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Igor Grabovac
Dr. med. Dr. scient. med. Igor GrabovacResident Physician

Center for Public Health (Department of Social and Preventive Medicine)
Position: Doctor-in-training

ORCID: 0000-0001-9605-1467
T +43 1 40160-34897


Healthy Worker Effect; HIV; Homosexuality; Internal Medicine; Mental Health; Occupational Health; Public Health; Social Discrimination; Social Stigma; Sports Medicine

Research interests

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.

Selected publications

  1. 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:
  2. 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:
  3. 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:
  4. 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:
  5. 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: