She graduated from the Faculty of Medicine at Karadeniz Technical University in 2002. She worked for two years in a Trabzon village family healthcare centre and two years in an emergency service (rural part, on ambulance or centre of the emergency call-112). She then spent about five years at Rize's Cancer Early Diagnoses, Screening, and Education Center, where she screened for breast cancer, cervix cancer, and colon cancer. Her job description also included "Smoking Sessions."
In 2016, she received her specialisation education from Dokuz Eylül University Faculty of Medicine, Department of Family Medicine, and her PhD from the same university, Department of Physiology. She completed her mandatory work in Isparta between 2016 and 2018. She started working as an assistant professor at Izmir University of Economics-Faculty of Medicine in 2018.
Dr. Gokdemir was the past leader of the special interest group on mental health at the World Organization for Family Doctors (WONCA)-Vasco da Gama Movement (2018-2021).
She is a member of the Rural Wonca (Wonca Working Party on Rural Practice) Council and EURIPA's executive committee (https://euripa.woncaeurope.org/content/executive-committee
She is also the media director of Aile Hekimliği Akademisi (https://www.ailehekimligiakademisi.org/tr/29/0/0/yonetim-kurulu-uyeleri.html
) and a member of the AHEF vaccination council (http://asi.org.tr/Covid19Dokumanlar).
She’s a member of TTB, TAHUD and EGPRN (https://www.egprn.org/profile/659342ed-838d-4835-8e8b-3de6d903f055/Ozden-Gokdemir
Dr. Gokdemir is a member of the editorial board of the Turkish Journal of Family Medicine Primary Care, The Journal of Turkish Family Physician, and Journal of Applied Sciences and Clinical Practice (JASCP), guest asscosiate editor of Frontiers (https://www.frontiersin.org/my-frontiers/overview
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