Elias Mossialos is Brian Abel-Smith Professor of Health Policy within the Department of Social Policy at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), and Director of LSE Health. He is also Professor of Health Policy and Management and Co-Director of the Centre for Health Policy at Imperial College London. 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.
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. Prof Mossialos has advised the WHO, European Parliament, European Commission (EC), World Bank, UK Office of Fair Trading, Ministries of Health and Social Affairs and health insurance funds in various countries.
He was a member of the management board of the European Medicines Agency (2000-2003) and the board of the Hellenic National Medicines Agency (2000-2002) 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. In 1996 Elias Mossialos founded LSE Health, currently the largest LSE research centre with 70 staff working on a wide range of research, combining technical competence with policy mindedness.
In 1998, Prof Mossialos co-founded and is now co-Director of the European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies, a major health policy research and knowledge transfer programme. The Observatory supports and promotes evidence-based health policy-making through comprehensive and rigorous analysis of the dynamics of health care systems in Europe. The Observatory produces internationally recognised country health system reports and policy briefs, and organises ‘policy dialogues’ with ministries of health in Europe.