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Mihajlo (Michael) Jakovljevic

  • M.D. Ph.D.
  • Visiting Research Fellow
  • Lunds Universitet Division of Health Economics
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Professor Mihajlo (Michael) Jakovljevic MD, PhD is is an appointed WHO EACHR Committee Member; published 195+ full length papers in indexed, high impact journals (Cumulative Impact Factor 1,500+ ; 20,000+ citations, Hirsch factor 42, I-10 index 101) He currently holds Visiting Professor position at The Insitute of Comparative Economic Studies Hosei University Tokyo, Japan. He is European Health Economist and Clinical Pharmacology Specialist heading Graduate curricula on Health Economics and Pharmacoeconomics within University of Kragujevac, historical capital of Serbia. So far he was holding Visiting Research or Teaching positions at Hosei University Tokyo, (Japanese National Center for Population Aging), Vienna Medical University, Austria, Ghent University, Belgium, Arhus University, Denmark, DZA, Berlin Germany and Ljubljana University, Slovenia. He is frequent speaker in the field, across Europe, Middle East and Far East. His scholarly work appeared in Lancet, JAMA, Health Economics, European Journal of Health Economics, Value in Health, Plos One, Expert Reviews in Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research, Journal of Medical Economics and top ranked clinical journals. Many of the published studies were joint academic research projects with a variety of EU, US and Japanese universities funded by different national or federal funding agencies. These health economic estimates relate to conditions such as: risky pregnancies, depression, cancer, addiction disorders, COPD, diabetes and technologies ranging from radiation oncology, monoclonal antibodies, alternative and complementary medicine, psychotherapy, surgery, orthopaedic implants to the interventional radiology. Professor Jakovljevic runs the largest, budget financed, research project in Health Economics in Serbia. Back in 2014 he published as Editor in Charge the first complete university textbook in health economics in former Yugoslavia / Western Balkans region. Currently he serves in various Editorial roles on behalf of thirteen international journals: Frontiers in Public Health, Expert Review of Pharmacoeconomics & Outcomes Research, Journal od Medical Economics, Value in Health Regional Issues (VIHRI), Frontiers in Pharmacology, Chinese Journal of Clinicians (CJC), Journal of Health Services Research and Managerial Epidemiology, Journal of Health Behavior and Public Health (HBPH), South East European Journal of Public Health (SEEJPH), Eastern European Journal of Economics and Business (EEBEJ), Farmeconomia - Health economics and therapeutic pathways, Athens Journal of Health and Traditional Medicine Research. He is a member of IHEA, ISPOR, EuroCRIS, Japanese HEA; ISPOR Japan and ESBRA. For his deeds and professional standing he was the only nominated candidate for IHEA *(International Health Economics Association) board of Directors Election based in Eastern Europe, in spring 2015. Since 2016, Michael serves at the Academy of Medical Sciences Belgrade (established 1976) of The Serbian Medical Society (established 1872) being the youngest member ever elected in history of the Academy. He speaks English, German and several Western Balkan languages fluently. Professor Jakovljevic’s long term focus of interest remains on health financing and affordability issues in the emerging global markets.


Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation, BMC


2019 - Present

Frontiers in Health Economics

Chief Specialty Co-Editor

2016 - Present

Recent publications

  • Measuring progress and projecting attainment on the basis of past trends of the health-related Sustainable Development Goals in 188 countries: an analysis from the Global Burden of Disease Study 2016

    • Fullman N
    • Barber R
    • Abajobir A
    • et al.
  • The burden of mental disorders in the Eastern Mediterranean region, 1990–2015: findings from the global burden of disease 2015 study

    • Charara R
    • El Bcheraoui C
    • Khalil I
    • et al.

Professional experience

Visiting Research Fellow

Lunds Universitet Division of Health Economics

April 2018 - Present

Global Expert Network Affiliate

University of Washington Center for Health Trends and Forecasts

January 2016 - Present

Head of Health Economics and Pharmacoeconomics

University of Kragujevac Faculty of Medicine

September 2006 - Present

Visiting Associate Professor of Health Economics

Hosei Daigaku

August 2012 - February 2013(6 months)


Faculty of Medical Sciences

University of Kragujevac

November 2009 - May 2013(4 years)

Office of Clinical Research Training and Medical Education

National Institutes of Health

September 2011 - April 2012(7 months)

Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences

Ghent University

October 2009 - November 2009(a month)


Medical University of Vienna

August 2008 - September 2008(a month)

Faculty of Medical Sciences

University of Kragujevac

October 2003 - March 2008(4 years)


University of Ljubljana

June 2007 - September 2007(3 months)

Public Health

University of Birmingham

November 2005 - February 2006(3 months)

Faculty of Medical Sciences

University of Kragujevac

October 1997 - July 2003(6 years)

Co-authors (3202)

  • Kwadwo Arhin
  • Elena Telegina