Elias Mossialos, MD, PhD

Department of Health Policy, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK

Elias Mossialos is Brian Abel-Smith Professor of Health Policy at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), and Head (Chair) of the Department of Health Policy. He is also Professor of Health Policy and Management at the Department of Surgery and Cancer, Imperial College London and Co-Director of the European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies. His research interests concentrate on health systems and policy, addressing questions related to funding health care, private health insurance, pharmaceutical policies, the impact of EU law on health care systems, cancer care and policy and antibiotics. His work has been translated into Chinese, Japanese, Russian, Greek and Spanish. He has more than 200 publications, including books, book chapters and articles in peer-review journals in the fields of public policy, health policy and economics and political science.

In 2010 he was awarded the Andrija Stampar medal by the Association of Schools of Public Health in Europe (ASPHER) and the European Public Health Association (EUPHA), for contributions to European public health. He received the 2002 and 2007 Baxter Awards from the European Health Management Association for the best publication in health policy and management in Europe and a Commended Prize in the 2002 BMA Medical Book Competition. In 2009, under his directorship, LSE Health and Social Care was honoured with the biennial Queen's Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education. The Prize recognises outstanding achievement and excellence in UK universities and colleges and sits within the national honours system.

He is a Fellow of the Faculty of Public Health (FFPH) and Fellow of the Royal Colleges of Physicians of London and Edinburgh, and Honorary NHS Consultant in Public Health (South East London NHS Strategic Health Authority). He is a Visiting Professor at the Harris School of Public Policy, University of Chicago, Affiliate Professor at Imperial College Business School and Honorary Professor at the University of Copenhagen, the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM), and L'Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Santé Publique in France. Professor Mossialos is a member of ASPHER's Honours Committee, the World Health Organization’s (WHO) European Advisory Committee on Health Research.

He has advised the WHO, European Parliament, European Commission (EC), World Bank, UK Office of Fair Trading, Ministries of Health and Social Affairs in Austria, Belgium, Brazil, China, Cyprus, Finland, Greece, Ireland, Kazakhstan, The Netherlands, Russia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain and Sweden, and health insurance funds in Croatia, France, Hungary and South Korea. He was a member of the management board of the European Medicines Agency (2000-2003) and contributed to the International Forum on 'Common access to health care services' co-ordinated by the health ministers of Sweden, the UK and New Zealand.