Dr Franco Sassi (Italy)

Dr Franco Sassi graduated with a degree in economics doctorate in health economics from the University of London in 2000. He is currently a Senior Health Economist at the OECD and leads the Organization’s Economics of Prevention program. He has previously worked as a Senior Lecturer in Health Policy in the Department of Social Policy at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), and held adjunct and visiting positions at a number of universities in the United States, including the University of California at Berkeley, Harvard University, the University of California at San Francisco, and Duke University — as well as at the at the Université de Montréal in Canada and at the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore in Rome.

Dr Sassi's research interests focus on economic analysis of health services, the economics of chronic disease prevention and measuring inequalities in access to healthcare. He is the author of a large number of publications on the economics of chronic disease prevention and other areas of health economics and policy. He was awarded a 2000–2001 Commonwealth Fund Harkness Fellowship in Health Care Policy.

Dr Sassi joined the EACHR in 2012.