Humphrey/Fulbright Fellow at Rollins School of Public Health
Vlad Mixich is a health policy expert and writer, currently based in Bucharest where he serves as the executive director of the Romanian Health Observatory. He is the son of a family who was persecuted during the Soviet occupation of Romania. As a health writer, Vlad’s stories investigated corruption in the healthcare system, mental health stigma, vaccine hesitancy or young doctors brain drain. His writings were awarded several national and European prizes, mainly while working for national (Hotnews.ro) and international outlets (Deutsche Welle). His most recent work was a national radio show at Digi FM, debunking medical myths. His social media presence is strong, with more than 70000 followers.
As a health policy expert, Vlad worked with national and international organizations in many countries. From his experience in various cultures, Vlad learned that combining strong data about people’s health with great storytelling can unleash an impressive positive power for change.
With a degree in Medicine, Vlad also holds a master degree in international health policy from the London School of Economics and he is a trained psychotherapist. He won several prestigious international fellowships: the Humphrey/Fulbright Fellowship, the Eisenhower Fellowship for Innovation and the Marshall Memorial Fellowship.