Tuesday, 31 January 2023

Mossialos Elias

photo mossialosElias Mossialos is Brian Abel-Smith Professor of Health Policy at the Department of Social Policy at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), and Director of LSE Health. His research interests concentrate on health policy relating to health care systems. His particular focus is European and comparative health systems and policy, addressing questions related to funding health care, pharmaceutical policies, access to medicines in developing countries, private health insurance and the impact of EU law on health care systems. His work has been translated into Japanese, Russian, Greek and Spanish. He is internationally recognised for his comparative work on health care financing and his research on EU law and governance.

In 1996 he founded LSE Health, which is currently LSE's largest research centre with 60 staff. The Centre was honoured with the prestigious Queen's Anniversary Prize in 2009, which is awarded biennially in recognition of outstanding achievement and excellence in UK universities and colleges. Uniquely in the field of education, the Prize sits within the national honours system. 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 was the 2002 and 2007 recipient of the Baxter Award from the European Health Management Association for the best publication in health policy and management in Europe.

In 1998, Professor Mossialos co-founded the European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies, a major health policy research and knowledge transfer programme and a partnership between the World Health Organization Regional Office for Europe, the World Bank, the European Investment Bank, the Governments of Belgium, Finland, Ireland, The Netherlands, Norway, Slovenia, Spain and Sweden, the French National Health Insurance Fund (Caisse nationale de l'assurance maladie des travailleurs salariés), the Veneto Region of Italy, the LSE and LSHTM. He is currently Co-Director of the Observatory.

Professor Mossialos is a Fellow of the Faculty of Public Health (FFPH) and Fellow of the Royal Colleges of Physicians of London and Edinburgh and Honorary Consultant in Public Health with the South East London NHS Strategic Health Authority. He is an Honorary Professor at the University of Copenhagen, the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and L'Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Santé Publique in France. He edits the Cambridge University Press Health Economics, Policy and Management book series and co-edits an Open University Press book series on Health Care Systems. He is co-editor in chief of Health Economics, Policy and Law, a journal published by Cambridge University Press, and editor in chief of the Health Systems in Transition reports published by WHO. He chairs the editorial board of Globalization and Health. In 1995 he founded Eurohealth, a quarterly health policy journal, to cover the middle ground between academic scholarship and policy-making. He is a member of ASPHER's Honours Committee and of WHO's European Advisory Committee on Health Research.

From 2009 - 2012 Professor Mossialos was an MP in the Greek Parliament. He has served as a member of four Parliamentary Select Committees (Social Affairs, Educational Affairs, Defence and Foreign Affairs and European Affairs) and Chaired the Parliament's Special Permanent Committee on Monitoring the Social Security System (2010-11). He was appointed Minister of State in 2011. As a minister he participated in all major negotiations in Brussels, Berlin and Paris on restructuring the Greek debt and presented a comprehensive plan on reorganising the Greek state TV and radio channels. This plan included the downsizing and reorganisation of public broadcasting services, and led to the closure of two unproductive organisations which had been funded by the tax-payer, the only state enterprises to have been closed by the Government in the last few years.

Professor Mossialos has been an active participant in policy debates, advising the World Health Organization, the European Parliament, the European Commission, the World Bank, the UK Office of Fair Trading, Ministries of Health and Social Affairs in Belgium, Brazil, China, Cyprus, Finland, Greece, Ireland, Kazakhstan, Russia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain and Sweden and health insurance funds in Austria, 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 work of the International Forum on 'Common access to health care services' co-ordinated by the health ministers of Sweden, the UK and New Zealand. He is an honorary founding member of the Board of "Citizen's Union of Paremvassi".

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