Dr. Miodraga Stefanovska – Petkovska, MBA, PhD, is a researcher and medical sociologist at the Institute of environmental health (ISAMB), Faculty of Medicine, University of Lisbon. She is also a Full Professor in Medical Sociology and Organizational Behavior at the School of Political Science and Psychology, University American College Skopje. She graduated on the topic of individual and economic determinants of retirement and was awarded a honorary Masters in business administration on her research on wellbeing among ageing workforce. Part of her doctoral studies were at Staffordshire University, United Kingdom as a scholar of the Open Society Institute on the topic of economic trust and cooperation among religious and ethnic minorities. She obtained a doctoral degree in social sciences and gender issues at the on the topic of Discrimination and disparities in health care. Dr. Stefanovska-Petkovska has been awarded a certificate in Statistics for health research from Oxford University. Her academic research is focused on the area of medial sociology more specifically discrimination and disparities in health, health promotion among most-at-risk populations, and cultural origins of trust. She has co-authored books and academic articles domestically and internationally. She has been a mentor/co-mentor of over 20 master theses. She is has also been an NGO activist for more than 15 years in the field of HIV/AIDS/STI prevention and education with special focus on most-at-risk groups. She has participated, designed and coordinated numerous national and international projects on this issue.

Research Topic:

Building Post-Pandemic Health Equity: The Role of Culture, Ethnicity, Religion and Trust

Host University: “G. d’Annunzio” University, Chieti-Pescara, Italy

Research Advisor:

Prof. Andrea Lombardinilo, “G. d’Annunzio” University, Chieti-Pescara, Italy