Scientific Director

Kostyantyn Dumchev, MD, MPH

Kostyantyn Dumchev is a Scientific Director at the Ukrainian Institute on Public Health Policy. He conducts research in the areas related to substance use and HIV/AIDS, including epidemiology, estimation, and program effectiveness. His previous experience includes the transfer of behavioral treatments for substance abuse to Ukrainian public clinics, evaluation of Medication Assisted Treatment, studies on new trends in drug scene and determinants of HIV status in people who use drugs. Dumchev is a long time member of Intersectoral Monitoring and Evaluation Workgroup, overseeing research and evaluation activities related to HIV response in Ukraine. His main current projects are the HPTN protocol on effectiveness of HIV treatment in people who use drugs, and the prospective study of HIV incidence among clients of harm reduction programs in Ukraine.

Dumchev received his MD from Vinnitsya National Medical University, and MPH from University of Alabama at Birmingham.

Senior Researcher

Tetiana Kiriazova, PhD

Tetiana Kiriazova graduated from I.I.Mechnikov Odessa National University; in 1992 got her PhD degree in Neurophysiology. She has more than 20-year experience in research and training in the field of HIV, TB and addictions in Ukraine and internationally.

As 2009-2010 H.H.Humphrey Fellow at “HIV/AIDS Policy and Prevention” program at Emory University and the 2012-2013 NIDA INVEST Research Fellow at Boston Medical Center, Dr. Kiriazova received specialized training in HIV and addiction research and qualitative research methods, including Fellow Immersion Training in Addiction Medicine at Boston University.

Since 2014, Dr. Kiriazova works at the Ukrainian Institute on Public Health Policy and continues her research in the field of public health. Her main scientific interests are improving outcomes along HIV, addiction and TB treatment cascade. She has been a principal investigator and co-investigator in the projects supported by NIH, CDC, UNICEF, USAID.

Senior Researcher

Victor Chtenguelov, MD, PhD

Honored Doctor of Ukraine

Dr. Chtenguelov graduated from the Dnepropetrovsk Medical Institute in 1966, defended his Ph.D. thesis in 1973. In 1997-1998 as a Hubert Humphrey Fellow he participated in the educational program "Prevention and treatment of substance use disorders" (Johns Hopkins University, USA). For many years he taught psychiatry and narcology in higher education institutions.

Dr. Chtenguelov has 50 years of experience in medical practice, including his work in Algeria (psychiatric clinic of the Constantine University). He is the author of more than 80 scientific publications and curricula, the manager and participant of research projects, the scientific mentor of PhD  theses and master's works, the presenter for many international conferences, the interpreter and the science editor of scientific and applied editions on the actual problems of social psychiatry, narcology, protection of human rights of persons with mental disorders. Dr. Chtenguelov was a member of the international advisory board of the “Journal of social work practice in the addictions" (USA), a member of the editorial board of the International Journal "Contemporary psychiatry "expert and Head of the Program Board in the "Health Initiative" of the International "Renaissance" Foundation (Ukraine).

Dr. Chtenguelov has been working in the UIPHP since 2006. Sphere of his professional interests: treatment and rehabilitation in psychiatry and narcology, HIV prevention, monitoring and evaluation of medico-social interventions.

Senior Researcher

Olena Makarenko, PhD

In 2001 Olena Makarenko graduated from the Zaporizhzhya State Medical University as a Medical Specialist, in 2003 – she had an internship at the Kiev Medical Academy of Postgraduate Education named after P.L. Shupik on the specialty "Obstetrics and Gynecology". In 2003 – 2006 she studied in a clinical residency and postgraduate study at the department of obstetrics, gynecology and perinatology of NMAPE named after P.L. Shupik.

In 2006 she defended her Ph.D. thesis "Prevention of obstetric and perinatal complications in women with placental insufficiency with prior gestation". Worked as an assistant of department of obstetrics, gynecology and perinatology of NMAPE named after P.L. Shupik.

Since 2009 she works as a senior researcher at the Ukrainian Institute on Public Health Policy. During the period of work at the Institute she participated in more than ten projects as researcher, supervisor and coordinator.

Senior Researcher

Oleksandr Zeziulin, MD, MPH

Oleksandr Zeziulin received his MD from Vinnitsya National Medical University, and MPH from University of Oklahoma Health Science Center.

Oleksandr Zeziulin has over 10 years of domestic and international experience conducting various public health programs and research projects targeted at vulnerable populations suffering from HIV and substance use disorders. Being a part of various multidisciplinary teams including researchers, physicians, leading HIV experts, decision makers, educationalists, psychologists and social workers he has contributed to deepening the knowledge about drug abuse, HIV, TB, social stigma and many other issues faced by the HIV key populations that prevent linkage to care.

In the past, working as a Senior HIV Prevention Project Management Specialist he provided overall programmatic and technical leadership to the USAID Mission on HIV prevention and PWID programs. In addition, Dr. Zeziulin served as an activity manager/technical advisor for USAID’s HIV technical support projects and supported program monitoring and evaluation of HIV prevention, care and treatment.

Health Policy Lead

Anastasiya Dumcheva, MD, MPH

Dr Anastasiya Dumcheva is a Health Policy Lead of the UIPHP. She is medical doctor by her background and has clinical experience working in family medicine and HIV clinic. She also holds Master of Public Health degree with a major in epidemiology and international health from the University of Alabama at Birmingham, US.

Over the last 12 years (2007-2019) she served at the World Health Organization, where she played a key role in designing and implementing public health response in the areas of noncommunicable diseases (NCD) and reproductive, maternal, child and adolescent health (RMCAH). In particular, she was leading, coordinating, implementing, monitoring and evaluating evidence-based intersectoral NCD and RMCAH interventions in Ukraine at the national, sub-national and local levels, including but not limited to policy development, advocacy for policy change, interventions in clinical settings, prevention and health promotion in school settings, surveillance and communication using social marketing approach. In addition, she was also involved in relevant activities supporting health care reform in Ukraine in the areas of health finance, public health, and primary health care. At the moment, she is pursuing a Master in Law degree at the Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv.


Iryna Zaviriukha, MD

In 2001 Iryna graduated from the National Pirogov Medical University, Vinnytsia and got her MD degree. Iryna was trained in the Clinical Residency of the National Institute of Postgraduate Training MDRF with the specialization in Anesthesiology and Reanimation based on the M. Burdenko Central Military Clinical Hospital, Moscow, RF.

She has medical practice as an anesthesiologist and reanimatologist in Thoracic Surgery Department, Reproductive Health Department and Infections Intensive Care Department.

In the period from 2012-2015 she was involved in clinical trials as a Clinical Research Associate in Neurology, Psychiatry and Oncology. Since 2015 Iryna has been engaged in research in Public Health: HIV treatment and prevention for drug-addicts (injections), overview and improvement of mechanisms for HIV services for target groups of population.


Oleksandr Neduzhko, MD

1997 - graduated from Odessa State Medical University.

1997-1998 – Internship in Dermatology and Venereology at Odessa State Medical University.

2005-2006 – Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program at Emory University (HIV/AIDS Policy and Prevention).

Health care provider and researcher in the field of HIV/AIDS, STIs, tuberculosis and drug addiction.

WHO consultant, a member of the working group on HIV counseling and testing of the Ministry of Health of Ukraine. The author of more than 40 scientific publications.


Iryna Kharandiuk, MPH

Graduated School of Public Health (MPH) at the National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy in 2013.

During 2013-2017, participated at training courses ‘Data Management for Clinical Research’ (Vanderbilt University), ‘Research Proposal Writing Workshop’ (George W. Rutherford, UCSF, Jurja-Ivana Cakalo, School of Public Health, Zagreb, Croatia), ‘Processing, analysis and visualization of epidemiological, statistical and sociological data in the field of counteracting HIV infection using MS EXCEL’ (‘Methida’), ‘HIV Data Quality Improvement, Programme Quality Improvement and Data Use’ Workshop’ (George W. Rutherford, UCSF; Ivana Bozicevic, School of Medicine, University of Zagreb; Zoran Dominikovic, School of Medicine, University of Zagreb), The Fall Institute in Health Policy and Management (Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health), ‘Training Course in Writing Up Results of Research Studies’ (George W. Rutherford, UCSF; Ivana Bozicevic, School of Medicine, University of Zagreb) and was trained in policy analysis within the ‘Initiative for the development of think tanks in Ukraine’.

Iryna Kharandiuk is working at UIPHP since 2013. She is engaged in a research of HIV infection, AIDS, STIs, tuberculosis and drug addiction, treatment and medical and social rehabilitation of persons with chemical dependence, monitoring and evaluation of interventions. She is the Head of the UIPHP Commission on Ethics (IRB).

During 2016-2017, she participated in the NIDA International Forum and the National Conference 'Facing the Challenge: The Future of the Reform of the HIV and Health Sector in Ukraine', ‘International Addiction Treatment for Opioid Use Disorders Conference’ (Yale University and APT Foundation, New Haven Connecticut, U.S.A.).


Myroslava Filippovych, MPH

Graduated School of Public Health (Management in health care – MPH) at the National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy in 2021.

During 2017-2021, attended educational trainings in the field of public health, which were organized by the Center for Public Health of the Ministry of Health of Ukraine, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, University of Washington.

Since 2017, she has been cooperating with the Ukrainian Institute on Public Health Policy and the Alliance for Public Health. She was engaged in a number of projects in cooperation with Yale University, the West-East European Partnership Initiative on HIV, Viral Hepatitis and Tuberculosis (WEEPI Foundation), WHO in Ukraine, Johns Hopkins University in the USA, 100% Life.

Myroslava is the сoordinator of UIPHP projects. She engaged in research activities in the field of HIV infection, AIDS, STDs, tuberculosis and drug addiction treatment, medical and social rehabilitation of people with addiction.