Nino Chkhaberidze

Advancing PhD studies


Nino Chkhaberidze, MPH, PHD – senior specialist in Medical Statistics department of National Center for Disease Control and Public Health of Georgia; Invited Lecturer in the Department of Public Health of the Faculty of Medicine at Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University (TSU). She has bachelor degrees in Biopharmacology and Law and master degree in Public Health. She received her PhD degree on Public Health from Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University, Georgia, in 2023. Her focus at PHD was is Injury Epidemiology in Georgia.

iCREATE Project experience

Her research focus area of PHD studies was Injury Epidemiology in Georgia. She is actively involved in NIH funded project iCREATE: Increasing Capacity in Research in Eastern Europe. As part of the project, she was an experiantial learnin trainee. She was a member of organizational committee of conferences ’Injury and Violence Prevention’ in 2020 and in 2021. Nino is a contributor of the textbook “Injury prevention in the Dimension of Public Health” (Publishing date 2019) and is involved in teaching an Injury Prevention course. She completed the following CITI Program course: Human Research (Curriculum Group) Group 1 – Biomedical – IRB-01 Refresher (Course Learner Group) 1 – Refresher Course, 2019. The theoretical and practical knowledge gained within the project and collaboration opportunities helped her to successfully complete the PhD program Public Health and Epidemiology.

The research results will contribute to a long-term strategy by raising awareness of injury prevention options and can help reduce injury-related death and disability at the national level. The PhD studies results were disseminated in scientific journals, national and international workshops, and conferences, namely:

  • Injury data needs and opportunities in Georgia – DOCTORAL PROGRAMMES IN PUBLIC HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES FINAL CONFERENCE, Erasmus +, presenter, Armenia (2022)
  • Injuries prevention: from data needs towards effective strategies in Georgia – Savir, Virtual conference ‘Injury and Violence Prevention for a Changing World: From Local to Global’, presenter (2021)
  • Injury Epidemiology in Georgia – 4th International [online] Conference on Non-Communicable Diseases ‘Injury and Violence Prevention – Global Perspectives’, Georgia, Presenter, Member of the Organizing Committee (2021)
  • Global trends of traumatic injuries (in Georgia) – TSU First Online Conference ‘Injury and Violence Prevention’, presenter, Member of the Organizing Committee (2020)
  • Evaluation of data collection practice on the example of university hospital – presenter, Fourth Student’s Conference Cura Mediana, Tbilisi, 2019
  • Injury Registration System in Georgia – presenter, Young researchers’ Scientific Conference, Tbilisi, 2018
  • Injury as a global public health problem – The Third Student’s conference ‘Public Health Plus’ – presenter, Georgia (2018)
  • Injuries prevention: from data needs towards effective strategies in Georgia; Injury Prevention (BMJ Journals); Volume 27, Issue Suppl 3; DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/injuryprev-2021-SAVIR.60
  • Retrospective study of traumatic injuries in university hospital; Health risk factors and prevention of injuries and diseases, Moldova, 2019
  • Study of the epidemiological characteristics of injuries on the example of hospitalizations. Abstract Book, Tbilisi, 2020
  • Injury Registration System in Georgia. Abstract Book, Tbilisi, 2019


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Increasing Capacity for Injury Research in Eastern Europe


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