Rome - December 11, 2017

Michele Cecchini

Senior Health Economist - OECD

Senior health economist and policy analyst in the OECD Health Division. Michele is responsible for the OECD programme of work on Public Health which includes three main areas of work: i) preventing unhealthy lifestyles and major risk factors; ii) tackling emerging communicable diseases with a focus on antimicrobial resistance; iii) assessing and providing advice on reforms to improve public health systems.

His research interests include priority setting and programme evaluation of policies influencing population health, in particular with regards to the health and economic assessment of public health policies across different sectors. Michele holds a position of adjunct professor in applied health economics at the School of Public Health of the University of Siena and held a visiting position at the Health Services & Systems Research Centre of the Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School in Singapore.

He has also served as a temporary advisor to a number of government and international agencies, including WHO, IARC, EC and the World Bank on a range of public health issues. After obtaining a degree in Medicine and Surgery from the University of Genoa, Michele completed his specialist training in Public Health at the University of Siena. He also obtained a master’s degree in Health Policy, Planning and Financing from the London School of Economics and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.