Kalipso Chalkidou is the director of global health policy and a senior fellow at the Center for Global Development and a professor of practice in global health at Imperial College London. Previously, she was the Director of the Global Health and Development Group at the Institute of Global Health Innovation, Imperial College London, helping governments build technical and institutional capacity for improving the value for money of their health-care investment. She is interested in how local information, local expertise, and local institutions can drive scientific and legitimate health-care resource allocation decisions while improving patient outcomes.
She has been involved in the Chinese rural health reform and also in national health reform projects in the United States, India, Colombia, Turkey, and the Middle East, working with the World Bank, the Pan-American Health Organization (PAHO), the U.K. Department for International Development (DFID), the Inter-American Development Bank, and national governments. Between 2008 and 2016 she founded and ran NICE International, a nonprofit group within the U.K. National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE).