Paweł Koczkodaj, Ph.D

Director of the Primary Prevention Centre, Epidemiology and Cancer Prevention Centre, Oncology Centre – Maria Skłodowska-Curie Institute in Warsaw

Public health specialist, healthcare educator, Ambassador of the European Code Against Cancer in Poland – nominated by the Association of European Cancer Leagues in Brussels, a Ph.D. studies graduate at the Warsaw Medical University, Faculty of Health Sciences. Hi finished a part of his graduate studies in Finland at the University of Lapland and the University of Eastern Finland as part of an international scholarship. Attained a postgraduate degree on medical law at the Warsaw University’s Faculty of Law and Administration, as well as postgraduate studies ‘modern promotion’ at SGH Warsaw School of Economics in Warsaw. Recipient of Alpbach Scholarship Programme in 2016 and 2017 (Austria); National Cancer Institute in the United States as part of Cancer Prevention Fellowship Programme in 2018 and School of Advanced Science on Science Diplomacy and Innovation at the University of Sao Paulo in Brazil (2019). Since 2018, member of the European Health Parliament in Brussels (Committee on Disease Prevention and Management) as well as the European Network for Smoking Prevention Youth Working Group in Brussels. Participant of and lecturer at many domestic and international conferences related to the issues of primary and secondary cancer prevention. Manager and member of research teams in domestic and international scientific research projects carried out by the Warsaw Medical University and the Oncology Centre in Warsaw. Professionally, he has so far been mainly associated with the Ministry of Health as well as the Oncology Centre in Warsaw where he has been working at the Epidemiology and Cancer Prevention Centre since 2016 and where he has held a function of the Primary Prevention Centre Manager since 2018. In the professional and scientific capacity, he mainly focuses on the issues related to primary prevention of cancer, health education and widely-defined promotion of health.