G:\0backup05092016\c_disk\SLIKE\MARCEL\marcel.JPG Institute for Healthy Ageing

Department of Health

Zagreb, Croatia


Research Interests

Chronic diseases in elderly


Adherence to medication

RTW (Return to Work) after cancer


Key Publications


Leppée M, Culig J, Mandic K, Eric M. 3Ps – Pharmacist, Physician and Patient:   Proposal for Joint

Cooperation to Increase Adherence to Medication. West Indian Med J 2014;63(7): doi:10.7727/wimj.2013.222.


Culig J, Leppée M. From Morisky to Hill-Bone; Self-Reports Scales for Measuring Adherence to

Medication. Coll Antropol 2014;38(1):55-62.


Leppée M, Culig J. Difference between drospirenone-containing oral contraceptives and other oral

contraceptives related to risk of venous thromboembolism. J Fam Plann Reprod Health Care 2012;38:137-138 doi:10.1136/jfprhc-2012-100297.


Culig J, Leppée M, Boskovic J. Eric M. Determining the difference in medication compliance between the general patient population and patients receiving antihypertensive therapy: A case study. Arch Pharm Res 2011;34(7):1143-52. DOI 10.1007/s12272-011-0712.


Leppée M, Culig J, Eric M, Sijanovic S. The effects of benzodiazepines in pregnancy. Acta Neurol Belg. 2010;110(2):163-7.

Key Experience

MC Member in COST Action CA15208 Rationing – Missed Nursing care: An international and multidimensional problem (RANCARE)

MC Member in COST Action CA15120 – Open Multiscale Systems Medicine (OpenMultiMed)

MC Substitute in COST Action  IS1402 – Ageism – a multi-national, interdisciplinary perspective

Director of the Public Health Department