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Dr. Lina Zgaga

Associate Professor (Public Health & Primary Care)

 SOGVID: Survival in Oesophageal and Gastric Cancer Patients and Vitamin D
 Integrative genomics in colorectal cancer susceptibility: developing risk reducing interventions through understanding biology
 Growing Up in Ireland Phase 2
 The development of a well-being index and identification of major disruptors of well-being in Irish children

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Growing up in Ireland Management Team Member 2014
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Croatian Fluent Fluent Fluent
English Fluent Fluent Fluent
German Medium Medium Medium
Italian Basic Basic Basic
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Editorial Board Member, Endocrine Oncology and Metabolism Journal 2015 present
COST Action BM1206 Cooperation Studies on Inherited Susceptibility to Colorectal Cancer, MC member 2013 present
Trinity Academic Gastroenterology Group 2013 present
Writing group of the Department of Public Health and Primary Care 2013 present
Molecular Epidemiology Group, University of Edinburgh 2012 present
Editorial Board Member, Journal of Global Health 2011 present
Croatian Medical Association 2006 present
Zgaga L, Laird E, Healy M, 25-Hydroxyvitamin D Measurement in Human Hair: Results from a Proof-of-Concept study, Nutrients, 11, (2), 2019, p423-, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
O'Sullivan F, Raftery T, van Weele M, van Geffen J, McNamara D, O'Morain C, Mahmud N, Kelly D, Healy M, O'Sullivan M, Zgaga L., Sunshine is an important determinant of vitamin D status even among high-dose supplement users: secondary analysis of a randomised controlled trial in Crohn's disease patients., Photochemistry and Photobiology, 95, (4), 2019, p1060 - 1067, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Crowley, Q., Elío, J., Scanlon, R., Hodgson, J., Long, S., Zgaga, L., Mapping and modelling radon for radiation protection and improved health, 71st Geological Congress of Turkey, METU, Ankara, 2018, pp927 - 927, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED
Jiang X, O'Reilly PF, Aschard H, Aschard H, Hsu YH, Richards JB, Dupuis J, Ingelsson E, Karasik D, Pilz S, Berry D, Kestenbaum B, Zheng J, Luan J, Sofianopoulou E, Streeten EA, Albanes D, Lutsey PL, Yao L, Tang W, Econs MJ, Wallaschofski H, Völzke H, Zhou A, Power C, McCarthy MI, Michos ED, Boerwinkle E, Weinstein SJ, Freedman ND, Huang WY, Van Schoor NM, van der Velde N, Groot LCPGM, Enneman A, Cupples LA, Booth SL, Vasan RS, Liu CT, Zhou Y, Ripatti S, Ohlsson C, Vandenput L, Lorentzon M, Eriksson JG, Shea MK, Houston DK, Kritchevsky SB, Liu Y, Lohman KK, Ferrucci L, Peacock M, Gieger C, Beekman M, Slagboom E, Deelen J, Heemst DV, Kleber ME, März W, de Boer IH, Wood AC, Rotter JI, Rich SS, Robinson-Cohen C, den Heijer M, Jarvelin MR, Cavadino A, Joshi PK, Wilson JF, Hayward C, Lind L, Michaëlsson K, Trompet S, Zillikens MC, Uitterlinden AG, Rivadeneira F, Broer L, Zgaga L, Campbell H, Theodoratou E, Farrington SM, Timofeeva M, Dunlop MG, Valdes AM, Tikkanen E, Lehtimäki T, Lyytikäinen LP, Kähönen M, Raitakari OT, Mikkilä V, Ikram MA, Sattar N, Jukema JW, Wareham NJ, Langenberg C, Forouhi NG, Gundersen TE, Khaw KT, Butterworth AS, Danesh J, Spector T, Wang TJ, Hyppönen E, Kraft P, Kiel DP., Genome-wide association study in 79,366 European-ancestry individuals informs the genetic architecture of 25-hydroxyvitamin D levels., Nature communications, 9, (1), 2018, p260 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Ivers JH, Zgaga L, Sweeney B, Keenan E, Darker C, Smyth BP, Barry J., A naturalistic longitudinal analysis of post-detoxification outcomes in opioid-dependent patients., Drug and Alcohol Review, 37, (S1), 2018, p339 - 347, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Smith A, Murphy L, Zgaga L, Barron TI, Bennett K., Pre-diagnostic statin use, lymph node status and mortality in women with stages I-III breast cancer., Br J Cancer. , 117, (4), 2018, p588-596 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Elío J., Crowley Q., Scanlon R., Hodgson J., Zgaga L., Estimation of residential radon exposure and definition of Radon Priority Areas based on expected lung cancer incidence, Environment International, 114, 2018, p69 - 76, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Madden JM, Duffy MJ, Zgaga L, Bennett K., Trends in vitamin D supplement use in a general female and breast cancer population in Ireland: A repeated cross-sectional study., PloS one, 13, (12), 2018, pe0209033 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Moran S. M., Monach P. A., Zgaga L., Cuthbertson D., Carette S., Khalidi N. A., Koening C. L., Langford C. A., McAlear C. A., Moreland L., Pagnoux C., Seo P., Specks U., Sreih A., Wyse J., Ytterberg S. R., Merkel P. A. and Little M. A., Urinary soluble CD163 and monocyte chemoattractant protein-1 in the identification of subtle renal flare in anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic antibody-associated vasculitis, Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation, 2018, p1-9 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Madden JM, Murphy L, Zgaga L, Bennett K., De novo vitamin D supplement use post-diagnosis is associated with breast cancer survival., Breast cancer research and treatment, 172, (1), 2018, p179-190 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI

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Zgaga L, Vaughan-Shaw PG, O'Sullivan F, Farrington SM, Theodoratou E, Campbell H, Dunlop MG., Reply to 'Comment on 'The impact of vitamin D pathway genetic variation and circulating 25-hydroxyvitamin D on cancer outcome: systematic review and meta-analysis''., Br J Cancer. , 117, (2), 2017, pe4. , Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Lina Zgaga, Effects of Vitamin D deficiency on human health - not just a problem for bones? , 2nd Annual Multidisciplinary Study Day in Metabolic Bone Biochemistry and Medicine , Dublin, Ireland, 4th March, 2016, Invited Talk, PUBLISHED
Lina Zgaga, Genetics and Vitamin D, Irish Osteoporosis Society Annual Medical Conference, Dublin, Ireland, 2016, Invited Talk, PUBLISHED
Najznačajnije grane epidemiologije [Branches of Epidemiology; in Croatian]. in, editor(s)Ivana Kolcic, Ariana Vorko-Jovic. , Epidemiologija [Epidemiology; in Croatian]. , Zagreb, Croatia, Medicinska naklada, 2012, [Ivana Kolčić, Lina Zgaga, Ariana Znaor, Ira Gjenero-Margan], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED
Zgaga L, Rudan I., Schizophrenia: Searching for the causes through many layers of complexity., Psychiatria Danubina, 24, (1), 2012, p21-2 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Psihosomatske bolesti [Psychosomatic diseases; in Croatian]. in, editor(s)Dinko Puntarić, Darko Ropac, Arijana Vorko-Jović, Ira Gjenero-Margan, Igor Rudan. , Opća epidemiologija [General epidemiology; in Croatian]. , Zagreb, Croatia, LASERplus, 2007, [Lina Zgaga], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED


Award Date
Provost's Teaching Award April 2018
Oral Prize Winner - Irish Society of Gastroenterology Summer Meeting 2014
Award for outstanding scientific productivity during PhD 2011
Douglas Falconer Prize for best MSc dissertation 2009
MSc degree in genetics with distinction 2009
Grade Point Average in Medical School: 4.83 / 5.00; among top 5% of the class 2005