Head of the Board, Acting director

Sergii Dvoriak, MD, PhD, D. Med. Sci, Professor

Dr. Dvoriak, MD, PhD, Doctor of Medical Sciences, is the narcologist of the highest category, the author of 3 monographs on drug and alcohol abuse and of more than 60 scientific articles. He is the author of the National standards and protocol for treatment of HIV-positive people who inject drugs, which was approved by the Ministry of Health of Ukraine, as well as of the Guidelines for the treatment of opioid dependence with opioid agonists. He has over 40 years of experience with addiction medicine and psychiatry and has worked in the field of HIV/AIDS research since 2000.

Dr. Dvoriak created the first Minnesota Model treatment program for Alcohol and Drug Dependence on the (12-step program) in Ukraine. After completing of his education at Johns Hopkins University as the H. H. Humphrey fellow on Addiction Medicine and HIV-prevention, he started working for UNDP. There he implemented a pilot project “Applied Human Rights”, within which in 2004 the medication-assisted treatment (MAT) with buprenorphine was introduced in Ukraine for the first time in 2 addiction clinics.

Together with the colleagues, Dr. Dvoriak established the Ukrainian Institute on Public Health Policy (UIPHP) in 2003. In 2017, he was elected the Honored Chairman of Board of the organization. He has also worked internationally on a number of projects in collaboration with WHO, UNODC, UNAIDS, Clinton Foundation, USAID, CDC and local NGOs in Ukraine – including International HIV/AIDS Alliance in Ukraine and the All-Ukrainian Network of people living with HIV. During the last 5 years, he has also been working as a consultant for UNODC in Central Asia and prepared a 5-year plan for development of opioid maintenance treatment in Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan and Tajikistan.

Since 2011, Dr. Dvoriak has been a Governing Council member of International AIDS Society (IAS) being responsible for the European region. During 2011-2012, as a fellow at NIDA CTN INVEST Program and spent a year with his mentor professor George Woody at University of Pennsylvania, studying the drug treatment and HIV prevention among people who inject drugs (PWIDs). In the past 10 years, Dr. Dvoriak has worked with Dr. Altice and the Yale University research team, as well as with his colleagues at International HIV/AIDS Alliance in Ukraine to provide MAT in Ukraine and to develop new models of integrated care for PWIDs. Dr. Dvoriak received multiple awards of international organizations, such as UN, EUROPAD, ААTOD, for establishment and implementation of innovation methods of addiction treatment and prevention.

Members of the Board:

Yevgeniy Gryshayev, MD


Graduated from Kyiv Medical University named after Olexandr Bohomolets. Possessed comprehensive expertise in the area of drug dependence treatment, military medical expertise, forensic psychiatry, depressive disorders treatment and suicide prevention.  

For a number of years served as a Ministry of Internal Affairs Psychiatry Center Department for Vocational and Psychophysiological Selection Head.

Contributed to several NGOs implemented research projects targeted at vulnerable to AIDS populations support. Has extensive experience in clinical practice, consulting and expert work related to psychiatry and penitentiary medicine.

Co-authored in several scientific publications on penitentiary medicine.

Olena Karagodina, MD, D. Med. Sci, Professor


Dr. Karagodina graduated from the Dnepropetrovsk Medical Institute with diploma in general medicine, she passed Internship in Psychiatry and was trained in several educational programs: “Social Work and Social Policy Education” (the School of Social Work of the National University “Kyiv-Mohyla Academy” in collaboration with Tempus–Tacis Program); “Health technology assessment, Social marketing” (Swiss Tropical Institute, Lugano, Askona, Switzerland); Summer Fellowship Program in Rational-Emotive & Cognitive-Behavioral Theory and Techniques, (Albert Ellis Institute, New York, USA).

Dr. Karagodina has large experience in medical practice, consulting and expert evaluation. She worked in many research and practice oriented projects of help to different vulnerable groups of population. She was a member of the Ministry of Health of Ukraine scientific and methodical commission on social work speciality; an expert of the International “Renaissance” Foundation Program “Initiatives in Public Health”. She is a member of the Ethics Commission in the Shupyk National Medical Academy of Postgraduate Education. She is the Head of the Department of Social Work and Applied Psychology, Academy of Labor, Social Relations and Tourism, Kyiv.

Dr. Karagodina is the author of more than 100 science publications and teaching and methodical guidelines.


Andriy Karachevsky, Ph.D., M.D

Psychiatrist, Narcologist, Psychotherapeutist

Graduate of Ukrainian State Medical University, Faculty of Medicine. Worked as a Senior Researcher of Ukrainian Research Institute of Social and Forensic Psychiatry; Clinical Psychiatrist in Department of resuscitation and intensive therapy of Kyiv Psychiatry Hospital; Assistant of the Department of Psychiatry and Narcology, National Medical University; Coordinator of regional MAT programs at UIPHP; Associate Professor at Shupyk National Medical Academy of Post-Graduate Education; Mental health expert at WHO.

Andriy Karachevskyy took part in a training on study of the effects of pharmacotherapy for management of schizophrenia and on use of the main symptom assessment tools, which was conducted by the Organon and Pfizer companies in Barcelona. Studied at ​​UNODC training course on “Modern Approaches and Methods for Treatment and Rehabilitation of Substance Use Dependent Persons”.  Received a specialization in cognitive-behavioral therapy at the Institute of Psychotherapy and Clinical Psychology, and at the Ukrainian Institute of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy. He also has received an international accreditation certificate of the European Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapy by fulfilling the criteria of good practice on Behavioral and Cognitive Therapy. Dr. Karachevskyy is a trainer and supervisor on Behavioral and Cognitive Therapy.

Dr. Karachevskyy has 46 scientific papers, 14 popular science articles, 4 methodical papers. Also, he is a scientific editor of 3 popular science books and author of 1 book on self-help.