Books and Chapters
 
  • Dimitrova, E., Panayotova, Y., Alexandrova-Karamanova, A., & Todorova, I. (2014). Doctors' and parents' perspectives on communication regarding HPV vaccination in Bulgaria. Health, Culture and the Human Body: Epidemiology, ethics, and history of medicine, perspectives from Turkey and Central Europe.

  • Todorova, I., Suárez-Orozco, C., & Singh, S. (2012). Evolving narratives of immigrant Latino youth. In D. Nagata, L. Kohn-Wood & L. Suzuki (Eds.), Qualitative Strategies for Ethnocultural Research: American Psychological Association Press.

  • Todorova, I. (2011). Health in Eastern Europe. In H. Friedman (Ed.), Oxford Handbook of Health Psychology.

  • Vasileva, L., Alexandrova-Karamanova, A., Alexandrova, B., Bogdanova, E., Dimitrova, E., Kotzeva, T., & Todorova, I. (2009). Behavior and Health in School Aged Children: Results from the Representative Study of Bulgarian Children 11, 13 and 15 Years of Age (National Report) (in Bulgarian). Sofia: Bulgarian Academy of Sciences and Health Psychology Research Center.

  • Panayotova, Y., & Todorova, I. (2009). Cultural meanings of the infertility treatment procedures and new reproductive technologies: Women's voices from Bulgaria. In D. Birenbaum-Carmeli & M. C. Inhorn (Eds.), Assisting Reproduction, Testing Genes: Global Encounters with New Biotechnologies: Berghahn Books.

  • Suárez-Orozco, C., Suárez-Orozco, M., & Todorova, I. (2008). Learning a New Land: The Experience of Newcomer Immigrant Youth: Harvard University Press.

  • Suárez-Orozco, C., Todorova, I., & Suárez-Orozco, M. (2004). Wandering souls: Adolescent immigrant interpersonal concerns. In G. DeVos & E. DeVos (Eds.), Cross-Cultural Dimensions in Conscious Thought: Narrative Themes in Comparative Context (Vol. 2). Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield.

  • Todorova, I., & Kotzeva, T. (2001). Bulgarian translation and adaptation of Our Bodies, Ourselves for the New Century (Boston Women's Health Book Collective). Sofia: Colibri.

  •  Kotzeva, T., & Todorova, I. (1994). The Bulgarian Woman: Traditional Images and Changing Realities. Pernik: Krakra Press.

Assisting Reproduction, Testing Genes: Global Encounters with New Biotechnologies where we have a chapter, was selected by the Council for Anthropology and Reproduction as  a winner of the Most Notable Recent Collection Book Prize for 2012

Todorova, I. (2011). Health in Eastern Europe. In H. Friedman (Ed.), Oxford Handbook of Health Psychology.

Learning a New Land: The Experience of Newcomer Immigrant Youth; Suárez-Orozco, C., Suárez-Orozco, M. & Todorova, I.,  Harvard University Press (2008)  was awarded the Virginia and Warren Stone Book Prize.

Dimitrova, E., Panayotova, Y., Alexandrova-Karamanova, A., & Todorova, I. (2014). Doctors' and parents' perspectives on communication regarding HPV vaccination in Bulgaria. 

Selected Publications

 

 

Guest Co-editor and author - Special Section in the International Journal of Behavioral Medicine, on women's reproductive health in cultural context:

  • Editorial: Benyamini, Y., & Todorova, I. (2017). Women's Reproductive Health in Sociocultural Context. International Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 24(6), 799-802. 

 

Guest Co-editor and author - Special Series in British Journal of Health Psychology:

  • Montgomery, A., Todorova, I., Baban, A., & Panagopoulou, E. (2013). Improving quality and safety in the hospital: the link between organizational culture, burnout, and quality of care. British Journal of Health Psychology, 18(3), 656-662.

  • Todorova, I., Alexandrova-Karamanova, A., Panayotova, Y., & Dimitrova, E. (2014). Organizational hierarchies in Bulgarian hospitals and perceptions of justice. British Journal of Health Psychology, 19(1), 204-218. 

 

Guest Editor and author- Special Section in International Journal of Behavioral Medicine:

  • Todorova, I. (2014). Introduction to the special section: cross-cultural beliefs, attitudes, and dilemmas about vaccination. International Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 21(1), 1-2.

  • Todorova, I., Alexandrova-Karamanova, A., Panayotova, Y., Dimitrova, E., & Kotzeva, T. (2014). Managing uncertainty: Healthcare professionals' meanings regarding the HPV vaccine. International Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 21(1), 29-36.

  • Gray Brunton, C., Farver, I., Jäger, M., Lenneis, A., Parve, K., Patarcic, D., . . . Todorova, I. (2014). Young women's constructions of the HPV vaccine: A cross-cultural, qualitative study in Scotland, Spain, Serbia and Bulgaria. International Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 21(1), 11-19.

 

Author and Co-author:

  • Craciun, C., Todorova, I., & Baban, A. (2018). “Taking responsibility for my health”: Health system barriers and women’s attitudes toward cervical cancer screening in Romania and Bulgaria. Journal of Health Psychology https://doi.org/10.1177/1359105318787616

  • Brunton, C. G., Todorova, I., Petrova, D., & Carnegie, E. (2018). Using foucauldian discourse analysis to analyze young women’s constructions of the human papillomavirus vaccine. SAGE Research Methods Cases.

  • Todorova, I., Turner, H., Castaneda-Sceppa, C., Young, D., & Bonner, A. (2016). “I do it with love”: Engagement in caring for people with dementia Global Qualitative Nursing Research, 3, 1-14.

  • Guzzardo, M. T., Todorova, I. L. G., Adams, W. E., & Falcón, L. M. (2016). “Half here, half there”: Dialogical selves among older Puerto Ricans of the diaspora. Journal of Constructivist Psychology, 29(1), 51-65.

  • Alexandrova-Karamanova, A., Todorova, I., Montgomery, A., Panagopoulou, E., Costa, P., Baban, A., . . . Mijakoski, D. (2016). Burnout and health behaviors in health professionals from seven European countries. International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health, 89(7), 1059-1075.

  • Todorova, I., Guzzardo, M. T., Adams, W. E., & Falcón, L. M. (2015). Gratitude and longing: Meanings of health in aging for Puerto Rican adults in the mainland. Journal of Health Psychology, 20(12), 1602-1612.

  • Falmagne, R. J., Iselin, M.-G., Todorova, I. L. G., & Welsh, J. A. (2013). Reasoning and personal epistemology: A critical reconstruction. Theory & Psychology, 23(5), 616-638.

  • Todorova, I., Tucker, K. L., Jimenez, M. P., Lincoln, A. K., Arevalo, S., & Falcón, L. M. (2013). Determinants of self-rated health and the role of acculturation: implications for health inequalities. Ethnicity & Health, 18(6), 563-585.

  • Todorova, I., Falcón, L. M., Lincoln, A. K., & Price, L. L. (2010). Perceived discrimination, psychological distress and health. Sociology of Health & Illness, 32(6), 843-861.

  • Todorova, I., Suárez-Orozco, C., & Suárez-Orozco, M. (2008). Changing stories: The evolving narratives of immigrant children. Cognition, Brain, Behavior: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 12(4), 345-367.

  • Todorova, I., & Todorov, V. (2006). Gender and psychosocial aspects of health in Bulgaria. Cogniţie Creier Comportament, 10(1), 31-51.

  • Todorova, I., & Kotzeva, T. (2006). Contextual shifts in Bulgarian women's identity in the face of infertility. Psychology & Health, 21(1), 123-141.

  • Todorova, I., Baban, A., Balbanova, D., Panayotova, Y., & Bradley, J. (2006). Providers' construction of women's role in cervical cancer screening in Eastern Europe. Social Science and Medicine, 63(3), 776-787.

  • Kotzeva, T., & Todorova, I. (2005). The social construction of infertility in Bulgarian society (in Bulgarian). Sotsiologicheski Problemi, 3(4), 215-243.

  • Todorova, I., & Kotzeva, T. (2004). Social discourses, women's resistive voices: Facing infertility in Bulgaria. Women's Studies International Forum, 26(2), 139-151.

  • Suárez-Orozco, C., & Todorova, I. L. (2003). The social worlds of immigrant youth. New Directions For Youth Development(100), 15-24.

  • Suărez-Orozco, C., Todorova, I., & Louie, J. (2002). Making up for lost time: The experience of separation and reunification among immigrant families. Family Process, 41(4), 625-643.