Doc. Pavla Čermáková, MD, PhD is associate professor at Charles University Prague, Czechia and head of Department of Epidemiology at the Second Faculty of Medicine. She received a medical degree at the Third Faculty of Medicine at Charles University Prague in 2013 and PhD in Medical Science in 2017 at Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, where she defended her thesis entitled “Cardiovascular disease in dementia”. Besides her doctoral studies in Sweden, she has paid reserch visits abroad to the National Institute of Health in Bethesda, US (5 months in 2015), Trininity College Dublin, Ireland (3 months in 2016/2017), University College London, UK (6 weeks in 2019) and Barcelona Institute of Global Health, Spain (6 weeks in 2022). While working at National Institute of Mental Health in Klecany, she co-authored the Czech National Action Plan for Alzheimer´s Disease 2030 and coordinated the project "Strategy for prevention of cognitive decline in Czechia". She has experience with research using Swedish health registers (e.g. Swedish Dementia Registry, Swedish Heart Failure Registry) and population-based studies from Europe (SHARE, HAPPIE) and the US (CARDIA). See all her publications on Google Scholar.
Dominika Šeblová, Ph.D. is a social epidemiologist with extensive training in health inequalities from an interdisciplinary perspective. She completed a master’s degree at Center for Health Equity at Stockholm University and PhD in Epidemiology at Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm, Sweden. During her postdoctoral fellowship at the Columbia University in New York City, USA, she received funding from the Alzheimer's Association and the NIA via the Alzheimer's Disease Coordinating Center. Additionally, she was the recipient of the AZV Junior Grant from the Czech Ministry of Health and a grant within the PRIMUS Research Programme at Charles University. Her main work focuses on the health of aging populations, specifically the way social factors affect differences in cognitive aging and Alzheimer’s disease/dementia. Dr. Seblova also worked in applied public health at Center for Epidemiology and Community Medicine and she collaborates on many research projects covering a diversity of topics, such as emergency care, mental health and others. See her publications on Google Scholar.
Matěj Kučera, MD is a PhD student under joint supervision at Charles University Prague and Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam. He received a medical degree at the Third Faculty of Medicine at Charles University in Prague in 2021. His conducts research on prevention of dementia and associated costs in the Czech Republic, utilizing population-based study (SHARE) as well as Czech health registers. He received funding from the Czech Alzheimer Foundation, the Czech National Institute of Mental Health, Erasmus, Charles University Mobility Funds and Hlávka Foundation for multiple stays at the Free University Amsterdam. See all his publications on Google Scholar.
Katrin Wolfová, MD is a PhD student at Charles University in Preventive Medicine and Epidemiology. She received a medical degree at the Third Faculty of Medicine at Charles University in Prague in 2017. The topic of her PhD thesis is “Differences between men and women in the influence of risk factors on cognitive ageing”. She has been awarded a number of grants for research stays at institutions abroad. She was a Fulbright fellow at Columbia University in New York City, US (9 months); she was also a holder of “The Gro Harlem Brundtland Visiting Scholarship” for a stay at the Norwegian Institute of Public Health in Oslo, Norway (2 months) and a visiting student at Kings College London, UK with support from the Czech Alzheimer Foundation and Hlávka Foundation (6 months). She has been conducted research using British (PROTECT) as well as American population-based studies (ACT, HRS).
Barbora Fryčová, MD received medical degree at the Second Faculty of Medicine at Charles University Prague in 2020. During her studies, she completed clinical internships in Germany and Austria. At the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, she volunteered at the Public Health Office in Prague. She is currently working as data analyst and junior researcher focusing on mental health of health care workers, using mainly data from the ongoing COVID-19 HEalth caRe wOrkErS (HEROES) Study.
Zsófia Csajbók, MA, Ph.D.
Klára Marečková, MSc., Ph.D.
Anna Kagstrom, MSc.