Imperial College London


Faculty of MedicineSchool of Public Health

Senior Lecturer in Health Economics



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Katharina Hauck is a Senior Lecturer in Health Economics at the Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Imperial College London. She is specialized in the economics of infectious diseases and the economic evaluation of complex public health interventions. Her specific research interests focus on the economics of HIV/AIDS, health system performance, priority setting and cost-effectiveness analysis, economic impact of epidemics, and the role of individual behaviour in infectious disease transmission. Katharina leads the economic evaluation of the HPTN071/PopART study, a large cluster-randomized trial of the impact of a combination prevention package on population-level HIV incidence in Zambia and South Africa

Katharina holds a PhD in Economics from the University of York (2005). Her previous appointments were at the Business School of Imperial College London (2010-2015), the Department of Econometrics and Business Statistics, Monash University (Australia, 2005-2010), the Centre for Health Economics, University of York (UK, 1999-2005), and the World Health Organization in Geneva (Switzerland, 1998-1999). 

Katharina was a Postdoctoral Fellow of the Australian Research Council. She is a member of the Expert Networks 'Global Health' and 'Healthcare Delivery Systems' of the World Economic Forum, and the International Decision Support Initiative (iDSI). 

Watch Katharina's presentation at the World Economic Forum in Davos 2017 on using Big Data to analyse the determinants of life expectancy in the poorest countries: Katharina Hauck WEF 2017



Hauck KD, Wang S, Vincent C, et al., 2017, Healthy Life-Years Lost and Excess Bed-Days Due to 6 Patient Safety Incidents Empirical Evidence From English Hospitals, Medical Care, Vol:55, ISSN:0025-7079, Pages:125-130

Mikkelsen E, Hontelez JAC, Jansen MPM, et al., 2017, Evidence for scaling up HIV treatment in sub-Saharan Africa: A call for incorporating health system constraints, Plos Medicine, Vol:14, ISSN:1549-1676

Hauck KD, Wang S, Vincent C, et al., 2017, Healthy Life-Years Lost and Excess Bed-Days Due to 6 Patient Safety Incidents: Empirical Evidence From English Hospitals., Med Care, Vol:55, Pages:125-130

Thomas R, Burger R, Harper A, et al., 2017, Differences in health-related quality of life between HIV-positive and HIV-negative people in Zambia and South Africa: a cross-sectional baseline survey of the HPTN 071 (PopART) trial, Lancet Global Health, Vol:5, ISSN:2214-109X, Pages:E1133-E1141

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