Main position/role: Director, European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies
|Josep Figueras, MD, MPH, PhD (econ), FFPH is the Director and founder of the European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies. In addition to WHO, he has served major multilateral agencies such as the European Commission and the World Bank, and has worked as a policy advisor in more than 40 countries in the European Region and beyond. He is a member of several governing, advisory and editorial boards including the European Health Forum Gastein and is Cochair of the Scientific Board for the Monti Commission. He is an honorary fellow of the UK Faculty of Public Health, received the Andrija Stampar Medal for excellence in Public Health and a Doctorate Honoris Causa from Semmelweis University. His research focuses on comparative health system and policy analysis and has produced several volumes in this field.