The medical director of Syreon Research Institute, Zoltán Vokó was appointed professor of epidemiology, head of department of Health Policy & Health Economics at Eötvös Loránd University and doctor of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences
Zoltán Vokó is a graduate of Semmelweis University of Medicine, Budapest (MD, 1994) Erasmus University Rotterdam (MSc in epidemiology, 1996; PhD in epidemiology, 2000). In 2003 he got his license in preventive medicine and public health, and habilitated at the University of Debrecen in 2004. He worked as a trainee in neurology in 1994-1997 at the National Stroke Centre in Budapest, and later as an academic researcher and as a government official in the Ministry of Health (head of department of information policy, 2003; director for public health, 2004).
He participated in several international epidemiological and public health projects including the Rotterdam Study, the Action Trial and the ECHI and ECHIM projects of the European Union. He has been teaching epidemiology and biostatistics since 1996. He worked for the University of Debrecen in different positions since then. He was the course director of the postgraduate course in epidemiology in 2000-2008. In 2005 he was appointed associate professor and head of Division of Biostatistics & Epidemiology at the University of Debrecen. His research focused on the epidemiology of non-communicable diseases and on methodological developments in epidemiology including health monitoring.
In 2009-2011 he worked as an associate professor of epidemiology at the Department of Health Policy & Health Economics, Institute of Economics of the Eötvös Loránd University. In 2009 he became the medical director of Syreon Research Institute. Between Q2 2012- Q2 2013 he worked as the Director of the National Institute for Health Development of Hungary. Since Q3 2013 he has been working again at Eötvös Loránd University as a Co-director of the Health Policy, Planning and Financing MSc programme.
Sample of publications: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=voko+z