Department of Population Health and Social Sciences

The Department of Population Health and Social Sciences was established in 1998 with the original title: “Health Promotion and Social Sciences”. In subsequent years, due to the expansion of the activities, the chair titles changed to: “Health policy and management”, “Population Health”.

 

The main fields of the department are educational, academic, research, consulting and expert activities in the field of public health and healthcare, health promotion, public health policy, disease prevention, bioethics, management psychology, research methodology.

 

The PHSS department has long-term programme classes (master’s and doctoral PhD), short-term classes as well as retraining and distance learning in the “Population Health” specialty.

E-mail: altyn@ksph.kz

Altyn Aringazina, DSc, PhD – Chair, Department of Population Health &Social Sciences, Doctor of Medical Sciences

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Expert of the European Agency for Public Health Education Accreditation

Member:

WHO Expert Advisory Panel on Health Promotion since 2009

IUHPE Global Board of Trustees (France) for 2007-2013

IUHPE Working Group on Health Literacy since 2013

Executive Committee of Asian Health Literacy Association

Editorial Board of the “Health Promotion International” Oxford Journal since 2010

Fulbright Scholar at Columbia University, New York, USA for 2010-2011

Fogarty Scholar at State University of New York, SUNY, Albany USA for 2014

E-mail:  altyn@ksph.kz;

altyn.aringazina@gmail.com

 

Professional and Scientific Committees and Advisory Roles

XVII World Conference on Health Promotion and Health Education, “Health: an investment for a just society”, Paris, France, 2001

5th European Conference on the Effectiveness and Quality of Health Promotion,

London, United Kingdom, 2002 (bursary from Health Development Agency)

Organizer, 1st Central Asian Conference on Health Promotion “Planning for Population Health” funded by European TACIS project in Almaty, 2003.

6 th IUHPE European Conference on the Effectiveness and Quality of Health

Promotion “Best practice for better health”, Stockholm, Sweden, 2005

Technical Advisory Group, 6th Global Conference on Health Promotion

“Policy and Partnership for Action: Addressing the Determinants of Health”,

Bangkok, Thailand, 2005

Workshop, International meeting “Capacity mapping of population health

promotion in Europe”, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, 2005

WHO/HBSC Forum 2006: “The Socioeconomic Determinants of Healthy Eating

Habits and Physical Activity among Adolescents, Florence, Italy, 2006.

Scientific Advisory Panel, WHO Technical meeting on developing of indicators

and benchmarks for reporting progress on the implementation of the Bangkok

Charter for Health Promotion in a globalized world, WHO/SEARO, New Delhi,

2007

Expert Panel, WHO Technical meeting on EURO Capacity Mapping Initiative, HQ

Geneva, 2007

Organizer, International Conference dedicated to the 30 th anniversary of Alma-

Ata Declaration of WHO/UNICEF on Primary Health Care, Almaty, 2008

International Conference based on the work of the Commission on the Social

Determinants of Health: Closing the Gap in a Generation, London, UK, 2008

Expert Advisory Panel, 7th Global Conference on Health Promotion “Promoting

Health and Development: Closing the Implementation Gap”, Nairobi, Kenya,

2009

Organizer, International Conference dedicated to the 35th anniversary of Alma-

Ata Declaration of WHO/UNICEF on Primary Health Care, Almaty, 2013

IUHPE SMART working group for organizing the 21st IUHPE World Conference on Health promotion, Pattaya, Thailand, August 25-29, 2013

Organizer, 9th ORPHEUS Conference “Creating Career Opportunities for PhDs in Life and Health Sciences”. Chair of workshop. Lausanne, Switzerland, April, 3-5, 2014

Organizer, The 3rd European Health Literacy Conference, 17-19 November 2015. Chair of the session. The Management Centre Europe, Brussels, Belgium

SMART working group for organizing the 22nd IUHPE World Conference on Health Promotion, Curitiba, Brazil, May 22-26, 2016

Reviewer Committee, the 23rd IUHPE World Conference on Health Promotion, New Zealand, April 2019

 

Dr Altyn Aringazina is the author of seven books and monographs in public health field. She has published widely in peer-reviewed journals and produced an extensive bibliography of published papers in health promotion and public health, and in clinical epidemiology, and health services research.

Books:

1/ Akanov A.A., Slazhneva T., Aringazina A., Tulebayev K. “The Encyclopedia of Health for children”. Astana, 2002.

2/ Aringazina A., Yegeubayeva S. Health Promotion: Theory and          Planning Program. Almaty, 2003.

3/ Aringazina A. Alcohol from the Positions of Public Health. Almaty, 2004.

4/ Akanov A., Baiserkin B., Aringazina A., Birtanov E., Tokezhanov B. From Industrial to Informational Society: Challenges for the Health Care System of Kazakhstan. Astana, 2005.

5/ Akanov A., Nurmanov K., Aringazina A., Baiserkin B. Public Health in Kazakhstan: The main approaches and principles.Almaty, 2007.

6/ Aringazina A. Introduction to Public Health. Almaty, 2013

7/ Aringazina A. Health Promotion and Sustainable Development in Kazakhstan. Chapter in the book: Development and Sustainability: The Challenge of Social Change. ZED Books London, 2016

 

Selected Invited Addresses and Named Lectures

  1. Development of public health in Kazakhstan. Challenges and opportunities, University of Glamorgan, Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom, 2003.
  2. Disease Epidemiology with regard to Health Promotion in Kazakhstan. Lecture for bachelors, University of Southern Denmark, Esbjerg, Denmark, 2003.
  3. Kazakhstan Experience in Health Promotion Education Development. 18th IUHPE World Conference on Health Promotion and Education, Melbourne, Australia, 2004.
  4. Capacity mapping initiative in Europe for 2005. CACU Report Overview. Policy Forum on Health Promotion Governance, “Governance of Health Promotion to address the wider determinants of population health”, WHO technical meeting, Venice, Italy, 2005.
  5. Partnership as an essential element to effective policy of public health. 5th

          Nordic Health Promotion Research Conference “Health and Institutional

Change”, Esbjerg, Denmark, 2006.

  1. Towards a New Public Health in the Republic of Kazakhstan. 7th IUHPE

European Conference on Health Promotion and Education, Budapest,

Hungary, 2006.

  1. Public Health Policy in Kazakhstan. WHO Technical meeting, Muscat,

Sultanat Oman, 2006.

  1. Benchmarking for Health Promotion in Kazakhstan. 19 th IUHPE World

Conference on Health Promotion and Education, Vancouver, Canada, 2007

  1. Health Education in Kazakhstan. Invited Speaker. Keynote Address. 8 th IUHPE European Conference on Health Promotion and Education, Turin, Italy, 2008.
  2. Health Care in Kazakhstan. Lecture during the Public Health Week at Thomas Jefferson University, School of Population Health, Philadelphia, USA, 2011.
  3. The New Public Health in the Republic of Kazakhstan. Midwest Slavic Conference. The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, USA, 2011.
  4. Development of Public Health in Kazakhstan. Lecture during the Republican Conference “Medical Education, Science and Practice: traditions, innovations, priorities” marking 55 years of Marat Ospanov the West-Kazakhstan State Medical University. Aktobe, October 18-19, 2012.
  5. Public Health in Kazakhstan. Lecture at the University of Southern Denmark, Teaching Module “Global Health”, Esbjerg, Denmark, March 2013
  6. Opportunities and Challenges for Education in the Public Health Field in Kazakhstan. Lecture during the 2nd Central Asian Conference for Medical Education “Medical Education through Innovations”. Karaganda State medical University, October 10-11, 2013
  7. Health Literacy Studies in Kazakhstan. Invited Speaker. The First International Conference of Health Literacy and Better Healthcare. Taipei, Taiwan, November 20-22, 2013.
  8. Health, Poverty and Sustainability Science. Invited Speaker. Public Event organized by CROP, UiB Global and the Department of Health Promotion and Development (HEMIL), University of Bergen, Norway, January 29, 2014.
  9. Public Health Policy in Kazakhstan. Public Lecture organized by Unit for Health Promotion Research at the University of Southern Denmark. Esbjerg, Denmark, April 9, 2014
  10. Health Promotion Development. Invited Speaker. The 2nd International & 6th National Congress on Health Education &Promotion, Kermanshah, Iran, 19-21 May 2015
  11. National indicators of health literacy in Kazakhstan. Invited Speaker. Developing Health Literacy during the Life Course. The 3rd European Health Literacy Conference, 17-19 November 2015. The Management Centre Europe, Brussels, Belgium
  12. Health literacy in Kazakhstan – a population based survey. The 5th AHLA International Health Literacy Conference Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 12 -14 November 2017
  13. Development and Evolution of Health Promotion Actions in Kazakhstan. Fulbright Seminar for U.S. Scholars and Students Researchers, Sponsored in partnership by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and the U.S. Embassy in Astana. Almaty, Kazakhstan, April 9-12, 2018
  14. The impact of air pollution on health in Central Asia. The Second AQA High Level Strategy Session of the Air Quality Asia Institute, Senate Building, Washington, DC, April 17-18, 2018
  15. The Development of medical tourism in Turkey and Kazakhstan: comparative analysis. The 8th International Health Tourism Congress, Kusadasi, Turkey, May 3-6, 2018

 

 

Languages:         Kazakh – native,

Russian – as a native,

English – fluent

E-mail: G.Kausova@ksph.kz

Kausova Galina Kaliyevna – Doctor of Medical Sciences, Professor of the Public Health and Social Sciences Department at KMU “KSPH”

E-mail: t.popova@ksph.kz

Popova Tatyana Vladimirovna – Doctor of Medical Sciences, Associate Professor of the Public Health and Social Sciences Department at KMU “KSPH”

E-mail: n.aitambayeva@ksph.kz

Iskakova Nadira Nurbekovna – Senior Instructor

E-mail: l.nazarova@ksph.kz

Nazarova Lyaylya Zaurbekkyzy – Instructor

Kalel Zhan – Instructor

E-mail: Halelzhan@mail.ru

Master’s and doctoral Educational activities:

Obligatory classes (OC):

Master’s degree

– “Introduction to Public Health”

– “Basics of bioethics”

– “Health Promotion and Disease Prevention”

Phd

– “Healthy Society Policy”

– “Qualitative research methods in public health services”

 

Electives (E) for master’s and doctoral students

  1. Topical issues of health promotion and disease prevention
  2. Development of socially-oriented primary health care
  3. Provision of medical care for children and women
  4. Selected questions of school medicine
  5. Bioethics issues
  6. Research management in public health
  7. Health Promotion Technologies
  8. Social services in healthcare
  9. Psychology of health
  10. Sociology of health and disease
  11. Patient-oriented technologies
  12. Palliative care
  13. Modern aspects of medical and social care assessment and rehabilitation
  14. Qualitative research methods
  15. Grant writing
  1. Columbia University New York, USA
  2. University of Southern Denmark
  3. University of Bergen Norway
  4. University of Ohio, USA
  5. Taipei Medical University, Taiwan;
  6. World Health Organization;
  7. International Union for Health Promotion and Education (IUHPE) – France;
  8. The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria;
  9. US Agency for International Development (USAID);
  10. The Open Society Institute (OSI)
  11. CDC