Tea Vukusic Rukavina, MD, PhD

Tea Vukusic Rukavina

MD, PhD, is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Medical Sociology and Health Economics at the Andrija Stampar School of Public Health, School of Medicine, University of Zagreb. In 2011 she obtained her PhD in Public Health, in 2012 she specialized psychiatry. Since 2016 she is deputy director for health promotion of the Andrija Stampar School of Public Health.

From 2002-2008 she was assistant coordinator of the “County Public Health Capacity Building Project – Healthy Counties” program that won Management Training Excellence Award in 2006 and Global Health Program of Distinction Award in 2013 from Sustainable Management Development Program, Division of Public Health Systems and Workforce Development, Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, Atlanta, GA, USA. Assist Prof Vukusic Rukavina was a project leader of the project “Picture of mental illness in Croatian, Czech and Slovak print media” (2009 – 2011) which was a part of the Finance and Mental Health Services Training in Czech Republic/Central Europe coordinated by the Global Center for Health & Economic Policy Research, University of California, Berkeley. From 2012 – 2016 she was a visiting faculty at the program Socio-Economics of Mental Health Delivery in SE Europe coordinated by University of California, Berkeley and Babes-Bolyai University Cluj-Napoca, Romania.

Currently she is PI of the project funded by the Croatian Science Foundation “Dangers and benefits of social networks: E-Professionalism of healthcare professionals”.

Since 2002 she is a director of the Media and Health Course, annual course that promotes collaboration among journalists and health professionals. Her main areas of interests are media and health, management of mental health services, mental health promotion, social marketing campaigns and qualitative methodology.

Tea Vukusic Rukavina is an author of more than 40 scientific papers of which more than 15 are published in journals indexed in Current Contents. She is reviewer in several scientific journals and member of the editorial board of the Croatian Medical Journal. She is a member of Croatian physicians’ chamber.