Tuba worked as a research assistant at Suleyman Demirel University (Isparta, Turkey) for nearly three years. She completed her first master’s degree at the same university. Meanwhile, she went to Washington State University as a visiting researcher and worked on “Triple Aim”.
After that, she won a scholarship provided by the Turkish Ministry of Education to continue her postgraduate studies in the United Kingdom. Tuba completed her second master’s degree in Health Care Management at Swansea University. This master’s thesis was about Direct Costs of Diabetes Type-2 in Turkey. During her master’s studies, she also worked with the team in Health Economics Centre to conduct research about the cost-effectiveness of the social model of care.
Tuba won a Work Experience Scholarship provided by the University of Birmingham to undertake an internship at the Tobacco Free Initiative Department of WHO headquarters in Geneva.
Tuba is now working on her PhD project which focuses on the economic evaluation of smoking cessation interventions in pregnancy.