More than 15 years of experience in the public health field, working as academic and as well in health administration, for the Ministry of Health and National Institute of Public Health.
Academic work: teaching and research in public health, community health services, epidemiology of non-communicable diseases, EU and national health policies, health economics. Involved in many national and international research projects. Author and co-author of several university text-books, author /coauthor of an extensive list of research paper.
Health administration work: working 10 years for the Ministry of Health (1999 - 2009) as general director of the Public Health Department, Head of Public Policies Unit and expert at the General Secretary, having as main responsibilities the coordination of the public health policies and national health programs. Working in many international teams for WHO, European Commission, Global Fund or other international organizations.