Ana Jovićević, MD, PhD

Ana Jovicevic is a medical doctor, specialist in epidemiology with a master’s degree and PhD in oncology. He completed her basic, specialist and doctoral studies at the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Belgrade.

She is employed at the Institute for Oncology and Radiology of Serbia (IORS), the biggest comprehensive cancer center in Serbia, as a head of a department for cancer epidemiology, cancer prevention, hospital infection control and patient support. She is a president of the IORS Patient Support Working Group, enabling collaboration with cancer patients’ groups and associations.

Dr Jovicevic had her postgraduate education in the USA, France and Canada: NCI Summer Curriculum in Cancer Prevention (2001, USA),  International Agency for Research on Cancer – Environmental epidemiology (2001, France), Organization of cancer screening and cancer genetic testing (2004, France), Gender Analysis in Tobacco Control – IDRC RITZ (2010, Canada), Cancer epidemiology and genetic councelling – MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston (US 2012).

As a member of national expert committees of the Ministry of Health of Serbia, she participated in the development of national programs (breast cancer screening, cervical cancer screening), strategies (cancer control, control of noncommunicable diseases) and guidelines (cancer prevention). As a member of the National Expert Committee for Tobacco Control since 2003, she participated in the development of the national tobacco control strategy with action plan, changes of legislation (smoke-free law), intersectoral collaboration, campaigns, research, development of guidelines, public and professional education.

She coordinated for Serbia the project Field testing of cancer self-assesment tool (WHO, Programme on Cancer Control,  2004-2005), participated in the project Assessment of smoke-free policy and practice in healthcare institutions in Serbia (IDRC/RITC Canada 2010), Tobacco Control Twining Light Project (European Commission 2013), IAEA Project Radiotherapy Utilization Rate in Developing Countries (2014).

Dr Jovicevic has been an active member of the Serbian Cancer Society since 1990, currently the deputy president. She is also one of the founders and management board member of the “Health Mission”, association dedicated to public health promotion.