Researcher: Prof. Dobrinka Georgieva


Full Professor of Social Medicine (Speech-Language Pathology - SLP) at the Medical University of Plovdiv

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Dobrinka Georgieva is a Full Professor of Social Medicine (Speech-Language Pathology - SLP) at the Medical University of Plovdiv, Bulgaria. Dr. Georgieva’s teaching, research, and clinical interests are in the area of Fluency and Voice disorders, Evidence-Based Practice in SLP, as well as History and Comparative Speech-Language Pathology.
She has authored numerous research and clinical papers, chapters in books, and books on stuttering and cluttering, stuttering intervention and voice disorders. In addition, Georgieva has presented widely at national and international conferences and congresses.
Geogieva coordinated many national and international projects (World Bank project; National Science Fund; Erasmus+ and Fulbright programs), and led the development of the Bulgarian Speech Language Pathology (Logopedics) specialty recognition and evaluation in the field of Public Health. In 2010 she founded the first department of Logopedics at South-West University in Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria.
Specializations in USA, France, England, the Netherlands, and Russia. Fulbright alumna (2013), (Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Communication Sciences and Disorders Research Center, Ohio, USA).
Member of the IALP, IFA and other international and national professional organizations. Main editor of the Bulgarian Journal of Communication Disorders (2008-2014).
Editor of the Bulgarian Journal of Communication Disorders (2008-2014). Member of the prestigious educational and research organizations as International Association of Logopedics and Phoniatrics (IALP) and International Fluency Association (IFA). Member of the IALP Education committee (2007-2010; 2010-2013). Consultant of the IALP Education Committee (2013-2016). Since 2018, member of the IFA Professional Liaisons Committee. Since 2021 member of the IFA Practice Committee.
Guest lecturer within Erasmus program at Michigan State University and East Carolina University, USA.
Member of US Department State’s Global, Fulbright alumna. Certified European Clinical Specialist on fluency disorders.