Medical doctor and economist with more than 25 years’ experience in clinical work, research, and strategic planning and consulting. Focus of work on international health economics, health system development and health care financing / social health insurance, and rationing health care, as well as empirical quantitative and qualitative health systems research. Broad national and international research and consulting experience, in-depth theoretical and practical knowledge on health systems and hospital care, health care financing, social protection, and policy applications. More than 15 years’ experience in international cooperation in non-European countries with more than 60 completed assignments. 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. High degree of inter-cultural sensibility and strong communication and moderation skills. Project experience in Europe, Northern Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa, and Central, South and Southeast Asia.


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
Overseas Fellow of the Royal Society of MedicineLondon
since 2004Free-lance consultant in international health economics, health care financing and social protection