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Liisa-Maria Voipio-Pulkki

Ministry of Social Affairs and Health, Finland


Dr. Liisa-Maria Voipio-Pulkki is currently Chief Medical Officer and Senior Adviser in the Permanent Secretary´s cabinet at the Finnish Ministry of Social Affairs and Health. She served as Director General of Strategic Affairs in 2018-21. She joined the Ministry in 2010 as the Director of the Health Care Group, concentrating on the health system performance and hospital reform issues. Previously she was employed as the Senior Medical Adviser of the Finnish Association of Local and Regional Authorities in 2004-2009, Chief of Emergency and Acute Care of the Helsinki University Hospital District in 2000-2004 and as a specialist and Adjunct Professor of Medicine in the University of Turku, Finland. Since 2014 she has been actively involved in the Finnish Government´s “Health Growth Strategy”, focusing on implementation of innovations in health systems and the impact of the act on secondary use of health and social data. Since 2017 she has chaired the Steering Committee of the European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies, a WHO hosted partnership supporting evidence-informed health policy making. Most recently, she has been an active member of the COVID-19 steering group of the Ministry.