Sergey IGUMNOV (Belarus)
Professor Dr. Sergey Igumnov is currently the Member of Council of the Aii-Russia Professional Psychotherapeutic League (since 2014), as well as the Past President and Member of the Presidium of the Board of Belarusian Association of Psychotherapists (since 2003); International Member of the American Psychiatric Association (since 2014); Professor of Clinical Psychology Departmentat the Belarusian State Pedagogical University named after M.Tank, BSPU (2013-Present).
Born in Minsk, Republic of Belarus, in 1967, Doctor S. Igumnov completed his medical trainingeducation at the Minsk Medical Institute, 1990(Pediatrics Faculty).
Subsequently, he conducted his postgraduate training in General Psychiatry (Minsk, Clinical Mental Hospital, 1990-1991) and Child & Adolescent Psychiatry and Psychotherapy at the Russian Medical Academy for Postgraduate Training (Moscow, 1991 and Saint-Petersburg, 1996, under supervision of famous Russian Psychotherapists Professor Edmond Eidemiller and Professor Yury Shevchenko) and Neuropsychiatry Department, Medical School of Nagasaki University (Japan, 1996, under supervision of famous Japanese Psychiatrist Professor YoshibumiNakane, M.D., Ph.D.).
He completed his post-graduate research study (doctoranture) in Psychiatry on the basis of Serbski Research Centre of Social and Forensic Psychiatry and Federal Research Centre “Institute of Biophysics” (Moscow, Russian Federation, 1996 — 2000), and obtained the Degree of Doctor of Medical Sciences (2000).
Positions and Employment
1990-1991, Resident, Minsk State Medical Institute, Minsk, Belarus
1990-1994, Researcher, Laboratory of Clinical and Epidemiological Investigation of Mental Disorders among Population suffered from Chernobyl Accident, Minsk State Medical Institute, Minsk, Belarus
1991-1995, Psychiatrist, Republican Health Centre for Radiation Medicine, Minsk, Belarus
1995-2000, Assistant Professor, Psychotherapy & Medical Psychology Department of Belarusian State Medical Academy for Postgraduate Education, Minsk, Belarus
2000-2001, Associate Professor, Psychotherapy & Medical Psychology Department of Belarusian State Medical Academy for Postgraduate Education, Minsk, Belarus
2002-2004, Professor, Psychology Department, Belarusian State Pedagogical University, Minsk, Belarus
2004-2005, Head of Laboratory of Clinical Psychology and Rehabilitation, Research Institute of Medical Expertise, Minsk, Belarus
2005-2009, Forensic Medicine Department (the course of Forensic Psychiatry), Professor, Belarusian State Medical University, Minsk, Belarus
2009-2012, Director and Leading Researcher, Scientific Institution «Republican Research and Practical Centre for Mental Health», Minsk, Belarus
2015-present, Leading Researcher, Head of the Project on the Addiction to New Psychoactive Substances in Adolescents, Scientific Institution «National Research Centre for Addiction Problems”, Moscow, Russian Federation.
Professor Sergey Igumnov has a background in psychiatry, psychotherapy and clinical psychology.
For about 25 years, he has developed and applied methods and techniques that provide to access prevalence rate of mental and behavioral disorders in persons exposed in utero to Chernobyl fallout in Belarus. He is currently involved in the study of intellectual, neurophysiologic and psychosocial assessments were performed at the age 67, 1012, 1516 and 23 years (Igumnov S., Drozdovitch V., 1996-2015).
He I has also conducted the research of the effects of prolonged and exclusive breastfeeding on child behavior and maternal adjustment as a part of large, randomized international trial (Kramer, M.S., Fombonne, E., Igumnov, S. et al., 2008) as well as the study of clinical and social functioning, quality of life, maladjustment of HIV-positive injection-drug consumers (Igumnov S.,2010, 2015); socio-psychological mechanisms of suicidal behavior of adolescents and young people in modern megapolises (on the example of cities of Minsk and St. Petersburg)(Igumnov S., 2012).
In addition, he has experienced in other key aspects of the scientific administration of projects (e.g. staffing, human subjects research protection, budget), collaboration with other researchers from the European Union, Canada and Japan, and production of peer-reviewed publications from each project.
Professor S. Igumnov is a member of working group on suicides and homicides of European Psychiatric Association (head of the group — Professor CarlaGramaglia, M.D., Italy) as well as International expert in the area of psychological aspects of radiation safety (project “Nuclear Emergency Situation Improvement of Medical and Health Surveillance”, Centre d'étude sur l'Evaluation de la Protection dans le domaineNucléaire (CEPN) 28,rue de la Redoute, F-92260 Fontenay-aux-Roses; Web: www.cepn.asso.fr) and clinical addictology.
(since 2015 he is a Head of the Project on the Addiction to New Psychoactive Substances in Adolescents, Scientific Institution »National Research Centre for Addiction Problems”, Moscow, Russian Federation).
Other Experience and Professional Memberships
1998 — present: Member, the European Psychiatric Association
2009-2013: Chairman of the Board of Belarusian Psychiatric association (WPA Member)
2014 — present: Member (International Fellow), the American Psychiatric Association(WPA Member)
2002 Best Paper Award, the European Psychiatric Association, Stockholm, Sweden
Selected Peer-reviewed Publications (Selected from 420 publications):
Igumnov S., Drozdovitch V. The psychological development, mental and behavioral disorders among children in Belarus exposed in utero following the Chernobyl accident // J. Eur Psychiatry. 2000, 15:244253.
Igumnov S., Drozdovitch V. Antenatal Exposure: Neuropsychiatric Aspects. Moscow, RADECON, 2002.-208 p. (In Russian with English abstract).
Kramer, M.S., Fombonne, E., Igumnov, S., Vanilovich, I., Matush, L., Mironova, E., Bogdanovich, N., Tremblay, R.E., Chalmers, B., Zhang, X., Platt, R.W. Effects of prolonged and exclusive breastfeeding on child behavior and maternal adjustment: Evidence from a large, randomized trial (2008) Pediatrics, 121 (3), pp. 435-440.
Kramer, M.S., Aboud, F., Mironova, E., Vanilovich, I., Platt, R.W., Matush, L., Igumnov, S., Fombonne, E., Bogdanovich, N., Ducruet, T., Collet, J.-P., Chalmers, B., Hodnett, E., Davidovsky, S., Skugarevsky, O., Trofimovich, O., Kozlova, L., Shapiro, S. Breastfeeding and child cognitive development: New evidence from a large randomized trial (2008) // Archives of General Psychiatry, 65 (5), pp. 578-584.
Igumnov S. The brain bioelectric activity of the Belarusian persons irradiated in utero as a result of Chernobyl accident (2009) //Activitas Nervosa Superior Rediviva, 51 (1-2), pp. 55-60.
Igumnov, S. Medico-social aspects of injecting drug use by patients with HIV infection//Traditions and Innovations in Psychiatry: WPA Regional Meeting Materials, 10-12 June, 2010, St Petersburg, Russia. — St. Pbg.: The V.M. Bekhterev Inst., 2010. — P. 244-246.
Igumnov, S. Clinical and social functioning, quality of life, maladjustment of HIV-positive injection-drug consumers /18th European Congress of Psychiatry, 27.02-02.03.2010. Munich, Germany // J. of the European Psychiatric Association. 2010. Vol. 25. P. 216.
Igumnov, S. Socio-psychological mechanisms of suicidal behavior of adolescents and young people in big cities (2012) // 20th European Congress of Psychiatry, 3-6 March 2012, Prague, Czech Republic//European Psychiatry. — Vol.27, Suppl.1, 2012. — P-42.
Stanko, E., Igumnov, S., Nestiarovich, N. Dynamics of the Life Quality Parameters in HIV-Positive Patients with Opiate Dependence (2015) //Psychology Research, Vol. 5, No 3, pp 205-212.
Igumnov S.,Zbarousky K.,Lapanau P.,Grinevich E., Popok R.Alexithymia as risk fac-tor of the development of addictive behavior of young people in the Republic of Belarus/Health Sciences in Eastern Europe ISSN 1392-6373. — 2018. — Vol.28, No 4. — P. 30-35: DOI: https://doi.org/10.5200/sm-hs.2018111