KENESHBEK DZHUSUPOV, MD, PhD, Associate Professor of the Department of the International School of Medicine, International University of Kyrgyzstan (ISM IUK). Dr. Dzhusupov is a specialist in Environmental and Occupational Health. In 1989, he graduated from Kyrgyz State Medical institute KSMI). In 1991 passed the internship at the Kiev Institute for Physical Education and Sport on Physiology of Oxygen Provision of a Human Body. In 1992-1996, worked as a researcher of KSMI Clinical and research laboratory carrying out research expeditions to mountain pastures at 2600-4200 m above sea level. In 1997, defended PhD thesis “Occupational Health and Physiology of shepherds-highlanders in Kyrgyzstan”. During 1990-1996, worked as part-time teacher of Environmental Health at the Kyrgyz state medical academy. Since 1997, Associate Professor in Environmental Health at Kyrgyz state medical academy. In 2001-2002, had passed fellowship at the University of `Iowa (International Research Institute for Environmental Health) on Junior Faculty Development Program of the US state department. In 2007-2009 - Honorary research fellow of University of Cumbria (UK). In 2009, defended Habilitation in Occupational and Environmental Health. Since 2012, a visiting professor at the Kazakh national medical university (Almaty, Kazakhstan). Served as a WHO focal point in Occupational Health in Kyrgyzstan.
Research interests are in areas of environmental health (high altitude physiology and occupational health), rural health (farmers’ occupational health and community-based research), and global health (migrants’ health). Since 2012 has initiated and been carrying out two international educational projects on research capacity building at Central Asian medical universities with the support of EC programmes of TEMPUS and Erasmus Plus. At present, gives lectures on Public Health and Environmental Health for undergraduate and graduate students at ISM IUK.