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Ayşe Nilüfer Özaydın

GFMER Coordinator for Turkey

Ayşe Nilüfer Özaydın

Asst. Prof. Dr. Ayşe Nilüfer Özaydın
Department of Public Health, Marmara University School of Medicine, Turkey
Email: nozaydin@gmail.com

Completed university degree, master's and doctoral education at Hacettepe University. Is a Doctor of Medicine, specialist in Public Health Science and Public Health doctor.

Received training from Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine in 1993 and '94 epidemiology and statistics, and program management in immunization.

Completed training in "International Relations of the European Union Specialist", in ATAUM (European Community Research and Application Center) in 2000-2001.

Worked as a primary care physician in health centers affiliated to the Ministry of Health, the provincial health directorates in charge of the provincial vaccination, and as the Ministry of Health General Directorate of MCH-FP branch of the Women's Health Reproductive Health.
Conducting Postgraduate Biostatistics and Decision Making course in Health Care Management, Nursing, Nutrition and Dietetics Master's Degree programs of Okan University Department of Health Sciences since 2012 and Public Health courses in Cyprus Near East University Faculty of Medicine.

Served as an adviser on various topics in the field of Reproductive Health for the Ministry of Health General Directorate of Mother Child Health and Family Planning, attended as a writer and lecturer to the preparation of curriculum of national reproductive health for the Faculties of Medicine on a national level, family planning counseling trainings, and adolescents trainings.

Currently a member of Public Health Professionals Association (HASUDER), Istanbul Medical Chamber (ITO), Medical Education Development Association (TEGED), Marmara Medical Education and Research Association (MARSEV), Breast Health Association (MEMEDER), Society for the Prevention of Sexually Transmitted Diseases (CYBHODER), AIDS Prevention Society (ASD) and the European Society of Contraception and Reproductive Health (ESC). Also a member of the directory board of Breast Health Association.

Priority areas of interest are reproductive health, family planning, breast cancer epidemiology, biostatistics, communication and adult education.

Currently working as a lecturer in the Marmara University School of Medicine in Public Health department since 2001.

Country profile Turkey

Summary indicators: Turkish demographic and health surveys (1993-2008)

Useful links and documents from Turkey