Professor Zuzana Derflerová Brázdová
is the head of the Department of Preventive Medicine at the Faculty of Medicine, Masaryk University, where she focuses on nutritional assessment, development of methods of assessment, children's nutrition in emergency, public health nutrition, and food and nutrition policy. In the years 1999-2009 she participated in a number of national and international nutrition projects (e.g. WHO, International Red Cross, American Red Cross, UNICEF, ADRA) in areas of crisis from Russia, Asian post-Soviet countries, Nagorno Karabakh, Chechnya, Kosovo or Yemen, to Zimbabwe, Angola or Kenya. Her intensive work effort is balanced by her hobbies which include triathlon, skiing or baroque violoncello.