Ozge Karadag

Research Scholar

Dr. Ozge Karadag works as a public health researcher at the Center for Sustainable Development. She also holds an associate professor of public health title in Turkey with over 12 years of research and teaching experience in different higher education settings. 

Dr. Karadag earned her medical degree at Istanbul University, and her MSc and PhD Degrees in Public Health at Hacettepe University in Turkey. She also holds a postgrad degree in health promotion from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. 

Dr. Karadag has more than 15 years of experience working in multicultural and multidisciplinary teams to conduct research, develop public health policies and programs for different vulnerable/disadvantaged groups, such as young people, refugee/migrant populations, people living with HIV, and persons with mental or physical disabilities. She has worked as a consultant for UNFPA, UNICEF, UNAIDS, UNHCR, IOM, WHO, and EU as well as for different ministries and non-governmental organizations. Her main research interests are vulnerable/ disadvantaged populations and health inequalities, health promotion and education, migrant/refugee health, community mental health, stigma and discrimination, community participation and sustainable development.

Featured Publications:

Kaya E, Kilic C, Karadag Caman O, Uner S. Posttraumatic stress and depression among Syrian refugees living in Turkey: findings from an urban sample. J Nerv Ment Dis. 2019 Dec;207(12):995-1000. doi: 10.1097/NMD.0000000000001104.

Erdsiek F, Aksakal T, Ozcebe H, Uner S, Karadag Caman O, Czabanowska K, Gershuni O, Westerling R, Brzoska P. Rational use of antibiotics among Turkish migrants in Germany: knowledge, attitudes and interaction with physicians and pharmacists. Gesundheitswesen. 2019 Jan 31. doi: 10.1055/a-0820-4397

Karadag Caman O, Karahan S, Unal F, Bilir N, Saka E, Bariskin E, Ayhan Y. Adaptation of the Modified Mini Mental State Examination (3MS) and determination of its normative values in Turkey. Dement Geriatr Cogn Disord. 2019 Aug 7;:1-8.

Kaya E, Karadag Caman O, Kilic C, Uner S. Need for and barriers to accessing mental health care among refugees in Turkey: a mixed methods study. Eur J Public Health 2018; 28 (suppl. 4):155.

Karadag Caman O, Başar K, Mihciokur S. Training of healthcare professionals to reduce stigma and discrimination towards minorities in Turkey. Eur J Public Health 2018, 28 (suppl. 4):269.

Wintemberg J, Yu M, Karadag Caman O. Health warnings, smoking rules and smoking status: a cross-national comparison of Turkey and the United States. Substance Use & Misuse 2018 May 12;53(6):963-971. doi: 10.1080/10826084.2017.1387566. Epub 2017 Nov 27.

Karadag Caman O. (Ed.). Youth Friendly Health Services in Humanitarian Settings: Training Manual for Service Providers (in Turkish and Arabic). Ankara: UNFPA, Y-PEER Turkey, 2017.

Uner S, Karadag Caman O, Brzoska P, Erdsiek F, Brand H, Czabanowska K, Gershuni O, Westerling R, Daryani A, T Aksakal, Ozcebe H. Use of antibiotics among adults in Turkey and Turkish migrants in Germany, Netherlands and Sweden. Eur J Public Health 2017;27(Suppl.3):184.

Berde AS, Yalcin SS, Ozcebe H, Uner S, Karadag Caman O. Determinants of pre-lacteal feeding practices in urban and rural Nigeria; a population-based cross-sectional study using the 2013 Nigeria demographic and health survey data. African Health Sciences 2017 Sep;17(3):690-699. doi: 10.4314/ahs.v17i3.11.

Karadag Caman O. Sustainability in times of crisis: planning disaster responses based on scientific data. International Conference on Sustainable Development, 21-22 Sept 2016, New York. https://ic-sd.org/2017/02/03/proceedings-from-icsd-2016/

Karadag Caman O. Stigma and discrimination towards migrants in health care. European Journal of Public Health 2015; 25(Suppl.3):27.

Karadag Caman O. Community-based participatory action research in mental health: a special focus on photovoice. European Journal of Public Health 2015; 25(Suppl.3):78.

Yildiz MI, Basar K, Karadag Caman O, Inkaya AC. Psychometric properties of Berger HIV Stigma Scale-Turkish Form and association of stigma and depression among HIV positive persons. Turkish Journal of Psychiatry 2015; 26 (Suppl.1):3.

Karadag Caman O, Kucuk Bicer B, Metin BC. Barriers and best practices for participation in urban life for people with disabilities: a qualitative photovoice study. The Lancet 2014; 384:S5.

Brutovská M, Orosová O, Kalina O, Karadag Caman O, Dudziak U, Van Hal G, Lukács A, Miovský M, Petkeviciene J, Naydenova V. Risk behaviour and descriptive normative beliefs among university students in 7 European countries - The longitudinal study SLiCE. European Journal of Public Health 2014; 24(Suppl.2):226.

Karadag Caman O, Calling S, Midlöv P, Sundquist J, Sundquist K, Johansson SE. Longitudinal age-and cohort trends in body mass index in Sweden - a 24-year follow-up study. BMC Public Health. 2013 Sep 27;13:893. doi: 10.1186/1471-2458-13-893.

Karadag Caman O, Bilir N. Health promotion in cancer early diagnosis, screening and education centers: mixed methods research among women in Ankara. Turkish Journal of Public Health 2013;11(3):174-185.

Karadag Caman O, Erguder BI, Ozcebe H, Bilir N. Urinary cotinine and breath carbon monoxide levels among bar and restaurant employees in Ankara. Nicotine & Tobacco Research 2013 Aug;15(8):1446-52. doi: 10.1093/ntr/nts345. Epub 2013 Jan 16.

Karadag Caman O, Altintas KH. Ethical dilemmas in disaster medicine. Iranian Red Crescent Medical Journal 2012; 14(10):1-11.

Karadag Caman O, Ozcebe H. Adolescents living in orphanages in Ankara: psychological symptoms, level of physical activity and associated factors. Turkish Journal of Psychiatry 2011;22(2):93-103.

Karadag Caman O, Ozbek M. Culture and health among Eskimos: reflections of the interaction with the Western World on health. Lokman Hekim Journal of Medical History and Folk Medicine 2011;1(2):30.

Karadag Caman O, Bahar Ozvaris S. International migration and women`s health. Health and Society 2010; 20(4):3-14.

Camur AD, Oztek Z, Karadag Caman O. An estimation method for midwife demand. Cahiers de Sociologie et de Demographie Medicales 2010; 50(4): 529-539.

Karadag O, Altintas KH. Refugees and health. TAF Prev Med Bull. 2010; 9(1):55-62.