Team

Director

MA. Michal Staňák, Dr.phil, AKC

Michal Staňák has been the director of NIHO since January 1, 2024, following a selection process. Prior to that, from January 1, 2022, he held the position of temporary director of NIHO. In 2020-2021, he led the HTA Agency Department at the Ministry of Health of the Slovak Republic, where, together with his team, he prepared documents for the establishment of a self-governing and independent HTA institution. In 2015-2020, he worked as an HTA researcher at the Austrian Institute for HTA, where he contributed to dozens of HTA assessments for Austria, Germany and the European Network of HTA Institutions (EUnetHTA). Since 2019, he has been a lecturer at the Institute of Social Medicine and Medical Ethics at the Faculty of Medicine of the Comenius University. In 2013-2015, he worked as a teacher at a bilingual upper-secondary school in Bratislava.

Michal Staňák studied in England and Austria. He earned a bachelor's degree in the field of Philosophy at King's College London, a master's degree in Politics, Philosophy and Health Economics at University College London and a doctorate in Applied Ethics in the field of decision-making processes in health care at University of Vienna.

Membership

2022 – HTA Coordination Group preparing the implementation of (EU) Regulation 2021/2282
2022 – Heads of Agencies Group
2022 – Medicine Appraisal Committee
2022 – Specialized Medical Supplies Appraisal Committee
2017 – 2023 Member of the Health Technology Assessment International – Ethics interest group
2020-2021 Chairman of the Specialized Medical Supplies Appraisal Committee
2018 – 2023 Member of the European Society for Philosophy of Medicine and Health Care
2017 – 2019 Member of the expert working group on Pharmacoeconomics of the MoH SR

Team

MUDr. Matej Palenčár

Deputy Director
Head of Clinical Assessment

Daniel Kozák, M.Sc.

Head of Pharmaco-economic Assessment

Martin Lazorík

Head of the Director's Office

Ing. Zuzana Rakovská

Head of the Institute's Office

Lucia Grajcarová, M.Sc.

Researcher

Ing. Kristína Královičová

Researcher

BSc. Viktória Mailan Doanová

Researcher

Mgr. Nina Královič

Researcher

Mgr. Marek Juračka

Researcher

Mgr. Viktor Varga, PhD.

Researcher

RNDr. Jana Blahová, PhD.

Researcher

Mgr. Lukáš Šeliga, PhD.

Researcher

Mgr. Zuzana Majerčíková, PhD.

Researcher

Mgr. Ivan Piovarči, PhD.

Researcher

Ing. Martin Schoeller, PhD.

Researcher

Mgr. Filip Tomek

Researcher

Mgr. Katarína Gáliková

Researcher

Mgr. Katarína Colotková

Researcher

Mgr. Kristína Janáková, PhD.

Researcher

Ing. Milan Piroš, PhD.

Researcher

Mgr. Lucia Červeňová

Researcher

Mgr. Kvetoslava Šutovská Vranková, PhD.

Researcher

Mgr. Alena Černáčková, PhD.

Researcher

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