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Dr Iveta Nagyova
Senior Research Leader and Head of Department
Faculty of Medicine, PJ Safarik University

Dr. Iveta Nagyova is a Senior Research Leader at Pavol Jozef Safarik University in Kosice, Slovakia, and Head of the Department of Social and Behavioural Medicine (UPJS;

She is also a President of the Section on Chronic Diseases at the European Public Health Association (EUPHA;, a member of the EUPHA Executive Board, Chair of the EUPHA Section Council, and a member of the European Advisory Committee on Health Research (EACHR) at WHO/Europe.

She graduated in Psychology at UPJS and obtained her PhD in Medical Sciences from the University of Groningen, the Netherlands.

Her research interests are in biobehavioural and psychosocial innovations in chronic condition management, non-pharmacological interventions, behaviour change, improvements in functional status and quality of life in patients with a chronic disease and their implications for integrated care. She is a (co)author of more than 290 research papers, of which over 80 are peer-reviewed international scientific articles; her Scopus h-index is 20.

As a project partner and national coordinator she has been involved in over a dozen European projects, including DG RTD and DG SANTE projects. Since 2004 she has served as a supervisor at the University of Groningen, the Netherlands, where she has been leading a group of 20 PhD students, 16 of whom have already defended their PhD theses. She also serves as an advisor to the WHO Country Office in the Slovak Republic and the Slovak Ministry of Health in the field of chronic diseases, integrated care, and public health.

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