Biography

Professor Oreskovic is the Principal Investigator (PI) for the Pfizer's GLOBAL GRAND PROJECT (2017-2022): "Varenicline Versus Cytisine for Smoking Cesation"  — a head to head multicentric multidisciplinary non-inferiority trial  comprising teams of clinical, behavioral and data science experts from Harvard Medical School - Massachusetts General Hospital,  University of Ljubljana and  University of Zagreb Faculty of Medicine. He is a Fellow at Harvard Medical School Department of Global Health & Social Medicine – Center for Bioethics (EXT) and at the Institute of Coaching McLean Hospital Harvard Medical School Associate (https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT04015414) and https://osf.io/hbvsk/ )

Professor Oreskovic, the founder and director of the World Health Organization Collaborating Centre for HIV Strategic Information working with experts, scholars, and policymakers from 107 countries and educating more than 2600 students in the course of the last 15 years. (https://www.hivevaluation.org/about-us/

He is a tenured professor at the University of Zagreb School of Medicine. He has led a range of educational, research, and consultancy projects and taught at the London School of Economics & Political Science,  London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, HSPH, Bocconi, Trieste, and Ljubljana University, as well as at L'Ecole Nationale de Sante Publique  L’université Sorbonne-Paris-Cité. 


Professor Oreskovic Co-Chairs the Data Science and the Right to Science Conference, aiming to develop a formatted interdisciplinary dialog between social, behavioral, and life scientist coming from a variety of disciplines (biology, bioinformatics, genetic medicine and neurosciences, sociology, psychology, bioethics and philosophy) to discuss, with representatives of international organizations and governments as well as other actors, including civil society movements, research networks and corporations, the possibility of a new framework for data science, artificial intelligence, machine learning, and its application to health, medical sciences and biotechnological advancements.( https://dibss.org/ )


He has authored 156 peer-reviewed papers (Google Scholar: h-17 and i10-32 index) with leading global publishers, such as Springer Publishing, Elsevier Science, Wiley-Blackwell, and Pergamon Press, and has co-authored and contributed to 15 books published by John Wiley and Sons, VDM Verlag OmniScriptum, Cambridge University Press and others.  (https://scholar.google.hr/citations?user=Utj_z4oAAAAJ&hl=en)

He also worked as a consultant for international organizations such as The World Bank, the EU Commission, and the World Health Organization.


Professor Oreskovic is best known for his projects fostering innovative health care interventions in the area of tobacco control, obesity prevention, internet addiction and HIV surveillance. His projects were featured in the Lancet and the BMJ and quoted, and he has contributed to leading international media, including Huffington Post, Reuters, CNN, BBC, NBC, and RTL, among others.