Mike is Professor of Health Economics and was Director of the Centre of Health Economics at the University of York from December 1995 to September 2005. His particular field of interest is in the economic evaluation of health care treatments and programmes. His recent projects relate to the conduct of economic evaluations and their use in health care decision making.
He is the author of two major textbooks and more than 700 scientific papers, has acted as a consultant to the World Health Organization and was Project Leader of a European Union Project on the Methodology of Economic Appraisal of Health Technology. He has also served on the Boards of Directors of the International Society of Technology Assessment in Health Care and the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research. He has been President of the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research. He is currently Co-Editor-in-Chief of Value in Health.
Professor Drummond has been awarded three honorary degrees, from City University, London (2008), Erasmus University, Rotterdam (2012) and the University of Lisbon (2015). In 2010 he was made a member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies in the USA, being one of only 27 members from the UK. He was also the recipient of the Avedis Donabedian Award in recognition of lifetime achievement in the area of improving health outcomes (2004) and the John Eisenberg Award, in recognition of exemplary leadership in the practical application of medical decision-making research (2012).