Prof. Lydia Georgieva Katrova, DDM, MGD, MPH, PhD

 

Work experience:

  • 2013 and now – Professor at the Dept. of DPH, FDM, MU - Sofia;
  • 2009 – Assoc. Professor at the Dept. of DPH, FDM, MU - Sofia;
  • 1991 – Chief Asst. Professor at the Dept. of SMDPH, SF, MU - Sofia;
  • 1988 – Research Associate in NOMS, SF, Sofia;
  • 1984-1988 – School dentist at the 9th Polyclinic, town of Sofia;
  • 1982-1984 – Dentist at the “Ihtiman Steel Production Company”, Town of Ihtiman;
  • 1981 – Dentist in Agro Prom Complex “Sredets”, Kostenets.

Education:

  • 1997 – PhD diploma;
  • 1991 – Diploma for Specialty "Social Medicine" (MPH);
  • 1989 – Diploma for Specialty "Polyvalent Dentistry" (MGD);
  • 1981 – Doctor of Dental Medicine diploma (DDM);
  • 1976 – High school graduation at 9th French Language School of Sofia;
  • Titles: PhD (1997), DDM (1981);
  • Dissertation thesis: "Change in the socio-professional status of dentists"

Academic titles and positions:

  • 2013 and now – Full Professor at the Dept. of DPH, FDM, MU - Sofia;
  • 2009 – Assoc. Professor at the Dept. of DPH, FDM, MU - Sofia;
  • 1991 – Chief Asst. Professor at the Dept. of SMDPH, SF, MU - Sofia;
  • 1988 – Research Associate in NOMS, SF, Sofia;
  • 2000-2015 – Member of the “Faculty council” at the FDM - Sofia;
  • 2012-2018 – Course advisor of students at the FDM - Sofia;
  • 2010-2012 – Member of the “Research and development” council of the MU - Sofia.

Research and publication activity:

  • Author of a total of 16 textbooks and monographs, of which: 5 textbooks (2 in Bulgarian and 3 in English), 4 compendia, 2 monographs; 4 electronic books and 1 electronic monograph;
  • Co-author in 2 textbooks and in 1 monograph (in Bulgarian and French);
  • Published and co-authored a total of 96 articles, distributed as follows: in Bulgarian journals 73 articles (41 solo and 32 in co-authorship); 23 articles in foreign journals (16 solo and 7 co-authored);
  • Author and co-author of 107 presentations in scientific forums, of which 45 abroad, 28 national with international participation, 34 national; Independent presentations – 32 in Bulgaria and 32 abroad;
  • 117 citations, of which 72 in foreign publications;
  • 64 reviews of articles, monographs, reviews and opinions on dissertations and competitions;
  • 2 times member of International Accreditation Commission for Program and Institutional Accreditation abroad;
  • 3 times guest lecturer abroad and 3 times guest lecturer in Bulgaria.

Awards:

  • 2012 – "Signum Laudis" of MU - Sofia for merits in education and research;
  • 2011 – "Excellence in Dental Education" award for mature lecturer of the Association of Dental Education in Europe (ADEE);
  • 2010 – "The Celebrities of Bulgarian medicine" book biography published;
  • 1976 – Golden medal for excellence in scholastic and personal achievements in high school.