and intimate partner violence. She is an experienced qualitative researcher and address issues of health, family and needs of the older adults from a life course perspective. Recently have been doing qualitative research on marginalized older adults (e.g. families aging with disabilities, older person suicidality, older prisoners and sexual assault in late life). She is publishing articles in Refereed Journals and wrote two scientific books: Band-Winterstein, T. (2008). Like a wounded pigeon: Life stories of old battered women. Jerusalem, Israel: Eshel. (177 pp.) (in Hebrew) and Band-Winterstein, T., & Eisikovits, Z. (2014). Intimate violence across the lifespan: Interpersonal, familial, and cross-generational perspectives. New York, NY:  The Springer Series on Human Exceptionality (137 Pages).