Publications 2013-2014

Publications 2014

WI-1-Publications (scientific publications in a journal with impact factor)

Aluttis CA, Bishaw T & Frank M (2014). The workforce for health in a globalized context – global shortages and international migration. Global Health Action, 7: 23611, 

Aluttis CA, Krafft T & Brand H (2014). Global health in the European Union - a review from an agenda-setting perspective. Global Health Action, 7: 23610,

Bjegovic-Mikanovic V, Jovic-Vranes A, Czabanowska K & Otok R (2014). Education for public health in Europe and its global outreach. Global Health Action, 7: 23570.

Bouma, AB, Tiedje, K, Poplau, S, Boehm, DH, Shah, ND, Commers, MJ, Linzer, M & Montori VM (2014). Shared decision making in the safety net: where do we go from here? Journal of American Board of Family Medicine, 27 (2), 292-294.

Clemens T, Michelsen KHAJ, Commers MJ, Garel P, Dowdeswell B. & Brand H (2014). European hospital reforms in times of crisis: Aligning cost containment needs with plans for structural redesign? Health Policy, 117 (1), 6-14. doi: 10.1016/j.healthpol.2014.03.008

Commers MJ, Morival M, & Devries MW (2014). Toward best-practice post-disaster mental health promotion for children: Sri Lanka. Health Promotion International, 29(1), 165-170. doi: 10.1093/heapro/das047

Czabanowska K, Malho A, Schröder-Bäck P, Popa D, Burazeri G (2014). Do we develop public health leaders? - Association between public health competencies and emotional intelligence: a cross-sectional study. BMC Medical Education, 14(1): 83.  

Czabanowska K, Rethmeier KA, Lueddeke G, Smith T, Malho A, Otok R, Stankunas M (2014). Public health in the 21st century: working differently means leading and learning differently. European Journal of Public Health, doi:

Czabanowska K, Smith T, Könings KD, Sumskas L, Otok R, Bjegovic-Mikanovic V & Brand H (2014). In search for Public Health Leadership Competency Framework to support leadership curriculum – a consensus study. European Journal of Public Health, 24(5):850-6. doi: 10.1093/eurpub/ckt158.

Hyska J, Mersini E, Mone I & Burazeri G (2014). Prevalence and demographic correlates of overweight and obesity among children in a transitional southeastern European population. Journal of Community Health, 39(5):828-34. doi: 10.1007/s10900-014-9888-9.

Italia S, Wolfenstetter S, & Teuner C (2014). Patterns of Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) use in children: a systematic review. European Journal of Pediatrics, 173(11), 1413-1428. doi: 10.1007/s00431-014-2300-z

Fast I, Sørensen K, Brand H, Suggs LS (2014). Social Media for Public Health: An Exploratory Policy Analysis. European Journal of Public Health, DOI:

Laaser U & Brand H (2014). Global health in the 21st century. Global Health Action, 7: 23694,

Li W, Liao Y, Yang L, Li H, Ye B & Wang W (2014). Emergency Response to and Preparedness for Extreme Weather Events and Environmental Changes in China. Asia-Pacific Journal of Public Health, DOI: 10.1177/1010539514549763

Li W, Wei B, Li Y, Li H, Zhang F, Rosenberg, M, Yang L, Huang J, Krafft T, Wang W et al. (2014). A study of air pollutants influencing life expectancy and longevity from spatial perspective in China. Science of The Total Environment, 487(0), 57-64. doi:

Rao M & Pilot E (2014). The missing link - the role of primary care in global health. Global Health Action, 7: 23693,

Rosenkötter N, Ziemann A, Krafft T, Riesgo LG, Vergeiner G & Brand H (2014). Non-infectious events under the International Health Regulations (2005) in Europe - a case for syndromic surveillance. Journal of Public Health Policy, 35(3):311-26.

Saliba V, Muscat NA, Vella M, Montalto SA, Fenech C, McKee M, et al. (2014) Clinicians’, policy makers’ and patients’ views of pediatric cross-border care between Malta and the UK. Journal of Health Services Research & Policy, 01;19(3):153-160.

Schröder-Bäck P, Peter D, William S, Brall C & Czabanowska K (2014). Teaching Seven Principles for Public Health Ethics: Towards a Curriculum for a Short Course on Ethics in Public Health Programmes. BMC Medical Ethics, 15:73

Schröder-Bäck P, Michelsen K, Bongers L, Brand H, Förster K, Townend D (2014). Rechtliche und ethische Aspekte grenzüberschreitender Gesundheitsversorgung innerhalb der Europäischen Union. Ethik in der Medizin, 26(4): 301-315 DOI 10.1007/s00481-013-0282-4

Stapleton G, Schroder-Bäck P, Laaser U, Meershoek A & Popa D. (2014). Global health ethics: an introduction to prominent theories and relevant topics. Global Health Action, 7: 23569,

Stapleton G, Schröder-Bäck P & Brand H, Townend, D (2014). Health inequalities and regional specific scarcity in primary care physicians: ethical issues and criteria. International Journal of Public Health 59(3): 449-455.

Toci E, Burazeri G, Jerliu N, Sørensen K, Ramadani N, Hysa B & Brand H (2014). Health literacy, self-perceived health and self-reported chronic morbidity among older people in Kosovo. Health Promotion International,

Toçi E, Burazeri G, Kamberi H, Jerliu N, Sørensen K, Brand H (2014). Socio-economic correlates of functional health literacy among patients of primary health care in Kosovo. Public Health, 128(9):842-8. doi: 10.1016/j.puhe.2014.06.009.

Toçi E, Burazeri G, Sørensen K, Kamberi H & Brand H (2014). Concurrent validation of two key health literacy instruments in a South Eastern European population. European Journal of Public Health,

Ziemann A, Rosenkötter N, Garcia-Castrillo Riesgo L, Schrell S, Kauhl B, Vergeiner G, Fischer M, Lippert FK, Krämer A, Brand H, Krafft T (2014). A concept for routine emergency-care data-based syndromic surveillance in Europe. Epidemiology and Infection, 142(11):2433-46.


WI-2 Publications and others

Aluttis CA, van den Broucke S, Michelsen K, Chiotan C, Costongs C & Brand H (2014). Public health and health promotion capacity at national and regional level: a review of conceptual frameworks. Journal of Public Health Research. 3:199.

Aluttis CA, Maier CB, van den Broucke S, Czabanowska K (2014). Developing the public health workforce (Chapter 15). In Rechel B & McKee (Eds.) (2014). Facets of Public Health in Europe. European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies.

Ataya N, Aluttis CA, Flahault A, Atun R & Haines A (2014). Improving the assessment and attribution of effects of development assistance for health. Lancet,

Azzopardi Muscat N, Calleja N, Calleja A, Cylus J (2014). Health Systems in Transition Malta. Health; 16(1).

Azzopardi Muscat N & Brand H (2014) Ten years on: time for a public health celebration or sober reflection? European Journal of Public Health, 24(3):351-352.

Bjegovic-Mikanovic V, Czabanowska K, Flahault A, Otok R, Shortell SM, Wisbaum W, Laaser U (2014). What we need to improve the Public Health Workforce in Europe? South Eastern European Journal of Public Health, doi: 10.12908/SEEJPH-2014-20.

Bjegovic-Mikanovic V, Czabanowska K, Flahault A, Otok R, Shortell S, Wisbaum W, Laaser U (2014). Addressing needs in the public health workforce in Europe. POLICY SUMMARY 10. WHO Regional Office for Europe and European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies, Copenhagen (available at:

Czabanowska K (2014) Leadership in Public Health: Reducing inequalities and improving health. Eurohealth incorporating Euro Observer — Vol.20 | No.3 | 2014.

Czabanowska K, Laaser U, Stjernberg L (2014). Shaping and authorising a public health profession. South Eastern European Journal of Public Health. DOI: 10.12908/SEEJPH-2014-23

Skeraj F, Czabanowska K, Bojaj K, Burazeri G (2014). Self-perceived level of competencies of family physicians in transitional Kosovo. South Eastern Journal of Public Health, doi: 10.12908/SEEJPH-2014-22

Toçi E, Burazeri G, Sørensen K, Jerliu N, Ramadani N, Roshi E & Brand H (2013). Health literacy and socioeconomic characteristics among older people in transitional Kosovo. British Journal of Medicine and Medical Research, 3(4):1646-1658.

Jongen W & Schröder-Bäck P (2014). Albania’s potential accession to the EU: A gain for the Albanian public health?  Albanian Medical Journal, 4, 2013: 80-88.

Rosenkötter N, Brand H, McKee M, Riley N, Verma A & Verschuuren M (2014). The realisation of a European health information system— time to get the politicians involved. European Journal of Public Health, Vol. 24, No. 2, 184–185.

Scholtes B, Schröder-Bäck P, Mackay M, Vincenten J & Brand H (2014) A practical and applied approach to assessing the cross cutting nature of child injury prevention as a basis for policy making at the local level. South Eastern Journal of Public Health. DOI 10.12908/SEEJPH-2014-08.

Schröder-Bäck P (2014). Ethische Prinzipien für die Public-Health-Praxis. Grundlagen und Anwendungen. Frankfurt a.M.: Campus, 2014.

Schröder-Bäck P, Maeckelberghe E, Royo-Bordonada MA (2014). The Ethics effect (editorial). South Eastern Journal of Public Health, DOI 10.12908/SEEJPH-2014-31

Skeraj F, Czabanowska, Bojaj G & Burazeri G (2014). Self-perceived level of competencies of family physicians in transitional Kosovo. South Eastern Journal of Public Health, posted: 31 May 2014. DOI: 10.12908/SEEJPH-2014-22

Van Hemelrijck W, Schröder-Bäck P, (2014). The Availability of Demographic and Socioeconomic Determinants of Health Care Utilization. Albanian Medical Journal, 2 2014: 74-82.


Publications 2013


Molen IN van der & Commers MJ (2013. Unresolved legal questions in cross-border health care in Europe: liability and data protection. Public Health, 127 (11), 987-993. Doi: 10.1016/j.puhe.2013.08.020.

Stapleton G, Schröder-Bäck P, Townend D (2013). Equity in Public Health: An Epigenetic Perspective. Public Health Genomics, 16(4): 135-144.

Rosenkötter N, Clemens T, Sørensen K, Brand H. Twentieth anniversary of the European Union health mandate: taking stock of perceived achievements, failures and missed opportunities - a qualitative study. BMC Public Health 2013; 13(1):1074.

Rosenkötter N, Ziemann A, Garcia-Castrillo Riesgo L, Gillet JB, Vergeiner G, Krafft T, Brand H. Validity and timeliness of syndromic influenza surveillance during the autumn/winter wave of A(H1N1) influenza 2009: results of emergency medical dispatch, ambulance and emergency department data from three European regions. BMC Public Health 2013, 13:905

Schrell S, Ziemann A, Garcia-Castrillo Riesgo L, Rosenkötter N, Llorca J, Popa D, Krafft T; SIDARTHa Project Consortium. Local implementation of a syndromic influenza surveillance system using emergency department data in Santander, Spain. Journal of Public Health (Oxf). 2013 Sep;35(3):397-403.

Knies S, Lombardi G, Commers M, Dauben HP, Evers S, Michelsen K, Oortwijn W, Opara C, Brand H. Supporting decision making in cross-border regions: a health technology assessment tool for hospitals. International Journal of Technology Assessment in Health Care, 2013 Jan;29(1):71-8.

Van der Heide I, Rademakers J, Schipper M, Droomers M, Sørensen  K, Uiters E. Health literacy of Dutch adults: a cross sectional survey. BMC Public Health. 2013,13,179, DOI: 10.1186/1471-2458-13-179

Zhang F, Krafft T, Ye B, Zhang F, Zhang J, Luo H, Li M, Zhang Y, Zhou L, Xu J, Wang W. The lag effect and seasonal differences of air pollutants on allergic rhinitis in Beijing. Science of the Total Environment. 442 (2013) 172-176.

Czabanowska K, Smith T, Stankunas M, Avery M, Otok R. Transforming public health specialists into public health leaders. Lancet. 2013 Feb 9;381(9865):449-50.

Sørensen K, Brand H. Health literacy lost in translations? Introducing the European Health Literacy Glossary. Health Promot Int. 2013 Mar 11.

Cela L, Kraja B, Hoti K, Toci E, Muja H, Roshi E, Burazeri G. Lifestyle Characteristics and Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease: A population-based study in Albania.
 Gastroenterology research and practice 2013 Article ID 936792, doi:10.1155/2013/936792

Toçi E, Burazeri G, Sorensen K, Jerliu N, Ramadani N, Roshi E, Brand H. Health Literacy and Socioeconomic Characteristics among Older People in Transitional Kosovo. British Journal of Medicine & Medical Research 3(4): 1646-1658, 2013

Rechel B, Brand H, McKee M. Financing Public Health in Europe. Gesundheitswesen 2013,75, e28-e33

Tahiri Z, Toçi E, Rrumbullaku L, Hoti K, Roshi E, Burazeri G. Patients' evaluation of primary health care services in Gjilan region, Kosovo. Journal of Public Health (Oxf). 2013, Apr 17. [Epub ahead of print].

Kellici S, Dibra A, Dracini XH, Deda L, Fida M, Burazeri G. Evaluation of patterns and appropriate gastro protection in Albanian primary health care users. Journal of Biological Regulators & Homeostatic Agents. 2013 Jan-Mar;27(1):247-51.

Jerliu N, Burazeri G, Toci E, Kempen GIJM, Jongen W, Ramadani N, Brand H. Social networks, social participation and self-perceived health among older people in transitional Kosovo. European Journal of Public Health 2013; in press (accepted: 18-04-2013).

Jerliu N, Burazeri G, Ramadani N, Hyska J, Brand H. Knowledge and practices of physicians regarding health status and health care services for older people in transitional Kosovo. Medical Archives 2013; in press (accepted: 29-05-2013).

Mukherjee R, Wray E, Commers M, Hollins S, Curfs L. The impact of raising a child with FASD upon carers: findings from a mixed methodology study in the UK. Adoption and Fostering. 2013. DOI: 10.1177/0308575913477331.


W2- Publications and others:

Krafft T, Ziemann A. Notfallmedizin und öffentliche Gesundheit. In: Neumayr A, Schinnerl A, Baubin M (eds.). Qualitätsmanagement im prähospitalen Notfallwesen: Springer Vienna; 2013:31-42. (German). 

Mainil, T., Commers, M.J. & Michelsen, K. (2013). The European Cross-Border Patient as Both Citizen and Consumer: Public Health and Health System Implications. In D. Botterill, G. Pennings & T. Mainil (Eds.), Medical Tourism and Transnational Health Care (pp. 131-148). New York: Palgrave MacMillan.

Skeraj F, Czabanowska K, Bojaj G, Hysa B, Petrela E, Hyska J, Burazeri G. Cross-cultural adaptation of a questionnaire about competencies of family physicians in Kosovo from practitioners and policymakers perspective. Albanian Medical Journal.2013 Vol 1:19-25

Bojaj G, Czabanowska K, Klemenc-Ketic Z, Skeraj F, Hysa B, Tahiri Z, Burazeri G. Validation of an instrument measuring primary health care users opinion about abilities, skills and competencies of their family physicians in Kosovo. Albanian Medical Journal.2013 Vol 1:79-84

Schröder-Bäck P, Brand H. Teaching to learn from each other [Editorial]. Albanian Medical Journal; 1, 2013: 9-10.

Jongen W, Schröder-Bäck P, Brand H. Evaluating interventions aimed at promoting social participation of older people: A review of the literature. Albanian Medical Journal; 1, 2013: 55-61.

Jerliu N, Toçi E, Burazeri G, Ramadani N, Brand H. Prevalence and socioeconomic correlates of chronic morbidity among elderly people in Kosovo: a population-based survey. BMC Geriatr. 2013 Mar 1;13:22.

Kellici S, Hoti E, Burazeri G. Level and factors of benzodiazepines misuse in Albania. International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy. 2013 Jun;35(3):323-6. doi: 10.1007/s11096-013-9754-3.