Galina A. Korchagina


Born in 1953. National of the Russian Federation. Deputy Director of Research at the National Centre for Research on Drug Addiction (since 2010). 

Leningrad Paediatrics Institute, Russian Federation (1976); Doctor of Medicine (2001). Professor (2003).

Previously held positions as Doctor, boarding school, Gatchina, Leningrad region, (1976-1979). Head of the Organizational and Policy Division, Leningrad Regional Drug Clinic (1981-1989); Lecturer, Leningrad Regional Medical Academy (1981-1989); Head Doctor, City Drug Clinic, St. Petersburg (1989-1994); Assistant Lecturer (1991-1996) and Professor (2000-2001), Department of Social Technologies, State Institute for Services and Economics; Assistant Lecturer (1994-2000), Associate Professor (2001-2002) and Professor (2002-2008), Department for Research on Drug Addiction, St. Petersburg Medical Academy of Postgraduate Studies; Chief Professor and Head of the Department for Medical Research and Healthy Lifestyles, Herzen State Pedagogical University of Russia (2000-2008); Professor, Department for Conflict Studies, Faculty of Philosophy, St. Petersburg State University (2004-2008).

Member of numerous associations and societies, including the Association of Psychiatrists and Drug Addiction Specialists of Russia and St. Petersburg, the Kettil Bruun Society for Social and Epidemiological Research on Alcohol, the International Council on Alcohol and Addictions and the International Society of Addiction Medicine. Head of the sociology of science aspects of medical and biological research section of the Research Council on the Sociology of Science and the Organization of Scientific Research, Saint Petersburg Scientific Centre of the Russian Academy of Sciences (2002-2008).

Author of more than 100 publications, including more than 70 works published in the Russian Federation, chapters in monographs and several practical guides. Award for excellence in health protection, awarded by the Ministry of Health of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (1987). Consultant, Global Business Coalition on HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (since 2006).

Expert on the epidemiology of drug addiction, Pompidou Group of the Council of Europe (1994-2003); Participation in the WHO "Cocaine Project" (1993-1994) as leading researcher; WHO "Healthy Cities" project (1992-1998) as leading coordinator in Saint-Petersburg; WHO "Alcohol Action Plan" realization on the basis of the City treatment center, Saint-Petersburg (1992-1998). Co-trainer, WHO Programs "Helping People Change" (since 1992) and "Skills for change" (since 1995); temporary adviser, WHO (1992-2008) Participant in meetings of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs (2002-2008).

Member of the International Narcotics Control Board (2010-2015 and since 2017) [1]. Vice-Chair (2011-2012, 2017 and 2019) and Member (2018 and 2022-2023) of the Standing Committee on Estimates. Member of the Committee on Finance and Administration (2020). First Vice-President of the Board (2013 and 2021).

[1] Elected by the Economic and Social Council on 22 July 2010; re-elected by the Council for a five-year term (2017-2022) on 5 April 2016; re-elected by the Council for a five-year term (2022-2027) on 20 April 2021.

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