Prof. Dimtirova is a transfessional with a background in Engineering, Sociology and Political Sciences and Public health and Healthcare Management, a specialty in Health Economics and a PhD in Social Medicine and Organization of Healthcare and Pharmacy. She is a Professor of Public health, Vice Dean of Quality and Accreditation at the Faculty of Public Health and Secretary general of MU - Plovdiv. She has served as an expert of the National Agency for Health Technology Assessment; and was appointed member of the working groups of the Bulgarian Ministry of Health for the development of National Health Strategy and National Standards for General Practice. She has successfully collaborated on a number of occasions in research on quality of life and health effects of exposure to natural and urban environment in reference to socioeconomic status and demographics and contributed to the development and interpretation of conceptual and statistical models. Her projects and field work include Advisory board member of BIHSENA Project - capacity building project "Bridging Innovations, Health and Societies: Educational capacity building in the Eastern European Neighboring Areas" funded by European Commission and co-funded by ERASMUS+ Program for EU; Expert on the MUP management team of project Idea to impact EIT Health (funded by European Commission HEI Grant agreement No 211253).
Her research interests cover HIA, HTA, evidence-based health politics, health needs assessment, access, equity and equality, disparities in health systems, culture of health organizations.
Scientific metrics in Scopus/WoS: over 66 publications, h-index 20, > 2100 citations
Projects in which Prof. Donka Dimitrova, MSc, MSSc, MPH, PhD participates:
Nature-based therapies can play an important role in addressing physical and mental health issues, but we need to know more about the benefits and challenges of these therapies. There is growing evidence that spending time in natural and semi-natural places ...
The built, natural, and social environments in settlements have a profound impact on population health. Various features of the living environment, such as exposure to traffic emissions and greenspace, access to services, availability of different land uses, and presence of ...