Elias Mossialos is the Brian Abel-Smith Professor of Health Policy and Head (Chair) of the Department of Health Policy at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). He is also Professor of Health Policy and Management and Co-Director of the Centre for Health Policy at Imperial College London. His work has been translated into 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.
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) and Co-Director of the European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies. 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, and L’Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Santé Publique in France.
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 outstanding 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. 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 sits within the national honours system.
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, Kuwait, 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 International Forum on ‘Common access to healthcare services’ co-ordinated by the health ministers of Sweden, the UK and New Zealand.
Elias has been profiled in both the Lancet and BMJ. He is currently Chairing the Lancet Commission on the future of the UK NHS and the WHO (Euro) – Danish Health Authority Task Force on Primary Health Care Financing and is a member of the Lancet Commission on Primary Care in China.