PhD in Economics (Marmara University)
She graduated in economics in 1989 and obtained a MS.c. from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine in 1994. In 2007 she obtained a PhD in Economics from University of Marmara, Turkey. Her background includes posts as a Consultant in Health Economics and Finance in the Ministry of Health and Social Security Institution, national expert for the WHO, research assistant at the LSHTM and contributor to the NICE Clinical Guidelines. She is responsible for research in health economics in CEPS. She is the Coordinator of FP7 research project on Assessing Needs of Care in European Nations-ANCIEN. She has involved in Indicators for evaluating international performance in service sectors (INDICSER, http://indicser.com/). She completed the research on Innovation in the Health Sector in Turkey on Its Way to EU Membership; the research report is available on CEPS (http://www.ceps.eu/book/innovation-health-sector-turkey-its-way-eu-membe...) and TUSIAD web pages (http://www.tusiad.org/bilgi-merkezi/raporlar/turkiyenin-avrupa-birligine...). Her area of expertise are health economics and finance, comparative health systems, health sector policy analysis and development, assessment of equity in health services, innovation in health services, pharmaceutical reimbursement.
Government responsiveness: the extent of equity in health services in Turkey, Externally published, April 2011 (http://journal.managementinhealth.com/index.php/rms/article/view/181/583).
Searching for an Integrated Strategy In Chronic Disease Management: A Potential Role for Information and Communication Technologies, Externally published, Dec 2011 (http://journal.managementinhealth.com/index.php/rms/article/view/210).