About the Observatory
The European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies supports and promotes evidence-based health policy-making through comprehensive and rigorous analysis of the dynamics of health systems in Europe. The Observatory is a partnership between the World Health Organization Regional Office for Europe, the Governments of Belgium, Finland, Ireland, the Netherlands, Norway, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, and the Veneto Region of Italy, the European Commission, the European Investment Bank, the World Bank, UNCAM (French National Union of Health Insurance Funds), the London School of Economics and Political Science and the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. It comprises a Steering Committee, a core management team, a research policy group and staff. The Observatory's Secretariat is in Brussels and there are research hubs in London (LSE and LSHTM) and Berlin.
The Observatory produces comprehensive reviews of health systems (HiTs) in over 50 countries in Europe and beyond. It also produces comparative studies and policy briefs drawing together evidence on key policy issues. Observatory staff based at LSE Health focus mainly on health systems in western Europe. They also edit Eurohealth, a quarterly publication that provides a forum for researchers, policymakers and experts to debate health policy issues in Europe. Join the Eurohealth mailing list and the Observatory's listserve.
The Observatory at LSE Health
Elias Mossialos, Co-Director of the Observatory
Sarah Thomson, Head of the Observatory's LSE Hub
Jonathan Cylus, Observatory Research Fellow
Cristina Hernandez-Quevedo, Observatory Research Fellow
Anna Maresso, Observatory Research Fellow
David McDaid, Observatory Senior Research Fellow
Sherry Merkur, Observatory Research Fellow
Philipa Mladovsky, Observatory Research Fellow
Anna Sagan, Observatory Research Fellow