Markéta Pechholdová completed the doctoral program in demography in the Faculty of Science at Charles University in Prague. Her main field of interest is mortality trends with a special focus on causes of death. In the past she has worked at the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research in Rostock and at the Institut national d’études démographiques (INED). Since 2010 she has been a member of the Department of Demography at the University of Economics in Prague.
Since January 2014 she has been employed at INED on the projects DIMOCHA (from DIsparities in MOrtality trends to future health CHAllenges) and MODICOD (MOrtality DIvergence and Causes of Death), as a researcher and coordinator of the reconstruction of long-term cause-specific time series in numerous countries. She has also been coordinating the preparation of a new cause-of-death database. Since 2012 she has taken part in an international research network focusing on multiple causes of death. She is also working on socioeconomic differences in mortality and record linkage methodologies.