Peter Kolarčik

Mgr. Peter Kolarčik, PhD. (1982) finished study of psychology at the Faculty of Arts of the University of Trnava and after a short work experience in human resources area began working as a researcher at Kosice Institute of Society and Health (KISH) at the P. J. Safarik University in Kosice. He defended his PhD. at the University of Groningen in the medical sciences in 2012. His research activities are focused on research of health and health risk behaviours among socioeconomically disadvantaged individuals, particularly children from Roma settlements and the most recently are aimed on health literacy in vulnarable populations. His scientific interests are related with advanced statistical procedures (regression models, structural equation modelling, Rasch model, item response theory modelling), psychometrics and social psychology. Contemporary he works as senior researcher and collaborates with several institutions (e.g. WHO, University in Olomouc, Deakin University in Melbourne…) and is involved in several national and interational projects.

 

He also worked as publicity manager in two projects funded by the European Union Structural Funds (CEMIO, CEEPM, 2010-2014), from 2012, is a member of the international project on Social determinants of health in socially disadvantaged, disabled and other disadvantaged groups of the population (SODEZZ). He is also an active member of the national team of international HBSC study and since 2009 he is the national coordinator of the Roma Regional Health Intelligence Centre in Budapest. In 2010 was he awarded the SHARE PhD. Top Publication Award, for two scientific papers published in the top 10% and 30% of the journals. He is currently working at the Department of Health Psychology, Medical Faculty of P.J. Safarik University as senior scientific researcher.

 

Core skills:

Statistical analysis, logistics and planning, technical backup, marketing, desing, public relations and communication

 

Scientific activities and projects:

2011 – 2015
                              
Project SOPHIE HEALTH-F3-2011-278173 - Evaluating the impact of structural policies on health inequalities and their social determinants and fostering change is realised within 7th Framework programme, HEALTH.2011.3.3-1 Developing methodologies to reduce inequities in the determinants of health.
2011 – 2014 HepaMeta Risk factors for hepatitis B/C and metabolic syndrome in a group of people living in Roma settlements
2011 – 2012 International Visegrad Fund: Health Behaviour in School-aged Children Study: Supporting the Visegrad countries research network, No.21110275
 2010 – 2014 Centre of excellence for researching factors affecting health, with a focus on groups of marginalised and immunocompromised persons (CEMIO, ITMS: 26220120058)
 2010 – 2014 Centre of excellence for electromagnetic fields in medicine (CEEPM, ITMS: 26220120067)
 2009 – 2015  Health and health-related behaviour within social context in adolescence project is realised as a part of Health Behaviour in School-aged Children (HBSC) study within grant APVV-0032-11 of Slovak Research and Development Agency under contract.

2006 – 2009

 

 

 

2012 -2014

Project Individual, interpersonal, social and societal factors of risk behaviour in adolescence was realised within grant APVV-20-038205 of Slovak Research and Development Agency under contract.

Social determinants of health in socially disadvantaged, disabled and other disadvantaged groups of the population (SODEZZ), Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports in Czech Republic (CZ.1.07/2.3.00/20.0063)

 

 

Membership:

2010 – present
                              
Member of European Health Psychology Society
2009 – present National Delegate od Regional Roma Health Intelligence Centre
2009 – present Member of  Sexual Health Focus Group, Social Inequalities Focus Group and Risky Behaviour Focus Group Health Behaviour in School-aged children study
2009 – present Member of national team within Health Behaviour in School-aged children study
   

Publications

Kolarcik P., Madarasova Geckova A., Reijneveld S.A., van Dijk J.P.(2016). Delinquent and aggressive behaviour and social desirability among Roma and non Roma adolescents in Slovakia: crosssectional study. J Interpersonal Violence, 31(4), 677-693. doi:10.1177/0886260514556103.


Kolarcik P., Madarasova Geckova A., Reijneveld S.A., van Dijk J.P. (2015). The mediating effect of discrimination, social support and hopelessness on self-rated health of Roma adolescents in Slovakia. International Journal for Equity in Health, 14:137 DOI 10.1186/s12939-015-0270-z


Kolarcik, P., Belak, A., Osborne, R.H.(2015).The Ophelia (OPtimise HEalth LIteracy and Access) Process: Using health literacy alongside grounded and participatory approaches to develop interventions in partnership with marginalised populations. The European Health Psychologist, 17(6), 297-304.


Sabol, F., Bily B., Artemiou P., Kolesar A., Torok P., Bilecova-Rabajdova M., Kolarcik P., Luczy J.(2015). Incidence and risk factors of delirium in patients after cardiac surgery: Modifiable and non-modifiable factors. Cor et vasa, 57, e168–e175. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.crvasa.2015.01.004


Artemiou p., Bily B., Bilecova-Rabajdova M., Sabol F., Torok P., Kolarcik P., Kolesar A.(2015). Melatonin treatment in the prevention of postoperative delirium in cardiac surgery patients. Kardiochirurgia i Torakochirurgia Polska; 12 (2): 126-133.


Bily B., Artemiou p., Sabol F.,, Bilecova-Rabajdova M., Kolarcik P., Torok P.(2015). The role of dexmedetomidine in the prevention of postoperative delirium in cardiac surgery patients. Cardiology Letters, 24(6), 435-444.


Bosakova L., Kolarcik P., Bobakova D., Sulcova M., van Dijk J.P., Reijneveld S.A., Madarasova Geckova A.(2015). Test–retest reliability of the scale of participation in organized activities among adolescents in the Czech Republic and Slovakia. International Journal of  Public Health, DOI 10.1007/s00038-015-0749-9.


Holubcikova J, Kolarcik P, Madarasova Geckova A, Dijk J, Reijneveld S. (2015). Is subjective perception of negative body image among adolescents associated with bullying? European Journal of Pediatrics, 174(8): 1035-1041. 


Holubcikova J, Kolarcik P, Madarasova Geckova A, Reijneveld SA, van Dijk J.P. (2015). The mediating effect of daily nervousness and irritability on the relationship between soft drink consumption and aggressive behaviour among adolescents. International Journal of Public Health; 60(6):699-706. 


Madarasová Gecková A., Babinská I., Bobáková D., Dankulincová Veselská Z., Bosáková L., Kolarčik P., Jarčuška Pe, Pella D., Halánová M. and HepaMeta team (2014). Socioeconomic characteristics of the population living in Roma settlements and association with health and health-related behaviour. Central European Journal of Public Health, Supplement 2014; 22, 57-64.


Polackova Solcova, I.; Tavel, P.; Kolarcik, P. (2013). Are Slovaks really "more emotional" then Czechs?  The probe into emotionality of Czech and Slovak undergraduates. Ceskoslovenska psychologie, 57, 5, 406-429. 


Bobakova, D., Kolarcik, P., Geckova, A., Klein, D., Reijneveld, S. A., & Van Dijk, J. P. (2012). Does the influence of peers and parents on adolescents' drunkenness differ between Roma and non-Roma adolescents in Slovakia? Ethnicity & Health, 17(5), 531-541. doi:10.1080/13557858.2012.678305


Pitel, L., Madarasova Geckova, A., Kolarcik, P., Halama, P., Reijneveld, S. A., & Van Dijk, J. P. (2012). Gender differences in the relationship between religiosity and health-related behaviour among adolescents. Journal Of Epidemiology & Community Health, 66(12), 1122-1128. doi:10.1136/jech-2011-200914


Kolarčik, P. P., Geckova, A. M., Orosova, O. O., van Dijk, J. P., & Reijneveld, S. A. (2010). Predictors of health-endangering behaviour among Roma and non-Roma adolescents in Slovakia by gender. Journal Of Epidemiology & Community Health, 64(12), 1043-1048. doi:10.1136/jech.2009.092098


Kolarcik, P., Geckova, A., Orosova, O., van Dijk, J. P., & Reijneveld, S. A. (2009). To what extent does socioeconomic status explain differences in health between Roma and non-Roma adolescents in Slovakia? Social Science & Medicine, 68(7), 1279-1284. doi:10.1016/j.socscimed.2008.12.044


Bajusová, I. I., Kolarčik, P. P., Ihnatko, M. M., & Legáth, Ľ. Ľ. (2011). Vplyv fajčenia na mieru vylučovania biomarkerov expozície benzénu. (Czech). Czech Journal Of Occupational Medicine / Ceske Pracovni Lekarstvi, 63(3/4), 123-130.

 

Contact

Correspondence address:

Mgr. Peter Kolarčik, PhD.

Department of Health Psychology 

Faculty of Medicine  P.J. Safarik University

Trieda SNP 1

040 11 Košice, Slovakia

phone number:  +421 55 234 3264

e-mail: peter.kolarcik@upjs.sk