Who we are

doc. Mgr. Roman Gabrhelík Ph.D.

Position in CA:

Head of Research and Development, Department of Addictology


Dr. Roman Gabrhelik is head of Research and Development at the Department of Addictology, 1st Faculty of Medicine, Charles University, Czech Republic.

His work is focused around Prevention Science research and education and Implementation Science in prevention of risk behaviors (mainly addictive behaviors). He is directly involved in the development of the National System of School-based Prevention of Risk Behavior in the Czech Republic for more than a decade. Recently, his interest is in research of universal school-based prevention interventions targeting different types of risk behaviors in children and young people and on studying effectiveness of composite universal prevention interventions.

Besides prevention Roman is involved in research and application of eHealth and mHealth in treatment of tobacco dependence. He is also active in pharmacotherapy of methamphetamine dependence research and related issues (injection drug use and injection drug users; psychosocial treatment interventions (including self-help issues). And last but not least, Roman interested in utilizing data from national health registers.

Roman is the executive academic lead of the Doctorate in Addictology Programme and he also serves as Ph.D. supervisor. On the pregradual level, Roman teaches: Bodywork in psychotherapy, Prevention of risk behaviors, Prevention science, Interventions in the night-life settings, and Publishing Addiction Science.

He serves as an Executive Editor of the Adiktologie [Addictology]: Journal for Prevention, Treatment of, and Research into Addictions; Peer-reviewed; Indexed, no IF; www.adiktologie.cz


Nechanská, B., Mravčík, V., Skurtveit, S., Lund, I.O., Gabrhelík, R., Engeland, A., Handal, M. (in press). Neonatal Outcomes after Fetal Exposure to Methadone and Buprenorphine: National Registry Studies from the Czech Republic and Norway. Addiction, in press. IF= 5.789

Jurystová, L., Orosová, O.,Gabrhelík, R. (2017). Fidelita: klíčové pojmy, metody a příklad aplikace v praxi [Fidelity: Key concepts, methods and example of application in practice]. Československá psychologie, 61(5), 474-487. IF=0.236

Pavlovská, A., Miovský, M., Babor, T., Gabrhelík, R.(2017). Overview of the European University-Based Study Programmes in the Addictions Field. Drugs: Education, Prevention & Policy, 24(6), 485-491. doi: 10.1080/09687637.2016.1223603 IF=0.762

Vacek, J., Voňková, H., Gabrhelík, R.(2017). A Successful Strategy for Linking Anonymous Data from Students’ and Parents’ Questionnaires Using Self-Generated Identification Codes. Prevention Science,18(4), 450-458. doi: 10.1007/s11121-017-0772-6IF=2.926

Vondráčková, P., Gabrhelík, R.(2016). Prevention of Internet Addiction: a Systematic Review. Journal of Behavioral Addictions 5(4), 568–579. doi: 10.1556/2006.5.2016.085IF=2.492

Gabrhelík, R., Nechanská, B., Mravčík, V., Skurtveit, S., Lund, I. O., Handal, M. (2016). A Unique Opportunity to Study Short and Long Term Consequences in Children Prenatally Exposed to Illicit Drugs and Opioid Maintenance Treatment using Czech and Scandinavian Registers. Central European Journal of Public Health, 24(2), 91–94. doi: 10.21101/cejph.a4474 IF=0.798

Minařík, J., Gabrhelík, R., Malcolm, R., Pavlovská, A., Miller, P. (2016). Methylphenidate Substitution for Methamphetamine Addiction and Implications for Future Randomized Clinical Trials: A Unique Case Series. Journal of Substance Use, Early Online: 1–4. doi:10.3109/14659891.2015.1045047IF=0.753

Miovský, M., Voňková, H., Čablová, L., Gabrhelík, R.(2015). Cannabis Use in Children with Individualized Risk Profiles: Predicting the Effect of Universal Prevention Intervention.Addictive Behaviors, 50, 110–116. doi: 10.1016/j.addbeh.2015.06.013 IF=2.441

Miovský, M., Miller, P. M, Grund, J. C. G., Beláčková, V., Gabrhelík, R., Libra, J. (2015). Academic Education in Addictology (Addiction Science) in the Czech Republic: A Content Analysis of the (pre-1989) Historical Origins. Nordic Studies on Alcohol and Drugs,32(5), 527-538. doi: 10.1515/nsad-2015-0050 IF=0.608

Miovský, M., Voňková, H., Gabrhelík, R., Šťastná, L. (2015). Universality Properties of School-Based Preventive Intervention Targeted at Cannabis Use. Prevention Science, 16, 189–199. doi: 10.1007/s11121-013-0453-zIF=3.153

Gabrhelík, R., Vacek, J., Mišta, J. (2014). A Successful Strategy for Estimating the Consumption of Needles and Syringes by Injecting Drug Users in the Czech Republic. Adicciones26(1),62-68. IF=1.127

Novák, P., Miovský, M., Vopravil, J., Gabrhelík, R., Šťastná, L., Jurystová, L. (2013). Gender-specific Effectiveness of the Unplugged Preventive Intervention in Reducing Substance Use among Czech Adolescents. Sociologický časopis / Czech Sociological Review, 49(6), 903-926. IF=0.652

Becoña, E., Martínez, Ú., Calafat, A., Fernández-Hermid, J.R., Juan, M., Sumnall, H., Mendes, F., & Gabrhelík, R.(2013). Parental permissiveness, control, and affect and drug use among adolescents. Psicothema, 25, 292-298. doi: 10.7334/psicothema2012.294. IF=1.016

Miovsky, M., Novak, P., Stastna, L., GabrhelikR., Jurystova, L., & Vopravil, J. (2012). The Effect of the School-Based Unplugged Preventive Intervention on Tobacco Use in the Czech Republic [Resultados del programa de prevención escolar Unplugged sobre el uso del tabaco en la República Checa]. Adicciones, 24(3), 211-218. IF=1.127

Gabrhelik, R., Duncan, A., Lee, M.H., Stastna, L., Furr-Holden, C.D.M., Miovsky, M. (2012). Sex Specific Trajectories in Cigarette Smoking Behaviors among Students Participating in the Unplugged School-based Randomized Control Trial for Substance Use Prevention. Addictive Behaviors, 37(10), 1145–1150. doi: 10.1016/j.addbeh.2012.05.023. IF=2.133

GabrhelikR., Duncan, A., Miovsky, M., Furr-Holden, C. D. M., Stastna, L., Jurystova, L. (2012). „Unplugged“: A school-based randomized control trial to prevent and reduce adolescent substance use in the Czech Republic. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 124(1–2), 79–87. doi: 10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2011.12.010. IF=3.365

Gabrhelík, R., Vacek, J., Miovský, M. (2006). Prokrastinace: Validizace sebeposuzovací škály na populaci studentů vysokých škol. [Procrastination: Validization of self-assesment scale in college student population.] Československá psychologie, 50(4), 361-371. IF=0.15

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