Department of Hygiene

Department of Hygiene, Faculty of Public Health, MU Plovdiv

Contacts

e-mail : hygiene@fph.mu-plovdiv.bg
Phone: 032 200656 / 032 200657
Laboratory: 032 200655


Educational activity of the department of Hygiene

Medicine

3rd year

Academic Staff

Assoc. Prof. Stanislava Nikolaeva Harizanova MD, PhD – Head of Department

Assoc. Prof. Stanislava Nikolaeva Harizanova MD, PhD
Phone:032 200656
e-mail: stanislava.harizanova@mu-plovdiv.bg
e-mail: dr.harizanovi@abv.bg

Publications

prof. Dr. Penka Dimitrova Gatseva, MD, PhD

Phone:032 200654

e-mail: penka.gatseva@mu-plovdiv.bg
e-mail: gatseva_p@mail.bg

Publications

assoc. prof. Victoria Konstantinova Atanasova, MD, PhD

assoc. prof. Victoria Konstantinova Atanasova, MD, PhD
Phone: 032 200654
e-mail: viktoriya.atanasova@mu-plovdiv.bg
e-mail: victoria321@abv.bg

Publications

Head Asst. Prof. Angel M. Dzhambov, MD, PhD, DSc(Med)

д-р Ангел Джамбов

Head Asst. Prof.Elka Ilieva Toseva, MD, PhD

Elka Ilieva Toseva, MD, PhD
Phone:03 2200657
e-mail: elka.toseva@mu-plovdiv.bg
e-mail: elka_toseva@abv.bg

Publications

Asst. Prof. Mihaela Milkova Hubenova, MD

Phone: 032 200657
e-mail: mihaela.hubenova@mu-plovdiv.bg
e-mail: hubenovamd@gmail.com

Dr. Georgi Petrov Kavlakov

Dr. Georgi Petrov Kavlakov
Phone:032 200658
e-mail: georgi.kavlakov@mu-plovdiv.bg
e-mail: novanadejdak@abv.bg

Asst. Prof. Margarita Todorova, MD

Phone: 032 200657
e-mail: margarita.todorova@mu-plovdiv.bg

Asst. Prof. Maria Gornakova

Phone: 032 200657
e-mail: maria.gornakova@mu-plovdiv.bg

Research activity of the department of Hygiene

The research activity of the department is diverse and involves studies in the basic areas of prevention. A major part of the research has been done in collaboration with other departments and institutions. In the period of 2010-2017, 5 monographs and 10 chapters of books were published; more than 90 scientific papers in Bulgarian and foreign journals, including 18 papers with IF were published; more than 60 scientific reports were made in prestigious scientific forums in Bulgaria and abroad, more than 250 citations in Bulgarian and foreign journals are registered.
Basic areas of research:
1. Studies of the relationship between Environment and Health:
The influence of air pollution on various aspects of health – population morbidity, analysis of the respiratory functions, physical capacity, clinical and biochemical changes in children and adolescents, etc.;
The health benefits of the drinking water quality;
The influence of some environmental pollutants (nitrates, thiocyanates, perchlorates, etc.) on the iodine status of children, adolescents and pregnant women]
The influence of noise pollution in the settlements over the health of different population groups.
2. Hygiene problems of occupational medicine:
Assessment and health significance of physical (microclimate, noise, vibrations and light) and chemical factors among people working in the system for obtaining drinking water and wastewater purification; analysis of the professional risk of working with biological agents in the same field.;
Psychology of labour, assessment of fatigue and stress, including the burnout syndrome in some groups of employees, etc.
3. Hygiene issues in nutrition and dietetics – nutritional epidemiology: nutrition in various population groups – students, pregnant women, breastfeeding women, children and adults, people working in different fields and exposed to hazards; nutritional prevention of some socially significant diseases; functional foods, health assessment of microbiological and chemical contamination of foods, etc.
4. Hygiene issues in childhood and adolescence – assessment of the physical development of children and adolescents; analysis of the morbidity and hospitalization of children from ecological risk regions in the country; studies on the incidence of some socially significant diseases in children and adolescents (overweight and obesity, micronutrient deficiency), etc.
Attainment of academic degrees at the department after entering a competition at MU:
2012 – Assoc. Prof. Tanya Turnovska, MD, PhD, DMSc was assigned the academic rank of Full Professor;
2015 – Assoc. Prof. Penka Gatseva, MD, PhD was assigned the academic rank of Full Professor;
2017 – Head assistant prof. Viktoria Atanasova, MD, PhD, was assigned the academic rank of Assoc. Professor;
2018 – Head assistant prof. Stanislava Harizanova, MD, PhD, was assigned the academic rank of Assoc. Professor;
2017 – Assistant Elka Tosseva, MD, PhD, was assigned the academic rank of Head assistant prof.

Textbooks

Gatseva P. (ed.), Hygiene and ecology – Text- and Handbook for pharmacy students, (ed.), Med. Publ House VAP, Plovdiv, 2010, ISBN 978-954-8326-12- 4;
Turnovska Т. (еd.), Handbook of Hygiene of health care services, Med. publ. “Raikov”, Plovdiv, 2010, ISBN 978-954-9666-51-9;
Gatseva P. (ed.), Hygiene and ecology – Handbook for practical exercises for medical students, Med. Publ House VAP, Plovdiv, 2011, ISBN 978-954-8326-47-6;
Gatseva P. (ed.), Hygiene and ecology – Textbook for medical college students, (ed.), Publ. house Lax Book Ltd, Plovdiv, 2015 .ISBN 978-9-189-018-7.

Publications

Monographs of the collaborators at the department during the period of 2010-2017:

Gatseva P. Some current health problems in childhood and adolescence and their prevention, Med. Publ. VAP, 2011, Plovdiv;
Turnovska T. Quality of Air – Quality of Life, Plovdiv, Astarta, 2012, ISBN 978-954-350-134-2;
Atanasova V. On the frequency intake of foods rich in lycopene and beta-carotene, Plovdiv 2016;
Harizanova St. Occupational psychology – development and future. Professional stress, Plovdiv 2017;
Harizanova St., R. Stoyanova. Burnout syndrome – practical guide for diagnosis, assessment and prevention, Plovdiv 2017;
Bivolarska A, P. Gatseva, M. Argirova. Study on urinary iodine and thiocyanate concentrations in Bulgarian schoolchildren and students. In: Iodine-characteristics, sources and health implications, eds. A.H.Martinez, E.J.Perez, Nova Science Inc, NY., 2012, 109-119, ISBN 978-1-61942-708-2;
Harizanova St., N. Mateva, Т. Тurnovska. Study of Burn Out Among Employees in Penitentiary System. In: Stoyanov D. (Ed.) New Model of Burn Out Syndrome: Towards Early Diagnosis and Prevention. River Publishers, Denmark, 2014, 147-159;
Тurnovska T. et al. R. Dimova, B. Tilov, D. Bakova, St. Harizanova. Coping Strategies and Burn Out Syndrome Prevention. In: Stoyanov D. (Ed.) New Model of Burn Out Syndrome: Towards Early Diagnosis and Prevention. River Publishers, Denmark, 2014, 161-169;
Bivolarska,A, P.Gatseva, T. Vlaykova. Environmental factors stimulating the manifestation of iodine deficiency disorders: A study on pregnant women. In Book Series: Advances in Medicine and Biology, vol.80, eds. L.Berhardt ,Nova Science Inc,NY.,2014,pp.129-144, ISSN 2157-5398, ISBN 978-1-63321-871-0 (eBook);
Atanasova V, P. Gatseva. Natural food products, rich in lycopene and beta-carotene, or dietary supplements for cancer prevention. In: E-book: Frontiers in Anti-Cancer Drug Discovery, Bentham Science Publ., 5, 2015, 29-63, eISSN 1879-6656, eISBN 978-1-68108, Editors: Atta-ur-Rahman, FRS, M. Iqbal Choudhary;
Atanasova V, S. Dagnon, D. Christeva, P. Gatseva. Effect of black chokeberry juice on generation of diethylnitrosamine from precursors in vitro experiments. In: Taylor JC (ed.). Book Series: Advances in Chemistry Research, Nova Science Publishers Inc, NY, 26, 2015,185-199;
Dzhambov AM, Dimitrova DD. Road traffic noise-related hypertension and ethnicity as an effect modifier. In: Łucjan C, Gérard D (Editors), Traffic Noise: Exposure, Health Effects and Mitigation. New York Nova Science Publishers, 2017, 41-58. ISBN: 978-1-53612-550-4;
Dzhambov AM. More residential greenspace is associated with lower noise annoyance: Results from a quantitative synthesis of the literature. In: Łucjan C, Gérard D (Editors), Traffic Noise: Exposure, Health Effects and Mitigation. New York Nova Science Publishers, 2017, 77-104. ISBN: 978-1-53612-550-4
2017.

Succesfully defended phd theses of the collaborators at the department during the period of 2010-2017:

2013 y. – Assoc. prof. Viktoria Atanasova, MD, PhD: “Studies on the role of some functional foods in the prevention of oncological diseases”;
2013 y. – Assoc. prof. Stanislava Harizanova, MD, PhD: “Burnout syndrome among employees working in correctional institution”;
2014 y. – Head assistant prof. Raina Vasileva, MD, PhD: “Hygienic characteristics of eating patterns among students in the conditions of social changes”;
2016 y. – Head assistant prof. Elka Toseva, MD, PhD: “Health risk from exposure to biological agents among workers in wastewater treatment plants”;
2017 y. – Assistant prof. Angel Djambov, MD, PhD: Road traffic noise pollution – a risk factor for some cardiovascular and metabolic diseases in adult population”.