Elena Pizzo

Elena Pizzo

Elena is a Principal Research Fellow (Associate Professor) in Health Economics at the Department of Applied Health Research at University College London. She holds a PhD in Economics and Management and an MSc in Economics and Management of Health Care Services.

Prior to UCL she was a Research Fellow at the Imperial College Business School in London.

Her main research area includes economic evaluation of health care technologies and interventions, pharmacoeconomics, HTA, clinical decision analysis and, more generally, costing and measurement of health and distributional aspects of health policy. She has expertise in health economic evaluation of complex interventions, particularly those in primary care, prevention, cancer, mental health and maternity care.

At UCL she is currently Lead of the Health Economics and Data Theme for the NIHR ARC North Thames and she is involved on a broad range of projects, including the evaluation of new diagnostic tools, treatments or prevention interventions in stroke, cancer, hepatology, diabetes, dementia, maternity and child health. She is currently Principal or Co-investigator in more than 10 research grants funded by the NIHR.

Elena has extensive expertise in teaching health economics, economic evaluation and HTA at undergraduate, post-graduate and executive level in the UK (UCL, Imperial College Business School, City University, Westminster University) and internationally (University of Padova, Cattolica University and Venice Ca' Foscari University). She is supervising 5 PhD students at UCL and several MSc students in the UK and Italy.

Since 2019 she is Expert Adviser for the Connect4Children pan-European Network for European clinical Trials for Children. She has more than 50 publications in peer-reviewed international journals and she Editorial Board Member of the Journal Health Economics and Policy, PlosOne and Frontiers. She is an expert commissioning panel member of the NIHR HTA CET Funding Committee in England. She is invited regularly as keynote speaker at international conferences and she presents her work frequently at national and international health economics and clinical conferences.