Professor Elias Mossialos, Brian Abel-Smith Professor of Health Policy and Director of LSE Health, has been appointed State Minister and Government Spokesman in the new Greek Cabinet.
He is currently leading a task force to reform the Greek health system. It is a joint initiative between the Greek Government, the European Commission, the International Monetary Fund and the European Central Bank, and will report to the Greek Government and the European Commission in June 2011.
Professor Mossialos was recently awarded the 2010 Andrija Stampar Medal for distinguised services to public 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. He is internationally recognised for his comparative work on health care financing and his research on EU law and governance.