Dr Leeza Osipenko

Dr Leeza Osipenko

Senior Lecturer in Practice

Department of Health Policy

020 7955 6610
Room No
COW 1.07
Office Hours
Appointments by email request
English, French, Russian, Spanish
Key Expertise
Health Technology Assessment, Drug Pricing

About me

Dr Leeza Osipenko is a Senior Lecturer in Practice. She joined the LSE Department of Health Policy in September 2018.

Between 2014 and 2018 she led Scientific Advice at the National Institute for Health and Care Excellent (NICE). She chaired over 150 advisory meetings at NICE and at the EMA (European Medicines Agency) and closely collaborated with EUnetHTA and MHRA. At NICE, Dr Osipenko provided methodological, operational, and strategic leadership for the team which became well-known internationally. During those years Dr Osipenko represented NICE as a Chief Analyst at the Department of Health Appraisal Alignment Working Group.

Prior to joining NICE, she did a post-doc at Warwick Medical school and worked as Principal Economist at the public sector consultancy, Optimity Matrix.


Current research

Health technology assessment methodologies
Health policy, pharmaceuticals, evidence based medicine




PhD Systems Engineering, Stevens Institute of Technology, USA



HP424 Pharmaceutical Economics and Policy
HP4C3E Economic Evaluation in Health Care
HP4C4E Systematic Review and Meta-analysis


External affiliations

Visiting Fellow, Center for Global Development


Expertise Details

health technology assessment; clinical trial design; drug pricing; applied clinical research methodology; NICE; drug approval; evidence-based medicine; health policy