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Dr. Katrina Perehudoff

Education

2018 PhD, University of Groningen, NL

2013 Master of Laws (European law) with great distinction, Ghent University, BE 

2008 Master of Science (health sciences) GPA 8.16/10, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, NL 

2007 Bachelor of Science (neuroscience) with distinction, University of Lethbridge, CAN

Professional Experience

2020 - 2021

Post Doctoral Research Fellow in European and Global Health, Faculty of Law, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, NL

2020 - 2021

Post Doctoral manager of the Strategic Institutional Partnership Gent-Toronto, Dept. of Public Health & Primary Care, Ghent University, Ghent, BE

2018 - 2020

Post Doctoral Assistant ('doctor assistent'), International Centre for Reproductive Health- WHO Collaborating Centre on Sexual & Reproductive Health, Dept. of Public Health & Primary Care, Ghent University, Ghent, BE

2018

Pre-Doctoral Assistant, International Centre for Reproductive Health- WHO Collaborating Centre on Sexual & Reproductive Health, Dept. of Uro-gynecology, Ghent University, Ghent, BE

2016 - 2017

Doctoral Researcher, Department of Health Sciences, University of Groningen, Groningen, NL 

2015

Health Policy Officer, The European Consumers Organisation, Brussels, BE

2013 - 2015

Clinical Trial Site Coordinator for European Commission Framework Programme 7-funded project SENATOR, Department of Geriatrics, Ghent University, Ghent, BE

2009 - 2013

European Projects Manager (promoted from European Projects Officer), Health Action International, Amsterdam, NL

Research Fellowships

2019

Visiting Scholar at the Department of Population Medicine, Harvard University, USA. Project: Towards a theory of how national law effects access to medicines and population health in the era of universal health coverage. Advisor: Prof. Anita Wagner. Funder: Ghent University Faculty Mobility Fund. 

2017

Visiting Health & Human Rights Fellow in the Comparative Program on Health & Society, Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto, CAN. Project: Unpacking the core of essential medicines as part of the right to health. Advisor: Prof. Lisa Forman. Funder: Lupina Foundation. Resulting in publications one and two.

2008

Research Intern in the Department of Essential Medicines Policies, World Health Organization, CH. Project: Survey of essential medicines in national constitutions. Advisors: Dr. Hans Hogerzeil & Dr. Richard Laing. Resulting in this publication.

Academic publications

Perehudoff K, Vermandere H , Williams A, Bautista-Arredondo S, De Paepe E, Dias S, Gama A, Keygnaert I, Longatto-Filho A, Ortiz J, Padalko E. Universal cervical cancer control through a right to health lens: refocusing national policy and programmes on underserved women. BMC International Health and Human Rights. 2020;20(1):1-9.

Perehudoff SK, Alexandrov NV, Hogerzeil HV. Legislating for universal access to medicines: a rights-based cross-national comparison of UHC laws in 16 countries. Health Policy and Planning. 2019 Dec 1;34(Supplement_3):iii48-57.

‘t Hoen, E., Meyer, S., Durisch, P., Bannenberg, W., Perehudoff, K., Reed, T., Barbar, MJ. (2019) Improving affordability of new Essential Cancer Medicines. Lancet Oncology. Impact factor 35.38 (2018). Oncology rank 3/229, Q1.

Perehudoff, K., Alexandrov, N. V. & Hogerzeil, H. V. (accepted for publication) Legislating for universal access to essential medicines: A rights-based cross-national comparison of UHC laws in 16 countries. Health Policy & Planning. Special issue on Medicines in Health Systems sponsored by the Medicines Working Group of the Health Systems Global network. Impact factor 2.420. Health policy, rank 17/79 (2017), Q1.

Perehudoff, K., Alexandrov, N. V. & Hogerzeil, H. V. (2019) The right to health as the basis for universal health coverage: A cross-national analysis of national medicines policies of 71 countries. PLoS One. Impact factor 2.766. Multidisciplinary sciences, rank 15/64 (2017), Q1.

Perehudoff, K. & Forman, L. (2019) What constitutes ‘reasonable’ State action on core obligations? Considering a right to health framework to provide essential medicines. Journal of Human Rights Practice (Oxford University Press), 11(1): 1-21. No impact factor. 

Perehudoff, K., Alexandrov, N. V. & Hogerzeil, H. V. (2018) Access to medicines in 195 countries: a human rights approach to sustainable development. Global Public Health, 2018 Sept:1-14. Impact factor 1.978. Public, environmental and occupational health, rank 48/157 (2017), Q2.

Berro Pizzarossa, L., Perehudoff, K., & Castela Forte, J. (2018) How the Uruguayan judiciary shapes access to expensive medicines: A critique through the lens of the right to health. Health & Human Rights, 20(1): in press. Impact factor 1.429. Public, environmental & occupational health, rank 90/157 (2017), Q3.

Koivusalo, M. & Perehudoff, K. (2018) Global governance, human rights & new generation trade agreements. Global Health Governance, 12(1): 117-30. No impact factor.

Perehudoff, K., Berro Pizzarossa, L. & Stekelenburg, J. (2018) Realising the right to sexual and reproductive health: Access to essential medicines for medical abortion as a core obligation. BMC International Health & Human Rights, 18(8): 2-7. Impact factor 1.726. Public, environmental & occupational health, rank 67/157 (2017), Q2.

Lavan, A., Eustace, J., Dahly, D., Flanagan, E., Gallagher, P., Cullinane, S., Petrovic, M., Perehudoff, K., Gundmondsson, A.,, Samuelsson, O., Sverrisdottir, A., Cherubin, A., Dimitri, F., Rimland, J., Cruz-Jentoft, A., Velez-Diaz-Pallares, M., Lozano Montoya, I., Soiza, R.L., Subbarayan, S., O’Mahony, D. (2018) Incident adverse drug reactions in geriatric inpatients: a multicentred observational study. Therapeutic Advances in Drug Safety, 9(1): 13-23. No impact factor.

Berro Pizzarossa, L. & Perehudoff, K. (2017) Global survey of national constitutions: Mapping constitutional commitments to sexual and reproductive health and rights. Health & Human Rights, 19(2): 279-93. Impact factor 1.429. Public, environmental & occupational health, rank 90/157, Q3.

Perehudoff, K., Toebes, B., & Hogerzeil, H. (2016). A human rights-based approach to the reimbursement of expensive medicines. Bulletin of the World Health Organization, 94(12), 935-936. Impact factor 4.939. Public, environmental & occupational health, rank 13/176, Q1.

Perehudoff, K., Petrovic, M., O'Neill, D., Cherubini, A., & EUGMS Pharmacology Special Interest Group (2016). A survey of geriatric expertise in medicines evaluation at national regulatory agencies in Europe: There is still room for improvement! European Geriatric Medicine, 7(5), 430-433. Impact factor 1.336. Geriatrics & gerontology, rank 42/49, Q4.

Perehudoff, K., Toebes, B., & Hogerzeil, H. (2016). Essential Medicines in National Constitutions: Progress since 2008. Health and Human Rights, 18(1), 141-156. Impact factor 1.510. Public, environmental & occupational health, rank 83/157, Q3.

Wauters, M., Azermai, M., Perehudoff, K., Versluys, K., Steeman, E., & Petrovic, M. (2016). Development and validation of the Psychotropic Education and Knowledge (PEAK) test on psychotropic drugs for nurses in an acute geriatric care setting. European Geriatric Medicine, 7(2), 135-141. Impact factor 1.336. Geriatrics & gerontology, rank 42/49, Q4.

Perehudoff, K., Azermai, M., Wauters, M., Van Acker, S., Versluys, K., Steeman, E., & Petrovic, M. (2016). The psychotropic education and knowledge test for nurses in nursing homes: Striving for PEAK performance. Aging & Mental Health, 20(11), 1182-1189. Impact factor 2.658. Geriatrics & gerontology, rank 28/49, Q3.

Perehudoff, K., Azermai, M., Somers, A., Vander Stichele, R., & Petrovic, M. (2015). Medication discrepancies in older patients admitted to non-geriatric wards: An exploratory study. European Geriatric Medicine, 6(1), 41-45. Impact factor 1.326. Geriatrics & gerontology, rank 40/49, Q4.

Somers, A., Robays, H., De Paepe, P., Van Maele, G., Perehudoff, K., & Petrovic, M. (2013). Evaluation of clinical pharmacist recommendations in the geriatric ward of a Belgian university hospital. Clinical Interventions in Aging, 8, 703-709. Impact factor 2.681. Geriatrics & gerontology, rank 27/49, Q3.

Perehudoff, K., Bloemen, S. (2011) Anti-competitive strategies hamper access to medicines in Europe. Amsterdam Law Forum, 3(1): 81-84.

Perehudoff, K., Laing, R. O., & Hogerzeil, H. V. (2010). Access to medicines in national constitutions. Bulletin of the World Health Organization. 88(11):800. Impact factor 4.939. Public, environmental & occupational health, rank 7/142, Q1.

Guarinoni, M., Smith, D.G., Perehudoff, K. (2008) EU’s proposed pesticide legislation promises better environmental health. Outlooks on Pest Management. 19(6):249-251.

Smith, L.K., Jadavji, N.M., Colwell, K.L., Perehudoff, K., Metz, G. A. (2008). Stress accelerates neural degeneration and exaggerates motor symptoms in a rat model of Parkinson's disease. European Journal of Neuroscience, 27(8), 2133-2146. Impact factor 2.941. Neurosciences, rank 72/221, Q2.

Grants

2020

Project grant from University of Kent (UK) & Ghent University, ‘Contraception & medical abortion access in South Africa’. Lead applicant with Dr. Johns (UKent), Prof. Knight (UWC), Prof. Michielsen (UGent).

Sensitising event grant from Flemish Interuniversity Council- Belgian Department of University Development Cooperation, ‘Decolonising global health research’ Lead applicant with Prof. Knight (University of the Western Cape) and Mr. Carles Pericas.

Ghent University Special Research Fund. Strategic Institutional Partnership with the University of Toronto. Co-applicant with main applicant Prof. Olivier Degomme. (level: university, EUR 75,000)

University of Toronto, Office of the Vice President International. Strategic Institutional Partnership with the Ghent University research workshop grant. Co-applicant with main applicant Prof. Lisa Forman (level: university, CAN $5000) 

Flemish Interuniversity Council- (VLIR-UOS)- Department of University Development Cooperation, Global Minds programme, capacity building grant: "An exploration of access to medicines for sexual and reproductive health in Uganda", main applicant with co-supervisor Prof. Freddy Kitutu (level: university, EUR 7500)

Flemish Interuniversity Council-  (VLIR-UOS)- Department of University Development Cooperation, Global Minds programme, short research stay: "Curbing teenage pregnancy in Ecuador: An interrupted time series analysis of two policy approaches", co-supervisor with main supervisor Prof. Olivier Degomme (level: university, EUR 3000)

2019

Flemish Interuniversity Council (VLIR-UOS)- Department of University Development Cooperation, Global Minds programme, project: "ADolescent fAmily Planning in Uganda: policy tracing for sexual and reproductive health and righTs (ADAPT)", main applicant under the supervision of Prof. Kristien Michielsen (level: regional, EUR 12,500)

Academic Network on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights Policy Mobility Fund, project "Exploring the link between political discourse, national policy ‘frames’ and access to family planning", main applicant with Prof. Elita Poplavska (level: university, EUR 800)

2018

UGent/Kent University Joint Projects Fund, project "Adolescent pregnancy & motherhood: Synergies between the developed and developing context", co-applicant with Prof. Kristien Michielsen and Dr. Sarah Johns (level: university, EUR 1,150)

University of Groningen Summer School Starting Grant (declined), thematic focus "Research methods for health and human rights: Interdisciplinary perspectives in low-resource settings", co-applicant with Prof. Bettina van Hoven (level: university, EUR 4,000)

2017

Visiting Health & Human Rights Fellowship, Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto (level: university, CAN$ 3,000)

2012 & 2013

two Health Programme Grants (Nos. 2012 3208 and 2011 3209), European Executive Agency for Health and Consumers, awarded to Health Action International. My role: primary grant writer and manager. (level: international, EUR 218,000)

2012

Europe for Citizens Project Grant (No. 2011 3834/001-001), European Executive Agency for Education, Audiovisual and Culture, awarded to Access Info Europe (consortium leader). Project: Accountability, Lobbying Transparency and Ethics Regulation: Citizens have a right to know (ALTER- Citizens). My role: co-writer and project manager for consortium member, Health Action International. (level: international, EUR 146,630)

2007-2008

Ambassadorial Scholarship, Rotary International (international, US$ 27,000)

Research Grant, Canada Millennium Foundation, project "HIV/AIDS prevention in Burkina Faso", main applicant (level: national, CAN$ 2,500)

2005 & 2006

two Undergraduate Student Research Awards (declined in 2005), Natural Science & Engineering Research Canada (level: national, approx. CAN$ 4,500)

two Excellence Scholarships, Canada Millennium Foundation (level: national, CAN$ 4,000)

2005

Summer Studentship, Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research (level: provincial, approx. CAN$ 6,000)

Societal Engagement

Board Member, Pharmaceutical Accountability Foundation, NL

Board Member, Health Action International - European Association, NL

Board Member, International Centre for Reproductive Health Global vzw, BE

Member, Rotary Gent Prinsenhof, BE

Associate, Medicines Law & Policy, NL

Commissioned Reports

Degomme, O., Bidoli, A., Perehudoff, K on behalf of the ANSER network. (2018) Suggested indicators for the WHO EURO regional Action Plan for Sexual and Reproductive Health. Ghent: Academic Network for Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights Policy. Commissioned by the UN Population Fund. 

Perehudoff, K., Wimmer, S., Veraldi, J., ’t Hoen, E. (2018) Tracing the Dutch government’s policy commitments and actions for the development of new, affordable medicines. Amsterdam: Health Action International. Commissioned from Medicines Law & Policy by Health Action International.

Oehlke, K., Perehudoff, K., Geddes, K., Ruiz Mancera, S. & Fuller, A. (2017) Access to Medicines and Human Rights. In Health & Human Rights Resource Guide. 5th ed. FXB Centre for Health & Human Rights at Harvard University. 

Toebes, B., Hogerzeil, H., Karangwa, S., Atema, A., Perehudoff, K. (2015) Essential laws for medicine access: In search of good model legislation. Unpublished report prepared by Global Health Law Groningen Research Centre. Commissioned by WHO project ‘building an evidence base around human rights approaches to health’.

Perehudoff, K. & Hoedeman, O. (2012) Divide & Conquer: A look behind the scenes of the European Union pharmaceutical industry lobby. Brussels: Health Action International & Corporate Europe Observatory. Commissioned by Corporate Europe Observatory.

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