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Work experience

2012 - Present

Assist.Prof.

Riga Stradiņš University; Department of Public Health and Epidemiology

1. Engaging in ungraduated and graduate teaching;

2. Developing, preparing teaching materials;

3. Setting and marking examinations;

4. Supervising student's research projects;

5. Developing study programmes;

6. Undertaking personal research projects contributing to the institution's research profile;

7. Research data analysing;

8. Producing scientific publications.

2005 - 2012

Lector

Riga Stradiņš university; Department of Public Health and Epidemiology

1. Engaging in teaching and methodological work;

2. Developing study programmes;

3. Carrying out public health research;

4. Producing scientific publications.

2007 - 2008

Senior Public Health Analyst

Public Health State Agency

1. Organizing and conducting public health research;

2. Data analysing;

3. Engaging in public health policy development.

2005 - 2007

Main Specialist at Health Research Unit

Health Promotion State Agency

1. Organizing and conducting public health research;

2. Data analysing and producing research reports;

3. Organizing the annual health promotion conference.

2004 - 2005

Head of Health Research Unit

Health Promotion State Agency

1. Organizing, implementing and analysing research in health promotion;

2. Preparing research reports;

3. Developing indicators for health promotion programs and projects.

2003 - 2004

Main Specialist of Health Promotion Research Unit

Health Promotion Center

1. Organizing and implementing research on health risk factors among Latvian population;

2. Developing informative materials on health promotion;

3. Organizing seminars and conferences in health promotion.

2002 - 2004

Peer Education Project Coordinator

NGO "Youth Against AIDS"

1. Coordinating the UNDP project „Coordinated Support to Young People's Health and Development in Latvia"​.

2. Coordinating the development of peer education training program and materials.

2. Coordinating peer education projects of local NGOs;

3. Collaborating with NGOs in Latvia for peer education programs development;

4. Implementing the peer education training program;

5. Working as trainer of peer educators on HIV/AIDS;

6. Producing projects' documentation and reports.

Education and training

2005 - 2011

Doctor's Degree/ Public Health and Epidemiology

Rīga Stradiņš University

*(aizpildīt pēc izvēles - promocijas darba nosaukums "Nosaukums"; promocijas darba vadītājs: vārds uzvārds)

2002 - 2004

Master degree at Health Sciences (MScPH)

Rīga Stadiņš Uiversity; Faculty of Public Health

1997 - 2002

Bachelor degree at Health Care; Public Health Specialist

Medical Academy of Latvia; Faculty of Public Health

Achievements

Fields of Research

 

 

Health-related behaviours

Health-related outcomes among adolescents

Chronic pain and medicine use in population

 

 

Public Health for undergraduate medical students

 

Supervised study course

 

Research methodology: The basics

 

 

Public Health

 

 

Foundations of Public Health

 

Lectured study course

 

Epidemiology

 

 

Foundations of Public Health

 

 

Research Methodology

 

 

Prevention, Health Promotion and Education

 

 

Public Health

 

 

Public Health and Epidemiology

 

 

Theory of Public Health

 

 

Health Promotion Policy and Practice

 

Projects

 

2005 - present. Deputy PI in Latvia. WHO Supported Health Behaviour among School-aged Children Study.

2015 - present. Main Researcher. ​Valsts pētījumu programmas "Biomedicīna sabiedrības veselībai". Akūtu un hronisku slimību kompleksa izpēte bērniem diagnostikas un ārstēšanas algoritmu izstrādei slimnieku mirstības samazināšanai, dzīvildzes pagarināšanai, dzīves kvalitātes un sabiedrības veselības ​uzlabošanai" apakšprojektā Nr. 5.6.2.​

2015 Main Researcher. The ERDF project "Building scientific capacity at Rīga Stradiņš university and its promotion within the European research area". ​

2012 - 2013. Development of teaching material and training for health promotion the municipal health specialists in Latvia; the project "Enhancement of competencies, qualification and skills of health care and health promotion professionals" in the frame of ESF operational programme "Human Resources and Employment", Riga Stradins University.

2011 - 2012. Development of teaching material in health promotion and public health for nurses in general practices in Latvia; the project "Enhancement of competencies, qualification and skills of health care and health promotion professionals" in the frame of ESF operational programme "Human Resources and Employment", Riga Stradins University.

2005 Principal Investigator on Evaluation of Youth Friendly Health Services Training Program for Primary Health Care Practitioners, UNDP

2005. Principal Investigator on the study "Life Skills Based Sexual and Reproductive Education, HIV/AIDS prevention", UNDP

2004. Consultant for reviewing HIV/AIDS peer education projects, UNDP "Coordinated Support to Young People's Health and Development in Latvia: PhaseII

2004. Consultant for editing training program for peer educators, UNDP "Coordinated Support to Young People's Health and Development in Latvia: PhaseII

2002– 2003. National Consultant for developing methodological materials on peer education for use with especially vulnerable young people, NGO Association for Street Children.

 

Memberships

 

 

Public Health Association of Latvia

Association of Study on Pain of Latvia

 

 

Publications

 

Whitehead R, Berg C, Cosma A, Gobina I, Keane E, Neville F, Ojala K, Kelly C. Trends in Adolescent Overweight Perception and Its Association With Psychosomatic Health 2002-2014: Evidence From 33 Countries. J Adolesc Health. 2016 Nov 29. pii: S1054-139X(16)30378-0. doi: 10.1016/j.jadohealth.2016.09.029. [Epub ahead of print]​

 

 

Schnohr CW, Gobina I, Santos T, Mazur J, Alikasifuglu M, Välimaa R, Corell M, Hagquist C, Dalmasso P, Movseysan Y, Cavallo F, van Dorsselaer S, Torsheim T. Semantics bias in cross-national comparative analyses: is it good or bad to have "fair" health? Health and Quality of Life Outcomes,2016 May 4;14(1):70. doi: 10.1186/s12955-016-0469-8.

 

 

Swain MS, Henschke N, Kamper SJ, Gobina I, Ottová-Jordan V, Maher CG. Pain and Moderate to Vigorous Physical Activity in Adolescence: An International Population-Based Survey. Pain Med. 2015 Sep 9. doi: 10.1111/pme.12923.​

 

 

Ottová-Jordan V, Smith OR, Gobina I, Mazur J, Augustine L, Cavallo F, Välimaa R, Moor I, Torsheim T, Katreniakova Z, Vollebergh W, Ravens-Sieberer U; Positive Health Focus Group. Trends in multiple recurrent health complaints in 15-year olds in 35 countries in Europe, North America and Israel from 1994 to 2010. Eur J Public Health, 2015; 25 Suppl 2:24-27.

 

 

Ottová-Jordan V, Smith OR, Augustine L, Gobina I, Rathmann K, Torsheim T, Mazur J, Välimaa R, Cavallo F, Jericek Klanscek H, Vollebergh W, Meilstrup C, Richter M, Moor I, Ravens-Sieberer U; Positive Health Focus Group. Trends in health complaints from 2002 to 2010 in 34 countries and their association with health behaviours and social context factors at individual and macro-level. Eur J Public Health, 2015; 25 Suppl 2:83-89.

 

 

Cavallo F, Dalmasso P, Ottová-Jordan V, Brooks F, Mazur J, Välimaa R, Gobina I, Gaspar de Matos M, Raven-Sieberer U; Positive Health Focus Group. Trends in self-rated health in European and North-American adolescents from 2002 to 2010 in 32 countries. Eur J Public Health, 2015; 25 Suppl 2:13-15.

 

 

Cavallo F, Dalmasso P, Ottová-Jordan V, Brooks F, Mazur J, Välimaa R, Gobina I, Gaspar de Matos M, Raven-Sieberer U; Positive Health Focus Group. Trends in life satisfaction in European and North-American adolescents from 2002 to 2010 in over 30 countries. Eur J Public Health, 2015; 25 Suppl 2:13-15.

 

 

Holstein BE, Andersen A, Fotiou A, Gobina I, Godeau E, Hansen EH, Iannotti R, Levin K, Nic Gabhainn S, Ravens-Sieberer U, Välimaa R, Medicine Use Writing Group. Adolescents' medicine use for headache: secular trends in 20 countries from 1986 to 2010. Eur J Public Health, 2015; 25 Suppl 2:76-79.

 

 

GobinaI, VillbergJ, Villerusaa, VälimaaR, TynjäläJ, Ottova-JordanV et al. Self-reported recurrent pain and medicine use behaviours among 15-year olds: results from the international study. European Journal of Pain, 2015; 19: 77-84.

 

 

Levin KA, Whitehead R, Andersen A, Levin D, Gobina I, Holstein B. Changes in the association between health complaint frequency and medicine use among adolescents in Scotland between 1998 and 2010. Journal of Psychosomatic Research, 2015; 78: 371 – 376.

 

 

Swain MS, Henschke N, Kamper SJ, Gobina I, Ottová-Jordan V & Maher CG. An international survey of pain in adolescents. BMC Public Health, 2014;14:447

 

 

Muižniece V., Gobiņa I., Velika B., Pudule I., Grīnberga D. Medikamentu lietošanas izplatība Latvijas pieaugušajiem iedzīvotājiem laikposmā no 1998. – 2008. gadam. Rīgas Stradiņa universitāte. Zinātniskie raksti 2012. 2012. gada medicīnas nozares pētnieciskā darba publikācijas. 2013; 1. Sējums; 129.–136. lpp.

 

 

Sentenac M, Gavin A, Nic Gabhainn S, Molcho M, Due P, Ravens-Sieberer U, Matos MG, Malkowska-Szkutnik A, Gobina I, Vollebergh W, Arnaud C, Godeau E. Peer victimization and subjective health among students reporting disability or chronic illness in 11 Western countries. European Journal of Public Health, 2013 Jun; 23(3):421-426.

 

 

Sumskas L, Zaborskis A, Aasvee K, Gobina I, Pudule I. Health-behaviour inequalities among Russian and ethnic majority school-aged children in the Baltic countries. Scandinavian Journal of Public Health, 2012; 40: 553-562.

 

 

Lenzi M, Vieno A, De Vogli R, Santinello M, Ottova V, Baška T, Griebler R, Gobina I, de Matos MG. Perceived teacher unfairness and headache in adolescence: a cross-national comparison. International Journal of Public Health, 2013; 58: 227-235.

 

 

Ottova V., Erhart M., Vollebergh W., Kokonyei G., Morgan A., Gobina I., Jericek H., Cavallo F., Valimaa R., Gaspar de Matos M., Ravens-Sieberer U.The Role of Individual and Macro-level Social Determinants on Young Adolescents' Psychosomatic Complaints. Journal of Early Adolescence, 2012; 32: 126-158.

 

 

Gobina I., VälimaaR., TynjäläJ., VillbergJ., VillerusaA., IannottiR.J., Godeau E. et al. The Medicine use and corresponding subjective health complaints among adolescents, a cross-national survey. Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety, 2011 Apr; 20(4):424-331.

 

 

Gobiņa I., Pudule I., Villeruša A. Medikamentu lietošana un sūdzības par galvassāpēm un vēdera sāpēm pusaudžiem Latvijā // Zinātniskie raksti 2009. – Rīga: Rīgas Stradiņa universitāte, 2010. – 295.– 303.lpp.

 

 

Abstracts

 

 

Gobina I., Pudule I., Velika B., Grinberga D., Villerusa A. Trends of recurrent pain and pain medicine use among adolescent in Latvia over the last 20 years. Pain in the Baltics 2015. Programme and Abstract Book. Riga, 2015: 222 pg. (Congress Pain in the Baltics 2015, Riga: 27. – 28. Nov.)​​

 

 

Velika B., Pudule I., Grīnberga D., Gavare I., Gobiņa I., Villeruša A. Palielinātas ķermeņa masas izplatība Latvijas pieaugušajiem iedzīvotājiem ar pirmreizēji diagnosticētu hipertensiju un veselības aprūpes speciālistu iesaistīšanās liekās ķermeņa masas samazināšanā. 2015. gada Zinātniskā konference. Tēzes. – Rīga: Rīgas Stradiņa universitāte, 2015. – 127.lpp. (Rīgas Stradiņa universitātes 2015. gada zinātniskā konference).​

 

 

Gobina I., Pudule I., Grinberga D., Velika B., Villerusa A. Is there a need to start studying mediicne use for backache among adolescents? Acta Univ. Palacki. Oloumuc., Gymn., 2013. Vol. 43, Suppl. 1.: 98pg. (The Health Behaviour among School-aged Children Study Spring Meeting: Oloumuc 2014) ​

 

 

Gobina I., Villerusa A., Pudule I. Chronic pain and medicine use among adolescents in Latvia from 1994-2010 // Jaunatne Latvijā, Eiropā, pasaulē: iespējas un riski : starptautiska konference : tēzes, programma = Youth in Latvia, Europe, Globe: opportunities and risks : international conference : abstracts, programme (Rīga, 2012.g. 1.-2.jūn.) / Latvijas Universitāte. - Rīga, 2012. - 31.-32.lpp.

 

 

Gobina I., Villerusa A. Chronic backache and associated psychosocial factors amond adolescents in Latvia from 1994 – 2006. Abstracts of Pain in Europe VII. European Journal of Pain, 2011; Suppl. 5: 159 pg. (7th Congress of the European Federation of IASP Chapters, 2011, Hamburg). ​

 

 

Gobiņa I., Pudule I., Villeruša A. Medikamentu lietošana starp pusaudžiem, kuriem ir sūdzības par biežām sāpēm // 2010. gada Zinātniskā konference. Tēzes. – Rīga: Rīgas Stradiņa universitāte, 2010. – 65.lpp. (Rīgas Stradiņa universitātes 2010. gada zinātniskā konference)​

 

 

Gobina I., Pudule I., Villerusa A. Smoking trends among 15 year old adolescents in Latvia 1991-2006 / Baltic Public Health Conference 2010 - Accomplishments and Challenges (Tartu, Estonia, Sept.23-25, 2010) : Abstract Book. - Tartu, 2010. - P.45.

 

 

Gobina I, Valimaa R, Villberg J, Villerusa A, Holstein B. Medicine use for headache and stomach ache among school-aged children in Europe. // European Journal of Public Health, Vol. 20, Suppl. 1, 2010: 160. (3rd European Public Health Conference 2010, Amsterdam)​

 

 

Gobiņa I., Pudule I., Villeruša A. Medikamentu lietošana starp pusaudžiem, kuriem ir sūdzības par biežām sāpēm // 2010. gada Zinātniskā konference. Tēzes. – Rīga: Rīgas Stradiņa universitāte, 2010. – 65.lpp. (Rīgas Stradiņa universitātes 2010. gada zinātniskā konference)​

 

 

Books and materials

 

 

Ottova-Jordan V., Gobina I., Mazur J. Positive Health. In: Inchley J et al. (eds.). Growing up unequal: gender and socioeconomic differences in young people's health and well-being. Health Behaviour in School-aged Children (HBSC) study: international report from the 2013/2014 survey. – Copenhagen: WHO Regional Office for Europe, 2016; 71 – 86pg.

 

 

Pudule I., Velika B., Grīnberga D., Gobiņa I., Villeruša A. Latvijas skolēnu veselības paradumu pētījums 2013./2014. mācību gada aptaujas rezultāti un tendences. Slimību profilakses un kontroles centrs. Rīga, 2015.

 

 

Ottova V, Valverde PR, Mazur J, Gobina I et al. Self-rated health. Life satisfaction. Multiple health complaints. In: Currie C et al. (eds.). Social Determinants of Health and Well-being among Young People. Health Behaviour in School-aged Children (HBSC) Study: International Report from the 2009/2010 Survey. – Copenhagen: WHO Regional Office for Europe, 2012; 65 – 81pg.

 

 

Velika B, Pudule I, Grinberga D, Springe L, Gobina I. Adverse Childhood Experiences of Young Adults in Latvia. Study Report from the 2011 Survey. – Riga: Ministry of Health of the Republic of Latvia. Centre for Disease Prevention and Control of Latvia. Nordic Council of Ministers' Office in Latvia, 2012; 43 pg.

 

 

Villerusa A. & Gobina I. & Pudule I. Traffic safety // In. Prättälä R et al. (eds.). Social Determinants of Health Behaviours. Finbalt Health Monitoring 1998 – 2008.– Tampere, Finland: National Insitute for Health and Welfare, 2011; Pp. 93 – 103.

 

Books

Zinātniskā rakstīšana un pētījumu rezultātu izplatīšana

Autors(i): Daiga Spila, Kristīne Mārtinsone, Ivans Jānis Mihailovs, Anita Pipere, Uldis Berķis, Inese Gobiņa, Inga Znotiņa, Kristīne Šneidere, Justīne Vīķe, Maija Dambrova, Signe Riekstiņa
Izdevniecība: Rīgas Stradiņa universitāte

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