Lieven Annemans is a Senior Full Professor (“gewoon hoogleraar”) of Health Economics at the faculty of medicine at Ghent University and visiting professor at Vlerick. He holds Master degrees in physical education, and in economics, and a PhD in Applied Economics.
He is Past President of ISPOR, the International Society for PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes Research, and was President of the Flemish health council during 8 years. He was advisor at the Cabinet of the Belgian Minister of Social Affairs in the early 2000s and had a leading role in the creation of the Belgian commission for the reimbursement of medicines (CRM).
He has more than 20 years of experience in national and international health-economic evaluations of pharmaceutical drugs, vaccines, medical devices, diagnostics, and preventive health actions in various medical areas, and in more than 20 countries. He won prizes of best investigator, best presentation, best posters, … at different congresses and received twice the Francqui Chair.
He has more than 450 citations on Web of Science. His main research interests are epidemiological and budget/business impact models, Health Technology Assessment of preventive, diagnostic and curative interventions, retrospective/prospective health-economic evaluations, and physician & hospital payment systems.
He is author of the book “Health economics for non-economists: an introduction to the concepts, methods and pitfalls of health economic evaluations” (Pelckmans Pro 2018), of the report “towards valuable innovation in the EU” (Background report to the EU council of Ministers of health) and of two books about health care reform (in Dutch)


Functietitel : Professor of Health Economics