Healthy Worker Effect; HIV; Homosexuality; Internal Medicine; Mental Health; Occupational Health; Public Health; Social Discrimination; Social Stigma; Sports Medicine
My research focus encompasses a variety of public health topics, mostly focusing on health behaviour and modification of health behaviour through individiually tailored interventions and environmental changes. Within this topic I am mostly interested in discriminated and stigmatized groups such as people living with HIV/AIDS, LGBTIQ individuals, older adults, drug users among others to see if they and how they achieve good health.
Techniques, methods & infrastructure
Clinical physiological tests: ergometry, spirometry, spiroergometry, methacoline provocation tests, allergy testing, whole body composition scanning, tilt-tests, audiometry, BSA. Toxicological anaylises (heavy metal and other enviromental toxins).
Various psychological tests. Epidemiological measures. Statistical analysis.
- Grabovac, I. et al., 2018. Prevalence and Associations of Illicit Drug and Polydrug Use in People Living with HIV in Vienna. Scientific Reports, 8(1). Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41598-018-26413-5.
- Grabovac, I. et al., 2018. Healthcare Providers� Advice on Lifestyle Modification in the US Population: Results from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey 2011-2016. The American Journal of Medicine. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.amjmed.2018.11.021.
- Grabovac, I. et al., 2019. Human Immunodeficiency Virus Infection and Diverse Physical Health Outcomes: An Umbrella Review of Meta-analyses of Observational Studies. Clinical Infectious Diseases. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/cid/ciz539.
- Kutalek, R., Jirovsky, E. & Grabovac, I., 2018. From macro- to microfactors in health: Social science approaches in research on sexually transmitted infections. PLOS Medicine, 15(1), p.e1002490. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pmed.1002490.
- Grabovac, I. et al., 2019. Well-Being Among Older Gay and Bisexual Men and Women in England: A Cross-sectional Population Study. Journal of the American Medical Directors Association, 20(9), pp.1080–1085.e1. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jamda.2019.01.119.