Alina-Ioana Forray, MD, PhD(c)

Research Assistant

Alina-Ioana Forray graduated in 2019 as a Bachelor of Medicine at Iuliu Hațieganu University of Medicine and Pharmacy. Since 2018 she has been working in the field of public health research as a research technician at the Department of Public Health at Babeș-Bolyai University and in 2020 started her residency in public health and healthcare management at the Cluj-Napoca Clinical Hospital of Infectious Diseases. As a public health resident physician and a young and enthusiastic public health researcher, she explores the different topics within the public health and healthcare management field and wants to find a path towards following her career by doing meaningful work. As well, as a new Teaching Assistant at Iuliu Hațieganu University, she focuses on improving the learning experience of students regarding public health practice in Romania. The primary aim of her PhD research is to improve public health nutrition knowledge, assess and increase the nutritional knowledge of vulnerable groups in Romania. Although this is her main focus, her research interests go further into exploring and addressing health disparities, the healthcare workforce, social determinants of health, and interventions for disadvantaged or underserved populations from Romania, and improving the quality and effectiveness of public health practice and access to equitable care.

Research Interests

Chronic Disease EpidemiologyChronic Disease ManagementHealth LiteracyHealthcare ManagementMaternal and Child HealthmHealthNutritionPhysical ActivityWell-beingHealth CommunicationHuman Resources for Health

Selected Publications

Forray A. I. (2019). Study on the perception of mothers about aspects of the quality of care at the place of birth in Romania (Unpublished Bachelor Thesis). Iuliu Hațieganu University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Forray A. I. (2018). Serviciile de îngrijire perinatală în România. Viața Medicală, 32 (1489). Available at: (English Translation: Perinatal care services in Romania. Medical Life)
Ungureanu, M. I., Paina, L., Brînzac, M. G., Forray, A., Donca, V., Avram, L., & Crișan, D. (2020). The geriatric workforce: is there anybody out there to care in Romania?. European Journal of Public Health, 30(Supplement_5), ckaa165-108.
Ungureanu, M. I., Brînzac, M. G., Forray, A., Paina, L., Avram, L., Crișan, D. A., & Donca, V. (2020). The geriatric workforce in Romania: the need to improve data and management. European Journal of Public Health, 30(Supplement_4), iv28-iv31.
Petrișor, A. N. C., Forray, A. I., Borzan, C. M., Covaliu, B. F., Gabor-Harosa, F., & Domnariu, C. D. (2020). Predictive Factors of Health Discharge Outcomes for Colorectal Cancer Patients in a Romanian Hospital. Acta Medica Transilvanica, 25(2), 1-5.