Dorota Węziak-Białowolska

Affiliated Research Scientist, SHINE
Associate Professor, Jagiellonian University and Research Scientist, Human Flourishing Program, Institute for Quantitative Social Science, Harvard University

Dorota Weziak-Bialowolska (Ph.D., dr. hab) is an associate professor in sociology at the Faculty of Philosophy, Jagiellonian University (Cracow, Poland).

She received her master’s degree in quantitative methods (2003), her doctoral degree in economics (2008), and post-doctoral degree (habilitation) in sociology (2016). Her research interests are in methodology including impact assessment and evaluation as well as psychometrics, composite scales, and indicators. Her recent focus is on positive health and human flourishing.

From 2017 to 2022 she was a research scientist at the SHINE, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and research associate at Harvard Human Flourishing Program. From 2011 to 2017 she worked for the European Commission Joint Research Centre (Italy) as a post-doctoral researcher and a research fellow. Between 2010 and 2012 she was appointed an assistant professor at the Educational Research Institute (in Poland). Between 2003 and 2015 she held an academic appointment at the Warsaw School of Economics, as an assistant professor as well as research and teaching assistant.

In her career, she has had an opportunity to work with policy makers, international organizations (UN, OECD, WIPO), European Commission agencies (four European Commission Directorates General), foundations (European Cultural Foundation, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation), and non-profit international organizations (ENCATC; Sustainable Society Foundation) on multiple interdisciplinary projects. She also served as a scientific advisor for the European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions (Eurofound) in ‘the Quality of life in major European cities’ project.

To date, she published more than 80 papers in peer reviewed journals, 8 book chapters, and 2 books.