Irene Papanicolas

Professor of Health Services Policy and Practice, Brown School of Public Health, Rhode Isalnd, USA

Irene Papanicolas, health economist and health services researcher, has recently joined the School of Public Health, Brown University, Rhode Island, USA as a Professor of Health Services Policy and Practice. Irene’s research is focused on assessing the performance of health systems and furthering the use of health system comparisons to draw insights for national policy makers. Irene co-leads the International Collaborative on Costs, Outcomes and Needs in Care (ICCONIC), funded by the Commonwealth Fund and the Health Foundation. The ICCONIC Collaborative consists of 12 partners from across North America, Europe and the Pacific who work together to understand patters of health service utilization, costs and outcomes for a clinically diverse group of high-need, high-cost patients. Irene has published in peer-reviewed journals, edited volumes and contributed to numerous book chapters around the measurement of health system performance and the assessment of health systems, published by Cambridge University Press, Open University Press. Many of which are available to download from the European Observatory on Health Systems webpage.