Valerija is a researcher at the Department of Accounting and Finance. She holds a BSc degree from the Stockholm School of Economics in Riga. Valerija is working with Professor Ágnes Lublóy and Assistant Professor Zane Vārpiņa in the field of health economics and is currently involved in the project "Limited health literacy level in Latvia and Lithuania: a population-based study". The project aims at measuring the level of health literacy in Latvia and Lithuania by using the European Health Literacy Questionnaire (HLS-EU-Q). In addition, the main factors influencing the health literacy level in Latvia and Lithuania are to be determined.