Researcher: Assoc. Prof. Angel Dzhambov, MD, PhD, DSc

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Dr. Dzhambov graduated in medicine from the Medical University – Plovdiv and has obtained specialities in general hygiene (2020) and environmental hygiene (2023), and a postgraduate qualification in the field of mental health (2020). He holds a PhD in hygiene (2017) and DSc in psychiatry (2019). Since 2022, he has been an Associate Professor at the Department of Hygiene at the Medical University - Plovdiv, and since 2023, a Leading Researcher (R4) and Head of Research Group "Health and Quality of Life in a Green and Sustainable Environment", under the Strategic Research and Innovation Program for development of MU - Plovdiv (SRIPD-MUP). Since 2020, he has been a researcher at the Technical University – Graz, Austria.
Dr. Dzhambov has scientific interests in and conducts research in Bulgaria and abroad on the influence of the natural environment, transport noise, and air pollution on mental health and chronic non-communicable diseases. He has published more than 70 publications in journals with an impact factor and more than 2600 citations in foreign journals. He leads/participates in several national and international projects, incl. under the Horizon programme, focused on the planning of a healthy, green and sustainable urban environment. He sits on the editorial boards of several prestigious international journals in the field of environmental health, incl. the flagship journal Environment International. He has peer-reviewed over 400 publications for international journals. In 2017, he received the prestigious Rebecca James Baker Award of the International Society for Environmental Epidemiology (ISEE), in 2019, the Pythagoras Grand Prize of the Ministry of Education and Science of Bulgaria for best young scientist, and in 2023, the Pythagoras Prize for an established scientist in the field of life sciences and medicine. In 2020 and 2021, he was in the Top 1% of scientists on the Stanford University ranking for influence on world science, and in 2022, he was in the Top 2% for overall contributions to world science.