Alina-Ioana Forray, MD, PhD(c)

Research Assistant

Alina-Ioana Forray, MD, PhD(c) is a Assistant Lecturer at Iuliu Hațieganu University of Medicine and Pharmacy, with over five years of experience in public health and healthcare management. As well she works as a Public Health Physician at the Infectious Diseases Hospital of Cluj-Napoca, a Research Assistant at the Public Health Department and the Center for Health Innovation of the College of Political, Administrative and Communication Sciences at Babeș-Bolyai University. Her diverse public health background includes a focus on healthcare workforce development, health innovation, public health nutrition, mental health, women’s health and migrants’ health. Throughout her activities at various higher education institutions and healthcare settings in Romania, Alina has gained valuable experience in research, management, and educational activities related to public health and the unique national healthcare challenges.

Research Interests

Chronic Disease EpidemiologyChronic Disease ManagementHealth LiteracyHealthcare ManagementMaternal and Child HealthMental HealthmHealthMinority HealthNutritionPhysical ActivityStatistical MethodsWell-beingHealth CommunicationHuman Resources for HealthMigration and Development

Selected Publications

Coman MA, Forray AI, Van den Broucke S, Chereches RM. Measuring health literacy in Romania: validation of the HLS-EU-Q16 Survey Questionnaire. International Journal of Public Health. 2022 Feb 4;67:1604272.
Forray AI, Coman MA, Cherecheș RM, Borzan CM. Exploring the Impact of Sociodemographic Characteristics and Health Literacy on Adherence to Dietary Recommendations and Food Literacy. Nutrients. 2023 Jun 23;15(13):2853.
Ungureanu MI, Brînzac MG, Forray A, Paina L, Avram L, Crișan DA, Donca V. The geriatric workforce in Romania: the need to improve data and management. European Journal of Public Health. 2020 Sep;30(Supplement_4):iv28-31.
Blaga OM, Hentes E, Ungureanu MI, Forray AI. Predictors of planned caesarean section births in a sample of Romanian women. The International Journal of Health Planning and Management. 2022 May;37(3):1555-65.
Širvinskienė G, Forray AI, König‐Bachmann M, Blaga OM, Grincevičienė Š, Luegmair K, Pranskevičiūtė‐Amoson R, Zenzmaier C. Experiences of childbirth care in Lithuania and Romania: Insights from the European Babies Born Better survey. Birth. 2023 Oct 5.