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Work experience

2018 - Present

Head of the Study Programme

Faculty of Public Health and Social Welfare

2018 - Present

Assistant Professor

Faculty of Public Health and Social Welfare, Department of Public Health and Epidemiology

2012 - 2018

Acting Lecturer

Faculty of Public Health and Social Welfare, Department of Public Health and Epidemiology

2012 - 2012

Public health analyst

Centre for Disease Prevention and Control

2011 - 2012

Public health analyst

National Health Service

2009 - 2011

Public health analyst

Centre of Health Economics

2009 - 2009

Public health analyst

Public Health Agency

2008 - 2009

Head of Injury Register

Health Statistics and Medical Technology Agency

Education and training

2017

Doctor’s Degree

Riga Stradiņš University

2011 - 2015

Attestation of Doctoral Studies Study programme Medicine graduation

Rīga Stradiņš University

2009 - 2011

Master’s degree of Health Sciences in Health Care

Rīga Stradiņš University

2005 - 2009

Professional Bachelor’s degree of Health Care in Public Health

Riga Stradiņš University

Achievements

Continuing education a.o. qualification upgrade

2019, 20th of September. Seminar for National healthy municipalities network coordinators "Healthy people. Healthy places.". Center for Disease Control and Prevention of Latvia, Ogre, Latvia.

2019, 2nd - 5th of September. Second Empowerment Camp on Risk Management and Prevention of Antibiotics Resistance "PREVENT IT", Maastrict University, Maastricht, Netherlands.

2019, February. Course “Trust-Based Relational Intervention. Introduction of principles: connecting, empowering, and correcting”, Karyn Purvis Institute for Child Development in partnership with foundation Plecs, Riga.

2018, 20th – 22nd of August. Course “Environmental epidemiology”, Riga Stradiņš University, Riga.

2018, 2nd – 4th of June. Course “Urban planning and health”, University of Tartu and Karolinska Institutet, Tartu, Estonia.

2018, 22nd of May. Informal continuous educational programme “Carousel of methods”, SIA “Tell your story”, Riga.

2018, 5th of April – 31st of May. Thematic course “The art of speech in pedagogical work”, Riga Stradiņš University, Riga.

2017, November-December. Lecture course “Guide to persuasion strategies, University of Latvia, Riga.

2017, 30th of September. Conference “Effective solutions for family violence and violence against women prevention”, Ministry of Interior, Riga.

2017, 22nd-24th of November. Study course “Global health diplomacy course for Scandinavian and Baltic Member States”, Riga.

2017, 30st of September. Conference for professional development “Public health forum”, Riga Stradiņš University, Riga.

2017, 1st-2nd of June. Seminar “Nordic Baltic workshop on the prevention of child maltreatment: strengthening intersectorial working”, Park Inn by Radisson Riga Valdemara Hotel, Riga.

2017, 31st of May. Conference “Prevention of violence against children - how to promote well-coordinated cooperation?” Parliament Baltic Hall, Riga.

2017, 12th of April to 31st of May. Thematic course "Improvisation in pedagogical work", Riga Stradiņš University, Riga​.

2015, 8th-29th of October. Thematic course "Teaching in cross-cultural environment", Riga Stradiņš University, Riga​.

2015, 18th-19th of May​. Seminar "The role of municipalities in injury and violence prevention": according to WHO TEACH VIP program, Riga.

2013, ​5th-16th of May. ​Educational course "6th International Courses on Epidemiological Methods", Vilnius, Lithuania.

2013, 28th of November. ​Conference "The role of adults in child's emotional well-being", Riga.

2013, 8th of November.​Conference "Child and adolescent suicide in Latvia: situation, risk factors and evidence based solutions", Riga. ​

2013, 11th-12th of October. ​Course „Basic course in Medical Statistics", Riga Stradiņš University, Riga.

2013, 6th of October. ​Seminar „Factors that influence human health related behaviour and how to change this behaviour", Riga Stradiņš University, Riga.

2013, 11th of August. ​Pre-congress course „Causal Inference in Epidemiology", The European Congress of Epidemiology 2013, Aarhus, Denmark.

2013, 6th – 10th of May. ​Course „Evidence-Based Public Health: A Course in Noncommunicable Disease Prevention", Bregenz, Austria.

2012, 17th of December. ​Course „Preparation of scientific papers for publishing in scientifically reviewed journals", Riga Stradiņš University, Riga.

2012. Course „Data analysis in Microsoft Office Excel 2007", The Latvian School of Public administration, Riga.

2012. Course "Effective Presentation", The Latvian School of Public administration, Riga​.

2011. Course „Epidemiological investigation of outbreak", Riga Stradiņš University, Riga.

2010, 29th – 30th of September. ​Course „Domestic violence against women", Riga.

2010, 27th – 28th of April. ​Course „Comprehensive injury prevention and control curriculum TEACH VIP", Riga.

Field of research

  • Violence against children, risk factors and health and health behaviour consequences
  • Suicides in young adult population, risk factors and epidemiological indicators
  • Injuries in children and adolescents

Supervised study course

Public Health and Epidemiology

Bachelor’s Thesis

Public Health

Lectured study course

Course Paper

Epidemiology

Fundamentals of Public Health

Public Health

Public Health and Epidemiology

Reserch Project

Bachelor’s Thesis

Basics of Research Methodology

Global Problems in Public Health

Health Promotion and Policy Practice

Master’s Thesis

National Degree Examination

Pharmacoeconomics, Epidemiology and Organisation of Health Care

Placement in Biology_Ecology

Placement in Environmental and Epidemiological Safety of Human Life

Placement in Epidemiological Surveillance

Placement in Health Promotion

Placement in Monitoring Policy of Food Movement in Latvia

The Basics of Public Health

Theory of Public Health

Supervised and reviewed student research papers

Supervised:

Bachelor's theses: 8

Master's theses: 2

Reviewed:

Bachelor's theses: 10

Projects

Acting Lead Researcher, Sabiedrības veselības institūts, Projekts Healthyboost R085 “Urban Labs for Better Health for All in the Baltic Sea Region - boosting cross-sectoral cooperation for health and wellbeing in the cities” (Healthy Boost), Nr.#R085

Project leader in Society Integration Foundation Bilateral cooperation project „Promoting social inclusion of men who have sex with men (MSM) by improving access and quality of health care services" (2012.EEZ/PP/1/MEC/043/DS/6)​.

Expert in European Commission project Joint Action on Monitoring Injuries in Europe (JAMIE) (Agreement NR. 2010 22 05)​.

Lecturer on Global health issues in European Commission project „Equal opportunities for health: action for development"​.

Memberships

Since 2014. Member of International Epidemiological Association.

Since 2011. Member of The Public Health Association of Latvia.

Supervised study programme

Rīga Stradiņš University, Professional Bachelor, Full-time studies, Public Health

Publications

Prevalence and sociodemographic characteristics of self-reported suicidal behaviours in Latvia in 2010 : a population-based study / E.Rancans, M.Taube, L.Spriņģe ...[et al.] // Nordic Journal of Psychiatry. - Vol.70, No.3 (2016), p.195-201. - Starptautiski citējamā izdevumā.

Self-reported suicide attempts and exposure to different types of violence and neglect during childhood : findings from a young adult population survey in Latvia / T.Pulmanis, L.Springe, A.Villeruša ...[et al.] // Scandinavian Journal of Public Health. - Vol.44, No.4 (2016, June), p.411-417. - Starptautiski citējamā izdevumā.

Latvijas jauniešu psihoemocionālo traucējumu saistība ar bērnībā pieredzētu vardarbību ģimenē / L.Spriņģe, K.Vulāne, T.Pulmanis, A.Villeruša // Zinātniskie raksti : 2014.g. medicīnas nozares pētnieciskā darba publikācijas / Rīgas Stradiņa universitāte. - Rīga, 2015. - 276.-285.lpp.

Pusaudžu pašnāvnieciskā uzvedība Latvijā : pašnāvības plānu sakarība ar ģimeni, vienaudžiem un skolu saistītiem faktoriem / T.Pulmanis, M.Trapencieris, L.Spriņģe, M.Taube // Zinātniskie raksti : 2014.g. medicīnas nozares pētnieciskā darba publikācijas / Rīgas Stradiņa universitāte. - Rīga, 2015. - 197.-205.lpp.

Pusaudžu pašnāvnieciskā uzvedība Latvijā : sakarības ar atkarību izraisošo vielu lietošanu / T.Pulmanis, L.Spriņģe, M.Trapencieris, M.Taube // Zinātniskie raksti : 2013.g. medicīnas nozares pētnieciskā darba publikācijas / Rīgas Stradiņa universitāte. - Rīga, 2014. - 300.-307.lpp.

Pašnāvnieciskās uzvedības mūža prevalence un tās izmaiņas dinamikā 15-16 gadus veciem pusaudžiem dzimumu grupās Latvijā / T.Pulmanis, L.Spriņģe, M.Trapencieris, M.Taube // Zinātniskie raksti : 2012.g. medicīnas nozares pētnieciskā darba publikācijas / Rīgas Stradiņa universitāte. - Rīga, 2013. - 1.sēj., 167.-172.lpp.

Vardarbībā gūtās traumas skolas vecuma bērniem Latvijā : demogrāfiskais raksturojums, ievainojumu veidi un traumas gūšanas vieta / L.Spriņģe, M.Vegnere, T.Pulmanis, A.Villeruša // Zinātniskie raksti : 2012.g. medicīnas nozares pētnieciskā darba publikācijas / Rīgas Stradiņa universitāte. - Rīga, 2013. - 1.sēj., 235.-241.lpp.

Tēzes​​

Association between adolescent self reported lifetime suicide attempts and use of synthetic cannabinoids and other addictive substances in Latvia / L.Springe, M.Taube, T.Pulmanis ...[et al.] // 15th European Symposium on Suicide and Suicidal Behaviour (Tallinn, Estonia, Aug.27-30, 2014) : Abstract Book. - Tallinn, 2014. - P.103.

Association between exposure to physical and emotional neglect in childhood and self- reported lifetime suicide attempts in Latvian youth / L.Springe, A.Villerusa, T.Pulmanis ...[et al.] // 15th European Symposium on Suicide and Suicidal Behaviour (Tallinn, Estonia, Aug.27-30, 2014) : Abstract Book. - Tallinn, 2014. - P.96.

Spriņģe, Lauma. Ekspertu intervijas kā informācijas ieguves avots vardarbības pret bērniem izpētei Latvijā / L.Spriņģe, I.Stars, A.Villeruša // 2014.gada Zinātniskās konferences tēzes (Rīga, 2014.g. 10.-11.aprīlī) / Rīgas Stradiņa universitāte. - Rīga, 2014. - 102.lpp.

Spriņģe, Lauma. Qualitative study on violence against children in Latvia / L.Springe, I.Stars, A.Villerusa // The 4th Regional European Safe Community Conference (Harstad, Norway, June 3-5, 2014) : Abstract Book. - Harstad, 2014. - P.33.

Association between exposure to family violence in childhood and self-reported lifetime suicide attempts in Latvian youth : [abstract] / L.Springe, A.Villerusa, T.Pulmanis ...[et al.] // European Journal of Epidemiology. - Vol.28, Suppl.1 (2013), p.S213-S214. - Starptautiski citējamā izdevumā.

Bērnībā ģimenē pieredzētās vardarbības saistība ar jauniešu veselības pašvērtējumu / L.Spriņģe, A.Villeruša, I.Pudule ...[u.c.] // 2013.gada Zinātniskās konferences tēzes (Rīga, 2013.g. 21.-22.martā) / Rīgas Stradiņa universitāte. - Rīga, 2013. - 127.lpp.

Childhood family violence exposure and self-rated health in young adulthood in Latvia : [abstract] / L.Springe, A.Villerusa, I.Pudule ...[et al.] // Atención Primaria. - Vol.45, Suppl.2 (2013), p.98. - Starptautiski citējamā izdevumā.

Contacts

Colleagues

Anita Villeruša
Chair, Scientific Council, Head of Study Programme, Academic Staff, Leading Researcher, Project Manager
Inga Millere
Dean, Academic Staff
Kristīne Mārtinsone
Head of the Department, Head of Study Programme, Academic Staff
Gunta Lazdāne
Academic Staff, Director
Ģirts Briģis
Head of the Department, Academic Staff
Olafs Brūvers
Academic Staff, Chair
Inese Gobiņa
Academic Staff, Leading Researcher, Project Manager
Laila Meija
Academic Staff, Leading Researcher
Lolita Vilka
Head of the Department, Head of Study Programme, Academic Staff
Voldemārs Arnis
Head of the Department, Head of Study Programme, Academic Staff
Anda Ķīvīte-Urtāne
Academic Staff, Leading Researcher
Jeļena Ļubenko
Academic Staff, Leading Researcher
Elita Poplavska
Head of the Department, Leading Researcher
Toms Pulmanis
Vice-Dean, Academic Staff