Dr. Novák is an internationally recognized psychiatrist, somnologist. She has published more than 50 papers, 24 book chapters and edited the most comprehensive handbook on sleep medicine in Hungary. She has active collaborations both in Europe and in North America. Her cumulative impact factor is 150,823, with 559 independent citations.
She is the head of the Sleep Medicine Working Group at the Institute of Behavioral Sciences and also of the Sleep Laboratory at the 1st Department of Internal Medicine, Semmelweis University Budapest. She has established a Psychonephrology Unit within the Department of Psychiatry, University Health Network, University of Toronto.
She is a member of a number of professional organizations: Hungarian Psychiatric Association, Canadian Sleep Society, International Society of Behavioural Medicine, European Sleep Society, American Academy of Sleep Medicine, International Interpersonal Psychotherapy Association, Canadian Psychiatric Association, European Association of Consultation-Liason Psychiatry and Psychosomatics, Ontario Medical Association, Canadian Medical Association, Canadian Psychiatric Association.
She is an elected member of the Board of the European Association of Consultation-Liason Psychiatry and Psychosomatics, member of the Research Development Committee, Department of Psychiatry, University Health Network and member of the Editorial Board, Journal of Psychosomatic Research.
With appointments both at the Semmelweis University Budapest and the University of Toronto her research interest focuses on psychonephrology, sleep disorders in the medically ill and diagnosis and management of mood disorders in the medically ill.