Prof.Dr.Bülent Kılıç


Professor Bulent Kilic, MD:

Bulent Kilic has been graduated from Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine (Ankara-Turkey) as medical doctor in 1988. He is public health specialist (graduated from Gazi University Faculty of Medicine (Ankara-Turkey)). He has been working in Dokuz Eylul University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health (Izmir-Turkey) as academical staff since 1998. His lectures about health management, health policy, health systems, health organization and medical sociology for PhD, MPH (Master of Public Health) students and residents in the department of public health. He attented some workshops and short term courses in qualitative research techniques (Aleppo-2009, İstanbul-2010 and New Castle 2010). He attented medical anthropology course in İzmir (2013). He has worked in the Department of Sociology in University of Alaska Anchorage (USA) as affiliated professor for three months in 2014. He is particularly interested in social determinants of health, health policy, health management and health systems. He is the director of Health Policy Group and Medical Anthropology&Sociolgy Group under The Turkish Association of Public Health Specialists.

Address: Dokuz Eylul University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health

35340 Balcova-Izmir/TURKEY

Phone: +90.232.4124001 and 412400 (work)

            +533.4357700 (cell)


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International Trainings:

1.Certificate of International Course in Applied Epidemiology. The Rollins School of Public Health (Emory University), The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 4-29 October 1999, Atlanta-USA.

2.Certificate of Health Leadership and Management Course. Global Health Action, 1-12 November 1999, Atlanta-USA.

3.Principles of Epidemiology Certificate of 3030-G. US Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Services Distance Learning Program, The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 28 March 2000, Atlanta-USA.

4.Community Oriented Primary Care Workshop. Hebrew University Hadassah School of Health, 2-5 April 2001, İzmir, Turkey.

5.Qualitative Research Techniques. MEDCHAMPS Project, 3-10 October 2009, Aleppo, Syria.

6.IMPACT Modelling Course, MEDCHAMPS Project, 15-19 January 2010, İzmir, Turkey.

7.Qualitative Data Analysis Course. MEDCHAMPS Project, 14-17 September 2010, İstanbul, Turkey.

8.Qualitative Data Analysis Course. MEDCHAMPS Project, 10-15 December 2010, NewCastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom.

9.Training Needs Assesment Workshop. RESCAP-Med Project, 19-21 May, 2012, Dead Sea, Jordan.

10.Research Paper Writing Workshop. MEDCHAMPS Project, 29-31 May, 2012, Tunis, Tunisia.

11.Introduction to Medical Anthropology Workshop. RESCAP-Med Project, 9-12 December, 2013, Çeşme, İzmir, Turkey.

12. Introduction to Medical Sociology. University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA), Department of Sociology, Affiliate Professor, February-April 2014, Anchorage,Alaska-USA.

International Projects:

RESCAP-MED: Non Communicable Diseases and their social determinants in Mediterranean countries: building sustainable research capacity for effective policy intervention. EU-FP7 Grant Agreement. Focal Person for Work Package 3, 2012-2014. 

MedCHAMPS: Mediterranean studies of Cardiovascular disease and Hyperglycaemia. EU-FP7 Grant Agreement Number: 223075. Work Package 5:National situational analysis of current policy and health system context. Focal Person for Work Package 5, 2009-2012. 

EMCONET: WHO (World Health Organisation) Commision on Social Determinants of Health Knowledge Networks, EMCONET Project (Employment Conditions Knowledge Network Group) Turkey Country Report Working Group, 2006-2007.


Research Papers:

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. International Journal of Public Health, 2015, 60 (supplement 1) S47-S53. DOI: 10.1007/s00038-014-0557-7.

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 Services Research, 2014, 14:373. DOI:10.1186/1472-6963-14-373

Cevik C, Sozmen K, Kilic B. How primary care reforms influenced health indicators in Manisa district in Turkey: Lessons for General Practitioners. European Journal of General Practice, 2018, 24(1):74-83.

Demiral Y, Kilic B, Padır İ. Prevalence and factors affecting job strain among the managers in primary health care services in Turkey. J Basic Clin Health Sci, 2018,2:25-8.

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  Infectious Diseases, 10(3)248-254 (2006).

Nurmansyah MI, Kilic B.  The Impact of National Health Insurance Policy to the Implementation of Health Promotion Program on Public Health Center in Indonesia. Kesmas: National Public Health Journal, Feb 2017, Vol:11(3):103-110. 

Phillimore P, Zaman S, Ahmad B, Shoaibi A, Khatib R, Khatib R, Husseini A, Fouad F, Elias M, Maziak W, Tlili F, Tinsa F, Ben Romdhane H, Kilic B, Kalaca S, Unal B, Critchley J. Health system challenges of cardiovascular disease and diabetes in four Eastern Mediterranean countries. Global Public Health: An International Journal for Research, Policy and Practice, 2013(8)8:875-889, DOI:10.1080/17441692.2013.830756 

Kilic B, Meseri R, Demiral Y, Sönmez Y, Kaynak C, Ergör A. Severe Home Injuries and Disabilities in 2nd İnönü District, İzmir. J Basic Clin Health Sci 2017,1:23-26

Islek D, Kilic B, Akdede BB. Out-of-Pocket Health Expenditures in patients with bipolar disorder, anxiety, schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders: Findings from a study in a Psychiatry Outpatient Clinic in Turkey. Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology. 2018, 53:151-60.

Ghandour R, Shoaibi A, Khatib R, Abu Rmeileh N, Unal B, Sözmen K, Kilic B, Fouad F, Ali RA, Romdhane HB, Aissi W, Ahmad B, Capewell S,  Critchley J, Husseini A. “Priority setting for the prevention and control of cardiovascular diseases:  Multi-criteria decision analysis (MCDA) in four eastern Mediterranean countries”. International Journal of Public Health,  2014. DOI: 10.1007/s00038-014-0569-3

Sahan C, Demiral Y, Kilic B, Aslan O. Changes in employment status after myocardial infarction among men. Balkan Medical Journal, July, 2016;33(4):419-25

Demiral Y, Soysal A, Can Bilgin A, Kilic 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.

Ergor G, Soysal A, Sozmen K, Unal B, Ucku R, Kilic B, Gunay T, Ergor A, Demiral Y, Saatlı G, Meseri R, Baydur H, Simsek H, Budak R, Arik H, Karakus N. Balcova heart study: rationale and methodology of the Turkish cohort. Int J Public Health. 2012 Jun;57(3):535-42. doi: 10.1007/s00038-011-0309-x. Epub 2011 Oct 11. PubMed PMID: 21987028.

Unal B, Sozmen K, Ucku R, Ergor G, Soysal A, Baydur H, Meseri R, Simsek H, Gecçeklioglu G, Doganay S, Budak R, Kilic B, Gunay T, Ergor A, Demiral Y, Aslan O, Cimrin D, Akvardar Y, Tuncel P. High prevalence of cardiovascular risk factors in a Western urban Turkish population: a community-based study. Anadolu Kardiyol Derg. 2013 Feb;13(1):9-17. 

Letter to Editor:

Kilic B. Health-care reform in Turkey: far from perfect. Lancet. 2014 Jan 4;383(9911):28-9. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(13)62732-4. 

Kilic B. Healthcare in Turkey:from socialization to privatization. BMJ Rapid response: Access time: 4 April 2011.


Book Chapters:

Kilic B. Destructive effects of privatisation in the Turkish health care system. in Medizin und Gewissen, eds. Gerhardt M, Kolb S. pp:523-531, Mabuse-Verlag GmbH press, Frankfurt, 2008.

Demiral Y, Kilic B, Unal B. “Country Case Studies:Turkey” in Employment Conditions and Health Inequalities (Final Report), eds. Benach J, Muntaner C, Santana V. pp:45, Employment Conditions Knowledge Network (EMCONET) for the Commission on the Social Determinants of Health, World Health Organisation (2007).

Kilic B. Health Finance in Turkey. In HASUDER Turkey’s Health Report 2014, pp:717-728, Ankara, 2014 (in Turkish).

Kilic B. Inequalities in Health. In recent advances in chest diseases symposium book (ed A Kocabas) Turkish Thorax Society, Chapter:63; pp:535-540, Ankara, 2014 (in Turkish).


Kilic B, Sahan C, Bahadir H. Health manpower planning for public health specialists in Turkey (2013-2023). E-Book, (HASUDER), Pub. No:2014-1, ISBN:978-975-97836-8-6, Ankara, 44 pages, February 2014 (in Turkish).

Kilic B, Unal B. (eds) Community Oriented Primary Care-COPC. Dokuz Eylul University Medical Faculty, Department of Public Health, Izmir, 80 pages, February 2015 (in Turkish).

Poster or Oral Presentations in International Conferences:

Kilic B, Kalaca S, Unal B, Zaman S, Phillimore P. Current capacity of Turkish health system: a multi dimensional analyse. 16. International Scientific Congress CNIC, Oral Presentation, CIE-O-019. 22-26 June 2015, Havana, Cuba, Abstract Book, pp:60.

Kilic B, Luleci D, Cevik C, Kose O, Ozdemir R, Ozgulcu S. Science Policy and The Gap between Policy Makers and Researchers in Turkey. 16. International Scientific Congress CNIC, Oral Presentation, CIE-O-018. 22-26 June 2015, Havana, Cuba, Abstract Book, pp:60.

Bahadir H, Taymaz B, Acikgoz A, Sahan C, Ulken Y Kilic B, Sakarya S. Syrian Refugees in Turkey: A Document Analysis. International Symposium on Socio-Political Challenges in Mediterranean Region. December 3-4, 2014, Beirut, Lebanon. Abstract Book, pp:24.

Kalaca S, Kilic B, Unal B, Zaman S, Phillimore P. Integrating the patients’ perspective in chronic disease care: Experience from Turkey. 16. International Scientific Congress CNIC, Oral Presentation, EIN-O-011. 22-26 June 2015, Havana, Cuba, Abstract Book, pp:41.

Islek D, Kalaca S, Kilic B, Tezcan I, Demiral Y. Social determinants of non-communicable diseases in Turkey: Country Report. RESCAP-MED International Symposium on Social Determinants of NCDs in Mediterranean Countries, 6-7 May 2013, İstanbul. Oral Presentation, No:5.

Islek D, Oztoprak D, Kilic B. Mapping of papers based on Health Inequalities and Social Determinants of Health in the field of Non Communicable Diseases, RESCAP-MED International Symposium on Social Determinants of NCDs in Mediterranean Countries, 6-7 May 2013, İstanbul. Poster No:17 (Kongre Abstract CD).

Luleci D, Kilic BDocument Analysis on Social Determinants of Health and Health Inequalities for Non-Communicable Diseases, RESCAP-MED International Symposium on Social Determinants of NCDs in Mediterranean Countries, 6-7 May 2013, İstanbul. Poster No:30 (Kongre Abstract CD).

Sahan C, Demiral Y, Kilic B, Aslan O. Changes in employment conditions after myocardial infarction in Turkey. The 31st International Congress on Occupational Health, Korea, 1-5 June 2015, Poster No: IC-0473 (Kongre Abstract CD).

Luleci D, Islek D, Kilic BReorganization of Turkish Ministry of Health and the Role of Turkish Public Health Institution on Non-communicable Diseases, RESCAP-MED International Symposium on Social Determinants of NCDs in Mediterranean Countries, 6-7 May 2013, İstanbul. Poster No:31 (Kongre Abstract CD).

Kilic B, Ergor A, Demiral Y, Gurpinar E. Job satisfaction of employees at health centres in Turkey. International Conference on Occupational Health Services, Abstracts Book pp:113, Helsinki, Finland, 2005.

Kilic B, Meseri R, Sonmez Y, Ergor A,  Kaynak C, Demiral Y. Home Accidents And Affecting Factors In Izmir, Turkey. Safety 2004: 7th World Conference on Injury Prevention and Safety Promotion, Oral Presentation, Abstracts Book pp:371, Vienna, Austria, 2004.

Kilic B, Unal B, Semin S, Konakci SK. Rabies suspected bites in a health district in Turkey. XVII. IEA World Congress of Epidemiology, Abstracts Book pp:356, Bangkok, Thailand, 2005.

Kilic B. From Socialisation to Privatisation of Health Services in Turkey (1960-2008). XII. World Public Health Congress, Abstracts Book CD pp:145.39, 27 April-1 May, Istanbul, Turkey, 2009.