Prof. Ruth Kalda, professor of family medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Tartu since 2006. Head of the Institute of Family Medicine and Public Health since 2015. Graduated from the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Tartu 1989. PhD in 2001 at the University of Tartu. Part time family doctor. She is responsible of the residency training program in family medicine, University of Tartu.
Board member of the Estonian Society of Family Doctors. Member of the working group of quality assessment of Estonian family doctors. Executive Board Member of the EURACT (European Academy of the Teachers in Family Medicine/General Practice). Member of the MINT (Motivational Interviewing Trainers’ Network).
Field of scientific activity: Prevention, risk-factors of chronic diseases, risk prediction, patient empowerment, primary health care quality
Areas of expertise: primary health care/family medicine education in all levels: undergraduate, postgraduate and CME, expert in designing the curriculum, assessment and evaluation. Quality of family medicine/general practice organisation, clinical guidelines development.
She published more than 150 scientific and professional papers, more than 50 in international peer-review journals. Scientific editor of the journal “Eesti Arst” (Estonian Physician”).
Coordinator of several national and international projects in the field of family medicine. Participated as an expert in several countries in counselling of primary health care and education reforms: Moldova, Ukraine, Greece.