Research fellow

Elida Sina

Curriculum vitae

Professional and Research Experience:

July 2019 to present: Research Associate
Leibniz Institute for Prevention Research and Epidemiology-BIPS, Department of Epidemiological Methods and Etiologic Research, Unit of Lifestyle-Related Disorders.

Oct 2018- June 2019: Assistant Lecturer
Medical University "Aldent", Tirane, Albania

Mar 2018-Aug 2018: Research Intern
Leibniz Institute for Prevention Research and Epidemiology- BIPS, Bremen, Germany

Dec 2017- Feb 2018: Research Intern on Food Functionality and Melanoma Cancer
University of Tsukuba, Tsukuba, Japan

Feb 2012- May 2016: Regional Coordinator of Medical Continual Education
National Association of Public Health (NAPH), Tirane, Albania


Sept 2016-Sept 2018: Erasmus Mundus, Joint Master of Excellence, rewarded with two diplomas:
MSc. Nutrition and Food Science, by University of Montpellier, France; Laurea Magistrale Internazionale in Gestione Sostenibile della Qualita Alimentaria, by Universita Degli Studi della Basilicata, Italy.

Jan 2015 to present: MSc. Public Health

Oct 2011- July 2014: Bachelor in Public Health

Research interests

Digital/social media exposure and health outcomes in children and adolescents
Determinants of dietary behaviors and eating patterns duirng childhood and adolescence
Nutritional Epidemiology
Child and adolescent health
Digital Public Health
Health promotion/intervention
Epidemiology of chronic diseases



Selected publications

  • Articles with peer-review

  • Sina E, Buck C, Jilani H, Tornaritis M, Veidebaum T, Russo P, Moreno LA, Molnár D, Eiben G, Mårild S, Pala V, Ahrens W, Hebestreit A. Association of infant feeding patterns with taste preferences in European children and adolescents: A retrospective latent profile analysis. Nutrients. 2019;11(5):1040.

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Prizes and awards

  • Erasmus Mundus Scholarship
    European Commision (2016)
  • Certificate of High Results
    University of Medicine ,Tirane (2014)
    for obtaining high results during her Bachelor studies in Public Health
  • Certificate of Excellence
    4 ͪInternational Congress of Medical Sciences “KISCOMS IV-PRISHTINA 2014” (2014)
    for the outstanding performance and winning the 2ᴺᴰ price for oral presentation as the author of the presentation titled “Evaluation of Nutritional Practices of Diabetic Patients


Assistant Lecturer at Medical University "Aldent", Tirane, Albania
Subjects: Introduction to Public Health, Environmental Health, Medical Hygiene

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