Contact information:
Department of Social and Behavioural Medicine
PJ Safarik University, Faculty of Medicine
Tr. SNP 1, 040 11 Kosice, Slovak Republic

Dr. Zuzana Katreniakova, MD is an Assistant Professor at the Pavol Jozef Safarik University (UPJS) in Kosice, Head of the Social Medicine Unit and a Senior Researcher within KISHmc3. She got her Medical Doctor degree in General Medicine UPJS and her PhD in Social Medicine from Comenius University in Bratislava. Currently she works as university teacher at the UPJS, Faculty of Medicine, where she teaches a number of subjects for both Slovak and international students, e.g. Social Medicine, Health Care Management, Health Education and Health Promotion. Her research activities are oriented on different fields of public health, mainly on health promotion, health of elderly, health of children and adolescents, and public health policy. She has been involved in a number of European research projects, e.g. healthPRO-elderly (national coordinator, DG SANCO/EAHC No. 2005318), EURO-URHIS 2 , OptiWork, SPHERE. Moreover, she has been a member of national team for the HBSC WHO study and member of the multidisciplinary working group on Social Inequities in Health in the SR established within the  Biennial Collaborative Agreement between Ministry of Health of the SR and WHO Regional Office for Europe (WHO-BCA) in 2008/2009 as well as a Leader of the WHO-BCA 2012/2013 working group on Evaluation of Public Health Services in Slovakia. Since 2003 she has been a Chairman of the Slovak Public Health Association, SAVEZ (www.savez.sk)  and member of the EUPHA Governing Council (www.eupha.org). She is a co-author of over 20 peer-reviewed international scientific articles, with more than 200 Scopus citations; her h-index is 7.

Thesis: Promoting Mental and Emotional Health in Younger School Aged Children
Defended at the Comenius University, Bratislava (2002)
Promotor: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Anna Volná

(S)SCI articles

  1. Behanova M, Reijneveld SA, Nagyova I, Katreniakova Z, van Ameijden EJ, Dijkshoorn H, van Dijk JP. Are area-level and individual-level socioeconomic factors associated with self-rated health in adult urban citizens? Evidence from Slovak and Dutch cities. European Journal of Public Health 2017, 27, Suppl_2:86-92
  2. Behanova M, Katreniakova Z, Nagyova I, van Ameijden EJC, Dijkshoorn H, van Dijk JP, Reijneveld SA. The effect of neighbourhood unemployment on health-risk behaviours in elderly differs between Slovak and Dutch cities. European Journal of Public Health 2015, 25, 1: 108-114
  3. Behanova M, Nagyova I, Katreniakova Z, van Ameijden EJC, van Dijk JP, Reijneveld SA. Health-risk behaviours in deprived urban neighbourhoods: a comparison between Slovak and Dutch cities. International Journal of Public Health 2014, 59:405-414
  4. Zeegers Paget D, Barnhoorn F, McCarthy M, Alexanderson K, Conceicao C, Deville W, Grimaud O, Katreniakova Z, Narkauskaite L, Saliba A, Sammut M, Voss M. Civil society engagement in innovation and research through the European Public Health Association. European Journal of Public Health 2013, 23, 2: 12–18
  5. McCarthy M, Alexanderson K, Voss M, Conceicao C, Grimaud O, Narkauskaite L, Katreniakova Z, Saliba A, Sammut M. Impact of innovations in national public health markets in Europe. European Journal of Public Health 2013, 23, 2: 25–29
  6. McCarthy M, Conceicao C, Grimaud O, Katreniakova Z, Saliba A, Sammut M, Narkauskaite L. Competitive funding and structures for public health research in European countries. European Journal of Public Health 2013, 23, 2: 39–42
  7. Conceicao C, Grimaud O, McCarthy M, Barnhoorn F, Sammut M, Saliba A, Katreniakova Z, Narkauskaite L. Programmes and calls for public health research in European countries. European Journal of Public Health 2013, 23, 2: 30–34
  8. Behanova M, Nagyova I, Katreniakova Z, van Ameijden EJC, van Dijk JP, Reijneveld SA. The effect of urban-area unemployment on the mental health of citizens differs between Slovak and Dutch cities. Health & Place 2013, 24: 210-215
  9. Sarkova M, Nagyova I, Katreniakova Z, Madarasova Geckova A, Middel B, van Dijk JP, van den Heuvel W. Psychometric evaluation of the general health questionnaire-12 and Rosenberg self-esteem scale in Hungarian and Slovak early adolescents. Studia Psychologica 2006, 48, 1: 69-79
  10. Madarasova Geckova A, van Dalen E, Katreniakova Z, Kovarova M, Nagyova I, Pudelsky M Interpohlavné rozdiely subjektívnej pohody v adolescentnom veku. (Intersexual differences in subjective well-being in adolescent age). Cesko-Slovenska Pediatrie, 1998, 53, 10, 623-627.

Running projects

  1. LORICCOM – Longitudinal research on psychosocial innovations in chronic condition management