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 held this post until late 2017, after which he became head of the department of Health Promotion and Prevention of Chronic Diseases.
He has specialisation 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 180 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.