Department of Social Medicine and Public Health

Колектив на катедра по социална медицина, Медицински университет - Пловдив
Academic Staff, Department of Social Medicine and Public Health, Medical University of Plovdiv

Contacts

e-mail : soc.med.p.health@fph.mu-plovdiv.bg
Phone : 032/602-288


Educational learning activities

Lecturers from the department lead lessons in Bulgarian and English in:

  • Medical Faculty
  • Faculty of Dental Medicine
  • Faculty of Public Health
  • Medical College -MU Plovdiv.

Disciplines that are leaded are:

  • Social medicine
  • Medical Ethics
  • Medical Statistics

The innovations introduced in the learning process are:

  • Inclusion of role-playing games in the learning process;
  • Preparation of presentations and papers from the students;
  • Active student involvement in the preparation of a training film.

The department conducts final-year internship for medical students before the state exam in social medicine.
In 2013 the department gained accreditation of its doctoral program in „Social medicine and organization of healthcare and pharmacy“ for a period of six years. Over the past four years 14 postgraduate students have been on a specialization in the department, most of whom have passed the exam for diploma. Currently there are 5 graduates who are still trained.

Academic Staff

Prof. Rumen Stefanov, MD, Phd – Head of Department

Prof. Rumen Stefanov
Phone: 032 200 580
e-mail: rumen.stefanov@mu-plovdiv.bg

Assoc. Prof. Nina Musurlieva, DD, Phd – Chief Administrative Assistant

Nina Musurlieva
Phone: 032 200 578
e-mail: nina.musurlieva@mu-plovdiv.bg

Assoc. Prof. Tsonka Miteva-Katrandzhieva, DD, Phd

Tsonka Miteva-Katrandzhieva
Phone: 032 200 577

e-mail: tsonka.miteva@mu-plovdiv.bg

Assoc. Prof. Georgi Iskrov, PhD

Georgi Iskrov
Phone: 032 200 578

e-mail: georgi.iskrov@mu-plovdiv.bg

Assoc. Prof. Yulia Peeva, DD, PhD

Yulia Peeva
Phone: 032 200 579

e-mail: yuliya.peeva@mu-plovdiv.bg

Senior Аsst. prof. Eleonora Hristova, MD, PhD

Eleonora Hristova
Phone: 032 200 575

e-mail: eleonora.hristova@mu-plovdiv.bg

Asst. Prof. Victoria Mandova, DD, PhD

Victoria Mandova
Phone: 032 200 576

e-mail: viktoriya.mandova@mu-plovdiv.bg

Senior Asst. Prof. Ralitsa Raycheva, MEcon, PhD

Ralitsa Raycheva
Phone: 032 200 575

e-mail: r.raycheva@mu-plovdiv.bg

Asst. Prof. Kostadin Kostadinov, MD

Phone: 032 200 579
e-mail: kostadin.kostadinov@mu-plovdiv.bg

Asst. Prof. Kostadin Dimitrov, MD

Костадин Димитров
Phone: 032 200 576
e-mail: kostadin.dimitrov@mu-plovdiv.bg

Asst. Prof. Ivelina Popova, DD

Phone: 032 200 576
e-mail: ivelina.popova@mu-plovdiv.bg

Staff assistant

Vasi Aneva – secretary
Tel: 032 / 602-288
e-mail: vasilka.aneva@mu-plovdiv.bg

Vasi Slavcheva – hygienist

Head of Department:

Assoc. Prof. Todor Zahariev (1951 – 1973)
Prof. Dr. Nicholas Zapryanov, PhD (1973 – 1994)
Prof. Dr. Ivo Dimitrov, PhD (1994 – 2004 )
Assoc. Dilyana Lyahova, PhD (2004 – 2008)
Prof. Dr. Rumen Stefanov, PhD (2008-2011)
Prof. Dr. Maria Stoykova, PhD (2011-2020)

Research activities

Department’s research topics include:

  • Rare diseases
  • Health-related quality of life
  • Current demographic problems and ethical issues
  • Pedagogical aspects of medical statistics
  • Quality evaluation of out- and inpatient care
  • Clinical management
  • History of medicine
  • Epidemiological registries
  • Health technology assessment

Since 2012, Department’s faculty have produced more than 200 publications in Bulgarian and foreign scientific journals, as well as seven monographs. More than 120 scientific reports have been presented in national and international forums.

Department’s members actively participate in university, national and international research projects, as well as in Erasmus mobility.

Department has been organizing annual events, such as the Gala Evening of Social Medicine and Public Health, and the National Conference on Rare Diseases and Orphan Drugs.

Department’s faculty are members of leading international organizations, including European Public Health Association (EUPHA), Balkan Association of History and Philosophy of Medicine (BAHPM), International Conference for Rare Diseases Society (ICORD), Central and Eastern European Genetic Network (CEEGN), International Rare Diseases Research Consortium (IRDiRC), Health Technology Assessment International (HTAi).

Department has been regularly holding research clubs for students of medicine and dentistry.

Textbooks

Publications

Publications in 2021-2022
1. Micai M, Fulceri F, Salvitti T, Romano G, Poustka L, Diehm R, Iskrov G., Stefanov R., Guillon Q, Rogé B, Staines A, Sweeney MR, Boilson AM, Leósdóttir T, Saemundsen E, Moilanen I, Ebeling H, Yliherva A, Gissler M, Parviainen T, Tani P, Kawa R, Pisula E, Vicente A, Rasga C, Budişteanu M, Dale I, Povey C, Flores N, Jenaro C, Monroy ML, Primo PG, Charman T, Cramer S, Warberg CK, Canal-Bedia R, Posada M, Schendel D, Scattoni ML. Autistic Adult Services Availability, Preferences, and User Experiences: Results From the Autism Spectrum Disorder in the European Union Survey. Front Psychiatry. 2022 Jun 10;13:919234. doi: 10.3389/fpsyt.2022.919234. e Collection 2022.
2. Schiller T, Musurlieva N., Bozhkova T, Kondeva V, Dimitrova M, Rimalovska S. Survey Study among Dentist in Bulgaria to Develop a Model for Risk Management in Dental Practice. Biomed Res Int. 2022 Jun 6;2022:6142445. doi: 10.1155/2022/6142445. eCollection 2022.
3. Raycheva R., Rangelova V, Kevorkyan A. Cost Analysis for Patients with Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Healthcare (Basel). 2022 May 25;10(6):980. doi: 10.3390/healthcare10060980.
4. Mandova VD., Stefanov RS. Case-Control Study to Evaluate the Oral Hygiene Habits in 31 Children with Hemophilia in Bulgaria Using the Oral Health Impact Profile-14 (OHIP-14) Questionnaire. Med Sci Monit Basic Res. 2022 Apr 21;28:e936560.
5. Micai M, Ciaramella A, Salvitti T, Fulceri F, Fatta LM, Poustka L, Diehm R, Iskrov G., Stefanov R., Guillon Q, Rogé B, Staines A, Sweeney MR, Boilson AM, Leósdóttir T, Saemundsen E, Moilanen I, Ebeling H, Yliherva A, Gissler M, Parviainen T, Tani P, Kawa R, Vicente A, Rasga C, Budişteanu M, Dale I, Povey C, Flores N, Jenaro C, Monroy ML, Primo PG, Charman T, Cramer S, Warberg CK, Canal-Bedia R, Posada M, Scattoni ML, Schendel D. Autistic Adult Health and Professional Perceptions of It: Evidence From the ASDEU Project. Front Psychiatry. 2021 May 28;12:614102. doi: 10.3389/fpsyt.2021.614102. eCollection 2021.
6. Micai M, Ciaramella A, Salvitti T, Fulceri F, Fatta LM, Poustka L, Diehm R, Iskrov G, Stefanov R, Guillon Q, Rogé B, Staines A, Sweeney MR, Boilson AM, Leósdóttir T, Saemundsen E, Moilanen I, Ebeling H, Yliherva A, Gissler M, Parviainen T, Tani P, Kawa R, Vicente A, Rasga C, Budişteanu M, Dale I, Povey C, Flores N, Jenaro C, Monroy ML, Primo PG, Charman T, Cramer S, Warberg CK, Canal-Bedia R, Posada M, Scattoni ML, Schendel D. Intervention Services for Autistic Adults: An ASDEU Study of Autistic Adults, Carers, and Professionals’ Experiences. J Autism Dev Disord. 2022 Apr;52(4):1623-1639. doi: 10.1007/s10803-021-05038-0.
7. Ignatova V, Kostadinov K, Vassileva E, Muradyan N, Stefanov G, Iskrov G, Stefanov R. Socio-Economic Burden of Myasthenia Gravis: A Cost-of-Illness Study in Bulgaria. Front Public Health. 2022 Mar 3;10:822909. doi: 10.3389/fpubh.2022.822909. eCollection 2022.
8. Scattoni ML, Micai M, Ciaramella A, Salvitti T, Fulceri F, Fatta LM, Poustka L, Diehm R, Iskrov G, Stefanov R, Guillon Q, Rogé B, Staines A, Sweeney MR, Boilson AM, Leósdóttir T, Saemundsen E, Moilanen I, Ebeling H, Yliherva A, Gissler M, Parviainen T, Tani P, Kawa R, Vicente A, Rasga C, Budişteanu M, Dale I, Povey C, Flores N, Jenaro C, Monroy ML, Primo PG, Charman T, Cramer S, Warberg CK, Canal-Bedia R, Posada M, Schendel D. Real-World Experiences in Autistic Adult Diagnostic Services and Post-diagnostic Support and Alignment with Services Guidelines: Results from the ASDEU Study. J Autism Dev Disord. 2021 Nov;51(11):4129-4146. doi: 10.1007/s10803-021-04873-5.
9. Bozhkova T, Musurlieva N, Slavchev D, Dimitrova M, Rimalovska S. Occlusal Indicators Used in Dental Practice: A Survey Study. Biomed Res Int. 2021 Nov 3;2021:2177385. doi: 10.1155/2021/2177385. eCollection 2021.
10. Bozhkova T, Musurlieva N, Slavchev D. Comparative Study Qualitative and Quantitative Techniques in the Study of Occlusion. Biomed Res Int. 2021 Sep 23;2021:1163874. doi: 10.1155/2021/1163874. eCollection 2021.
11. Rangelova V, Raycheva R, Sariyan S, Kevorkyan A. Reporting adverse events of COVID-19 vaccines: The case of Bulgaria. PLoS One. 2022 Jun 10;17(6):e0269727. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0269727. eCollection 2022.
12. Iskrov G, Vasilev G, Mitev M, Nikolova R, Stoykova M, Stefanov R. Practice Patterns for Early Screening and Evaluation for Autism Spectrum Disorder Diagnosis in Bulgaria. J Autism Dev Disord. 2021 Mar;51(3):778-789. doi: 10.1007/s10803-019-04170-2.
13. Burkert V, Stoykova M, Semerdjieva M. Communication Skills Teaching Methods in Dental Education – a Review. Folia Med (Plovdiv). 2021 Feb 28;63(1):30-34. doi: 10.3897/folmed.63.e52343.
14. Golkocheva-Markova E, Kevorkyan A, Raycheva R, Ismailova C, Yoncheva V, Tenev T, Emilova R, Grigorova L, Baltadzhiev I, Komitova R. Assessment of hepatitis E seropositivity among HIV-infected patients in Bulgaria. Braz J Infect Dis. 2022 Jan-Feb;26(1):102329. doi: 10.1016/j.bjid.2022.102329. Epub 2022 Feb 15.
15. Kalchev Y, Petkova T, Raycheva R, Argirova P, Stoycheva M, Murdjeva M. Combined testing of cerebrospinal fluid IL-12 (p40) and serum C-reactive protein as a possible discriminator of acute bacterial neuroinfections. Cytokine. 2021 Apr;140:155423. doi: 10.1016/j.cyto.2021.155423. Epub 2021 Jan 24

Monographies

Published monographies by lecturers in the department

  1. Stoykova M. What are the risks, what is the quality of life and is there a social rehabilitation in patients with cancer in the mouth. Medical University – Plovdiv 2012, 81p, ISBN 978-954-9549-66-9
  2. Stoyanov D., M. Stoykova Burnout syndrome: origin and significance for medicine. Q: Edited by Stoyanov D. Personality, psycho-climate and burnout syndrome. “East-West” 2012: 24-35. ISBN 978 619 152 152 4
  3. Tilov B., Dimitrova E., Torniyova B., Stoykova M. et al. Standardization and validation tools. Q: Edited by Stoyanov D. Personality, psycho-climate and burnout syndrome. “East-West” 2012: 88-120 ISBN 978 619 152 152 4
  4. Stoykova M, Harizanova St, Stoyanov Dr.- Introduction and Background of the Studies in the Field of Burnout Syndrome (BOS). In: Di Nardo P, Stoyanov D. New Model of Burn Out Syndrome: Towards Early Diagnosis and Prevention. 9220 Aalborg, Denmark, 2014: 1-7 ISBN: 978-87-93102-70-5 (Print) ISBN 978-87-93102-71-2 (Ebook)
  5. Musurlieva N, Boyadjiev E., Stoykova M. Oral hygiene and chronic periodontitis. Medical University – Plovdiv 2016 with 68. ISBN 978-619-7085-76-1

Dissertations