Her work focuses on the development of policy approaches at the global, regional and national levels. She also has primary responsibility for ICAP’s scientific technical programs and research activities, the development of relationships with the scientific and public health communities, as well as for regional work in Europe and Latin America.
Marjana has published extensively on alcohol policy. She currently serves as scientific advisor to the European Commission, as part of the Alcohol and Health Forum’s Science Group.
Prior to joining ICAP in 1996, she was a Fellow at the University of Virginia School of Medicine and at the U.S. National Institutes of Health where her work focused on the early development of the central nervous system, particularly the development of neural connections.
Marjana received her degree in Biology from Harvard University and her doctorate in Neuroscience from Northwestern University.
A German national, she was raised in Yugoslavia, Libya, Germany, the UK and Argentina. She speaks German, Spanish, French and Serbo-Croat fluently.