Oriana Ciani is Associate Professor of Practice at SDA Bocconi School of Management (GHNP Division). Oriana holds a MSc in Biomedical Engineering from Politecnico di Milano and MSc in Healthcare Management and Economics from SDA Bocconi.
She received her PhD from the Peninsula Technology Assessment Group (PenTAG), University of Exeter Medical School (UK), with a thesis focusing on the evaluation of surrogate endpoints in HTA, one of her main research interests. Oriana has been involved in many national and international research projects, often involving coordination among several partners, such as MedTecHTA (FP7 no. 305694), Mapping NCD (FP7 no. 602536), and COMED (H2020 no.779306). She is currently Principal Investigator on the Horizon Europe Research and Innovation programme HI-PRIX (no. 101095593) dedicated to innovative payment and pricing schemes for health innovation.
She is author of several publications in HTA, health economics and health services research and reviewer for many international academic journals. She is Associate Editor for Value in Health and member of the Early Career Committee of the European Health Economics Association (EuHEA), of the International Association of Health Economics (iHEA), of the International Society of Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research (ISPOR), of the Italian Association of Health Economics (AIES), of the International Federation for Medical and Biological Engineering (IFMBE). She has been Fulbright Research Scholar at the Yale School of Medicine and Yale School of Public Health.
She is currently in the Scientific Advisory Board for the Italian parliamentary group on Digital Therapeutics.Her research interests are centred around the use and impact of Health Technology Assessment (HTA) on decision-making in healthcare, on the methodological aspects of the evaluation of health technologies, particularly medical devices, and on the use of evidence synthesis techniques to inform policy decisions and health policies evaluation.