Erika Országh holds a degree in sociology and in health policy (with specialization in health economics). She worked for the National Food Chain Safety Office (NÉBIH) for almost 6 years. She participated in the development of an indicator system to monitor the achievement of the objectives of the Food Chain Safety Strategy and in the related data collection tasks, including the design of consumer and business surveys and the statistical analysis of the data. She also participated in various data collection and analysis works related to food chain safety, in the preparation of food-safety focused analyses to support strategic planning activities, and in the identification of emerging risks. In recent years, she has been primarily involved in determining the economic burden of food-borne illnesses and in mapping the possibilities of adapting health technology assessment methodologies to the field of food safety (Food HTA).
She is currently a member of EFSA’s Communications Experts Network (CEN), through which she supports the adaptation of social science methods to the food safety risk assessment process.
Her main tasks in the Institute are to carry out analyses using health technology assessment methodologies, such as economic disease burden calculations, cost-benefit analysis, risk-benefit analysis, and she also participates in the identification of emerging risks and in DFI's communication activities.