Ph.D. Student Profile

Kristefer  Stojanovski

Kristefer Stojanovski, M.P.H.

  • Doctoral Candidate
  • Cognate: Policy and Sexuality


  • M.P.H., Epidemiology, University of Michigan (2012)
  • M.P.H., Health Management & Policy, University of Michigan (2012)
  • B.S., Anthropology-Zoology, University of Michigan (2009)

Research Interests & Projects

  • Racial and ethnic inequities and health disparities
  • Sexual and gender minority inequities and health disparities
  • HIV/AIDS, sexual health, mental health
  • Global health, specific focus on Southeastern Europe

Selected Publications

  • Stojanovski, K., Holla, A., Hoxha, I., Janevic, T. The influence of ethnicity and displacement on quality of antenatal care: the case of Roma, Ashkali and Egyptian communities in Kosovo. Health and Human Rights Journal. (accepted October 9, 2017).
  • Stojanovski, K., King, E., Zhou, S., Gjorgjiovska, J., Mihajlov, A. An application of the minority stress model in a non-Western context: Discrimination and mental health among sexual and gender minorities in Macedonia. Sexuality Research and Social Policy. (In press).
  • Stojanovski, K., Janevic, T., Kasapinov, B., Stamenkovic, Z., Jankovic, J. (2017). An assessment of Romani women's autonomy and timing of pregnancy in Serbia and Macedonia. Maternal and Child Health. 21(9), 1814-1820.
  • Janevic, T., Osypuk, T., Stojanovski, K., Gundersen, D., Jankovic, J., Rogers, M. (2016). Associations between racial discrimination, smoking during pregnancy, and low birthweight among Roma. European Journal of Public Health. 27(3):410-415.
  • Jankovic, J., Stamenkovic, Z., Stojanovski, K., Goodwin, R., Janevic, T. (2016). Predictors of prenatal smoking and attempted smoking cessation during pregnancy: a community-based study of Romani women in Southeastern Europe. Journal of Public Health. (accepted October 14, 2016).
  • Janevic, T., Gundersen, D., Stojanovski, K., Jankovic, J., Nikolic, Z., Kasapinov, B.  (2015). Discrimination and Romani health: A validation study of discrimination scales among Romani women in Macedonia and Serbia. International Journal of Public Health. DOI 10.1007/s00038-015-0712-9
  • Stojanovski, K., Kostevska, B., Milevska, N., Papikj-Mancheva, A. Bauermeister, J. (2015). “It is one, big loneliness for me”: the influences of politics and society on men who have sex with men and trans women in Macedonia. Sexuality Research and Social Policy. 12;2:115-124.
  • Sachdev, D., Stojanovski, K., Liu, A., Buchbinder, S., Macalino, G. (2014). Intentions to prescribe pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) are associated with self-efficacy and normative beliefs. Clinical Infectious Disease. (Commentary)
  • Kaluski, D., Stojanovski, K., McWeeney, G., Paunovic, E., Koller, T., Ostlin, P., Licari, L., Jakab, Z. (2014).  Health insurance and accessibility to health services among Roma in settlements in Belgrade, Serbia—the journey from data to policy making. Health Policy and Planning.
  • Stojanovski, K., McWeeney, G., Emirogolu, N., Ostlin, P., Koller, T., Licare, L., Kaluski, D. (2012). Risk factors for inadequate immunization among Roma children in Belgrade, Serbia. Vaccine. 30;5459-5463.

Additional Information

  • HIV League Scholar, The HIV League (2017-2020)
  • Health Policy Research Scholars, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, 2016-2021
  • Rackham Merit Fellow, Rackham Graduate School, University of Michigan 2016-2021
  • Fulbright Student Award, Bureau of Education and Cultural Affairs, United States Department of State, 2013-2014