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CURRICULUM VITAE

Dr Elena Pizzo PhD
Department of Applied Health Research, University College London, WC1E 7HB London
Tel. +44(0)2031083250
Mob. +447805112539
Email:e.pizzo@ucl.ac.uk


CURRENT STATUS:
Senior Research Associate at the Department of Applied Health Research, University College London


FIELDS OF SPECIALISATION:
• Primary fields: Economic Evaluation, HTA, Health Economics
• Secondary fields: Public Economics


CURRENT RESEARCH PROJECTS:
• Research Partnership Team of the NIHR CLAHRC (Collaborations for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care) for North Thames London.
• Economic Evaluation of Valuing Active Life in Dementia (VALID)
• Cost-effectiveness of mechanical thrombectomy using stent-retrievers in acute ischemic stroke (Imperial College London and University of Padua, Italy)
• Cost- effectiveness of transcatheter heart valve implantation (TAVI) in aortic stenosis (University of Padua, Italy)
• Cost of skin cancer (Prof. Rossi, IOV, Padua University)


EDUCATION:

JAN 2005–MAR 2009 PhD in Economics and Management, University of Padua, Italy.
Thesis: Evidence on economic evaluation in health care: cost-effectiveness analyses of health care programs in Italy.

OCT 2005-SEP 2006 Visiting PhD student, University of York, UK.
Supervisors: Prof. Mark Sculpher, Prof. Martin Forster

JAN 2003–DEC 2003 MSc in Economics and Management of Healthcare Services, Ferrara University, Italy. Master Dissertation: Variability of medical practice and related costs. Empirical analysis of some surgical interventions in the Local Health Organisation 17 of Veneto Region. Analysis of the total costs related to single interventions.

SEP 1997–NOV 2002, BSc in Economics and Business, University of Padua, Italy.

SEP 1992– JUL 2007 Scientific Diploma, Scientific Liceum “C.Cattaneo”, Italy.


EMPLOYMENT RECORD:

2014 Mar – present Department of Applied Health Research, University College London
Senior Research Associate, Health Economist CLAHRC for North Thames London

2009 Apr – 2014 Mar Business School, Imperial College of London
Research Associate, CLAHRC for Northwest London

2008 Jul – 2009 Apr Department of Economics, University Ferrara
Research Assistant, Economic Evaluation of a Colorectal Cancer Screening Program

2008 Jan – Dec University Padua and Lanza Foundation, Italy
Research Assistant, “Cost-effectiveness and economic sustainability of a day-care service for individuals with Alzheimer’s disease”


STUDENTS SUPERVISION:

PhDs
2016 Tom Stephens, PhD in Health Economics (Assistant supervisor with Prof Steve Morris, Dr Nora Pashayan)
2016 Dr Christopher Wai Hung Yau, PhD in Obstetric. Thesis on the “Cost-utility of PROMPT”. (Second supervisor with Prof Tim Draycott)

MSc
2017 Dr Enrica Sanna, MSc in Health Economics, University of Venice.
2015-2016 Dr Anastasia Makropoulou, MSc in Clinical Neuroscience. Thesis on the “Cost of illness analysis of severe epilepsy in England.” Mark: excellent
2014 Dr Ivanna Legkar, MSc in Health Economics, University of Venice. Thesis: “Definizione di un processo di Health Technology Assessment per la valutazione di Duralock-C 4% Medcomp® versus Eparina per la gestione dei lock nei cateteri per l’emodialisi”. Mark: Excellent with Lode.
2013 Dr Nadia Pallari MSc in Health Economics, Imperial College London. Thesis: “The cost effectiveness of an Alere POCT for CD4 count in HIV patients” (with Prof. M. Miraldo)

OTHER ACADEMIC ACTIVITIES:

• Enterprise champion for the Institute of Epidemiology, UCL
• Journal referee activity for: British Journal of Cancer, Value in Health, Health Policy, Gastroenterology & Hepatology, Politiche Sanitarie (Italy)
• Referee activity for NIHR, SDO
• Referee for the Health Economics Study Group Conference
• Referee for the XVII “Spring Meeting of Young Economists”
• Subject Expert in “Economics of health care organizations”, Department of Economics, Institutions and Territories, University of Ferrara, Italy


MEMBERSHIPS:
• Correspondent Member of the Health Economists’ Study Group (HESG)
• Correspondent Member of the American Society of Health Economics (ASHE)
• Correspondent Member of the British Academy of Management (BAM)
• Correspondent Member of the Portuguese Association of Health Economics (APES)
• Correspondent Member of the Spanish Association of Health Economics (AES)
• Correspondent Member of the Italian Association of Health Economics (AIES)
• Member of the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research (ISPOR)
• Member of the International Health Economics Association (iHEA)


TEACHING:

I teach regularly undergraduate and postgraduate courses in Health economics, Economic Evaluation and HTA in London and in Italy.

October-November 2017, City University, London
“Introduction to Economic evaluation” MSc Health Economics
Sept 2017, University College London, Institute of Global Health, London
2 days course “Introduction to cost-effectiveness analysis for infectious disease”
May 2017, University College London, London
Lecture on “Early introduction to Economic evaluation” to MSc in Global Health and Development students
2016 University of Venezia Ca’ Foscari, Italy
Coordinator of the HTA-LAB at the MSc in Economics and Management of Healthcare Service (EMASS)
2015 Imperial College London, Faculty of Medicine, London
Lecture on “Introduction to Health Economics and Economic evaluation” at the MSc, PG Cert Genes, Drugs and Stem Cells – Novel Therapies
2015 School of Public Health, Menorca, Spain
Summer school course “Economic evaluation of healthcare interventions, programmes and complex health systems” (5 days)
2015 University College London, London
Lecture on “Economic evaluation” to MBBS students
2015-2016 University College London, London
Executive education course in “Economic evaluation of healthcare” for the CLAHRC Academy (NHS staff)
2011-2015 University of Venezia Ca’ Foscari, Italy
Lecture on “Economic evaluation models” at the MSc in Economics and Management of Healthcare service (EMASS)
2011-2015 May, Imperial College, Faculty of Medicine, London
Lecture on “Health economics. Introduction and basic concepts as applied to maternal and child health services” at the MSc of Paediatrics and Child health
2015 Feb, London School of Economics, London
Lecture on “Economic evaluation in health care” for an international project
2009-2014, Imperial College Business School, London
Lecture on “Systematic Literature Review” at the Social Research Methods Course, IBSc
2011-2013, Imperial College Business School, London
Lecture on “Economic Evaluation” at the IBSc and MSc and HM Health Economics Course
2011 June, University of Padua, Italy
Invited lecture on Economic evaluation modelling at the MSc in Health Technology Assessment


STUDENTS SUPERVISION

2015-2016 Anastasia Makropoulou, MSc in Clinical Neuroscience. Thesis(TBC)

2014 Dr Ivanna Legkar, MSc in Health Economics, University of Venice. Thesis: “Definizione di un processo di Health Technology Assessment per la valutazione di Duralock-C 4% Medcomp® versus Eparina per la gestione dei lock nei cateteri per l’emodialisi”. Mark: Excellent with Lode.

2013 Dr Nadia Pallari MSc in Health Economics, Imperial College London. Thesis: “The cost effectiveness of an Alere POCT for CD4 count in HIV patients” (second supervisor with Prof. M. Miraldo)


PRESENTATIONS AT INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCES, SEMINARS, WORKSHOPS:
International Conference “Minimal Standard & quality assurance in oncology: Focus on treatment of solid tumors” 13-14 October 2017, Padua, Italy
AIES conference, 5-6 October 2017, Pavia, Italy
Royal Society of Medicine, 4th breast cancer forum 15-16 September 2017, London
iHEA, 8-11 July 2017, Boston, USA
UCL Health Economist Event, 3 November 2016, London
UCL Aging Event, 3 November 2016, London
EuHEA Conference, 13-16 July 2016, Hamburg, Germany
Stroke Association Roundtable 13 November 2015, London
AIES conference, 15-17 October 2015, Sassari, Italy
Healthwise conference, 31 October 2014, University of Groningen, The Netherlands
AIES conference, 27-28 October 2014, Venice, Italy
AIES conference, 22-23 November 2013, Trento, Italy
APES conference, 10-12 October, Braga 2013, Portugal
8th World Congress on Health Economics iHEA, 6-10 July 2013, Sydney, Australia
Imperial College Business School seminar, 5th February 2013, London
CLAHRC Monthly research meetings, 6th February 2013, London
AIES National Conference, 15rd – 16th November 2012, Rome, Italy
ISPOR International Conference, 3rd – 7th November 2012, Berlin, Germany
HaCIRIC International Conference, 20th -21th September 2012, Cardiff, UK
BAM International Conference, 11th -14th September 2012, Cardiff, UK
HIV in Europe Conference, 19th -20th March 2012, Copenhagen, Denmark
CLAHRC Monthly research meetings, 7th February 2012, London
London Health Exhibition, 15th November 2011, London
12 Conferencia Nacional de Economia de Saude, APES, 13-15 October 2011, Lisbon, Portugal
8th World Congress on Health Economics iHEA, 10-13 July 2011, Toronto, Canada
ISPOR 13th Annual European Congress, 6-9 November 2010, Prague


GRANTS:
2016: Principal Investigator of “Provision of Data Analysis and Economic Evaluation of the Incentivisation Scheme in support of Sign up to Safety on behalf of the NHS Litigation Authority” Funder: NHS LA. Total amount awarded £196,770. Period: May 2016-January 2017
2016: Co applicant of “Provision of the NHS 111/Urgent Care Patient Relationship Manager Evaluation”. Funder: Redbridge CCG. Total amount awarded £434,257. Period: March-December 2016
2016: Co-applicant of “Mixed methods evaluation of the Getting it Right First Time programme: improvements to NHS orthopaedic care in England”. Funder: CLAHRC North Thames UK. Total amount awarded £242,452. Period: April 2016-December 2018
2016: Co-applicant of “Develop estimates of the long-term consequences of child maltreatment in the UK”. Funder: National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC). Total amount awarded: £ 44,600 Period: January-May 2016
2013: NIHR- CLAHRC for North West London. Co-applicant of the economic evaluation section.
2012: NIHR-SDO. Evaluating a major innovation in hospital design: workforce implications and impact on patient and staff experiences of all single room hospital accommodation. Co-applicant.
2007- 2008: Italian Minister of Health. Cost-effectiveness of a CRC screening in Emilia Romangna Region. Co-investigator


LANGUAGES:
Italian (native); Fluent in English; Basic Spanish


SOFTWARE:
STATA, TreeAge, Arena

LIST OF PUBLICATIONS:

Publications in refereed journals:

1. Garcia A., Turner S., Pizzo E., Hudson E., Thomas J, Raine R., “Impact and experiences of delayed discharge: A mixed studies systematic review” Health expectations (Accepted Aug 2017)
2. El-Osta A, Woringer M, Pizzo E. et al (2017) “Does use of point of care testing improve cost effectiveness of the NHS Health Checks programme in the primary care setting? A cost minimisation analysis” BMJ Open 7(8):e015494
3. Yau CWH, Pizzo E, Morris S, Odd DE, Winter C, Draycott TJ. (2017) Response to “telling the whole story anout simulation-based education” Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica July 25
4. Barratt H, Turner S, Hutchings A, Pizzo E., et al. Mixed methods evaluation of the Getting it Right First Time programme – improvements to NHS orthopedic care in England: study protocol. BMC Health Service Research 14(1):71
5. Yau C., Pizzo E., Morris S., Edward Odd D., Winter C., Draycott T., The cost of local, multi-professional obstetric emergencies training. Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica (AOGS) August 2016; 85(10):1111-9.
6. Anderson, J.E., Penfold, C., Hughes, J., Robert, G., Griffiths, P., Barlow, J., Pizzo, E. Simon, M., Brearley S., Murrells, T. & Maben, J.”One size fits all? Mixed methods evaluation of the impact of 100% single room accommodation on staff and patient experience, safety and costs.” BMJ Quality & Safety (accepted in August 2015)
7. Ganesalingam J, Pizzo E*, Morris S, Sunderland T, Ames D, Lobotesis K (2015) Cost-effectiveness analysis of mechanical thrombectomy using stent retrievers in acute ischemic stroke. Stroke ;46(9):2591-8 ( * Ganesalingam and Pizzo are both first authors)
8. Maben J., Griffiths P., Penfold C., Simon M., Pizzo E., Anderson J et al. (2015). Evaluating a major innovation in hospital design: workforce implications and impact on patient and staff experience of all single room hospital accomodation. Southampton (UK): NIHR Journals Library; 2015 Feb.
9. Pezzoli A., Fusetti N., Pizzo E. (2015) Capsule endoscopy diagnosis of intestinal Taenia. Gastrointestinal Endoscopy 2015 Aug 27. pii: S0016-5107(15)02667-X.
10. Pezzoli, A., Maimone, A., Fusetti, N. and Pizzo, E. (2015). An unusual presentation and treatment of gallstone ileus: a case report. Journal of Medical Case Reports 9:15
11. Pizzo, E., Laverty, A., Pizzo, E., Laverty, A., Phekoo, K., Albujuiri, G., Green, S., Bell, D., & Majeed, A. (2014). A retrospective analysis of cost of hospitalisation for sickle cell disease with crisis in England, 2010/2011. Journal of Public Health Vol. 37, No. 3, pp. 529–539
12. Pizzo, E., Doyle, C., Matthews, R., & Barlow, J. (2014). Patient and Public Involvement: How much do we spend and what are the benefits?. Health Expectations 2014 May 12. doi: 10.1111/hex.12204
13. Pizzo, E., Pezzoli, A., Stockbrugger, R., Gullini, S., Bracci, E., & Vagnoni, E. (2011). Screenee perception and health-related quality of life in colorectal cancer screening: A review. Value in Health, 14 (1), 152-159. doi:10.1016/j.jval.2010.10.018
14. Pizzo, E. (2007). Incentives to local pharmacists to promote health: the UK case study. (Forme di incentivo ai farmacisti territoriali per la promozione della salute: l’esperienza del Regno Unito) Politiche Sanitarie, 8(4), 149-163.

Conference proceedings in referee journals
1. Pizzo, E., Rayment, M., Thornton, A., Hartney, T., Atkins, M., Jones, R., Sullivan, A. (2012, April 1). Cost effectiveness of routine HIV testing in non-traditional settings. HIV MEDICINE, 13, 58. Journal rankings for 1464-2662: 2.878 (Impact Factor)
2. Matarese, V. G., Bracci, E., Pizzo, E., Vagnoni, E., Feo, C., Stockbrugger, R., Gullini, S. (2011). Cost-effectiveness analysis of colorectal screening programme in Italy. DIGESTIVE AND LIVER DISEASE, 43, S180. Journal rankings for 1590-8658: 2.972 (Impact Factor)
3. Pizzo E, (2011) “An estimate of costs and benefits of alternative methods of delivery: an empirical analysis” Value in Health Volume 13, Issue 7
4. Pizzo, E., Bracci, E., Vagnoni, E., Wilschut, J., & van Ballegooijen, M. (2010). Cost-effectiveness analysis of a FOBT-based colorectal cancer screening program. VALUE IN HEALTH, 13(7), A513. Journal rankings for 1098-3015: 3.032 (Impact Factor)
5. Pizzo, E. (2008). An estimate of the difference in costs and benefits of alternative methods of delivery. In Gaceta Sanitaria Vol. 22 (pp. 10). Barcelona: Elsavier. Journal rankings for 0213-9111: 1.172 (Impact Factor)
6. Vagnoni, E., Matarese, V., Bracci, A., Pizzo, E., Pezzoli, A., & Gullini, S. (2008, March 8). Economic Evaluation of a colorectal cancer screening program. In Digestive and Liver Disease Vol. 40 (Suppl 1) Abstracts XIV (pp. S168-S169). Rimini, Italy. Journal rankings for 1590-8658: 2.972 (Impact Factor)

Other conference publications
1. De Poli, Bevan G, Xu M, Pizzo E. “The impact of interventions to prevent diabetes in England – a simulation model” in Lancet
2. Pizzo, E., Doyle, C., Matthews, R., Barlow J. (2012). “Patient and Public Involvement. It’s time to think how much we spend and what the benefits are”. In BAM CD. British Academy of Management, Cardiff.
3. Pizzo, E., Doyle, C., & Matthews, R. (2010). “Economic Evaluation of Patient and Public Involvement”. In HSRN, & SDO (Eds.), Delivering better health services. Manchester.
4. Pizzo, E. (2008). Sostenibilità dei sistemi sanitari pubblici ed appropriatezza delle cure: la pratica medica dei parti cesarei in Italia e nel Regno Unito. In C. Cipolla, & A. Maturo (Eds.), Scienze Sociali e salute nel XXI secolo. Nuove tendenze, vecchi dilemmi?. Milano: Franco Angeli.
5. Rosito, A. M., Balzan, M., Pavanello, F., Villone, G., Poggiana, A., Perina, F., Pizzo E. , Giusberti C., Marcante, A. (2004). The Variability in Medical Practice and Related Costs of Some Surgical Procedures. In S. Birch, J. Bridges, & G. Papanikos (Eds.), Issues of Health Economics and Health Management. Athens.
6. Rosito, A. M., Balzan, M., Pavanello, F., Pizzo, E., Villone, G., Bisi, R., Giusberti, C. (2003). The different hospitalisation frequency for gastroenterological pathology referring to the cases referable to DRGs excluded from Essential Assistance Levels. In CALASS CD-ROM. Lugano, Switzerland.
7. Rosito, A. M., Balzan, M., Pavanello, F., Villone, G., Poggiana, A., Perina, F., Pizzo E. Giusberti E., Marcante, A. (2003). Variability of medical practice and related costs. Empirical analysis of some surgical interventions. In CALASS CD-ROM. Lugano, Switzerland

Others- Discussion papers
1. Pizzo, E. (2011). An estimate of costs and benefits of alternative methods of delivery: an empirical analysis (2011/01). Discussion paper. Imperial College Business School.
2. Pizzo, E., Bracci, E., Vagnoni, E., Wilschut, J., & van Ballegooijen, M. (2010) Cost-effectiveness analysis of a FOBT-based colorectal screening programme (2010/07). Discussion Paper. Imperial College Business School

Working papers submitted (or to be submitted)
1. Pizzo E., D’Onofrio A., Besola L., Salizzoni S., Rebba V., Morris S., Gerosa F., “A cost-effectiveness analysis of Transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) using 2010/2014 data in Italy” (draft- to be completed in 2016 for Heart)
2. Pizzo E., Causin F. et al “Cost effectiveness of mechanical thrombectomy versus thrombolysis in Italy using data from the Italian Endovascular Register” (draft- to be completed in 2016 -Stroke)
3. Pizzo E, Ganesalingam J, Morris S, Sunderland T, Ames D, Lobotesis K, Cost-effectiveness analysis of mechanical thrombectomy using Penumbra aspiration in acute ischemic stroke. (early 2016 for Stroke)
4. Rojas-García A, Turner A, Pizzo E, Hudson E, Thomas J, Raine R. “Impact of delayed discharge: a systematic review” (writing stage for Lancet)
5. Pizzo, E., Rayment, M., Thornton, A., Hartney, T., Atkins, M., Jones, R., Sullivan, A. “Cost-effectiveness of routine HIV testing in non-traditional settings”. (Last revision, to be submitted in The Lancet Infectious Diseases)
6. Pizzo E., Pallari N., Miraldo M., et al. “The cost effectiveness of an Alere POCT for CD4 count in HIV patients”. To be submitted in Lancet Infectious Disease

Reports:
1. El-Osta A., Dickie C., Pizzo E, Verhoef T “Use of POCT in NHS Health Check”. End of project report for Alere. November 2015.
2. El-Osta A., Pizzo E, Verhoef T “Use of POCT in Health Check”. Preliminary report for Alere. August 2015.
3. Sacchett C., Morris S, Utley M., Pizzo E., Verhoef T. Gadhock K., Amos D., Veazey R. “London speech and language therapy workforce scoping project” June 2015
4. Maben, J., Griffiths, P., Penfold, C., Simon, M., Pizzo, E., Anderson, J., Barlow, J. (2014). Evaluating a major innovation in hospital design: workforce implications and impact on patient and staff experiences of all single room accommodation
5. Pizzo E, Propper C., (2009), “Evaluation of CLAHRC for Northwest London: the economic evaluation”. Preliminary report for NIHR CLAHRC

Books and books chapters
1. Pizzo, E. (2008). International experiences of pharmacy management. The United Kingdom case study. In M. Castellini, & E. Vagnoni (Eds.), Pharmacy management. The role of the NHS and the remuneration system. (1 ed., pp. 163-182). Milano: Franco Angelo

Other publications (Thesis):

1. PhD: Pizzo E., Evidence on economic evaluation in health care: cost-effectiveness analyses of health care programs in Italy. Economics and Management Ph.D thesis, University of Padua, “M. Fanno” Library, Rome and Florence National Libraries, 2009.
2. MSc: Pizzo E., Variability of medical practice and related costs. Empirical analysis of some surgical interventions in the Local Health Organisation 17 of Veneto Region. Analysis of the total costs related to single interventions. Master Thesis, University of Ferrara, 2003.