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Belgin Unal, Ph.D.

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  1. Emecen AN, Basoglu Sensoy E, Sezgin E, Yildirim Ustuner B, Keskin S, Siyve N, Celik SG, Bayrak G, Senturk Durukan N, Coskun Beyan A, Ergor A, Unal B, Ergor G. Transmission dynamics and timing of key events for SARS-CoV-2 infection in healthcare workers. Infect Dis (Lond). 2021 07; 53(7):531-537. PMID: 33729905.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
  2. Ittermann T, Albrecht D, Arohonka P, Bilek R, de Castro JJ, Dahl L, Filipsson Nystrom H, Gaberscek S, Garcia-Fuentes E, Gheorghiu ML, Hubalewska-Dydejczyk A, Hunziker S, Jukic T, Karanfilski B, Koskinen S, Kusic Z, Majstorov V, Makris KC, Markou KB, Meisinger C, Milevska Kostova N, Mullen KR, Nagy EV, Pirags V, Rojo-Martinez G, Samardzic M, Saranac L, Strele I, Thamm M, Top I, Trofimiuk-Müldner M, Ünal B, Koskinen S, Vila L, Vitti P, Winter B, Woodside JV, Zaletel K, Zamrazil V, Zimmermann M, Erlund I, Völzke H. Standardized Map of Iodine Status in Europe. Thyroid. 2020 09; 30(9):1346-1354. PMID: 32460688.
    Citations: 4     Fields:    
  3. Phillimore P, Sibai AM, Rizk A, Maziak W, Unal B, Abu Rmeileh N, Ben Romdhane H, Fouad FM, Khader Y, Bennett K, Zaman S, Mataria A, Ghandour R, Kiliç B, Ben Mansour N, Fadhil I, O'Flaherty M, Capewell S, Critchley JA. Context-led capacity building in time of crisis: fostering non-communicable diseases (NCD) research skills in the Mediterranean Middle East and North Africa. Glob Health Action. 2019; 12(1):1569838. PMID: 30721116.
    Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
  4. Sahan C, Sozmen K, Unal B, O'Flaherty M, Critchley J. Potential benefits of healthy food and lifestyle policies for reducing coronary heart disease mortality in Turkish adults by 2025: a modelling study. BMJ Open. 2016 07 07; 6(7):e011217. PMID: 27388358.
    Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimals
  5. Sözmen K, Unal B, Sakarya S, Dinc G, Yardim N, Keskinkilic B, Ergör G. Determinants of Breast and Cervical Cancer Screening Uptake Among Women in Turkey. Asia Pac J Public Health. 2016 09; 28(6):528-38. PMID: 27354286.
    Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  6. Islek D, Sozmen K, Unal B, Guzman-Castillo M, Vaartjes I, Critchley J, Capewell S, O'Flaherty M. Estimating the potential contribution of stroke treatments and preventative policies to reduce the stroke and ischemic heart disease mortality in Turkey up to 2032: a modelling study. BMC Public Health. 2016 Jan 19; 16:46. PMID: 26781488.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
  7. Critchley J, Capewell S, O'Flaherty M, Abu-Rmeileh N, Rastam S, Saidi O, Sözmen K, Shoaibi A, Husseini A, Fouad F, Ben Mansour N, Aissi W, Ben Romdhane H, Unal B, Bandosz P, Bennett K, Dherani M, Al Ali R, Maziak W, Arik H, Gerçeklioglu G, Altun DU, Simsek H, Doganay S, Demiral Y, Aslan Ö, Unwin N, Phillimore P, Achour N, Aissi W, Allani R, Arfa C, Abu-Kteish H, Abu-Rmeileh N, Al Ali R, Altun D, Ahmad B, Arik H, Aslan Ö, Beltaifa L, Ben Mansour N, Bennett K, Ben Romdhane H, Ben Salah N, Collins M, Critchley J, Capewell S, Dherani M, Demiral Y, Doganay S, Elias M, Ergör G, Fadhil I, Fouad F, Gerçeklioglu G, Ghandour R, Gögen S, Husseini A, Jaber S, Kalaca S, Khatib R, Khatib R, Koudsie S, Kilic B, Lassoued O, Mason H, Maziak W, Mayaleh MA, Mikki N, Moukeh G, Flaherty MO, Phillimore P, Rastam S, Roglic G, Saidi O, Saatli G, Satman I, Shoaibi A, Simsek H, Soulaiman N, Sözmen K, Tlili F, Unal B, Unwin N, Yardim N, Zaman S. Contrasting cardiovascular mortality trends in Eastern Mediterranean populations: Contributions from risk factor changes and treatments. Int J Cardiol. 2016 Apr 01; 208:150-61. PMID: 26878275.
    Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
  8. Sözmen K, Unal B, Capewell S, Critchley J, O'Flaherty M. Estimating diabetes prevalence in Turkey in 2025 with and without possible interventions to reduce obesity and smoking prevalence, using a modelling approach. Int J Public Health. 2015 Jan; 60 Suppl 1:S13-21. PMID: 25471076.
    Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  9. Kilic B, Phillimore P, Islek D, Oztoprak D, Korkmaz E, Abu-Rmeileh N, Zaman S, Unal B. Research capacity and training needs for non-communicable diseases in the public health arena in Turkey. BMC Health Serv Res. 2014 Sep 05; 14:373. PMID: 25193671.
    Citations: 8     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
  10. Sozmen K, Unal B. Socioeconomic Inequalities in Non-Communicable Diseases and Self Assessed Health in Turkey. Iran J Public Health. 2014 Jun; 43(6):736-48. PMID: 26110144.
    Citations: 7     
  11. Ghandour R, Shoaibi A, Khatib R, Abu Rmeileh N, Unal B, Sözmen K, Kiliç B, Fouad F, Al Ali R, Ben Romdhane H, Aissi W, Ahmad B, Capewell S, Critchley J, Husseini A. Priority setting for the prevention and control of cardiovascular diseases: multi-criteria decision analysis in four eastern Mediterranean countries. Int J Public Health. 2015 Jan; 60 Suppl 1:S73-81. PMID: 24879318.
    Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  12. Kilic B, Kalaca S, Unal B, Phillimore P, Zaman S. Health policy analysis for prevention and control of cardiovascular diseases and diabetes mellitus in Turkey. Int J Public Health. 2015 Jan; 60 Suppl 1:S47-53. PMID: 24817009.
    Citations: 10     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  13. Mason H, Shoaibi A, Ghandour R, O'Flaherty M, Capewell S, Khatib R, Jabr S, Unal B, Sözmen K, Arfa C, Aissi W, Ben Romdhane H, Fouad F, Al-Ali R, Husseini A. A cost effectiveness analysis of salt reduction policies to reduce coronary heart disease in four Eastern Mediterranean countries. PLoS One. 2014; 9(1):e84445. PMID: 24409297.
    Citations: 28     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  14. Korkmaz HA, Aydin A, Unal B. Comparison of acellular pertussis-tetanus-diphtheria vaccines and whole-cell pertussis-tetanus-diphtheria vaccines in infancy. Paediatr Int Child Health. 2014 Aug; 34(3):198-202. PMID: 24621240.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  15. Unal B, Sözmen K, Arik H, Gerçeklioglu G, Altun DU, Simsek H, Doganay S, Demiral Y, Aslan Ö, Bennett K, O'Flaherty M, Capewell S, Critchley J. Explaining the decline in coronary heart disease mortality in Turkey between 1995 and 2008. BMC Public Health. 2013 Dec 05; 13:1135. PMID: 24308515.
    Citations: 15     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  16. Meseri R, Ucku R, Unal B. Waist:height ratio: a superior index in estimating cardiovascular risks in Turkish adults. Public Health Nutr. 2014 Oct; 17(10):2246-52. PMID: 24103435.
    Citations: 7     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  17. Dinç G, Sözmen K, Gerçeklioglu G, Arik H, Critchley J, Unal B. Decreasing trends in cardiovascular mortality in Turkey between 1988 and 2008. BMC Public Health. 2013 Sep 30; 13:896. PMID: 24079269.
    Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  18. Gozalan A, Kalaycioglu H, Uyar Y, Sevindi DF, Turkyilmaz B, Çakir V, Cindemir C, Unal B, Yagçi-Çaglayik D, Korukluoglu G, Ertek M, Heyman P, Lundkvist Å. Human puumala and dobrava hantavirus infections in the Black Sea region of Turkey: a cross-sectional study. Vector Borne Zoonotic Dis. 2013 Feb; 13(2):111-8. PMID: 23289396.
    Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
  19. Maziak W, Critchley J, Zaman S, Unwin N, Capewell S, Bennett K, Unal B, Husseini A, Romdhane HB, Phillimore P. Mediterranean studies of cardiovascular disease and hyperglycemia: analytical modeling of population socio-economic transitions (MedCHAMPS)--rationale and methods. Int J Public Health. 2013 Aug; 58(4):547-53. PMID: 23111372.
    Citations: 11     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  20. Bowman S, Unwin N, Critchley J, Capewell S, Husseini A, Maziak W, Zaman S, Ben Romdhane H, Fouad F, Phillimore P, Unal B, Khatib R, Shoaibi A, Ahmad B. Use of evidence to support healthy public policy: a policy effectiveness-feasibility loop. Bull World Health Organ. 2012 Nov 01; 90(11):847-53. PMID: 23226897.
    Citations: 13     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  21. Akvardar Y, Uçku R, Unal B, Günay T, Akdede BB, Ergör G, Alptekin K, Tunca Z. [Do general practitioners diagnose and treat patients with alcohol use problems?]. Turk Psikiyatri Derg. 2010; 21(1):5-13. PMID: 20204900.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  22. Kabir Z, Bennett K, Shelley E, Unal B, Critchley JA, Capewell S. Comparing primary prevention with secondary prevention to explain decreasing coronary heart disease death rates in Ireland, 1985-2000. BMC Public Health. 2007 Jun 21; 7:117. PMID: 17584932.
    Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  23. Demiral Y, Ergor G, Unal B, Semin S, Akvardar Y, Kivircik B, Alptekin K. Normative data and discriminative properties of short form 36 (SF-36) in Turkish urban population. BMC Public Health. 2006 Oct 09; 6:247. PMID: 17029646.
    Citations: 41     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  24. Demiral Y, Soysal A, Can Bilgin A, Kiliç B, Unal B, Uçku R, Theorell T. The association of job strain with coronary heart disease and metabolic syndrome in municipal workers in Turkey. J Occup Health. 2006 Sep; 48(5):332-8. PMID: 17053299.
    Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
  25. Unal B, Capewell S, Critchley JA. Coronary heart disease policy models: a systematic review. BMC Public Health. 2006 Aug 18; 6:213. PMID: 16919155.
    Citations: 26     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  26. Kabir Z, Bennett K, Shelley E, Unal B, Critchley J, Feely J, Capewell S. Life-years-gained from population risk factor changes and modern cardiology treatments in Ireland. Eur J Public Health. 2007 Apr; 17(2):193-8. PMID: 16798782.
    Citations: 9     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  27. Taylor RS, Unal B, Critchley JA, Capewell S. Mortality reductions in patients receiving exercise-based cardiac rehabilitation: how much can be attributed to cardiovascular risk factor improvements? Eur J Cardiovasc Prev Rehabil. 2006 Jun; 13(3):369-74. PMID: 16926666.
    Citations: 25     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  28. Bennett K, Kabir Z, Unal B, Shelley E, Critchley J, Perry I, Feely J, Capewell S. Explaining the recent decrease in coronary heart disease mortality rates in Ireland, 1985-2000. J Epidemiol Community Health. 2006 Apr; 60(4):322-7. PMID: 16537349.
    Citations: 29     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  29. Ayrik C, Ergene U, Kinay O, Nazli C, Unal B, Ergene O. Factors influencing emergency department arrival time and in-hospital management of patients with acute myocardial infarction. Adv Ther. 2006 Mar-Apr; 23(2):244-55. PMID: 16751157.
    Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  30. Kilic B, Unal B, Semin S, Konakci SK. An important public health problem: rabies suspected bites and post-exposure prophylaxis in a health district in Turkey. Int J Infect Dis. 2006 May; 10(3):248-54. PMID: 16458565.
    Citations: 16     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimals
  31. Unal B. [Blood pressure control rate in hypertensive patients and its determining factors in two urban regions of Izmir]. Anadolu Kardiyol Derg. 2005 Sep; 5(3):248-9; author reply 249-50. PMID: 16140666.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  32. Unal B, Critchley JA, Capewell S. Modelling the decline in coronary heart disease deaths in England and Wales, 1981-2000: comparing contributions from primary prevention and secondary prevention. BMJ. 2005 Sep 17; 331(7517):614. PMID: 16107431.
    Citations: 69     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
  33. Unal B, Critchley JA, Capewell S. Small changes in United Kingdom cardiovascular risk factors could halve coronary heart disease mortality. J Clin Epidemiol. 2005 Jul; 58(7):733-40. PMID: 15939226.
    Citations: 15     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  34. Unal B, Critchley JA, Fidan D, Capewell S. Life-years gained from modern cardiological treatments and population risk factor changes in England and Wales, 1981-2000. Am J Public Health. 2005 Jan; 95(1):103-8. PMID: 15623868.
    Citations: 24     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  35. Unal B, Demiral Y. [Relationship of socioeconomic status and coronary artery disease]. Anadolu Kardiyol Derg. 2004 Dec; 4(4):306-8. PMID: 15590358.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  36. Critchley JA, Unal B. Is smokeless tobacco a risk factor for coronary heart disease? A systematic review of epidemiological studies. Eur J Cardiovasc Prev Rehabil. 2004 Apr; 11(2):101-12. PMID: 15187813.
    Citations: 22     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  37. Unal B, Critchley JA, Capewell S. Explaining the decline in coronary heart disease mortality in England and Wales between 1981 and 2000. Circulation. 2004 Mar 09; 109(9):1101-7. PMID: 14993137.
    Citations: 185     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  38. Critchley J, Unal B. Misleading meta-analysis. Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol Oral Radiol Endod. 2003 Jun; 95(6):638; author reply 639. PMID: 12809135.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
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