Physician and economist with 20 years experience in clinical work, research, and strategic planning and consulting. Wide-ranging international training and teaching experience as well as in-depth knowledge of university structures, accreditation processes, and the development of innovative/internet-based curricula in national and international settings with special emphasis on teaching health economics and health care financing in different settings and for different audiences. Professor of Health Economics since 2005. Focus of work on international health economics, health system development and health care financing, economic evaluation and rationing health care, as well as internet-based empirical health systems research. More than 15 years experience in international cooperation in non-European countries and more than 50 completed assignments. High degree of inter-cultural sensibility, good command of the English language. Project experience in Northern Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa, Southeast and South Asia. Broad national and international consulting experience, in-depth theoretical and practical knowledge on health systems, health care financing, social protection, and policy applications. Strong communication and moderation skills.



1985–1992 Medical School, Universities of Bonn and Göttingen
1990–1991 “Biomedical Sciences Exchange Program” in the United States, sponsored by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)
1992“Dr. med.” (MD thesis), “Medicine in Göttingen 1933–45”, University of Göttingen
1987–1997Economics studies, Universities of Göttingen and Hannover
1999“Dr. rer. pol.” (PhD thesis), “Public Participation in the Rationing of Health Care”, University of Hannover
FellowshipsDAAD (1990-1), DFG (Post-Doc 1995-7), DFG (Lecture 2005), DFG (Lecture 2014)


1984–1985Military service
Additional trainingCosting methodology, computer programmes, presentation techniques, meeting management and moderation, conflict management, inter-cultural communication
Membership in scientific societiesVerein für Socialpolitik, German Society for Health Economics (dggö), International Health Economics Association (iHEA)


1992–1993Junior House Officer Psychiatric Clinic
> Clinical training
1993–1995Junior/Senior House Officer Transplant-Surgery
> Clinical training and research
1995–1997Post-doctorate grant German Research Council (DFG)
> Economic evaluation of abdominal transplants
1995Visiting scholar at the Centre for Health EconomicsYork, England
1997–1999Consultant with The Boston Consulting Group
> Energy (marketing-strategy), Biotechnology (gentech-strategy)
Medical technology (medical imaging). Human resources (BCG tool))
2000–2001Head of the Health Economics department, IGES (Institute for Research in Health and Social Sciences)
> Disease Management, Case Management, Determinants of drug consumption, Health Technology Assessment
2002–2004Long-term expert for German Technical Cooperation (GTZ)
> Supporting the Philippine Health Sector Reform: Health Policy, Social Health Insurance, Monitoring and Evaluation
Tacloban, Philippines
2005–2008Professor for Economics and Ethics in Health Care
Private University of Applied Sciences of the German Red Cross
> Accreditation of the University and various Bachelor and
Master studies. President of the University 2007/8
since 2008Senior Lecturer at the MIPH
Mannheim Institute of Public Health, (Heidelberg University)
> Teaching medical and international master students, supervising PhD students, research; accreditation and development of the “Master of Health Economics”
Visiting scholar at the Pakistan Institute of Development Economics (PIDE)Islamabad
since 2004Free-lance consultant in international health economics, health care financing and social protection