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Work experience

2019 - Present

Assistant Professor

Faculty of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry and Narcology

2018 - Present

Latvian Council of Science expert rights in scientific field of medicine

2015 - 2019

Assistant

Faculty of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry and Narcology

2014 - 2017

Researcher. The National Research Programme BIOMEDICINE

2012

Psychiatrist in the Outpatient Consultative Department in Riga Centre of Psychiatry and Narcology

2011 - 2012

Part time teacher in the Department of Psychiatry and Narcology at the Riga Stradinš University

2007 - 2012

Resident in psychiatry in Riga Centre of Psychiatry and Addiction Disorders

2007 - 2012

Trainee doctor in Emergency Medical Service

Education and training

2018

Doctor of Medicine

Title of the doctoral thesis "Prevalence of depression in the general popuation of Latvia and primary care sample in Riga and Riga district"

2011 - 2014

PhD program in the Division of Doctoral Studies at the Riga Stradinš University

Rīga Stradiņš University

2007 - 2012

Residency in psychiatry: Riga Centre of Psychiatry and Addiction Disorders, Latvia

Rīga Stradiņš University

2001 - 2007

Medical Doctor’s Diploma

Rīga Stradiņš University

Achievements

Continuing education a.o. qualification upgrade

06.10. – 09.10.18.

30th ECNP Congress, Barcelona, Spain

03.03.-06.03.2018.

26th Congress of the European Psychiatric Association (EPA 2018), Nice, France.

02.09.-05.09.2017.

30th ECNP Congress, Paris, France

17.09.-20.09.2016

29th ECNP Congress, Vienna, Austria.

20.09.-23.09.2015.

31st Nordic Congress of Psychiatry, Copenhagen, Denmark.

29.08.-01.09.2015.

28th ECNP Congress, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

28.03.-31.03.2015

23rd European Congress of Psychiatry, Vienna, Austria

28.09.-04.10.2014

American Austrian Foundation. Cornell Salzburg seminar in Psychiatry. Vienna Austria. Award for

clinical case presentation.

01.03.-04.03.2014.

22nd European Congress of Psychiatry, Munich, Germany

30.10.-03.11.2013.

5th International Congress on Psychopharmacology & International Symposium on Child and

Adolescent Psychopharmacology, Antalya, Turkey.

05.10.-09.10. 2013.

26th ECNP Congress, Barcelona, Spain.

10.06.-13.06.2013.

16th Conference of bridging Eastern and western Psychiatry. Vilnius, Lithuania.

15.05.-17.05.2013.

Baltic Regional Seminar in Neuropsychopharmacology, Baltezers, Latvia. Igūta ECNP Seminar.

Award.

2012.10.

25th ECNP (European College of Neuropsychopharmacology), Vienna, Austria.

27.09.-29.09.2012.

3rd Young Psychiatrists Network Meeting, Minsk, Belarus.

22.09.-25.09.2012.

The Leadership Course, Minsk, Belarus.

08.07.- 13.07.2012.

ECNP School of Neuropsychopharmacology, Oxford, United Kingdom. Izglītība.

05.07.- 08.07.2012.

2nd EPA Summer School on comorbidity between mental and physical disorders and disabilities,

Strasbourg, France.

2011.08.

7th Baltic Symposium of Biological Psychiatry. Neuroimmunology in mental disorders, Palanga,

Lithuania.

2011.04.

2nd Young Psychiatrists Network Meeting, Riga, Latvia.

2009.10. – 2010.01.

Course of fundamental ethical principles in health care, Riga Stradins University, Latvia.

2009.07

17th EFPT (European Federation of Psychiatric Trainees) forum, Cambridge, United Kingdom

2009.04.

ECNP (European College of Neuropsychopharmacology) Regional Meeting, Tallinn, Estonia.

2008.09.

XIV World Psychiatric Congress, Prague, Czech Republic

 

Field of research

Prevalence of depression and other mental disorders in the general population of Latvia and in primary care

Supervised study course

Faculty of Communication, Professional higher education Bachelor's study programme "Psychology"

Faculty of Rehabilitation, Study programme "Nutrition" (full time, part time)

Faculty of Rehabilitation, Study programme Audio Speech Therapy

Lectured study course

Basics of Psychiatry and Narcology

Mental health

Mental health care _ social psychiatry

Psychiatry

Psychiatry and narcology

Supervised and reviewed student research papers

Medical Faculty research works: 7
Graduate Medical Training research works: 3

Projekti

2014. Researcher. The national Research Programme BIOMEDICINE

Dalība biedrībās, organizācijās u.tml.

2015
Member of European Psychiatric Association
2012
Associate member of ECNP
2010
Latvian Young Psychiatrists Association
2008
Member of Latvian Psychiatrists Association
2007
Member of Latvian Young Doctors Association

Awards and recognitions

2014
American Austrian Foundation. Cornell Salzburg seminar in Psychiatry. Award for one of the most
interesting clinical case presentation
2013.
Baltic Regional Seminar in Neuropsychopharmacology, Baltezers, Latvia. Seminar award.

Publikācijas

Research articles​​

Rancans, E., Trapencieris, M., Ivanovs, R., Vrublevska, J., 2018.  Validity of the PHQ-9 and PHQ-2 to screen for depression in nationwide primary care population in Latvia. Ann Gen Psychiatry,17, 33-39.

 

Kupats, E., Noviks, I., Vrublevska, J., Kenina, V., Kojalo, U., Logina, I., 2018.  No relationship between generalised anxiety symptoms and cardiovascular autonomic dysfunction. Neurology, Psychiatry, and Brain Research 30, 86–90.

 

Ivanovs, R., Kivite, A., Ziedonis, D., Mintale, I., Vrublevska, J., Rancans, E., 2018.  Association of Depression and Anxiety With the 10-Year Risk of Cardiovascular Mortality in a Primary Care Population of Latvia Using the SCORE System. Front Psychiatry 9, 276–284.

 

Ivanovs, R., Kivite, A., Ziedonis, D., Mintale, I., Vrublevska, J., Rancans, E., 2018. Association of depression and anxiety with cardiovascular co-morbidity in a primary care population in Latvia: a cross-sectional study. BMC Public Health 18, 328–328.

 

Preti, A., Vrublevska, J., Veroniki, A.A., Huedo-Medina, T.B., Kyriazis, O., Fountoulakis, K.N., 2018. Prevalence and treatment of panic disorder in bipolar disorder: systematic review and meta-analysis. Evidence-Based Mental Health 21, 53–60.

 

Adaptation and validation of the Patient Health Questionnaire-9 to evaluate major depression in a primary care sample in Latvia / Vrublevska, J., Trapencieris, M., Rancans, E. //Nordic Journal of Psychiatry, 2018, 72, 112-118.

 

Latvian family physicians' experience diagnosing depression in somatically presenting depression patients: A qualitative study / M.S. Leff, J. Vrubļevska, A. Lūse, E. Rancāns //The European Journal Of General Practice, 2017, 23, 91-97.

 

A blind spot on the global mental health map: a scoping review of 25 years' development of mental health care for people with severe mental illnesses in central and eastern Europe / Winkler, P. Krupchanka, D., Roberts, T., Kondratova, L., Machů, V., Höschl, C., Sartorius, N., Van Voren, R., Aizberg, O., Bitter, I., Cerga-Pashoja, A., Deljkovic, A., Fanaj, N., Germanavicius, A., Hinkov, H., Hovsepyan, A., Ismayilov, F.N., Ivezic, S.S., Jarema, M., Jordanova, V., Kukić, S., Makhashvili, N., Šarotar, B.N., Plevachuk, O., Smirnova, D., Voinescu, B.I., Vrublevska, J., Thornicroft, G. // The Lancet. Psychiatry, 2017, 4, 634-642.

 

The 12-month prevalence of depression and health care utilization in the general population of Latvia /J.Vrublevska, M.Trapencieris, S.Snikere, D.Grinberga, B.Velika, I.Pudule, E.rancans//Journal of Affective Disorders, 2017,210, 204-10.

 

Prevalence, impact and treatment of generalised anxiety disorder in bipolar disorder: a systematic review and meta-analysis / A.Preti, J.Vrublevska, A.A.Veroniki, T.B.Huedo-Medina, K.N.Fountoulakis//Evidence-Based Mental Health, 2016, 19, 73-81.

 

Depresijas izplatība Latvijas populācijā un medicīniskos dienestos : vienmomenta pētījuma rezultāti primārajā aprūpē / J.Vrubļevska, E.Rancāns // Zinātniskie raksti : 2012.g. medicīnas nozares pētnieciskā darba publikācijas / Rīgas Stradiņa universitāte. - Rīga, 2013. - 1.sēj., 32.-38.lpp.

 

Comparison of point prevalence of depression in general population of Latvia in 2011 and 2012 /J.Vrublevska, M.Trapencieris, S.Snikere, E.Rancans //Collection of Scientific Papers 2013 : Research articles in medicine & pharmacy / Rīga Stradiņš University. - Riga, 2014. - P.43-47.

 

The point prevalence of depression and associated sociodemographic correlates in the general population of Latvia / E.Rancāns, J.Vrubļevska, S.Sniķere ...[et al.] // Journal of Affective Disorders. -Vol.156 (2014, March), p.104-110.

 

Primārās veselības aprūpes iestāžu loma depresijas ārstēšanā : literatūras apskats / L.Bērze, J.Vrubļevska, E.Rancāns // Latvijas Ārsts. - Nr.4 (2015, apr.), 44.-47.lpp.

Tribe, Jeļizaveta. Symptoms of depression in connection with frequency of alcohol use among patients in the unit of addiction disorders in Riga Centre of Psychiatry and Addiction Disorders / J.Tribe, J.Vrubļevska, S.Skaida // Daugavpils Universitātes 58. starptautiskās zinātniskās konferences rakstu krājums = Proceedings of the 58th International Scientific Conference of Daugavpils University (Daugavpils, 2016.g. 14.-15.aprīlī) / Daugavpils Universitāte. - A.daļa. - Daugavpils, 2016. - 160.-167.lpp. - Kopsavilkums latviešu valodā.

Comparison of point prevalence of depression in general population of Latvia in 2011 and 2012 / J.Vrublevska, M.Trapencieris, S.Snikere, E.Rancans // Collection of Scientific Papers 2013 : Research articles in medicine & pharmacy / Rīga Stradiņš University. - Riga, 2014. - P.43-47.

Abstracts​​

E. Rancāns, A. Ķīvīte, J. Vrubļevska, R. Ivanovs. Changes in depression diagnostic pattern among Family physicians in Latvia following education course “Depression school” within National Research Programme BIOMEDICINE 2014-2017.  European Neuropsychopharmacology Supplement, 2018.

 

J. Vrubļevska, M. Trapencieris, R. Ivanovs, E. Rancāns. Depresijas skrīninginstrumenta PHQ-9 salīdzinājums ar diagnostisku interviju M.I.N.I. RSU 2018. gada Zinātniskā konference. Stenda referāts.

 

J. Vrublevska, V.V. Vinogradova, R. Ivanovs, E. Rancans. Latvian family physicians’ experience and attitude in diagnosing and managing depression. EPA congress, Nice, France. Stenda referāts.

 

J. Vrubļevska. Atipisku antipsihotiķu mūsdienīgs pielietojums. LPA sēde. “Šizofrēnijas problēmas, mūsdienīgs skatījums uz ārstēšanas iespējām Latvijā.” Lekcija.

 

J. Vrublevska, M. Trapencieris, R. Ivanovs, E. Rancans.  Correlation between the patient health questionnaire (PHQ-9) and the Mini International Neuropsychiatric Interview (M.I.N.I.) items in representative nationwide primary care sample in Latvia. ECNP, Parīze, Francija. Stenda referāts.

 

Anxiety and its association with cardiovascular diseases in a primary care population in Latvia / E.Rancāns, A.Kīvīte, J.Vrubļevska ...[et al.] // European Neuropsychopharmacology. - Vol.26, Suppl.2 (2016, Oct.), p.S610-S611. - Starptautiski citējamā izdevumā.

Association of depression with cardiovascular diseases in primary care population in Latvia / E.Rancāns, A.Kīvīte, J.Vrubļevska ...[et al.] // European Neuropsychopharmacology. - Vol.26, Suppl.2 (2016, Oct.), p.S402. - Starptautiski citējamā izdevumā.

Depresijas korelācija ar kardiovaskulārās mirstības risku primārajā aprūpē Latvijā / R.Ivanovs, J.Vrubļevska, E.Rancāns ...[u.c.] // 2016.gada Zinātniskās konferences tēzes (Rīga, 2016.g. 17.-18.martā) / Rīgas Stradiņa universitāte. - Rīga, 2016. - 1.lpp.

Depression and its correlation with the risk of cardiovascular mortality in primary care population in Latvia / R.Ivanovs, J.Vrublevska, E.Rancans ...[et al.] // European Psychiatry. - Vol.33, Suppl. (2016, March), p.S413. - Starptautiski citējamā izdevumā.

Prevalence of depression in primary care settings in Latvia – the results of the National Research Program BIOMEDICINE / E.Rancans, J.Vrublevska, A.Kivite ...[et al.] // European Neuropsychopharmacology. - Vol.26, Suppl.2 (2016, Oct.), p.S478-S479. - Starptautiski citējamā izdevumā.

Validity of patient health questionnaire (PHQ-9) in detecting depression in primary care settings in Latvia – the results of the National Research Project BIOMEDICINE / E.Rancans, J.Vrublevska, M.Trapencieris ...[et al.] // European Neuropsychopharmacology. - Vol.26, Suppl.2 (2016, Oct.), p.S481. - Starptautiski citējamā izdevumā.

Women with depression have a higher risk of cardiovascular mortality in primary care population in Latvia / R.Ivanovs, E.Rancāns, J.Vrubļevska ...[et al.] // European Neuropsychopharmacology. - Vol.26, Suppl.2 (2016, Oct.), p.S408. - Starptautiski citējamā izdevumā.

Benzodiazepīnu pārmērīgas lietošanas pētniecības iespējas Latvijā / J.Vrubļevska, E.Rancāns, M.Trapencieris ...[u.c.] // 2015.gada Zinātniskās konferences tēzes (Rīga, 2015.g. 26.-27.martā) / Rīgas Stradiņa universitāte. - Rīga, 2015. - 178.lpp.

PHQ9 validation in treatment seeking population in primary care settings in Latvia – the results of the pilot study of the National Research Project / J.Vrublevska, E.Rancans, M.Trapencieris ...[et al.] // European Neuropsychopharmacology. - Vol.25, Suppl.2 (2015, Sept.), p.365. - Starptautiski citējamā izdevumā.

Dažādu sociāldemogrāfisko faktoru saistība ar depresiju Latvijas vispārējā populācijā / J.Vrubļevska, M.Trapencieris, S.Sniķere, E.Rancāns // 2014.gada Zinātniskās konferences tēzes (Rīga, 2014.g. 10.-11.aprīlī) / Rīgas Stradiņa universitāte. - Rīga, 2014. - 110.lpp.

Duālo diagnožu izplatība tiem pacientiem Latvijā, kuriem ir ar alkohola lietošanu saistīti traucējumi / E.Rancāns, J.Vrubļevska, M.Trapencieris ...[u.c.] // 2014.gada Zinātniskās konferences tēzes (Rīga, 2014.g. 10.-11.aprīlī) / Rīgas Stradiņa universitāte. - Rīga, 2014. - 111.lpp.

Utilization of health care among people with depression in Latvia [Elektroniskais resurss] / J.Vrublevska, E.Rancans, S.Snikere, M.Trapencieris // European Psychiatry [Elektroniskais resurss]. - Vol.29, Suppl.1 (2014), 1513. - Starptautiski citējamā izdevumā.

12-month and point prevalence of depression and related characteristics in Latvian population assessed by the Mini International Neuropsychiatric Interview (MINI) in 2012 / J.Vrublevska, E.Rancans, M.Trapencieris, S.Snikere // European Neuropsychopharmacology. - Vol.23, Suppl.2 (2013, Oct.), p.335. - Starptautiski citējamā izdevumā.

Depresijas sociāldemogrāfiskais raksturojums Latvijas vispārējā populācijā / J.Vrubļevska, E.Rancāns, M.Trapencieris, S.Sniķere // 2013.gada Zinātniskās konferences tēzes (Rīga, 2013.g. 21.-22.martā) / Rīgas Stradiņa universitāte. - Rīga, 2013. - 124.lpp.

Latvijas vispārējās populācijas divu dažādu depresijas prevalences mērījumu rezultātu salīdzinājums / J.Vrubļevska, E.Rancāns, M.Trapencieris, S.Sniķere // 2013.gada Zinātniskās konferences tēzes (Rīga, 2013.g. 21.-22.martā) / Rīgas Stradiņa universitāte. - Rīga, 2013. - 125.lpp.

Vrubļevska, Jeļena. Comparison of the point prevalences of depression in Latvia assessed by PHQ-9 and MINI / J.Vrublevska, E.Rancans // 3rd International Congress on Neurobiology, Psychopharmacology & Treatment Guidance (Thessaloniki, Greece, May 30-June 2, 2013) : Scientific Program & Abstract Book. - Thessaloniki, 2013. - P.119.

Depresīvo traucējumu izplatība vispārējā populācijā un dažādos medicīniskos dienestos Latvijā / E.Rancāns, M.Taube, J.Vrubļevska ...[u.c.] // 2012.gada Zinātniskās konferences tēzes (Rīga, 2012.g. 29.-30.martā) / Rīgas Stradiņa universitāte. - Rīga, 2012. - 109.lpp.

Point prevalence of major depressive episode and associated sociodemographic characteristics in the general population of Latvia : [abstract] / J.Vrublevska, E.Rancans, M.Trapencieris, S.Snikere // European Neuropsychopharmacology. - Vol.22, Suppl.2 (2012, Oct.), p.S232. - Starptautiski citējamā izdevumā.

Vrubļevska, Jeļena. Prevalence of depression in Latvian medical services and in the general population of Latvia / J.Vrublevska, E.Rancans // International Conference 3rd Young Psychiatrist's Network Meeting "Stigma from the YPs' perspective : hopes and challenges" (Minsk, Belarus, Sept.27-29, 2012) : Programme and Abstract Booklet. - Minsk, 2012. - P.79-80.

Neirožu un depresijas slimnieku aprūpe ģimenes ārstu praksēs / M.Taube, E.Rancāns, T.Pulmanis, J.Vrubļevska // 2011.gada Zinātniskās konferences tēzes (Rīga, 2011.g. 14.-15.aprīlī) / Rīgas Stradiņa universitāte. - Rīga, 2011. - 69.lpp.

Vrubļevska, Jeļena. Ēšanas traucējumu diagnostika un ārstēšana iniciālajā etapā / J.Vrubļevska, A.Riževs, E.Rancāns // 2011.gada Zinātniskās konferences tēzes (Rīga, 2011.g. 14.-15.aprīlī) / Rīgas Stradiņa universitāte. - Rīga, 2011. - 189.lpp.

Books and brochures​​

Vrubļevska, Jeļena. Determinants of treatment resistance : health systems and public policy implications / J.Vrublevska, K.N.Fountolakis // Treatment-resistant mood disorders / ed. by A.F.Carvalho, R.S.Mcintyre. - Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2015. - Chapter 3, p.25-36.

Medical comorbidity in bipolar disorder / J.Vrublevska, K.N.Fountolakis // The bipolar book: history,
neurobiology, and treatment / A.Yildiz, P.Ruiz, C.B.Nemeroff. - New York : Oxford University Press,
[2015]. - P.497-503.

Contacts

Colleagues

Jānis Gardovskis
Head of the Unit, Academic Staff, Chair of the Senate
Ilze Grope
Dean, Academic Staff
Sandra Lejniece
Dean, Head of Study Programme
Gunta Lazdāne
Academic Staff, Director
Edvīns Miklaševičs
Academic Staff, Director
Gunta Ancāne
Head of the Department, Academic Staff
Maija Eglīte
Head of the Department, Academic Staff
Dace Gardovska
Head of the Department, Academic Staff, Director of Strategic Relations
Ilona Hartmane
Academic Staff
Regīna Kleina
Academic Staff
Juta Kroiča
Head of the Department, Academic Staff, Deputy Chair of the Senate
Gaida Krūmiņa
Academic Staff
Guna Laganovska
Head of the Department, Academic Staff
Ināra Logina
Academic Staff
Gunta Purkalne
Academic Staff, Leading Researcher
Ilze Štrumfa
Head of the Department, Academic Staff