Subject Area and Research Team: I. Epidemiology and registries

Subject Area and Research Team: I. Epidemiology and registries

Research topics

1. National, regional and local cross-sectional and cohort surveys to monitor epidemiology of non-communicable diseases and their risk factors in the youth, adults, elderly and very elderly citizens of Poland and for international comparisons

2. National and regional registries to monitor real world health outcomes and gather big data for research aims and health-care decision-makers

3. Modelling of potential effects of preventive and pharmacological interventions on morbidity and mortality of coronary artery disease, atrial fibrillation and stroke

4. Protection of complications of type 1 diabetes in children, adolescents and young adults by applying new therapies and diagnostic technologies

5. National registry of patients with familial hypercholesterolaemia. Early detection of lipid disorders in children and adolescents to prevent cardiovascular complications


Coordinator #1 Coordinator #2
Name and surname
Tomasz Zdrojewski
Matylda Hennig
Academic degree Prof. Dr. Habil. Ph.D.
Employment unit Department of Preventive Medicine and Education,
Medical University of Gdańsk, Gdańsk, Poland
Department of Paediatrics, Diabetology and Endocrinology,
Medical University of Gdańsk, Gdańsk, Poland
Polish Platform of Medical Research Prof. Dr. Habil. Tomasz Zdrojewski Matylda Hennig, Ph.D.
Phone number +48 58 34 919 75 +48 58 34 928 98

photos Paweł Sudara/MUG

Research Team: I. Epidemiology and registries

Team Members: I. Epidemiology and registries (184 KB)

Feel free to contact one of our coordinators to join our Research Team.

Key current projects

1. PolSenior- a study that allows to obtain comprehensive, interdisciplinary knowledge about the population of people aged 60+ in Poland, with particular emphasis on the oldest seniors, and to design changes in the health care system, including preventive measures

2. NOMED-AF- non-invasive monitoring in the early detection of silent atrial fibrillation

3. Database of Pulmonary Hypertension in the Polish Population (BNP.PL)

4. National Registry of Patients with Familial Hypercholesterolaemia

5. SOPKARD Junior – Program of Monitoring of health status in the youth in Sopot

6. Postoperative delirium after cardiac surgery – epidemiological study

Key grants

Funding agency/grant numer Title of the project Years
1. Ministry of Health from the funds of the National Health Program PolSenior2 2017-2020
2. The STRATEGMED programme of the National Centre for Research and Development NOMED-AF 2016-2020
3. School of Public Health, Imperial College London, London, UK Prof. Majid Ezzati clinical epidemiology and global burden of NCD
4. National Science Center (NCN- Narodowego Centrum Nauki) Quest of monogenic defects in the pathogenesis of hypercholesterolemia in children and adolescents 2014-2018
5. Ministry of Health from the funds of the National Health Program National Center for Familial Hypercholesterolaemia 2018-2020

International cooperation

Foreign partner (unit name) Principal investigator(s) Area of cooperation
1. Duke Clinical Research Institute, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina, US Prof. Michael Pencina clinical epidemiology biostatistics, big data
2. Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, USA Mariana Castells Mastocytosis, drug allergy
3. Department of Public Health, University of Liverpool, Liverpool, UK Prof. Simon Capewell clinical epidemiology and modelling
4. Department of Cardiology, Bern University Hospital, Preventive Cardiology and Sports Medicine, Switzerland Prof. Hugo Saner long term outcomes of myocardial infarction and stroke in Europe
5. Leiden University Medical Center Dept. Cell and Chemical Biology, Leiden, Netherlands Prof. Anton vonk Noordegraaf patient lung and RV tissue (paraffin/frozen) and plasma samples with the diagnosis IPAH, HPAH, PAH-CHD,
6. UROCAT. European network of population-based registries for the epidemiological surveillance of congenital anomalies. Department of Medical Genetics Poznan Medical University Prof. Anna Latos-Bieleńska Polish Registry of Congenital Malformations (PRCM)

Key publications

1. Bandosz P., O’Flaherty M., Rutkowski M., Kypridemos Ch., Guzman-Castillo M., Gillespie D. O. S., Solnica B., Pencina M. J., Wyrzykowski B., Capewell S., Zdrojewski T.: A victory for statins or a defeat for diet policies? Cholesterol falls in Poland in the past decade: a modeling study. Int. J. Cardiol., 2015, vol. 185, s. 313-319.

2. Lee J. C., Zdrojewski T., Pencina M. J., Wyszomirski A., Lachacz M., Opolski G., Bandosz P., Rutkowski M., Gaciong Z., Gaciong Z., Wyrzykowski B., Navar A. M.: Population effect of differences in cholesterol guidelines in Eastern Europe and the United States. JAMA Cardiol. 2016; vol. 1, nr 6, s. 700-707.

3. O’Flaherty M., Bandosz P., Critchley J., Capewell S., Guzman-Castillo M., Aspelund T., Bennett K., Kabir K., Björck L., Bruthans J., Hotchkiss J. W., Hughes J., Laatikainen T., Palmieri L., Zdrojewski T.: Exploring potential mortality reductions in 9 European countries by improving diet and lifestyle: a modelling approach. Int. J. Cardiol., 2016, vol. 207, s. 286-291.

4. Kampfer J., Yagensky A., Zdrojewski T., Windecker S., Meier B., Pavelko M., Sichkaruk I., Kasprzyk P., Gruchała M., Giacomini M., Raber L., Saner H.: Long-term outcomes after acute myocardial infarction in countries with different socioeconomic environments: an international prospective cohort study [Dokument elektroniczny]. BMJ Open 2017; vol. 7, nr 8, art. ID e012715, s. 1-9.

5. Chwojnicki K., Ryglewicz D., Wojtyniak B., Zagożdżon P., Członkowska A., Jędrzejczyk T., Karaszewski B., Kozera G., Gierlotka M., Ezzati M., Zdrojewski T.. Acute ischemic stroke hospital admissions, treatment, and outcomes in Poland in 2009-2013. Front. Neurol. 2018; vol. 9, art. 134, s. 1-9.

6. NCD Risk Factor Collaboration (NCD-RisC), Zdrojewski T., [et al.]: Worldwide trends in diabetes since 1980: a pooled analysis of 751 population-based studies with 4.4 million participants. Lancet, 2016, vol. 387, nr 10027, s. 1513-1530.

7. Gliwiński M., Iwaszkiewicz-Grześ D., Wołoszyn-Durkiewicz A., Tarnowska M., Żalińska M., Hennig M., Zielińśka H., Dukat-Mazurek A., Zielkowska-Dębska J., Zielińśki M., Jaźwińsska-Curyłło A., Owczuk R., Jarosz-Chobot P., Bossowski A., Szadkowska A., Młynarski W., Marek-Trzonkowska N., Moszkowska G., Siebert J., Myśliwiec M., Trzonkowski P.: Proinsulin-specific T regulatory cells may control immune responses in type 1 diabetes: implications for adoptive therapy. BMJ Open Diab.Res.Care 2020; vol. 8, nr 1, art. ID e000873, 1-11, bibliogr. 32

8. Kwiatkowska J., Zuk M., Migdal A., Kusa J., Skiba E.,Zygielo K., Przetocka K., Werynski P., Banaszak P., Rzeznik-Bieniaszewska A., Surmacz R., Bobkowski W., Wojcicka-Urbanska B., Werner B.,Pluzanska J., Ostrowska K., Waldoch A., Kopec G. Children and Adolescents with Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension: Baseline and Follow-up Data from the Polish Registry of Pulmonary Hypertension (BNP-PL). J. Clin. Med. 2020, 9, 1717; doi:10.3390/jcm9061717