Zuzanna Angehrn (Drożdżak), PhD

Sociologist, public health specialist and data analyst. Received her PhD with distinction in 2016 based on her research in the field of social epidemiology.

She graduated from the Jagiellonian University with the degree in sociology and from the University of Economics in Krakow with a degree in computer science and econometrics. In the meantime, she also studied at Antioch College (USA, Yellow Springs, OH) and the University of Washington, School of Public Health (USA, Seattle, WA). Laureate of the Swiss Scientific Exchange Programme NMS.CH Sciex and of the research grant program of the National Science Centre in Poland.


For two years she served as a consultant for the Malopolska Translational Medicine Centre (as a part of the project SPIN - Model of innovation transfer in Malopolska). She also collaborated with the Faculty of Health Sciences, Jagiellonian University Medical College. Currently she is a reviewer of two scientific journals: „The International Journal for Equity in Health", and the „Global Public Health".


At the Institute of Sociology at the Jagiellonian University she lectured on the methodology of social research and advanced multivariate data analysis. A good working knowledge of research methods she employs to designing epidemiological studies and analyzing their results.



E - mail: zuzanna.drozdzak (at) uj.edu.pl


Selected publications

Drożdżak, Z., & Turek, K. (2016). Retirement and perceived social inferiority strongly link with health inequalities in older age: decomposition of a concentration index of poor health based on Polish cross-sectional data. International journal for equity in health, 15(1), 1.

Drozdzak, Z. (2015). Advances and challenges of social epidemiology – the social determinants of health revisited (literature review). Studia Socjologiczne, (4), 127.

Kozioł, D., Gluszek, S., Matykiewicz, J., Lewitowicz, P. & Drozdzak, Z. (2015). Comparative analysis of selected scales to assess prognosis in acute pancreatitis/L'analyse comparative d'échelles sélectionnées pour évaluer le pronostic de pancréatite aiguë. The Canadian Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology, 29(6), 299.

Drożdżak, Z., Lamura G., Melchiore, G., Perek-Białas, J., Principi, A., 2013, „Long term-care in Poland and Italy", [in:] Ervik, R., Skogedal, T., (eds.) The Making of Aging Policy: Theory and Practice in Europe, Edward Elgar, 2013

Drożdżak, Z., Jelonek, M., 2011, „Projektowanie i realizacja badań sondażowych", Wyższa Szkoła Europejska, Kraków (skrypt akademicki)

Antosz P., Drożdżak Z., Górniak J., Orkisz W., Worek B., 2010, Ewaluacja oparta na badaniu użyteczności – analiza w kontekście realizacji zasady good governance, Centrum Ewaluacji i Analiz Polityk Publicznych.

Selected research projects

  • 2014 – 2016 "Intergenerational Social Mobility and Health. The analysis of the social mechanism based on Polish population data."
  • 2012 - 2014 "SPIN – Model of Innovation Transfer in Malopolska", Lesser Poland Voivodeship
  • 2011 - 2012 "Policy Ideas and Practice of Active Ageing in Europe, The Interdisciplinary Centre for Comparative Research in the Social Sciences; Bergen, Norwegia
  • 2010 "Utility-based evaluation. The analysis in the context of good-governance." Ministry of Regional Development, III Grant Call „European Funds on the level of National Cohesion Strategy"