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Work experience

2012 - Present

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

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

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

Lectured study course

Course Paper

Epidemiology

Fundamentals of Public Health

Public Health

Public Health and Epidemiology

Reserch Project

Supervised and reviewed student research papers

Supervised:

Bachelor's theses: 8


Reviewed:

Bachelor's theses: 10

Projects

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.

Publications

Research articles​​

Fiziskās aktivitātes loma apakšdelma kaulu lūzumu etioloģiskajā struktūrā bērniem / J.Upenieks, L.Spriņģe, A.Pētersons, A.Villeruša // Zinātniskie raksti : 2010.g. medicīnas nozares pētnieciskā darba publikācijas / Rīgas Stradiņa universitāte. - Rīga, 2011. - 2.sēj., 57.-65.lpp.

Spriņģe, Lauma. Bērnu netīšo, mājās gūto traumu raksturojums Latvijā / L.Spriņģe, A.Villeruša // Zinātniskie raksti : 2010.g. medicīnas nozares pētnieciskā darba publikācijas / Rīgas Stradiņa universitāte. - Rīga, 2011. - 2.sēj., 66.-72.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.

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.

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.

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.

Abstracts​​

Apakšdelma kaulu lūzumi bērniem - sporta traumu aktualitāte / J.Upenieks, L.Spriņģe, A.Pētersons, A.Villeruša // 2010.gada Zinātniskās konferences tēzes (Rīga, 2010.g. 18.-19.martā) / Rīgas Stradiņa universitāte. - Rīga, 2010. - 219.lpp.

Spriņģe, Lauma. Bērnu (0-17 g.v.) netīšo, mājās gūto traumu raksturojums pēc traumas smaguma pakāpes / L.Spriņģe, I.Strēle, A.Villeruša // 2010.gada Zinātniskās konferences tēzes (Rīga, 2010.g. 18.-19.martā) / Rīgas Stradiņa universitāte. - Rīga, 2010. - 122.lpp.

Spriņģe, Lauma. Youth violent injuries in Latvia / L.Spriņģe, S.Rozīte, A.Villeruša // Baltic Public Health Conference 2010 - Accomplishments and Challenges (Tartu, Estonia, Sept.23-25, 2010) : Abstract Book. - Tartu, 2010. - P.85.

Spriņģe, Lauma. Vardarbības rezultātā gūto ievainojumu raksturojums 16-29 gadus veciem jauniešiem / L.Spriņģe, A.Villeruša // 2011.gada Zinātniskās konferences tēzes (Rīga, 2011.g. 14.-15.aprīlī) / Rīgas Stradiņa universitāte. - Rīga, 2011. - 160.lpp.

Bērnībā ģimenē pieredzētās fiziskās un emocionālās vardarbības prevalence pēc Latvijas jauniešu pētījuma / A.Villeruša, L.Spriņģe, I.Pudule ...[u.c.] // 2012.gada Zinātniskās konferences tēzes (Rīga, 2012.g. 29.-30.martā) / Rīgas Stradiņa universitāte. - Rīga, 2012. - 108.lpp.

Relation between experienced childhood violence in family, parental separation or divorce and parental alcohol abuse in Latvia [Elektroniskais resurss] : [abstract] / L.Spriņģe, I.Pudule, A.Villeruša ...[et al.] // 9th European IUHPE Health Promotion Conference (Tallinn, Estonia, Sept.27-29, 2012) [Elektroniskais resurss]. - 1 p. - Resurss aprakstīts 2013.g. 1.Mar. - Pieejas veids: Tīmeklis WWW.URL: https://abstracts.conference-expert.eu/iuhpe2012/files/inde…

Smoking prevalence and its association with experienced violence in childhood: results from young adults survey in Latvia [Elektroniskais resurss] : [abstract] / L.Spriņģe, A.Villeruša, I.Pudule ...[et al.] // 5th Annual European Public Health Conference (Portomaso, Malta, Nov.8-10, 2012) [Elektroniskais resurss]. - 1 p. - Resurss aprakstīts 2013.g. 5.martā. - Pieejas veids: Tīmeklis WWW.URL: http://2011.aspher.org/pg/file/read/9700/lauma-sprie-oral-p…

Spriņģe, Lauma. Addictive substance use behavior in young adults in Latvia and it association with experienced family violence in childhood / L.Spriņģe, A.Villeruša // 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. - 60.-61.lpp.

Spriņģe, Lauma. Alcohol drinking behavior of 18-25 aged young adults in association with experienced family violence during childhood in Latvia : [abstract] / L.Springe, A.Villerusa // European Journal of Public Health. - Vol.22, Suppl.2 (2012), p.223. - Starptautiski citējamā izdevumā.

Spriņģe, Lauma. Violence-related children injuries in Latvia / L.Springe, A.Villerusa, I.Zile // The 12th Conference of the Baltic Association of Paediatric Surgeons (Riga, Latvia, May 17-19, 2012) : Final programme and abstracts / Riga Stradiņš University, University Children's Hospital of Latvia. - Riga, 2012. - P.90.

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.

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.

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