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Work experience

2018 - Present

Senior researcher

Public health institute, Riga Stradins University

2017 - Present

Director of Dosage form technology department

Faculty of Pharmacy, Riga Stradins University

2014 - Present

Researcher (contract based)

Health Projects for Latvia

2013 - Present

Assistant Professor

Faculty of Pharmacy, Riga Stradins University

2012 - 2013

President's assistant, Head of the pharmaceutical care group

Pharmacists' Society of Latvia

2008 - 2012

Teaching and research assistant

College of Pharmacy, University of Minnesota

2007 - 2008

Assistant of qualified person/drug registration affiliate/drug safety manager

Roche Latvia

2004 - 2007

Research assistant at Research laboratory of physical organic chemistry

Institute of Organic Synthesis

Education and training

2008 - 2013

PhD

Social and Administrative Pharmacy (minor in Bioethics), University of Minnesota

2003 - 2008

Pharmacist

Faculty of Pharmacy, Rīga Stradiņš University

2000 - 2003

High school diploma

Preili State Grammar School

Achievements

Continuing education a.o. qualification upgrade

 

2018 November - Basics of creating video films and multimedia materials for teaching purposes, RSU Center for Academic Growth, Riga, Latvia

 

2017 December - Research methods and statistics, RSU Center for Academic Growth, Riga, Latvia

 

2017 October - Improvisation in teaching RSU Center for Academic Growth, Riga, Latvia

 

2016 May - Effective supervision of research projects. RSU Center for Academic Growth, Riga, Latvia

 

2016 March-May - Methods for evaluating study outcomes. RSU Center for Academic Growth, Riga, Latvia

 

2015 July - Pharmaceutical Policy Analysis. 5 days, Utrecht University, Utrecht, the Netherlands

 

2014 May - Fundamentals of Assessment Course 2 days, St. Georges University of London, London, UK

 

2014 April -May University Teaching 101 6 weeks online course, John Hopkins University

 

Field of research

 

Pharmaceutical policy

Access to medicines

Pharmaceutical promotion

 

Supervised study course

 

Clinical Research

Social pharmacy and pharmaceutical care

Introduction to pharmaceutical care

 

 

Head of study course

 

Clinical Research

Pharmaceutical information

Social pharmacy and pharmaceutical care

Introduction to pharmaceutical care

 

Lectured study course

 

Clinical Research

Pharmaceutical information

Social pharmacy and pharmaceutical care

Introduction to pharmaceutical care

 

Supervised and reviewed student research papers

 

Supervised:

 

qualification papers: 8

master thesis: 1

 

Reviewed:

 

qualification papers: 6

master thesis: 2

 

Projekti

 

  • 2017 June – 2018 May. Analysis of Latvian generic medicines retail market (with Marija Ceha). 

 

  • 2017 January - Unbranded advertising of prescription medicines to the public by pharmaceutical companies. Cochrane systematic review (with Teresa Leonardo Alves, A K Mantel-Teeuwisse, Anne Paschke, Hubert GM Leufkens, Lorri Puil, Barbara Mintzes). 

 

  • 2017 January-March. Availability of evidence of benefits on overall survival and quality of life of cancer drugs approved by European Medicines Agency : retrospective cohort study of drug approvals 2009-13 (with Courtney Davis, Huseyin Naci, Evrim Gurpinar, Ajay Aggarwal).

 

  • 2017 January – June. Access to innovative medicines in Latvia. Case studies of hepatitis C, HIV and oncology (with Anda Ķīvīte and Vita Dumpe). 

 

  • 2016 December- 2017 February. Medical, Pharmacy and Nursing Students’ Exposure to and Attitudes Regarding Interactions with Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Industry in Baltics (with Ieva Salmane Kuļikovska, Signe Mežinska). 

 

  • 2016 August - December. Impact of horizontal and vertical integration in pharmacy sector in Latvia (with Santa Šlokenberga). 

 

  • 2015 March - 2016 March. Analysis of disease awareness campaigns in Latvia (with Teresa L. Alves, Ieva Salmane-Kuļikovska, Signe Mežinska). 

 

  • 2015 August - 2016 February. Principles of good governance in Latvian medication reimbursement system (with Vita Dumpe and Santa Šlokenberga). 

 

  • 2015 January - July. Use of generic medicines in Latvia: opinions and attitudes of public, health care providers and media (with Ieva Salmane-Kuļikovska, Signe Mežinska).

 

  • 2014 April-May. Utilization of unused medicines: knowledge and behaviour of public (with Ieva Salmane-Kuļikovska, Signe Mežinska). 

 

  • 2011 April - 2013 April "We get patients": Understanding the culture of patient recruitment organizations. PhD thesis in Social and Administrative Pharmacy program, University of Minnesota, USA. 

 

 

Dalība biedrībās, organizācijās u.tml.

 

2018- board director, Health Action Europe

2017- board member, Health Action Europe

2016- board member, Health Projects for Latvia

2013- member, Health Projects for Latvia

2013- 2014 advisory board member, Patients' Ombudsmen Office

2006- 2008 president, Pharmacy Student Association of Latvia

 

Awards and recognitions

 

2015 Boris and Inara Teterev Foundation's RSU scholarship for modernizing study programs

2011-2012 Consortium Student Scholar, Consortium on Law and Values in Health, Environment & the Life Sciences​

 

 

Publikācijas

 

Peer-reviewed articles

 

 

Salmane-Kulikovska, I., Poplavska, E., Ceha, M., Mezinska, S. (2018). Use of Generic Medicines in Latvia: Awareness, Opinions and Experiences of the Population. Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice. (Accepted).

 

Leonardo Alves, T., Poplavska, E., Mezinska, S., Salmane-Kuļikovska, I., Andersone, L., Mantel-Teeuwisse, A., Mintzes, B. (2018). Disease awareness campaigns in printed and online media in Latvia: cross-sectional study on consistency with WHO Ethical Criteria for Medicinal Drug Promotion and European standards. BMC Public Health, 18:1322 https://doi.org/10.1186/s12889-018-6202-2

 

Availability of evidence of benefits on overall survival and quality of life of cancer drugs approved by European Medicines Agency: retrospective cohort study of drug approvals 2009-13 [Elektroniskais resurss] / C.Davis, H.Naci, E.Poplavska ...[et al.] // BMJ (Online) [Elektroniskais resurss]. - Vol.359, (2017, Oct.), article No.j4530, [13 p.]. - Resurss aprakstīts 2017.g. 23.okt. - Starptautiski citējamā izdevumā. - Pieejas veids: Tīmeklis WWW.URL: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5627352/

 

Unbranded advertising of prescription medicines to the public by pharmaceutical companies (protocol) [Elektroniskais resurss] / T.Leonardo Alves, A.K.Mantel-Teeuwisse, E.Poplavska ...[et al.] // Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews [Elektroniskais resurss]. - Vol.2017, Issue 7 (2017, July), article No.CD012699, [18 p.]. - Starptautiski citējamā izdevumā. - Pieejas veids: Tīmeklis WWW.URL: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/14651858.CD01269…

 

Ozoliņa, Vita. Pacientu tiesību aizsardzība Latvijā : aptiekas apmeklētāju izpratne par savām tiesībām / V.Ozoliņa, E.Poplavska // Zinātniskie raksti : 2010.g. sociālo zinātņu nozares pētnieciskā darba publikācijas / Rīgas Stradiņa universitāte. - Rīga, 2011. - 252.-265.lpp.

 

 

Other publications

 

 

Poplavska, E. (2017). Issues with affordability of medicines. Materia Medica. - Nr.12, 36.-40.lpp. (in Latvian)

 

Poplavska, E., Dumpe, V., Šlokenberga, S. (2016). Good governance principles in Latvian ambulatory drug and medical device reimbursement system. Health Projects for Latvia. (in Latvian) 

http://www.veselibasprojekti.lv/upload/Zinojums_laba_parvaldiba_KZS_final_40316.pdf

 

Mežinska, S., Poplavska, E., Salmane-Kuļikovska, I., Čeha, M. (2015). Use of generic medicines in Latvia: opinions and attitudes of public, health care providers and media. Health Projects for Latvia. (in Latvian)

http://www.veselibasprojekti.lv/upload/Petijuma_zinojums_27072015.pdf

 

Poplavska, E., Salmane-Kuļikovska, I. (2015). Polifarmācijas problēmas - pārskats un iespējamie risinājumi. Materia Medica. - Nr.2, 10.-20.lpp. (in Latvian)

 

Poplavska, E., Čeha, M. (2015). Off-patent medicines. Materia Medica. - Nr.11, 6.-15.lpp. (in Latvian)

 

Salmane-Kuļikovska, I., Poplavska, E., Mežinska, S. (2014). Utliziation of unused medicines: knowledge and behavior of public. Health Projects for Latvia. (in Latvian)

http://www.veselibasprojekti.lv/upload/raksti/EEZ/Petijuma_zinojums_zalu_utilizacija_final.pdf

 

 

Academic conference presentations

 

 

Salmane-Kuļikovska, I., Poplavska, E., Andersone, L., Mežinska, S., Leonardo Alves, T. (2018). Health information or advertising? Analysis of disease awareness campaigns in Latvia. Riga Stradins University Scientific Conference, March 22-23.

 

Leonardo Alves, T., Poplavska, E., Mežinska, S., Salmane-Kuļikovska, I., Andersone, L., Mintzes, B. (2016). Exposure to disease awareness campaigns in printed and online media in Latvia. The 4th international conference on Preventing Overdiagnosis (Barcelona, Spain, 20-22.sept, 2016).  

 

Salmane-Kuļikovska, I., Poplavska, E., Mežinska, S. (2015). Opinions of physicians in pharmacists regarding generic medicines: the qualitative study in Latvia. BSA Medical Sociology Study Group 47th Annual Conference (York, UK, Sept.9-11, 2015). Programme / British Sociological Association. - York, 2015. - P.149.

 

Poplavska, Elita. (2015). Negotiating recruitment: collaboration between patient recruitment companies and sponsors. BSA Medical Sociology Study Group 47th Annual Conference (York, UK, Sept.9-11, 2015): Programme / British Sociological Association. - York, 2015. - P.133.

 

Poplavska, E.  (2013). Recruiting ‘high quality’ Joint conference of European Association of Social Anthropologists Medical Anthropology Network and American Anthropology Association Society for Medical Anthropology, (Tarragona, Spain, June, 2013).

 

Poplavska, E. (2013). We are not a clinic, they are not patients: Professional patient recruitment for clinical trials 3rd Global conference: The Patient. (Lisbon, Portugal, May, 2013)

 

Poplavska, E., Ardava E, Ozolina, V. (2012). Exploring the meaning of medications for patients in Latvia. 4th International Interdisciplinary Scientific Conference "Society. Health. Welfare" & 1st Conference of Speech Therapists (Riga, Nov.22-23, 2012) : Abstracts / Rīgas Stradiņa universitāte ...[u.c.]. - Riga, 2012. - P.88-89.

 

Ozoliņa, V., Poplavska, E. (2010). Pacientu tiesību aizsardzība Latvijā : pacientu tiesības aptiekā. 2010.gada Zinātniskās konferences tēzes (Rīga, 2010.g. 18.-19.martā) / Rīgas Stradiņa universitāte. - Rīga, 2010. - 436.lpp.

 

Poplavska, E. (2006). Diethone stability in UV radiation. Riga Stradins University International Scientific Conference (Rīga, 2006.g. November)

 

Poplavska, E. (2005).  Radio stability of diethone. Riga Stradins University International Scientific Conference (Rīga, 2005, November)

 

Salmane-Kuļikovska, Ieva. Opinions of physicians in pharmacists regarding generic medicines : the qualitative study in Latvia : [abstract] / I.Salmane-Kulikovska, E.Poplavska, S.Mezinska // BSA Medical Sociology Study Group 47th Annual Conference (York, UK, Sept.9-11, 2015) : Programme / British Sociological Association. - York, 2015. - P.42.

Poplavska, Elita. Exploring the meaning of medications for patients in Latvia / E.Poplavska, E.Ardava, V.Ozolina // 4th International Interdisciplinary Scientific Conference "Society. Health. Welfare" & 1st Conference of Speech Therapists (Riga, Nov.22-23, 2012) : Abstracts / Rīgas Stradiņa universitāte ...[u.c.]. - Riga, 2012. - P.88-89.

Ozoliņa, Vita. Pacientu tiesību aizsardzība Latvijā : pacientu tiesības aptiekā / V.Ozoliņa, E.Poplavska // 2010.gada Zinātniskās konferences tēzes (Rīga, 2010.g. 18.-19.martā) / Rīgas Stradiņa universitāte. - Rīga, 2010. - 436.lpp.

 

Other presentations

 

 

Poplavska, E. (2018). Current teaching methods in pharmacy. Annual Conference of Pharmacists' Society of Latvia. November, 8th, Riga.

 

Poplavska, E. (2018).  Rational use and access to medicines in Latvia. Conference dedicated to World Health Day and the 70th anniversary of the World Health Organization co-organized by WHO Latvia and Latvian Medical Association. April 6, Riga.

 

Poplavska, E., Ķīvite, A. (2017). C hepatitis case study in Latvia: Lessons learned. Are we ready for the next Sovaldi? Conference: Access to medicines in the Baltics: Changing the narrative. October 13, Riga.

 

Poplavska, E., Mežinska, S. (2017). Access to medicines in Latvia: Quo Vadis? The 8th Latvian Congress of Physicians. September 21-23, Riga.

 

Poplavska, E., Mežinska, S. (2017). What are generic medicines? Public conversation festival LAMPA. June 30, Cesis.

 

Mintzes, B., Poplavska, E. (2016).  How can we best inform decision on treatment? Workshop.  Summer school: Affordable Access to Needed Medicines and their Rational Use in Europe. July 5-8, Riga.

 

Poplavska, E. (2015). What are generic medicines? Series of public seminar for seniors on rational use of medicines organized by Health Projects for Latvia.

 

Mintzes, B., Poplavska, E. (2014).  Analysing pharmaceutical advertisements in medical journals. Workshop. Summer school: Understanding and Responding to Pharmaceutical Promotion. July 1-4, Ventspils

 

Aizsilniece, I., Poplavska, E. (2014). Communication with pharmaceutical sales representatives. Workshop. Summer school: Understanding and Responding to Pharmaceutical Promotion, July 1-4, Ventspils

 

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