Main research focuses

Cost-of-illness and health-related quality of life studies:

– Rheumatology: rheumatoid arthritis (RA), psoriatic arhritis (PsA), osteoporosis, systemic sclerosis (SSc)

– Brain and mental disorders: dementia, multiple sclerosis (MS), epilepsy, Parkinson’s disease, attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), schizophrenia

– Dermatology: psoriasis, pemphigus, alopecia, hidradenitis suppurativa (HS), atopic dermatitis

– Gastroenterology: inflammatory bowel diseases (Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis)

– Oncology: bladder cancer, prostate cancer

– Urology: urinary incontinence, benign prostate hyperplasia

– Pain: migraine, dysmenorrhea

– Rare diseases


Quality improvement, infection control

Health Technology Assessment – in various fields (40 full HTAs completed and 25 published)


Participation in EU Funded Research Projects 2017

Healthcare Performance Intelligence Professionals (HealthPros) – Marie Skłodowska-Curie Innovative Training Networks (MSCA-ITN- ETN), Call: H2020-MSCA- ITN-2017, Project ID 765141

PECUNIA (2018-2021, H2020 Grant.: 779292): Programme in Costing, resource use measurement and outcome valuation for Use in multi-sectoral National and International health economic evaluations

Before 2017

-Concerted Action Programme on Quality Assurance in European Hospitals – COMAC/HSR, 1992-1994

-Co-operation in Science and Technology with Central and Estern European Countries and with the New Independent States of the Former Soviet Union, Les Pays d’Europe Centrale et Orientale,  (BIOMED/PECO)’ of the EU, DG XII , 1994-1997

-DERMA (IST-1999-20226), “Prototypal system – based on image acquisition, 3D and chromatic reconstruction – for the objective monitoring of skin lesions”, V Framework Programme: Information, Society Technologies, 1999-2003

-ENQual project, Exchange of knowledge on research methods to assess Quality Management in health care organisations in European countries, in relation to the National Quality Policy in each country), Framework Programme, 2002-2004

-CEEQNET Project, Central and Eastern Europe Quality Network, Directorate C – Public Health and Risk Assessment, Health & Consumer Protection, Directorate general), 2004-2006

-European Collaboration on Dementia (Project: A/790609 – EuroCoDe), EC / DG Sanco, 2006-2009

-EUNetHTA Project -European Network for Health Technology Assessment, EC / DG Sanco, 2006-2009

-European Value of a Quality Adjusted Life Year, EuroVaQ, 2007 –  2010

-Mapping Professional Home Care in Europe EURHOMAP, 2007 – 2011

-Assessment of patient payment policies and projection of their efficiency, equity and quality effects. The case of Central and Eastern Europe, ASSPRO CEE 2007, 2008 – 2013

-Health at Work H&W, 2009 – 2013

-Social and economic burden and health-related quality of life in patients with rare diseases in Europe

BURQOL-RD, 2010 – 2013