Prof. Mirosław J. Wysocki

Prof. Mirosław J. Wysocki
Director General, National Institute of Public Health of Poland

Professor of medicine., Dr. Wysocki graduated with a degree in medicine from Warsaw Medical University. In 1971–72, he was WHO Senior Research Fellow in the Department of Epidemiology and Social Medicine of St. Thomas’s Hospital Medical School, London, UK. In 2007, Prof. Wysocki was Acting Director and since 2010 until February 2015, Director of  the  National Institute of  Public Health – NIH, Warsaw. In October 2015 he was again nominated by the Minister of Health for the post of Director of NIPH – NIH.

He has specialization degrees in epidemiology, internal medicine and public health. Regional Advisor (P5), Health Situation & Trend Assessment, WHO/SEARO and WHO/HQ Geneva, 1988-2000. In 2006 he took part in WHO 2 months “Tsunami Mission” in the countries of South-East Asia. He is the coordinator of international epidemiological studies of NCDs  (COPDs, diabetes, rheumatic diseases) and author and co-author of  some 160 publications and chapters on epidemiology of  NCDs and  public health. He Chaired Senior Level Public Health Group of EC during Polish EU Presidency in 2011.

Prof. Wysocki represented Poland at WHO WHAs, EBs and  Regional Committees. Member of WHO/EURO Standing Committee 2010-2013. National Public Health Consultant in 2010-2011 and at present since October 2014.  Member of Independent Expert Group of  DG Research and Innovations of  EC (2012-2013) on the priority public health research in HORIZON 2020.