Professor Jadranka Božikov, PhD
Department for Medical Statistics, Epidemiology and Medical Informatics
Andrija Štampar School of Public Health, Medical School, University of Zagreb
Rockefeller St. 4, HR-10000 Zagreb, CROATIA
Phone: (+385 1) 4590117 or 4590101 or 4590100
Fax: tel. (+385 1) 46 84 406
Place and year of birth: Zagreb 1951
Academic degrees and appointments:
1977 – BSc in Mathematics from Faculty of Science and Mathematics, University of Zagreb
1988 – MSc in Public Health from Medical School, University of Zagreb
1997 – PhD in Public Health from Medical School, University of Zagreb
1998 – Assistant Professor of Medical Informatics
2004 – Associated Professor of Medical Informatics
Education and professional development:
1970 – completed secondary school in Zagreb
1977 – graduated in Mathematics
1977-78 – employed as a math teacher
1978-present – employed at Andrija Štampar School of Public Health
1985 – 3-months training in Japan at University of Tsukuba and elsewhere as a fellow of Japan International Cooperation Agency in design and development of computerized educational coursewares for the project Continuing education for primary health care
1988 – earned MSc degree in Public Health, field Planning and Management of Health Care, MPH thesis Computerized epidemiologic model of shigelosis and its use in planning of disease prevention
1997 – earned PhD degree in Biomedicine and Health Sciences, field Public Health and Health Care, DPH thesis Reflection of multistage carcinogenesis model on cancer incidence in human population – example of colorectal cancer
2001 – visit to the University of Bielefeld, Germany, in framework of the project PH-SEE – Programmes for Training and Research in Public Health in South Eastern Europe
Current substantive appointment
Associated Professor of Medical Informatics, Andrija Štampar School of Public Health, Medical School, University of Zagreb
Other current appointments
2007 – Acting Director of the Andrija Štampar School of Public Health
2006-2007 – Deputy-Director of the Andrija Štampar School of Public Health
2006 – Member of the Medical School Board (elected as representative of associated professors)
1998 – Deputy to the Director of PhD Program Biomedicine and Health Sciences
2006 – Head of the Chair for Medical Informatics Medical School, University of Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina
2001 – President of CROSSIM (Croatian Society for Simulation Modelling) and Society representative in the EUROSIM Board (European Federation of Simulation Societies)
Other recent appointments
2004-2005 – Secretary of the First and Second European Conference on Harmonisation of PhD Programmes in Biomedicine and Health Sciences held in Zagreb on April 24-25, 2004 and April 23-24, 2005 and co-editor of Conferencesí Proceedings)
2004-2006 – Head of the Chair/Department for Medical Statistics, Epidemiology and Medical Informatics at Medical School, University of Zagreb (Deputy-Head 1998-2000)
1996-1998 – Member of the Medical School Board (elected as the representative of assistants)
Current grants and participation in research projects
2007 – principal investigator of the project Interaction between PhD programme and scientific productivity in biomedicine, a part of the programme Capacity building for better scientific research in biomedicine financed by Croatian Ministry of Science, Education and Sports
2007 – participant in the project Impact of formal education on quality of work in outhospital care, a part of the programme Health and right to health of individuals and community: principles, practice and policy
Other recent grants and participation in research projects
2002ñ2006 ñ participant in project Genetic and behavioral determinants of health and disease financed by Croatian Ministry of Science, Education and Sports
2000-2004 – member of Steering Committee and participant in PH-SEE – Programmes for Training and Research in Public Health in South Eastern Europe, project financed by the Stability Pact for South Eastern Europe
2001ñ2002 – principal investigator of the project E-HC – Electronic Health Centre – web site for GPs and their associates financed by Croatian Ministry of Science and Technology within the framework of Information Technology (IT) implementation
Areas of research interests
Simulation modelling and its applications in biomedicine and public health
Modelling of carcinogenesis
Data bases, bio-banks
E-learning, continuing medical education
Memberships in professional associations
Croatian Society for Simulation Modelling (CROSSIM)
Croatian Society for Medical Informatics (CSMI)
Telemedicine Committee of the Croatian Academy of Medical Sciences
Croatian Biometric Society
Croatian Society for Operational Research
Croatian Society for Medical Education
MaruöiÊ M, Božikov J, KataviÊ V, Hren D, KljakoviÊ-GaöpiÊ M, MaruöiÊ A. Authorship in a small medical journal: a study of contributorship statements by corresponding authors. Sci Eng Ethics, 2004; 10:493-502.
Donev D, Božikov J. Financing of health care. In: Donev D, BjegoviÊ V, editors. Health Systems and their evidence based development. A handbook for teachers, reseachers and health pofessionals. Lage: Hans Jacobs, 2004: 302-23.
PaviËiÊ Boönjak A, Batinica M, Hegeduö-Jungvirth M, GrguriÊ J, Božikov J. The effect of baby friendly hospital initiative and postnatal support on breastfeeding rates – Croatian experience. Coll Antropol, 2004; 28:235-43.
HlupiÊ L, JakiÊ-RazumoviÊ J, Božikov J, ?oriÊ M, Belev B, Vrbanec D. Prognostic value of different factors in breast carcinoma. Tumori. 2004;90:112-9.
Petrak J, Božikov J. Journal publications from Zagreb University Medical School in 1995-1999. Croat Med J 2003; 44: 681-9.
MiliËiÊ J, Bujas PetkoviÊ Z, Božikov J. Dermatoglyphs of digito-palmar complex in autistic disorder: Family analysis. Croat Med J 2003; 44:469-76.
IvekoviÊ H, Božikov J, MladiniÊ-VuliÊ D, Ebling Z, Kern J, KovaËiÊ L. Electronic health center (eHC): Integration of continuing medical education, information and communication for general practitioners. Stud Health Technol Inform 2002; 90:788-92.
HeÊimoviÊ S, Klepac N, VlaöiÊ J, Vojta A, Janko D, Škarpa-PrpiÊ I, Canki-Klain N, MarkoviÊ D, Božikov J, Relja M, PaveliÊ K. Genetic background of Huntington disease in Croatia: Molecular analysis of CAG, CCG, and 2642 (E2642del) polymorphisms. Hum Mutat. 2002 Sep;20(3):233.
Grce M, Husnjak K, Božikov J, MagdiÊ L, ZlaËki M, LukaË J, FistoniÊ I, ŠikaniÊ-DugiÊ N, PaveliÊ K. Evaluation of genital human papillomavirus infections by polymerase chain reaction among Croatian women. Anticancer Res. 2001, 21:579-84.
Pavlak M, VlahoviÊ K, GreguriÊ J, éupaniËiÊ é, JerËiÊ J, Božikov J. An epidemiologic study of Chlamydia sp in feral pigeons (Columba livia var. domestica). Zeitschrift fur Jagdwissenschaft. 2000, 46:84-95.
Mastilica M, Božikov J. Out-of-pocket payments for health care in Croatia: Implications for equity. Croat Med J 1999; 40:152-9.
VuceliÊ B, KoraÊ B, SentiÊ M, MiliËiÊ D, HadžiÊ N, Jureöa V, Božikov J, RotkviÊ I, Buljevac M, KovaËeviÊ I, TiËak M, Makek N. Ulcerative colitis in Zagreb, Yugoslavia: Incidence and prevalence 1980-1989. Int J Epidemiol 1991;20:1043-7.
VuceliÊ B, KoraÊ B, SentiÊ M, MiliËiÊ D, HadžiÊ N, Jureöa V, Božikov J, RotkviÊ I, Buljevac M, KovaËeviÊ I, TiËak M, Makek N. Epidemiology of Chron’s disease in Zagreb, Yugoslavia: a ten-year prospective study. Int J Epidemiol 1991;20:216-20.
Božikov J, DeželiÊ G. A microcomputer method for continuous system simulation in health care, Comput Methods Programs Biomed 1991;34:17-25.
Budak A, Božikov J. Are there too many doctors in Croatia? Lijec Vjesn 1993;115:261-7.
He become ORPHEUS Executive Committee member†† February 9, 2007.