Speaker Details

Kalipso Chalkidou
Director, NICE International

 Kalipso Chalkidou, is the Founding Director of NICE International, helping governments build technical and institutional capacity in order to improve the quality and efficiency of their healthcare systems. She is interested in how local information, expertise and institutions can drive scientific and legitimate healthcare resource allocation decisions. She has been involved in the Chinese rural health reforms and also in national health reform projects in Colombia, Turkey, Central Asia and the Middle East, working with the World Bank, the British Department for International Development and the Inter-American Development Bank as well as national governments.

She holds a doctorate on the molecular biology of prostate cancer from the University of Newcastle (UK), an MD (Hons) from the University of Athens and is an honorary senior lecturer at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (UK), a senior advisor on international policy at the Center for Medical Technology Policy (USA) and visiting faculty at the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute for Bioethics. In 2008, she spent a year at the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, as a Harkness Fellow, studying how comparative effectiveness research could inform US government drug pricing policies.