Dorota Maria Weziak-Bialowolska
Research Scientist

Dorota Maria Weziak-Bialowolska

Research Scientist

Environmental Health


I work with the SHINE team at Harvard T. H. School of Public Health, Department of Environmental Health. My research interests are in methodology including psychometrics, composite scales and indicators as well as impact assessment and evaluation. My recent focus is also on applied well-being, positive health and positive psychology.

Before joining the SHINE team, I worked for 5 years for the European Commission Joint Research Centre first as post-doctoral researcher and then, as research fellow. I did research on composite indicators in the field of poverty, well-being, quality of life and cultural and creative industries.

I received my master degree in quantitative methods (2003), my doctoral degree is in economics (2008) and post-doctoral degree (habilitation) is in sociology (2016).

In my career, I have had an opportunity to work with policy makers (Team of Strategic Advisors of the Prime Minister of Poland, current President of the European Council, Donald Tusk), international organizations (UN, OECD, WIPO), European Commissions agencies (four Directorates General), foundations (European Cultural Foundation, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation), and non-profit international organizations (ENCATC; Sustainable Society Foundation) on multiple interdisciplinary projects. I 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.

I was a principal investigator for six major research projects.


Brief well-being assessments, or nothing at all?

VanderWeele TJ, Trudel-Fitzgerald C, Allin P, Farrelly C, Fletcher G, Frederick DE, Hall J, Helliwell JF, Kim ES, Lauinger WA, Lee MT, Lyubomirsky S, Margolis S, McNeely E, Tay L, Viswanath V, Weziak-Bialowolska D, Kubzansky LD.

Prev Med. 2020 06. 135:106095. PMID: 32305580