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Postdoctoral researcher
Health Technology Assessment Section
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

Researcher
Department of Social Psychiatry
National Institute of Mental Health, Klecany

Coordinator
National Action Plan for Alzheimer's Disease and Related Illnesses
Ministry of  Health of the Czech Republic


My research applies decision analytic modeling to the domain of mental health.  

News:
June 2020
My joint paper Hospitalizations and Mortality of Individuals with Dementia: Evidence from Czech National Registers was published in the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease. 

March 2020
My joint paper Five-year cost-effectiveness analysis of the European Fans in Training (EuroFIT) physical activity intervention for men versus no intervention was published in the International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity. 

February 2020
June 2020
My joint book (in Czech) Ekonomické hodnocení ve zdravotnictví: Zaměřeno na duševní zdraví was published. 

January 2020
I received a prize for an exceptional contribution to research and treatment of Alzheimer's disease in 2019 awarded by the Czech Alzheimer Foundation (cena manželů Strmiskových).

18 December 2019
I took part in the first meeting of the Czech Governmental Mental Health Council that approved the National Action Plan for Mental Health 2020 – 2030. 

18 December 2019
I successfully defended my PhD thesis at the University of Economics, Prague.  

9 – 12  December 2019
I participated at a WHO Global Meeting to Accelerate Progress on NCDs and Mental Health (SDG 3.4) in Muscat, Oman. 

27 – 28  November 2019
I co-organized an international workshop discussing how to embed economic evaluation into decision making on health care system development in Czechia.

My joint paper Expenditures on Mental Health Care in the Czech Republic in 2015 was accepted for publication in Psychiatric Quarterly. 

13  November 2019
I represented the Czech Ministry of Health at the INFACT conference on big data in heath care in Brussels.

1  November 2019
I started a postdoctoral position in the Department of Health Sciences at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.

23– 25 October 2019
I presented the Czech dementia strategy at the Alzheimer Europe conference in the Hague. An article about Czech dementia strategy was published by Dementia in Europe

1 – 3 October 2019
I attended the course Advanced Simulation Methods at the School of Health and Related Research, University of Sheffield.

18 – 21 September 2019
I led a panel discussion presenting the national dementia strategy to the professional public at the conference Prague Days of Gerontology. The discussion has been summed up (in Czech) by Medical TribuneThe activities aiming to promote dementia awareness on the occasion of World Alzheimer's Day resulted into several media outputs targeting general public, eg  Události (time 28:10), 90' ČT24, ČTK. An official press release jointly prepared by the Ministry of Health, National Institute of Mental Health, and World Health Organization can be downloaded here

9 – 10 September 2019
I participated at a workshop of governmental experts in the field of dementia organized by the World Health Organization in Malta.

My joint paper Costs of Mental Health Services in Czechia: Facilitating an Evidence-Based Reform of Psychiatric Care was accepted for publication in Applied Health Economics and Health Policy.

14 – 18 July 2019
My joint poster Age Stereotypes Influence Subjective Cognitive Decline Via Depression was presented at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference in Los Angeles

16 – 17 June 2019
I participated at the meeting of governmental experts in the field of dementia organized by Alzheimer Europe in Amsterdam. 

7 June 2019
My joint poster Age Stereotypes Influence Subjective Cognitive Decline Via Depression won a best poster award at the 4th Annual Neurology Research Retreat organized by the Department of Neurology, Columbia University. 

14 March 2019 
I presented an epidemiological and economic aspects of Alzheimer's disease in Czechia within the public lecture series the Week of the Brain (Týden mozku). 

January – February 2019
I attended two courses at the Erasmus University Rotterdam:
  • Advanced Topics in Decision-making in Medicine
  • Using R for Decision  Modeling 
January – December 2019
I am coordinating development of the Czech National Action Plan for Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Illnesses  (joint project of the Ministry of Health of the Czech Republic, the National Institute of Mental Health a the World Health Organization). More information in Czech is available here.

September – December 2018
I visited the Department of Biostatistics, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University (sponsored by the Fulbright Commission).

10 – 14 November 2018
I presented a contribution Economic Impact of Early Treatment on Lifetime Costs of Alzheimer’s Disease In Czechia at the ISPOR conference in Barcelona.

10 October 2018
I presented my research about measuring cost-effectiveness of Alzheimer's disease early detection at Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University.

September 2018
My joint paper The Potential Impact of Alzheimer’s Disease Early Treatment on Societal Costs of Care in Czechia: A Simulation Approach was accepted for publication in The Journal of Mental Health Policy and Economics.

My joint paper An economic rationale for mental health care reform in the Czech Republic: cost-effectiveness of care for people with psychosis in the community and psychiatric hospitals was accepted for publication in the Lancet Psychiatry.