DepartmentHealth Care and Social Work

Department Chair

Assoc. Prof. Polina Mihova, Ph.D.

Dr. Polina Mihova graduated from the New Bulgarian University, Sofia, with "Computer Systems and Technologies in Medicine" - a specialty at the bachelor's and master's level. In 2018, she also graduated with a master's degree in the "Rehabilitation in Language and Speech Pathology" program. She defended her doctoral degree in professional field 5.3. Communication and computer technology in 2014. From 2021, she is an associate professor of "Public Health" at the NBU in the "Health Care and Social Work" Department. In 2022, she enrolled in the "Medical Informatics and Health Management" specialty at the Medical University of Sofia.

Since 2016, she has been the director of the Program Council at the Department of Health and Social Work.

In 2023, she held the position of Head of the Health Care and Social Work Department.

The scientific and practical interests of assoc. prof. Polina Mihova are focused on the development and implementation of software solutions in health care, in particular - in speech therapy practice; implementation of telemedicine and, more specifically, means and tools for conducting telepractice; design and development of e-learning environments; work and design concept for mobile applications for therapy of communication disorders.

D-r Polina Mihova is the co-author of two monographs in the field of eHealth and medical informatics, as well as an independent monograph "Applied Software Solutions in Healthcare". She is the author and co-author of more than 30 publications in this field, participated in 10 scientific and applied projects in the field of digitalization of healthcare, and telemedicine, as well as the integration of specialized software solutions and didactic solutions in various application areas.

Contact information:

New Bulgarian University

Department of Health Care and Social Work

Building 2, Room 213

E-mail: pmihova@nbu.bg