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Work experience

2002 - Present

Lecturer

Rīga Stradiņš University, Faculty of Pharmacy, Department of Dosage Form Technology

2018 - Present

Researcher

Rīga Stradiņš University, Institute of Microbiology and Virology

Education and training

2017 - 2019

Master's degree in International Economics

University of Latvia

2010 - 2012

International Master's degree in Health Economics and Pharmacoeconomics

Pompeu Fabra University (Spain)

1992 - 1998

Master’s degree in Economics and Management

University of Latvia

1987 - 1992

Pharmacist’s Diploma

Medical Academy of Latvia

Achievements

Projects (participation)

COST (European Cooperation in Science and Technology) Action 15111 EUROMENE (European Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS) Research Network)

Project 'Precision medicine test for the therapeutic decisions and monitoring of treatment response in breast cancer' in the framework of the ERDF (European Regional Development Fund) activity program 'Growth and employment' 1.2.1. specific support aim 'To increase private sector investments in R&D' 1.2.1.2. measure 'Support for improvement of the technology transfer system' (KC-PI-2017/23)

Continuing education a.o. qualification upgrade

(last 5 years):

09.2019. 79th FIP World Congress of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences 'New horizons for pharmacy - Navigating winds of change' (United Arab Emirates)

04.2019. 'Deep Tech Atelier' Magnetic Latvia Technologies conference organised by the Investment and Development Agency of Latvia (Latvia)

03.2019. 'HTA and medical devices in the Baltics' workshop organised by the World Health Organization (Latvia)

01.2019. 'Innovative ideas commercialisation workshop' organised by the Investment and Development Agency of Latvia (Latvia)

09.2018.-11.2018. Riga Technical University. Bachelor's professional study course 'Software Functionality Testing Basics' (Latvia)

2014.-2015. Latvia University of Agriculture. Qualification upgrade courses 'Agriculture and Organic Agriculture Production' (Latvia)

08.2018. 'International Summer School 2018 Riga (ISSR 2018): Economic Modelling in Health Care' organised by the Rīga Stradiņš University (Latvia)

02.2018. Qualification upgrade courses 'Economics of Health Insurance' organised by the Rīga Stradiņš Univesity (Latvia)

10.2017.–02.2018. Qualification upgrade courses 'Scientific Methodology and Statistical Data Analysis' organised by the Rīga Stradiņš Univesity (Latvia)

05.2017. Global Nutraceutical Event ‘Vitafood Europe 2017’ organised by the Global Health&Nutrition Network (Switzerland)

05.2017. 3rd Global Forum on Medical Devices organised by the World Health Organization (Switzerland)

01.2016.–04.2017. Participation at the 'HTA Network' organised by the European Commission

11.2015. European Commission 7th framework program's project 'Advance-HTA (Advancing and strengthening the methodological tools and practices relating to the application and implementation of Health Technology Assessment)' conference organised by the London School of Economics and Political Science – LSE Health (United Kingdom)

09.2015. The HTA Capacity Building Workshop (Under the auspices of Advance-HTA) organised by the London School of Economics and Political Science (Poland)

06.2015. 'Study tour on the Rational Use of Medicines' organised by the World Health Organization (The Netherlands)

06.2015. ISPOR HTA Training Program organised by the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research (Croatia)

Field of research

Health Economics and Pharmacoeconomics

Nutrition Economics

Health Technology Assessment

Lectured study course

Practical Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Legislation

Pharmaceutical Policy and Management

Supervised and reviewed student research papers

Supervised:

student research papers: 3

Reviewed:

Master's theses: 1

student research papers: 3

Awards and recognitions

Recognition of the Prime Minister of the Republic of Latvia on contribution to health care system

Publications

Research articles​​ (last 6 years)

Arāja, Diāna. Multi-criteria decision analysis as a tool for evaluation of unmet needs in health care [Elektroniskais resurss] / D.Araja // SHS Web of Conferences [Elektroniskais resurss] : Proceedings. - EDP Sciences, 2018. - Vol.51 (2018), article No.02001, [10 p.]. - 6th International Interdisciplinary Scientific Conference "Society. Health. Welfare (Part II)" (Riga, Latvia, Nov.23-25, 2016). - Starptautiski citējamā izdevumā. - Pieejas veids: Tīmeklis WWW.URL: https://www.shs-conferences.org/articles/shsconf/abs/2018/1…

The implementation of managed entry agreements in Central and Eastern Europe : findings and implications / A.Ferrario, D.Araja, T.Bochenek ...[et al.] // Pharmacoeconomics. - Vol.35, No.12 (2017, Dec.), p.1271-1285. - Starptautiski citējamā izdevumā.

Arāja, Diāna. Managed entry agreements for new medicines in the Baltic countries / D.Arāja, K.Kõlves // Eurohealth: Quarterly of the European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies. - Vol.22, No.1 (2016), p.27-30.

Arāja, Diāna. Resources of health care financing in Latvia: historical review and eventual changes / D.Arāja, K.Krūzs // Journal of Economics and Management Research. - Vol.4/5 (2016), [159.]-171.lpp.

Arāja, Diāna. State support to medication therapy for children in Latvia [Elektroniskais resurss] / D.Araja // SHS Web of Conferences [Elektroniskais resurss] : Proceedings / Rīga Stradiņš University. - Riga, 2016. - Vol.30 (2016), article No.00040. - 5th International Interdisciplinary Scientific Conference "Society. Health. Welfare" (Riga, Latvia, Nov.26-28, 2014). - Starptautiski citējamā izdevumā. - Pieejas veids: Tīmeklis WWW.URL: http://www.shs-conferences.org/fr/articles/shsconf/abs/2016….

Arāja, Diāna. Price elasticity of demand of the pharmaceuticals in Latvia / D.Araja // Intercultural dialogue on health economics, management and policy: challenges and chances / ed. by S.Bohnet-Joschko, Z.Boutsioli. - Athens : Athens Institute for Education and Research, 2014. - P.207-219.

Arāja, Diāna. The impact of diagnosis subject to reimbursement on life expectancy, the ability to work, and the quality of life : the experts’ assessment / D.Araja // SHS Web of Conferences : Proceedings. - Vol.10 (2014) : 4th International Interdisciplinary Scientific Conference "Society. Health. Welfare" (Riga, Latvia, Nov.22-23, 2012) / Rīga Stradiņš University. - 00004-p.1-00004-p.7. - Pieejams arī tiešsaistē: http://www.shs-conferences.org/

Arāja, Diāna. Experience of the Latvian medicines reimbursement system / D.Araja // Journal of Health Policy & Outcomes Research (JHPOR). - No.1 (2013), p.58-63.

Arāja, Diāna. Nutrition-related diseases in the medicines reimbursement system of Latvia / D.Arāja // Proceedings of the Latvian Academy of Sciences. Sect.B. - Vol.67, Nr.4/5 (2013), 334.-339.lpp. - Kopsav. latviešu val. - Starptautiski citējamā izdevumā.

Abstracts​​ (last 6 years)

Disease register for Myalgic Encephalomyelitis / Chronic Fatigue Syndrome as an opportunity to encourage integrated care of patients / D.Arāja, U.Berķis, A.Lunga, M.Murovska ...[et al.] // Rīga Stradiņš University International Conference on Medical and Health Care Sciences "Knowledge for Use in Practice" (Riga, Latvia, Apr.1-3, 2019) : Abstracts / Rīga Stradiņš University. - Rīga, 2019. - P.235.

Patient-reported outcomes in evaluation of socio-economic impact of Myalgic Encephalomyelitis / Chronic Fatigue Syndrome to society / D.Arāja, U.Berķis, A.Lunga, A.Ivanovs, M.Murovska ....[et al.] // Rīga Stradiņš University International Conference on Medical and Health Care Sciences "Knowledge for Use in Practice" (Riga, Latvia, Apr.1-3, 2019) : Abstracts / Rīga Stradiņš University. - Rīga, 2019. - P.226.

Arāja, Diāna. Geographic modelling for decision-making on accessibility of pharmaceutical care in rural areas / D.Araja // 7th International Interdisciplinary Scientific Conference "Society. Health. Welfare: Contemporary Social Dynamics and Welfare: Urban and Rural Development Perspectives" (Rīga, Oct.10-12, 2018) : Abstracts / Rīga Stradiņš University. - Rīga, 2018. - P.183.

Arāja, Diāna. Organisational models and opportunities for efficiency measuring in health care : [abstract] / D.Araja // Value in Health : The Journal of the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research. - Vol.21, Suppl.3 (2018, Oct.), p.S83. - Starptautiski citējamā izdevumā.

Arāja, Diāna. Uzvedības ekonomikas principu izmantošanas iespējas veselības aprūpē / D.Arāja // 2018.gada Zinātniskās konferences tēzes (Rīga, 2018.g. 22.-23.martā) / Rīgas Stradiņa universitāte. - Rīga, 2018. - 145.lpp.

Čulkstena, Sigita. Lektīnu, viskotoksīnu un citu Viscum album ekstrakta aktīvo vielu lietošana audzēju terapijā : literatūras pārskats / S.Čulkstena, D.Arāja // 2018.gada Zinātniskās konferences tēzes (Rīga, 2018.g. 22.-23.martā) / Rīgas Stradiņa universitāte. - Rīga, 2018. - 106.lpp.

Arāja, Diāna. Evaluation of unmet needs in health care : opportunities for mult-criteria decision analysis [Elektroniskais resurss] / D.Araja // 2017 International Health Conference (Oxford, United Kingdom, June 29-July 1, 2017) : Book of Abstracts [Elektroniskais resurss]. - Oxford, 2017. - Abstract No.0138. - Resurss aprakstīts 2018.g. 22.febr. - Pieejas veids: Tīmeklis WWW.URL: http://www.globalhealthcongress.org/resources/Pictures/Conf…

Arāja, Diāna. Health technologies' taxonomy and challenges to apply the assessment / D.Araja // Value in Health : The Journal of the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research. - Vol.20, No.9 (2017, Oct./Nov.), p.A705. - Starptautiski citējamā izdevumā.

Arāja, Diāna. Resources for assessment of return on investment of health promotion programmes / D.Araja // 2017.gada Zinātniskās konferences tēzes (Rīga, 2017.g. 6.-7.aprīlī) / Rīgas Stradiņa universitāte. - Rīga, 2017. - 405.lpp.

Arāja, Diāna. Measuring of the uncertainty in reimbursement system for medicinal products / D.Araja // Value in Health : The Journal of the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research. - Vol.19, No.7 (2016, Nov.), p.A462. - Starptautiski citējamā izdevumā.

Arāja, Diāna. Methods for assessment of effectiveness of health care reforms / D.Arāja // 2016.gada Zinātniskās konferences tēzes (Rīga, 2016.g. 17.-18.martā) / Rīgas Stradiņa universitāte. - Rīga, 2016. - 295.lpp.

Arāja, Diāna. Multi-criteria decision analysis as a tool for evaluation of unmet needs in health care / D.Araja // 6th International Interdisciplinary Scientific Conference "Society. Health. Welfare: Living in the World of Diversity: Social Transformations. Innovations. Solutions" (Riga, Nov.23-25, 2016) : Abstracts / Rīga Stradiņš University ...[et al.]. - Riga, 2016. - P.19.

Arāja, Diāna. Opportunities for assessment of the return on investment of nutrition programmes / D.Araja // 2nd International Conference "Nutrition and health" (Riga, Latvia, Oct.5-7, 2016) : Conference Program and Book of Abstracts / University of Latvia, Latvia University of Agriculture, Riga Stradiņš University. - Riga, 2016. - P.35.

Mapping of the biosimilar drug policy in 10 Central Eastern European countries / A.Inotai, M.Csanadi, D.Araja ...[et al.] // Value in Health : The Journal of the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research. - Vol.19, No.7 (2016, Nov.), p.A504-505. - Starptautiski citējamā izdevumā.

Arāja, Diāna. Bioekonomikas nozīme sabiedrības veselības uzlabošanā / D.Arāja // 2015.gada Zinātniskās konferences tēzes (Rīga, 2015.g. 26.-27.martā) / Rīgas Stradiņa universitāte. - Rīga, 2015. - 368.lpp.

Arāja, Diāna. Health system research opportunities for assessment of the national health care system / D.Araja // Value in Health : The Journal of the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research. - Vol.18, No.7 (2015, Nov.), p.A574-A575. - Starptautiski citējamā izdevumā.

Arāja, Diāna. Veselības aprūpes sociālekonomisko aspektu izpētes iespējas = Opportunities for research of the social-economic aspects of health care [Elektroniskais resurss] / D.Arāja // Latvijas Universitātes 73. Zinātniskā konference, sekcija "Publiskā sektora pārvaldība un ekonomika" (Rīga, 2015.g. 5.febr.) : [tēzes] [Elektroniskais resurss] / Latvijas Universitāte. Ekonomikas un vadības fakultāte. - Rīga, 2015. - 2 lpp. - Resurss aprakstīts 2016.g. 1.martā. - Pieejas veids: Tīmeklis WWW.URL: http://www.evf.lu.lv/konferences/lu-konferences/lu-73-konfe…

Arāja, Diāna. Ekonomiskās domas transformācija globalizācijas laikmetā / D.Arāja // 2014.gada Zinātniskās konferences tēzes (Rīga, 2014.g. 10.-11.aprīlī) / Rīgas Stradiņa universitāte. - Rīga, 2014. - 394.lpp.

Arāja, Diāna. Public resources allocated for medication of children in Latvia / D.Araja // 5th International Interdisciplinary Scientific Conference "Society. Health. Welfare" & 2nd Conference of Speech Therapists (Riga, Nov.26-28, 2014) : Abstracts / Rīgas Stradiņa universitāte ...[u.c.]. - Riga, 2014. - P.12-13.

Contacts

Colleagues

Maija Dambrova
Academic Staff
Santa Purviņa
Head of the Department, Deputy Chair
Dace Bandere
Dean, Head of Study Programme, Academic Staff
Baiba Mauriņa
Vice-Dean, Head of Study Programme, Head of Study Programme, Head of the Department, Academic Staff
Dins Šmits
Chair, Academic Staff, Academic Staff
Pāvels Sudmalis
Academic Staff, Researcher
Inga Urtāne
Acting Head of Department, Academic Staff