Katarzyna Kolasa, PhD
Professor of Health Economics, Head of Health Economics and Healthcare Management Division
Kozminski University, Poland
Katarzyna Kolasa has more than 20 years of academic and occupational experience in the healthcare sector. In the past, she worked at both global and regional Health Economics & Outcomes Research (HEOR) functions at AstraZeneca and BiogenIdec being based in Sweden and Switzerland respectively. At Bristol Myers Squibb and Lundbeck she was leading Market Access teams in Central Eastern European (CEE) and Nordic Region. Her practical skills in the field of health economics were developed during six years employment contract at the Kalmar County Council in Sweden as well. For the last four years, she has been developing experience with the pricing &reimbursement challenges in the field of medical devices. Since 2016, Katarzyna has been representing Straub Medical as Global Market Access Lead being the External Principal Consultant for that Swiss family owned company. Before that, Katarzyna was employed as a Senior HEOR Director at GE Healthcare. She holds a PhD degree in health economics and is an author of almost 40 scientific IF publications in the field of health technology assessment and pharmacoeconomics. Katarzyna Kolasa reviews manuscripts submitted to such prestigious journals as Health Policy, Value in Health, Expert Review of Pharmacoeconomics & Outcomes Research, International Journal for Equity in Health and International Journal of Technology Assessment.Her extensive knowledge in the field of health economics was acquired at University of York, University of Lund, and University of Bergen as well as during International Doctoral Courses in Health Economics and Policy organized by the Swiss School of Public Health. Katarzyna Kolasa heads the Health Economics & Healthcare Management Division (HeM) at the Kozminski University. She is the leader of the International Master Program Health Economics & Big Data at the Kozminski University financed by the research grant of the National Center for Research and Development which was listed as the best project in the POWER 2018 call. HeM Division vision is to become the leading research center in Poland in the field of digital health in Europe. It collaborates closely with health economics partners from the University of Lund, the University of Athens, University of Illinois, University of York and the University of Applied Science in Berlin. Katarzyna was nominated by the Ministry of Science to represent Poland in the COST Action CA17117, COST Association "Towards an International Network for Evidence-based Research in Clinical Health Research”.