Professor Imre Rurik MD, PhD, MSc 

Prof Imre Rurik is a chairperson of Department of Family and Occupational Medicine, Faculty of Public Health at the University of Debrecen, Hungary since 2008. His main research topics are; nutrition and related metabolic diseases (diabetes, obesity), andrology, geriatric, “aging male”, sexual medicine and primary care health services research. He established the first doctoral (PhD) programme for family physicians in Hungary. Imre Rurik is an acting vice-chairman of the Hungarian Association for the Study of Obesity. In 2011 he was awarded as European SCOPE Fellow recognized later as International Fellow. 

Since 1998 he is a direct member of WONCA (World Organization of Family Physicians, invited speaker and chair of its World and European conferences. He is also a member of the European Academy of Nutritional Science (2010), academic adviser of the EGPRN (European General Practice Research Network), a member of Executive Committee (2003), General Assembly of Primary Care Diabetes Europe (2011), a member of the Advisory Board of the European Forum for Primary Care (2013). In 2014 he was elected as a President of the Hungarian Research Organization of Family Physicians.

He led many Hungarian and contributed in EU FP7 funded primary care research and epidemiological projects as well. Imre Rurik has written 127 scientific publications, 2 books and 22 book chapters and is an editorial board member of 3 international primary care and many Hungarian journals. In 2012, he has been invited as Primary Care Editorial Advisor of the British Medical Journal. He has received many Hungarian professional and state awards.