HIV; Homeless Persons; Homosexuality; Mental Health; Occupational Health; Public Health; Social Discrimination; Social Stigma; Sports Medicine; Vulnerable Populations
- Grabovac Lab
Head: Igor Grabovac
Research Area: Our group within the Lifestyle and Prevention Unit of the Department of Social and Preventive Medicine focuses on health behavior and preventive measures in vulnerable populations (LGBTIQ, homeless, elderly, etc).
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, homeless people among others to see if they and how they achieve good health.
Techniques, methods & infrastructure
Our multidisciplinary team uses a variety of clinical medical tests such as body impendance analysis, accelerometer monitoring, heart variability, 24h ECG monitoring, cardiac stress testing, hand strength measuring. We also use a variety of questionnaires for different outcomes and qualitative interviews and focus group analysis. By accessing and evaluating data from large open datasets we examine various outcomes using a variety of statistical methods.
- WE-Project: Promoting Workplace Equality for LGBT+Q+ Youth (2020)
Source of Funding: EU, REC
Coordinator of the collaborative project
- Pilot Study to Assess the Physical Performance and Work-Ability following Kidney Transplant (2018)
Source of Funding: Medical Scientific Fund of the Mayor of the City of Vienna, Medizinisch-Wissenschaftlicher Fonds des Bürgermeisters der Bundeshauptstadt Wien
- Kim, J.H. et al., 2020. Environmental risk factors, protective factors, and peripheral biomarkers for ADHD: an umbrella review. The Lancet Psychiatry, 7(11), pp.955–970. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S2215-0366(20)30312-6.
- Grabovac, I. et al., 2019. Health Care Providers’ Advice on Lifestyle Modification in the US Population: Results from the NHANES 2011-2016. The American Journal of Medicine, 132(4), pp.489–497.e1. 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.