Jana Holubčíková


Mgr. Jana Holubčíková, PhD. (1985) graduated at the Comenius University in Bratislava and received her master degree in psychology in 2011. In 2016 she received her PhD degree in medical sciences at the University of Groningen, The Netherlands. During her study she was working in the non-profit sector with focus on children and adolescents living mainly in risky and socially disadvantaged environment. She participated in creation and implementation of various projects oriented on prevention, education and supporting healthy development of young people. After these experiences she decided to move into science and become researcher at the Department of Health psychology and by this way improve resources for psychosocial care. As a researcher at the Department of Health Psychology, she participated in several projects (Health Behaviour in School-Aged Children study, Care4Youth study). Since October 2012 she is a member of the HBSC Slovak national team, member of HBSC Violence and Injury Prevention and Eating&Dieting Focus Group. In 2016, she became a member of the editorial board of International Journal of Public Health as Associate Editor. At present time, she is working at the Department of Health Psychology, Institute of Public Health, Medical Faculty, PJ Safarik University in Kosice as a senior researcher.


Selected scientific activities and projects:

2017 – 2021 How to use health literacy profiles in improvement of chronic
disease management. APVV-16-0490
2016 – 2020 Psychosocial development of children with emotional and behavioural disorders in the system of care – longitudinal study. APVV-15-0012
2016 – present Associate editor of International Journal of Public Health
2016 – present Member of European Association for Research on Adolescence
2014 – 2016 Psychosocial development of health disadvantaged school-aged children VEGA 1/0895/14
2012 – 2015 Project SOPHIE HEALTH-F3-2011-278173 – Evaluating the impact of structural policies on health inequalities and their social determinants and fostering change is realised within 7th Framework programme, HEALTH.2011.3.3-1 Developing methodologies to reduce inequities in the determinants of health.
2012 – 2015 Health and health-related behaviour within social context in adolescence APVV-0032-11



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