Kopp Maria


January 27, 2022

Mária Kopp (Budapest, January 14, 1942 - Budapest, April 3, 2012) was a Hungarian physician, psychologist, deputy scientific director of the Institute of Behavioral Sciences of Semmelweis University, and head of the associate research group of Semmelweis University-MTA “Mental Health Sciences”. Doctor of Psychological Sciences.

Research field, methods

Interdisciplinary research in the field of psychology and physiology with clinical psychophysiological and behavioral epidemiological methods. Career


He graduated from Semmelweis University of Medicine with a degree in general medicine in 1968, and later with a degree in psychology from Eötvös Loránd University (1977), and a degree in clinical psychology in 1982.


His first job was at the National Institute of Occupational Health, where he organized and led the Clinical Epidemiology Working Group (1968–1973), and then the Clinical Epidemiology Working Group at Semmelweis University of Medicine (1973–1982). In 1982 he defended his doctoral dissertation in the field of clinical medicine (the dissertation entitled “Mechanism of vegetative symptom formation in the early stages of hypertension and juvenile duodenal ulcer”) and went to work at the Psychiatric Clinic, where from 1984 From 1993 to 1993 he headed the Psychosomatic Outpatient Clinic as a clinical psychologist. From 1993 to 2007 he was director of the Institute of Behavioral Sciences at Semmelweis University. epidemiological, psychophysiological and clinical context ”) in 1999. Since July 1, 2007, he has been the Deputy Scientific Director of the Institute of Behavioral Sciences at Semmelweis University. Since January 1, 2007, he has been the head of the Semmelweis University-MTA Associate Research Group on Mental Health Sciences.

Your role in public life

In the summer of 2009, it will convene the Population Roundtable, and in September of this year, it will launch the Three Princes and Three Princesses Movement.

Scientific publications, youth education

In the field of his science, he measured himself in Hungarian and English, both domestically and internationally, and between 2002 and 2008 he gave 104 congress presentations, 15 of which were invited speakers. He has been invited to international conferences nine times between 2001 and 2005. He published 332 scientific papers and 11 books, 66 chapters or excerpts in monographs and textbooks. Its performance is indicated by a high impact factor of 857 independent citations and all its scientific publications: 137,099; and the Hirsch Index: 11, on interdisciplinary topics at the frontiers of the social sciences and sciences. He has organized a number of nationally representative surveys to examine the psychosocial background factors of health status and quality of life, and his volumes on this topic are very remarkable. He took great care to educate the scientific youth and was a core member of the SE Doctoral School of Mental Health Sciences. In addition to his supervision, 16 main students achieved a PhD degree (between 1998 and 2010), and another 4 took over their supervision, but unfortunately they were no longer able to reach their defenses.


His parents were Jenő Kopp (1900–1977), the director of the Budapest Gallery and Ilona Waigand (1918–1978). In 1965 he married the sociologist Árpád Skrabski (1939–2009), with whom he raised two children, Luca (1974) and Fruzsina (1975). His uncle József Waigand (1912–1993) was a Roman Catholic

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