Nicolae Done

Nicolae (Nicu) Done, PhD is a health economist with broad interests in health systems. Currently he serves as Vice President of the Romanian Health Observatory and he is an Academy Health Delivery System Science Fellow in the Boston University School of Medicine. He leads studies on innovative programs aimed at increasing access to primary and specialty services for US Veterans. He also conducts comparative effectiveness analyses of prescription medications. He received his PhD in Health Economics and Policy at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Nicu was a research analyst at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. He has also been involved in international projects involving comparative health care financing and health system reform.

Vlad Mixich

Vlad Mixich

Vlad Mixich is a health policy expert and award-winning health communicator. He currently serves as the President of the Romanian Health Observatory and as an independent health policy expert appointed by the European Parliament to the Management Board of the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA). His health policy experience includes projects in 7 countries, working with and within international organizations like the European Commission or the World Bank. He was interim Vice President of the Romanian National Agency for Medicines and Medical Devices and senior advisor to the Minister of Health.

With a degree in Medicine, Vlad holds a master’s degree in international health policy from the London School of Economics and Political Science and he is professionally certified in health and humanitarian supply chain management at Georgia Tech. Recently he worked as a Fulbright Scholar and Humphrey Research Fellow at Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, US.

Besides his professional activities in health policies, Vlad is a published author. He was editorial director of the main medical publication in Romania and his writings were awarded several national and European prizes.

Stefan Voinea

Stefan Voinea is a psychologist and IT expert with 15+ years of experience in the fields of media, healthcare, environment and education. He currently serves as the Vice President of the Romanian Health Observatory and is a researcher at Babes-Bolyai University in Cluj. While working for the Ministry of Health, Stefan has developed nation-wide software solutions for the Romanian health system: a patient feedback solution and a medicine inventory tracking platform. Stefan designs and implements advocacy campaigns for a better health system and he is currently coordinating projects at the crossroads of education, health and psychology.

Sanziana Mardale

Sânziana Mardale is a pharmacist, with a master in pharmacovigilance and training and management. Sânziana has extensive experience in the field of pharmaceutical and drug policies, who worked both on the grass line, in the community pharmacy, as well as Counselor to the Secretary of State in the Ministry of Health ensuring access for the Romanian patients to medicines. Sânziana knows the public affairs field, activating in public health campaigns, and has a thorough understanding of the legal framework and health policies. Sânziana is the chairwoman of an association of independent pharmacies who are trying to re-establish the pharmacist’s role in the community and advocate for effective pharmaceutical assistance.

Constantin Radu

Constantin is a medical doctor with a degree from “Carol Davila” School of Medicine in Bucharest. He worked in the anaesthesia and intensive care unit of one of the biggest Emergency Hospital in Romania. He is a junior researcher at the Romanian Health Observatory, where he is involved in projects related to health programmes evaluation, access to medicines and quality improvement of health care services.
Ana Dulau

Ana Dulău

Ana has earned two bachelor’s degrees, one in Law and one in Communication and Public Relations, both of them at Babeș-Bolyai University of Cluj-Napoca.

She has worked mainly in the field of healthcare, as a legal advisor at the College of Physicians in Alba county. She contributed, among other things, to changing legislative regulations and improving the internal communication.

After having graduated from a Master in Public International Law at the University of Bucharest, she pursued a Master’s degree of Social Sciences in Tourism and Environment at the University of Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines (France) and she worked in Versailles at the Departmental Committee of Tourism.

Over the years, she volunteered with NGOs in various projects related to the field of education and environment.

Adrian Gheorghe

Adrian Gheorghe is a senior health economist at the Imperial College (London) with experience in economic evaluation, evidence synthesis, health services costing, clinical trial methodology, health financing and statistical modelling. He is one of the founding members of the Romanian Health Observatory. His work focuses on value for money analyses in the health sector, health financing and health sector governance. His research at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine focussed on economic evaluation and economic burden of disease studies in low- and middle-income countries, health information systems and health financing. Adrian has developed the health financing component of the Lancet Commission for the Future of Health in sub-Saharan Africa. His PhD work (University of Birmingham 2010-2013) proposed a quantitative method to assess the generalisability of economic results from clinical trials. He has working experience in Kenya, Pakistan, Romania, United Kingdom and Zambia.

Marius Ungureanu

Marius Ungureanu is a public health and health systems researcher. For the past 7 years, Marius has written, implemented and coordinated projects exploring human resources for health, eHealth, health promotion and corruption in healthcare. Marius has been trained as a physician, has a bachelor degree in management, has had classes on healthcare management and strategic planning for healthcare organizations at the University of Iowa, and holds a PhD on the quality management of healthcare services. In 2016 Marius has served as a Secretary of State in the Romanian Ministry of Health. Currently, he works as an associated researcher and teaching staff within the Department of Public Health of the Babes-Bolyai University in Cluj-Napoca, Romania. He is a member of the American and European Public Health Associations, as well as the European Health Management Association.

Stefan Strilciuc

Ștefan Strilciuc is a public health specialist. His work is focused on management, data analysis, dissemination of interventional and observational clinical research studies, as well as economic evaluation in health. He serves on the Board of Governors of the European University of Brain and Technology (NeurotechEU) and the Health Technology Assessment Task Force of the Romanian Ministry of Health. Strilciuc is also the Executive Director of the RoNeuro Institute for Neurological Research and Diagnostic, the Foundation of the Society for the Study of Neuroprotection and Neuroplasticity and the Journal of Medicine and Life.

Monica Althamer

Monica is a cancer patient navigator working with several Romanian cancer support organizations and cancer patient advocates. Monica has considerable experience across multiple industries including the Public Sector, Telecommunications, banking and healthcare. In 2009 she joined as a volunteer an organization supporting cancer patients. Since then, Monica has been fighting to improve each individual’s access to health care, trying to help patients and their families deal with the pain of living with cancer, and standing by their side from the time of diagnosis, through treatment, until the day the patient is declared a survivor and beyond.

Annie Pannelay

Annie is an international health consultant who is also involved in innovative healthcare start-ups. In her recent role at the Economist Intelligence Unit, she oversaw health policy analysis and value consulting activities. She conducted international comparative research in the area of access to healthcare and health systems efficiencies. Annie was resident pharmacist in Nice teaching hospital in France, holds a Doctor of Pharmacy Degree and an MBA from ESSEC business school. She has worked and lived in France, Hong Kong, New York and is now based in London.