Irena Szadkowska-Stanczyk graduated from the Medical University of Lodz, Lodz, Poland, and she received a Diploma in medicine in 1971. Then, she obtained her M.D. degree in 1976. In 1998, she was promoted to the Ph.D. degree by the Research Council of the Nofer Institute of Occupational Medicine, based on the dissertation “Cancer risk among pulp and paper workers.” During the period 1971–1981 she worked as a Lecturer at the Institute of Social Medicine at the Medical university of Lodz, Poland. Since 1981, she has been employed at the Institute of Occupational Medicine, Lodz, Poland as an Assistant Professor at the Department of Epidemiology. Since 2001, she serves as the Head of Aerosols and Microclimate Laboratory at the Department of Chemical and Dust Hazards, Lodz, Poland. She is the author of more than 100 publications over the last ten years dealing with the risk assessment of occupational diseases, mainly lung cancer and mortality analysis, in populations exposed to carcinogens. Her current research is focused in general on occupational epidemiology and hygiene and specifically on cancer risk among workers exposed to dust in different industrial branches, health effects of exposure to free crystalline silica, mineral fibres and nanoparticles, and health effects of occupational exposure to biological agents (endotoxins, glucans, bacteria, and molds).
Biography Updated on 21 November 2011