(Vienna, 7th March 2014) Judit Simon, Head of the Department of Health Economics at the Med Uni Vienna’s Centre for Public Health, has been elected through distinction as a Fellow of the Faculty of Public Health in the UK. Born in Hungary, she is also a Research Associate at the University of Oxford and was accepted to the highest grade of membership in recognition of her scientific achievements.
The Faculty of Public Health has approximately 3,000 members working in the field and is the standard setting body for specialists in public health in the United Kingdom.
“This level of membership is only offered to those who are recognised as having distinguished themselves through their significant contribution to public health practice, policy or research, or to the specialty of public health,” says President Prof. John R. Ashton.
Judit Simon has a DPhil in Public Health (University of Oxford) and an MSc in Health Economics (University of York); she is also a Doctor of Medicine (Hons), has a BSc in Economics and a BA in Medical Translation (all from the University of Szeged). Her primary interests includes research into the cost-effectiveness of interventions and the broader system-level evaluation and international comparison of health services.
Since October she has been Professor of Health Economics and Head of the Department of Health Economics at the MedUni Vienna’s Centre for Public Health. Her previous post was as Senior Researcher at the Health Economics Research Centre at the University of Oxford.