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Driven with the passion to health economics, Katarzyna Kolasa has acquired more than 20 years of academic and commercial experience with the pricing & reimbursement challenges of medical technologies and digital health solutions.
Katarzyna Kolasa is the head of Health Economics and Healthcare Management Division at Kozminski University and the chair elect of the Digital Health Special Interest Group at ISPOR as well.
She teaches the application of health economics in the field of digital health at MBA Healthcare Program at Medical University in Lublin and Corvinius University in Budapest as well
Katarzyna holds a PhD degree in health economics and is an author of more than 40 scientific IF publications in the field of health technology assessment, health economics and pharmacoeconomics.
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 has authored more than 40 scientific IF publications and delivered more than 1000 lectures to different groups of students. She has given speeches at more than 40 international conferences.
Prior to Kozminski University, she worked as Adiunct at Warsaw Medical University, Faculty of Pharamcy (2009-2015), Adjunct at Ludwik Rydygier Collegium Medicum in Bydgoszcz (2014-2016). She was a Visiting Lecturer at Łazarski MBA in Healthcare program and College of Pharmacoeconomics, HTA, Marketing and Pharmaceutical Law at the Warsaw School of Businesss.
Her business carreer developed across mutilpe commercial entities. At Bristol Myers Squibb and Lundbeck she was leading Market Access teams in Central Eastern European (CEE) and Nordic Region. She was part of Global and Regional Health Economics & Outcomes Research (HEOR) teams at AstraZeneca and BiogenIdec being based in Sweden and Switzerland respectively. 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 for that Swiss family owned company. Prior to that, Katarzyna was employed as a Senior HEOR Director at GE Healthcare.
In 2018, 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”.