Prof. Asena (Stoimenova) Serbezova, Ph.D. graduated from the Faculty of Pharmacy, Medical University-Sofia in 1996 and defended a dissertation in the field of social medicine and organization of healthcare in 2007. Master in Health Management and Public Health (Faculty of Public Health, Medical University-Sofia) and a Master in Health Policy and Pharmacoeconomics (Barcelona School of Management, Univeristat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain). From 11.2008 to 07.2018 she held consecutive positions as Senior Assistant, Chief Assistant and Associate Professor at the Faculty of Pharmacy, Medical University - Sofia. In 07.2018 Prof. Serbezova was appointed at the Faculty of Public Health, Medical University-Sofia, where she delivers lectures on public health, pharmaceutical strategic management and management of clinical trials. Author and co-author of more than 160 publications in the field of drug policy, quality management in healthcare, medicines utilization and health technology assessment. Chair of the Quality Commission of the Bulgarian Pharmaceutical Union (2007-2010) and Vice President of the Union for the period 2010-2013. Member of the National Council on Prices and Reimbursement of Medicinal Products (2013-2104). During the period 07.2014-08.2018 she served as an Executive Director of the Bulgarian Drug Agency. Former member of the Management Board of European Medicines Agency and former member of CHMP. Member of Committee for health technology assessment during the period 2016-2018. Minister of health (13.Dec.2021-02.Aug.2022). Winner of the Award of the Bulgarian Pharmaceutical Union "Master of Pharmacy of the Year" - in 2011 and the Award of the Bulgarian Pharmaceutical Union for contribution to the development of pharmacy in Bulgaria - 2008. Member of the editorial boards of "Biotechnology & Biotechnological Equipment" and “Health Policy and Management”.
Health policy, pharmacoeconomics, HTA, medicines’ usage, pharmacists’ education, quality assurance, quality management, pharmaceutical analysis, pharmaceutical care.