CEIS Fellows

Francesco Saverio MENNINI

Affiliation: Department of Economics and Finance (DEF) - University of Tor Vergata

Other Affiliation:
IHEA (International Health Economics Association), AIES (Italian Association of Health Economics), ISPOR (International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcome Research. President from 2014 to 2017), SIHTA (Italian Society of Health Technology Assessment. Member of the Scientific Commettee), HTAi (Health Technology Assessment International), IHPMI (International Health Policy and Management Institute), ISPE Sanità (Institute for study on corruption in the Health Sector).

Address: via Columbia n. 2, 00133 Roma

Telephone: +39 06 7259 5642

Research Interests:
Health economics, HTA, Pharmacoeconomics, Pharmaceutical Economics, Corruption and Health, Health System comparison



  • Prof. Francesco Saverio Mennini, is presently Professor for Health Economics and Economics (Business Administration Course) at University "Tor Vergata” Rome, (Faculty of Economics). He is also Professor for Political Economics at University of Rome "Tor Vergata”, Faculty of Science.
  • Visiting Professor, Institute of Leadership and Management in Health, Kingston University, London , UK (from 2011).
  • Research Director, Centre for Economic Evaluation and HTA (EEHTA), CEIS - Faculty of Economics, University of Rome Tor Vergata.
  • President Elect, SiHTA (Italian Society of Health Technology Assessment).
  • Past President, ISPOR Italy Rome Chapter.
  • Formerly, he has led a career as a researcher in the field of Health Economics and Industrial Economics, at the University of Rome "Tor Vergata” and the National Research Council.
  • His main contributions have dealt with Health Technology Assessment (HTA) and Pharmaco-economics, Welfare policies, health system analysis, and pharmaceutical economics.
  • Prof. Mennini has been the scientific coordinator of the Master in Health Economics at University of Rome "Tor Vergata for several years; he has been a scientific coordinator and member of the Regional Observatory for the HTA, from 2003 to 2006.
  • Prof. Mennini has been the chair of the Scientific Committee of the European Conference on Health Economics (ECHE).
  • Prof. Mennini is member of Regional Scientific Commettee on HIV and HCV (from 2011).
  • Prof Mennini is member, as economists expert, of Consiglio Superiore di Sanità. (from 2017).
  • Prof. Mennini is author of numerous publications, national and international, of Health Economics, HTA and Economic Evaluation.


  • Marcellusi A. Impact of HPV vaccination: health gains in the Italian female population. Popul Health Metr. 2017 Sep 29;15(1):36. (IF 2017 = 2.910)
  • Mennini FS, Fabiano G, Marcellusi A, Sciattella P, Saia M, Cocchio S, Baldo V. Burden of Disease of Human Papillomavirus (HPV): Hospitalizations in the Marche and Veneto Regions. An observational study. Clin Drug Investig. 2017 Oct 28. (IF 2017 = 1.853)
  • Ferrandina G, Amadio G, Marcellusi A, Azzolini E, Puggina A, Pastorino R, Ricciardi W, Scambia G. Bilateral Salpingo-Oophorectomy Versus GnRH Analogue in the Adjuvant Treatment of Premenopausal Breast Cancer Patients: Cost-Effectiveness Evaluation of Breast Cancer Outcome, Ovarian Cancer Prevention and Treatment. Clin Drug Investig. 2017 Nov;37(11):1093-1102. (IF 2017 = 1.853)
  • Mennini FS, Sciattella P, Marcellusi A, Toraldo B, Koch M. Economic burden of diverticular disease: An observational analysis based on real world data from an Italian region. Dig Liver Dis. 2017 Sep;49(9):1003-1008. (IF 2017 = 3.061)
  • Mennini FS, Sciattella P, Marcellusi A, Marcobelli A, Russo A, Caputi AP. Treatment plan comparison in acute and chronic respiratory tract diseases: an observational study of doxophylline vs. theophylline. Expert Rev Pharmacoecon Outcomes Res. 2017 Mar 15:1-8.
  • Gardini I, Bartoli M, Conforti M, Mennini FS, Marcellusi A, Lanati E. HCV - Estimation of the number of diagnosed patients eligible to the new anti-HCV therapies in Italy. Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci. 2016 Dec;20(1 Suppl):7-10.
  • Mennini FS, Marcellusi A, Gitto L, Iannone F. Economic Burden of Rheumatoid Arthritis in Italy: Possible Consequences on Anti-Citrullinated Protein Antibody-Positive Patients. Clin Drug Investig. 2017 Apr;37(4):375-386. (IF 2016 = 1.557)

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Events & Presentations

  • 2012 A Marcellusi, L Gitto, P Giannantoni, FS Mennini. Social impact of Adalimumab in the Italian perspective. European Conference of Health Economics (ECHE). Berlin 18-21 July 2012. Oral presentation
  • 2012 A Marcellusi, L Gitto, P Giannantoni, G Favato, FS Mennini. Comprehensive Value Estimation Of Adalimumab-Based Treatments: Covet Study. European Conference of Health Economics (ECHE). Berlin 18-21 July 2012.
  • Bayesian Modelling Assessingthe Effectivenessof a Vaccination Strategyto Prevent HPV-Related Diseases: the BEST study.iHEA(International Health Economics Association) Congress, July 10-13, 2011, Toronto, CAN.
  • The time-trade off approach to measure patients' preferences for health states associated with HPV related pathologies: a multicenter study performed in Italy,World Congress of Vaccine-2010, 23-26 March 2010, Beijing, China.
  • Governance of preventive healthIntervention and On time Verification of its Efficiency in a Region of Southern Italy.The Third Biennial Conference of the American Society of Health Economists (ASHE), June 20-23, 2010, Cornell, USA.

Research Programs & Projects

  • Research Coordinator CORSO DI FORMAZIONE: LA DIFFUSIONE E GESTIONE DEI DISPOSITIVI MEDICI A LIVELLO AZIENDALE, Project financed by Italian Ministry of Health, 2011-2013.
  • Research Coordinator of COST OF ILLNESS ANTI-HYPERTENSIVE THERAPY. Estimated direct and indirect costs attributable to the non-compliance with anti-hypertensive therapy. Reserach Project financed by Daiichi-Sankyo Europe. 2012-2013.
  • Advisory Board member, inexpert of Health Economics, "Unhealthy Health System - Promoting integrity in the health service and implementino check and balance evaluation", project assigned to Transparency International Italia (TI-It) from European Commission DG-Home Affairs. 2012-2013.