Professor Zdenko Sonicki, MD, PhD,

Born in Zagreb, where he  completed elementary school,  and  high school of mathematics and informatics. Graduated from the School of Medicine, University of Zagreb, where he also obtained MSc degree  in 1994, and PhD in 2002.

Attended Summer institute for statistical genetics  at Washington University, USA, in 2007. In 2013  appointed to scientific grade of scientific advisor.

Internship and research fellow at the University Hospital Centre Sisters of Mercy 1989-1992.  Since 1992 employed at the Department of  medical statistics, epidemiology and medical informatics, Andrija Štampar School of Public Health.  Since 2017  full professor at the same Department, scientific field Biomedicine and health, Public health and and health care, for the subject Medical statistics. Leader and co-leader of eight subjects in  scientific doctoral  studies. Participates in undergraduate teaching,  and teaching in doctoral  studies.

Participated in the international program of travel teaching, for interdisciplinary student group from the  University  of Georgia, USA, and local mentor to American students. Visiting scientist and invited lecturer at  the University of Georgia, USA, and Medical  University of South Carolina, USA. Participated in organization of several international scientific meetings.  Participated in the ERASMUS+  program on  teaching staff mobility at the University of Haifa in Israel.

Participated in several scientific and technological projects financed  by the Croatian Ministry of Science, Education and Sports, and headed the project Predictive  models in healthcare. Participated in international project Fouille de données intelligente pour l’aide à la décision avec applications en médecine, financed  by EGIDE, France. Acted as a temporaray advisor of the World Health Organization on the  projects Development of a clinical prediction instrument and randomised trial of intramuscular vs oral antibiotics for the treatment of Group A Beta Haemolitic Streptococcal pharyngitis in children (GRASP, TOPS), and  Clinical predictors of severity of accidental poisoning from hydrocarbons, organophosphates and carbamates in children below five years old. Participant in ERASMUS+ project KyrMedu – Advancing University Education in Biomedical Engineering and Health Management in Kyrgyzstan.

Member of the international committee for dissertations at the University of Barcelona, Spain.  Chair ot the EFMI Working group Information and Decision Support in Biomedicine and Health Care – IdeS.

Presenter of  several papers  at international scientific meetings, author or co-author of 156 published professional and  scientific papers, out of which 54 published in journals indexed in Current Contents, with 912 citations (WoS) and h-index 15 (WoS). Mentor of five Phd thesis. Member of  the editorial boards of  several  scientific journals : Central European Journal of Paediatrics, Bosnian Journal of Basic Medical Science,  Pediatrics Today, Acta Medica Academica, and Croatian Medical Journal (of which he is also a reviewer).

President  of the   Croatian Biometric Society, and vice-president of the Croatian  Association for Medical Informatics.