Lecturer

Division: Institute for Global Health and Development

Tel: 0131 474 0000

Dr Predrag Duric (MD, MSc, PhD) is a Lecturer in the Institute for Global Health and Development.

  • Overview
  • Research Interests
  • Research Publications
  • Funded Projects
  • Teaching & Learning

Predrag Duric joined IGHD from a position as Long-Term International Consultant to the UNDP Regional Hub for Eastern Europe and Central Asia. He has published widely on the needs and services for key populations with higher risk of HIV exposure (people who inject drugs, men who have sex with men, sex workers) and, separately, mental health and injury prevention. As an epidemiologist and activist, he contributed to the scaling-up of HIV services and the sustainability of HIV response in South-Eastern Europe, where he has been politically active in advocating for marginalized groups.

In recent years Predrag has worked as a researcher addressing issues of stigma and access to services, and as a senior consultant for UNDP advising on issues of health financing and NGO social contracting.

 

Active research interests

HIV, hepatitis, communicable diseases, injury prevention, mental health

 

Research Methods

Surveys, epidemiological studies, quantitative studies

Research Grants & Contracts Funding:

Increased TB treatment adherence & improved outcomes in vulnerable groups in EEA (WHCA lead)

As part of a larger programme of work funded by the European Centre for Disease Control (ECDC) and World Health Communication Associates (WHCA) in partnership with the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM), this project will provide preliminary evidence for the impact of a tailored Tuberculosis (TB) adherence support intervention upon interim treatment outcomes, and through process evaluation will report the challenges encountered in delivery of this intervention. This study is being carried out among specific hard-to-reach and vulnerable population groups in Riga, Latvia.

Predrag is module coordinator for the Global Public Health, Sexual and Reproductive Health, and Research Development and Proposal Writing modules. He is also teaching in the areas of Global Health and Social Policy, Researching Global Health and Learning Methodologies, as well as contributing to course development and PhD supervisions.

Predrag coordinates IGHD PhD programme.