Patrizio Armeni is coordinator of the research area on Health Economics and Health Technology Assessment at CERGAS-SDA Bocconi. He holds a bachelor in Economics and Management of Services, a MSc in Economics and Finance and a PhD in Business Administration and Management. His main research interests include; i) the value identification of health programmes, including the economic impact of health benefits received by patients, ii) the analysis of the evolutions in policies for pharmaceuticals and medical devices, iii) health policy evaluation and support to policymakers . Patrizio’s main research areas are HTA and economic evaluations, organization (teams), social network analysis, policy impact analysis, pharmaceutical policy and management, technology and innovation management. He is Topic Editor for Clinical Therapeutics.