Affiliated researcherLovro Markovic, MD

About Lovro Markovic

Lovro graduated in Medicine from the Medical University of Vienna (Austria). During his studies, he became increasingly interested in social influences on health and epidemiological monitoring of disease patters, which led him to the Centre of Public Health and The Community Health Lab/Grabovac Group. After finishing the basic training, Lovro started working at the Ministry of Health, where he is working on informing policy development and implementation of various public health interventions on national and EU-wide levels as applied to orphan diseases, cancer, and non-communicable diseases in general. Lovro is interested in the interplay of evidence generation, synthesis, policy informing, and its implementation, especially with regard to health equity. He is also passionate about mindfulness.

As health experts, we need a paradigm shift in our professions. Rethinking and diversifying the way we approach our challenges by engaging with the general public, as well as experts beyond the usual biomedical domains is crucial for achieving health equity for all.
Lovro Markovic


Areas of interest

Statistics, prevention and screening programs, equity in health, health education

Highlighted Publications

Markovic L, McDermott DT, Stefanac S, Seiler-Ramadas R, Iabloncsik D, Smith L, Yang L, Kirchheiner K, Crevenna R, Grabovac I. Experiences and Interactions with the Healthcare System in Transgender and Non-Binary Patients in Austria: An Exploratory Cross-Sectional Study. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 202 1 Jun 27;18(13):6895. doi: 10.3390/ijerph18136895.

Markovic L, Schönherr D, Zandonella M, Gil-Salmeron A, Smith L, McDermott D, Yang L, Dorner TE, Mües H, Grabovac I. Associations between workplace characteristics and ‘outness’ in LGBTI workers in Austria. Occup Environ Med. 2021 May 26:oemed-2020-107345. doi: 10.1136/oemed-2020-107345.

Haider S, Smith L, Markovic L, Schuch FB, Sadarangani KP, Lopez Sanchez GF, Lopez-Bueno R, Gil- Salmerón A, Rieder A, Tully MA, Tschiderer L, Seekircher L, Willeit P, Grabovac I. Associations between Physical Activity, Sitting Time, and Time Spent Outdoors with Mental Health during the First COVID-19 Lock Down in Austria. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2021 Aug 31;18(17):9168. doi: 10.3390/ ijerph18179168.

Pizzol D, Shin JI, Trott M, Ilie PC, Ippoliti S, Carrie AM, Ghayda RA, Lozano JMO, Muyor JM, Butler L, McDermott DT, Barnett Y, Markovic L, Grabovac I, Koyanagi A, Soysal P, Tully MA, Veronese N, Smith L. Social environmental impact of COVID-19 and erectile dysfunction: an explorative review. J Endocrinol Invest. 2021 Sep 24:1–5. doi: 10.1007/s40618-021-01679-1.

Seiler-Ramadas R, Markovic L, Staras C, Medina LL, Perak J, Carmichael C, Horvat M, Bajkusa M, Baros S, Smith L, McDermott DT, Grabovac I. “I Don’t Even Want to Come Out”: the Suppressed Voices of Our Future and Opening the Lid on Sexual and Gender Minority Youth Workplace Discrimination in Europe: a Qualitative Study. Sex Res Social Policy. 2021 Sep 30:1-21. doi: 10.1007/s13178-021-00644-0.

Professional membership

Austrian Medical Chamber (associate member)

Austrian Public Health Association

European Public Health Association

American Statistical Association

Achievements and awards

2022. “Veronika Fialka Moser” Diversity Prize (1st place) of the Medical University of Vienna in the Category “Diploma/Master Theses”
2021. “Veronika Fialka Moser” Diversity Prize (2nd place) of the Medical University of Vienna in the Category “Research”
2020. EUPHA Early Career Award (Sexual & Gender Minority Health section)
2019. “Christian Dadak Award” for Best Poster Presentation at the Symposium of the Austrian Association of Sexual Medicine and Promotion of Sexual Health (with Igor Grabovac)


2013-2020: Graduate study program in Medicine, Medical University of Vienna, Austria (Doctor of Medicine)