Philipa is Assistant Professor in International Development. Her research interests include universal health coverage, health care financing, equity in access to health care, migrant and refugee health and the impact of the financial crisis on health systems. She is leader of the "Global Health and Development" course at the LSE.
Between 2011 and 2014 she was scientific coordinator of Health Inc. (Financing health care for inclusion), a large EU funded research project which explored how social exclusion restricts access to health services despite recent health financing reforms in Ghana, Senegal and the Indian states of Maharashtra and Karnataka.
She has published extensively in major refereed journals and has also coordinated, authored and edited several studies published by the World Health Organization and the European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies.
Philipa completed a PhD at the LSE, focusing on community-based health insurance and social capital in Senegal. This research was part of an ongoing collaboration with the Institute of Tropical Medicine in Antwerp. She has an MSc from the LSE in Health, Population and Society and a BA Hons in Social Anthropology from Cambridge University.
Before joining the LSE, Philipa was a Technical Officer at the World Health Organization in Geneva. She has also worked with UNDP in Ghana on HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment services.
Mladovsky, Philipa and Bâ, Maymouna (2017) Removing user fees for health services: a multi-epistemological perspective on access inequities in Senegal Social Science and Medicine, 188. 91-99. ISSN 0277-9536
Mladovsky, Philipa and Ndiaye, Pascal and Ndiaye, Alfred and Criel, Bart (2015) The impact of stakeholder values and power relations on community-based health insurance coverage: qualitative evidence from three Senegalese case studies Health Policy and Planning, 30 (6). 768-781. ISSN 0268-1080
Mladovsky, Philipa (2014) Why do people drop out of community-based health insurance?: findings from an exploratory household survey in Senegal Social Science and Medicine, 107. 78-88. ISSN 0277-9536
Mladovsky, Philipa and Soors, Werner and Ndiaye, Pascal and Ndiaye, Alfred and Criel, Bart (2014) Can social capital help explain enrolment (or lack thereof) in community-based health insurance?: results of an exploratory mixed methods study from Senegal Social Science and Medicine, 101. 18-27. ISSN 0277-9536
Rechel, Bernd and Mladovsky, Philipa and Ingleby, David and Mackenbach, Johan P and McKee, Martin (2013) Migration and health in an increasingly diverse Europe Lancet, 381 (9873). 1235-1245. ISSN 0140-6736
Karanikolos, Marina and Mladovsky, Philipa and Cylus, Jonathan and Thomson, Sarah and Basu, Sanjay and Stuckler, David and Mackenbach, Johan P and McKee, Martin (2013) Financial crisis, austerity, and health in Europe Lancet, 381 (9874). 1323-1331. ISSN 0140-6736