Andrey K. Demin (Russia) is President of the Russian
Public Health Association and, since 1991, Professor of
Department of Social Medicine, Economics and Organization
of Health Care at the I.M. Sechenov Medical Academy in Moscow.
His work has focused on public health challenges in Russia,
social security, health and health policy and politics in
comparative international perspective as well as on advocacy
of public health interests and involvement of civil society
into public health policy development.
Dr. Demin began his career as Assistant Lecturer of Social
Hygiene and Health Care Organization and History of Medicine
at O.W.Kuusinen Petrozavodsk State University from 1980-1984;
in 1987 - 91, he was Junior and Senior Researcher in the
Department of Health Care of Foreign Countries at N.A.Semashko
Research Institute, Ministry of Health of USSR; and in 1990
- 91, Head Senior Researcher at the Research Institute of
Medico - Social, Economic and Information Problems of Health
Care, Ministry of Health of Russia.
Dr. Demin received an M.D. from O.W.Kuusinen Petrozavodsk
State University in 1980; his Candidate of Medical Sciences
in Social Hygiene and Organization of Health Care from the
Specialized Dissertation Board, N.A.Semashko Research Institute,
Ministry of Health of USSR in 1988; and a Doctor of Political
Sciences in Political Problems of International Systems
and Global Development, Highest Attestation Commission of
Dr. Demin served in the Administration of President of
Russia as a Deputy Head of Department of Health Policy under
the State Councilor for the President of the Russian Federation
on Environment and Health in 1991-1992, and since 1993,
has been a consultant on issues of environment, health and
international security. He has participated in the preparation
of key public health policy documents in Russia.
He is a member of the Governing Board of World Federation
of Public Health Associations; the Scientific Council of
European Public Health Association; the Editorial Board
of "Zdrowie Publiczne" (Journal of the Ministry
of Health of Poland); the NGO "Center for Russian Environmental
Policy", and the Canadian Public Health Association.
· Demin, A.K., T.M.Maksimova et al. (1992) State
Report on Population Health in the Russian Federation in
1991. Administration of President of Russian Federation,
· Demin, A.K., A.V.Yablokov et al. (1993) On the
necessity of a new approach to the definition of priority
problems the health of the population of Russia. Moscow
· Demin, A.K. (2000) Political Problems of Social
Security of Population in G7 Countries (on an Example of
Health Care). Public Health in Eastern Europe. Lancet.
Supplement "Perspectives", December 2000, 356.
Social Aspects of Public Health Challenges in Period
of Globalization: The Case of Russia
Since 1991 Russia and a number of other countries have
opened to process of globalization and rapid socio - economic
change. This process has many facets. Process of globalization
develops under leadership of western industrial countries
of the world, which benefit from liberal - democratic model.
The study objectives:
1. To compare concept of public health in Russia and in
developed countries. To explore public health implications
of globalization. Positive and negative impact will be identified.
The existing approaches to global public health policy and
governance will be reviewed.
2. To analyze positive and negative social, economic and
political implications of globalization for public health
in Russia since 1991. To attempt comparative analysis in
relation to specific global public health challenges, known
as well as emerging ones, in Russia and in countries leading
3. To identify success and failure in the efforts of national
government, civil society and private business as well as
of global public health community, relevant to public health
challenges in Russia since 1991, and to relate impact of
these efforts to socio - economic change.
4. To put forward proposals relevant to global public health
policy and governance based on the research evidence. To
identify the possible focus of joint health policy and governance
depending on differences in public health concept in Russia
and countries leading globalization.
The methodology of the study includes comparative analysis
of socio-economic aspects of public health challenges, sociological
survey of the key public health officials and experts. The
study will benefit from the NCS focus on social aspects
of public health challenges in period of globalization and
will add to developing relevant proposals on public health
policy and governance.