Dr Iveta Nagyova

Dr Iveta Nagyova is the Head of the Department of Social and Behavioural Medicine and a Senior Research Leader at Pavol Jozef Safarik University in Kosice, Slovakia (UPJS; upjs.sk). She is also the President of the European Public Health Association (EUPHA), the largest network of public health professionals in Europe (eupha.org); and a member of several advisory committees at WHO and WHO/Europe, including the WHO Technical Advisory Group on Behavioural Insights and Sciences for Health, the WHO/Europe’s Regional Director’s Advisory Council on Innovation for Noncommunicable Diseases, and the European Advisory Committee on Health Research (EACHR). She graduated in Clinical Psychology at UPJS, obtained her PhD in Medical Sciences from the University of Groningen, the Netherlands, and received a postgraduate training at the University of Oxford within the Oxford International Primary Care Research Leadership Programme. Her research interests are in biobehavioural and psychosocial innovations in chronic condition prevention and management, non-pharmacological interventions, behaviour change, improvements in functional status and quality of life in persons with a chronic disease and their implications for integrated care. She is involved in academic publishing, supervision of PhD students, and knowledge translation. She has won several national and international awards for her work, and she is frequently invited to act at conferences and expert committees.