Head of the Department of Hygiene and Medical Ecology
Head of the Department of Hygiene and Medical Ecology, associate professor, Candidate of Medical Sciences
Elena Guzik was born in a family of employees in the village of Zhilichi (Kirovsk district), Mogilev region. In 1991, Elena Guzik graduated from Minsk Medical Institute (Sanitary and Hygienic Faculty) with distinction. After the graduation, from 1991 to 1999, she had been working as a hygienist at Kirov Regional Center for Hygiene and Epidemiology of Mogilev Region. From September 1999 to October 2000, Elena Guzik had been working as a physician, and then as head of the Unit of Hygiene of Children of Minsk Regional Center for Hygiene and Epidemiology. In 2000, she started her PhD course at the Department of Hygiene of Children and Adolescents of Belarusian State Medical University, which she finished in September, 2003. In May, 2004, she successfully defended her Candidate’s thesis entitled «Nutritional status and ways of its correction in preschool children (hygienic investigation)».
Since October, 2003, Elena Guzik had been working as an assistant, and then (June, 2005) – as an associate professor at the Department of Hygiene of Children and Adolescents. Since January, 2006, she had been working as an associate professor, since February - as head of the Department of Hygiene and Medical Ecology of Belarusian Medical Academy of Postgraduate Education.
Elena Guzik is an author and coauthor of more than 150 scientific works, including 8 regulations of the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Belarus, 3 monographs, 8 educational guides. Her main scientific interests are mainly connected with the development and approbation of health monitoring systems and systems of child and adolescent nutrition, and also with the hygienic assessment of microelement status. Elena Guzik conducts joint work with centers for hygiene and epidemiology of the Republic of Belarus and Minsk, focusing on hygienic aspects of public health protection, regularly participates at international and republican scientific conferences and meetings on the issues of hygiene of children and teenagers.
Elena Guzik is a member of sub-commission on certification of hygienists and epidemiologists of the Republican Qualifying Commission of the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Belarus; a member of Expert Council for Hygiene of the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Belarus; a member of the Commission for Prevention, Diagnostics, Treatment, Rehabilitation and Organizational Forms of Work (section of hygienic works) of the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Belarus; a member of the Journal’s Editorial Board «Issues of school and university medicine and health» (Scientific and Research Institute of Hygiene and Health Protection of Children and Teenagers of Federal Government Facility «National Medical Research Center for Children Health» of the Russian Academy of Medical Sciences); a coordinator from Belarus of the project “Schools for Health in Europe Network Foundation” (SHE); a member of the Board «Belarusian Scientific Society of Hygienists»; a member of the Scientific Council of the Republican Unitary Enterprise «Scientific and Practical Center for Hygiene»; a member of the Scientific and Technical Council of the Scientific and Practical program «Contemporary living conditions and health protection»; a member of the Scientific and Technical Council of the Scientific and Practical program «Health and life environment»; a member of the Academic Council of Belarusian Medical Academy of Postgraduate Education; a member of the Council of the Faculty of Public Health and Healthcare; a member of the Belarusian Society of Physicians; a member of the Expert Commission on the Issues of Hygiene, Epidemiology and Microbiology of Academic Medical Council of the Ministry of Health of the republic of Belarus.
Elena Guzik has the highest qualification category.