Topics: Health
Regional focus: Europe
Latin America and the Caribbean
Origin: Faroe Islands
Fellowship: Richard von Weizs├Ącker Fellow

Bogi Eliasen is Director of Health at the Copenhagen Institute for Futures Studies (CIFS). He was born in the Faroe Islands and studied political science and international law at the University of Aarhus, Denmark. He worked last at the Faroe Business Affairs and Ministry of Foreign Affairs and was an advisor over 25 years for politicians, the public sector, and private companies. He also built and steered initiatives such as FarGen, Nordic Health 2030, and Movement Health 2030.

As Director of Health at CIFS, Bogi sets the stage diving into topics such as the future of genomics, data, digital functions, and their integration with health. This is based on a holistic vision of shaping the future personalized health paradigm as a part of ambitious projects and networks around the world. He received the HIMSS (Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society) Future 50 global award for his work in 2019. He initiated the Nordic Health 2030 process and has a key role in both the global Future Proofing Health Index and Movement Health 2030 that aspires to improve health by applying the new health paradigm. He is a co-chair Sciana Health Leader Network. In Movement Health 2030, Bogi has the responsibility for the necessary systemic shifts needed to apply and harvest the opportunities of data and digital functions. The work is partly based on the Nordic Health 2030 approach for a new data model and a new social contract with data as a core component. A new social contract for health is also the theme for his work in the Sciana Network of Health Leaders, where data governance is a key focus.

His next focus is facilitating the shift and building bridges between the fields of personal and public health in order to work much more preventive, e.g. by reducing the avoidable disease burden with secondary prevention and building the data structures for that, e.g demonstrated with his teams development of the recently launched Severe Asthma Index and PhaseV on the future of clinical trials. Building fair models is at the heart of his work. Bogi is Danish chair of the World Chairs of Bioethics and a co-chair Sciana Health Leader Network.

Last updated: 2023