Andres Pichon-Riviere is a Physician graduated from the University of Buenos Aires (UBA). He has a Master of Sciences in Clinical Epidemiology from Harvard University and a PhD in Public Health (UBA). He received training in disease modeling and economic evaluation methods at University or York and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.
Andres is the Executive Director and Director of the Health Technology Assessment (HTA) and Economic Evaluations Department of the Institute for Clinical Effectiveness and Health Policy (IECS) and Director of the WHO/PAHO collaborating center in HTA. The IECS is an independent academic institution devoted to research, education and technical cooperation with the main goal of improving efficiency, equity, and quality of health care systems and policies. He is also Professor of Public Health at UBA and researcher at the National Scientific Research Council (CONICET).
He has conducted research and implementation projects in cooperation with government agencies, academic and private institutions in Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Ecuador, Honduras, Mexico, Panama, Peru, Uruguay, and Venezuela. In 2008 was awarded the Global Health Leadership Award from the Global Health Research Initiative to promote HTA in Latin America.
He was Vice-Chair of the International Network of Agencies for Health Technology Assessment (INAHTA) between 2010 and 2014, and member of the board of Directors of Health Technology Assessment International (HTAi) between 2012 and 2015.
His recent work has involved the development of priority setting mechanisms and health benefits packages, and the establishment and training of health technology assessment agencies in developing countries. His most recent research has focused on the cost-effectiveness of vaccines, public health interventions, and oncologic drugs; and in the analysis of the health and economic impact of public policies in the area of chronic diseases.