Mozgis, Dzintars

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Riga Stradins University



1. Current Status, Position

Dzintars Mozgis works as an Associate Professor in the Department of Public Health and Epidemiology at Riga Stradins University in matters of health care management. He is also currently a Deputy Director of the Center for Diseases Prevention and Control of Latvia, where he is responsible for prevention and control of noncommunicable diseases and health promotion mostly. Also, he is still practicing as a pediatric surgeon in the State Emergency Medical Service.

2. Education

Dzintars Mozgis studied at the Medical Institute in Riga and became a pediatrician in 1982. In 1987, he obtained specialty pediatric surgery and in 2004 a PhD at Riga Stradins University for his work in research of anorectal malformations. In 2005, he was elected as an Assistant Professor, and in 2009 as an Associate Professor at Riga Stradins University. From 1995 to 2010, he served as CEO at the University Children Hospital in Riga, then worked as a medical expert in the State Emergency Medical Service until 2012. He has since then been working as a Deputy Director at the Centre for Diseases Prevention and Control of Latvia. He is also a member of the Management Board of the European Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction form Latvia.

3. Research Area

Dzintars Mozgis research focusses on health care management, history of medicine, pediatric surgery, public health and comparative trends in the consumption of drugs.

4. Conflict of interest