As Director General of EPHA, the European Public Health Alliance, Dr Milka Sokolovic supports the organisation’s relentless work to improve health, and strengthen the voice of public health in Europe.
She started her career in Belgrade, in the IMGGE, studying the expression and function of human SOX genes. The majority of her 15 academic years, however, took place at the University of Amsterdam, where she studied the intermediary metabolism of starvation and obesity, and taught subjects like medical biochemistry, DNA technology, metabolism and genomics.
She then moved to Brussels, to EUFIC, where for eight years she led the Department of Food & Health Science, translating the complexity of science into human language, to help people make sense and use of it.
For five years Milka was also the Director of the Advanced Programme of the ENLP, the European Nutrition Leadership Platform, supporting food and nutrition professionals in making a lasting difference in the European public health landscape.
Milka holds a degree in Biology from the University of Belgrade, and a PhD in Medicine from the University of Amsterdam.