Jacek Moskalewicz Ph.D.

Jacek Moskalewicz is the Head of the Department of Studies on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence at the Institute of Psychiatry and Neurology in Warsaw, Poland. He is also in charge of the Institute's collaboration with the World Health Organization and of the secretariat of the Institute's Scientific Council.

For more than 20 years he has participated in cross-cultural studies including the United Nations University project on Mortality Crisis in Transitional Economies (1996-98), the Nordic Council project on Perception of Social Problems around the Baltic Sea (1992-1998), the European Commission program on Evaluating Drug Policies in Europe (1993-1996), and the European Commission funded research on Female drug users in prisons (2003-2004). Currently, he is a Principal Investigator of the project Determinants of supply of and demand for psychoactive substances in Poland against a background of European integration.

Jacek Moskalewicz is also a member of the World Health Organization experts' advisory panel on drug dependence and alcohol problems. He is regularly invited to serve as a consultant or technical adviser to international organizations including the World Health Organization, the United Nations (International) Drug Control Program, the United Nations Children Fund, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime and the Pompidou Group at the Council of Europe.

Dr. Moskalewicz is committed to the international research community, and serves as a member of the Editorial Board of European Addiction Research, of the Editorial Advisory Board of Addiction, and of International Advisory Board of Journal of Substance Use.

Dr. Moskalewicz's background is in Sociology. His research interests cover a wide range of issues from alcohol and drug epidemiology to community action projects. He studies alcohol and drug problems applying a variety of methods including conventional epidemiological approaches, population surveys as well as qualitative methods. In his work on social policy, Moskalewicz is close to a contextual constructionism school, which sees social problems as a process of claims-making and to lesser extent as objective condition. He is the author or co-author of 115 publications.

Dr. Moskalewicz is a recipient of Jellinek Memorial Award (2001) and is currently the Deputy-President of the Kettil Bruun Society for Social and Epidemiological Research on Alcohol (2003-2004).

While in Ann Arbor, Dr. Moskalewicz drafted a project proposal on assessment of alcohol and drug treatment and is elaborating his studies in the social history of alcohol problems.

Email: jacekm@umich.edu


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