Cecchini, Michele

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)

Michele Cecchini is responsible for the OECD programme of work on Public Health including work on preventing unhealthy lifestyles and major risk factors; tackling emerging communicable diseases, with a focus on antimicrobial resistance; and 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 concerning 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 Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School in Singapore. He has also served as a temporary advisor to a number of governments and international agencies, including WHO, IARC, EC and the World Bank. 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 and a PhD from Imperial College London.