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 HPTN071/PopART, a landmark study on 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 is a member of the Expert Networks 'Global Health' and 'Healthcare Delivery Systems' of the World Economic Forum, co-chair for Economics of The Gobal Fund Modelling Secretariat, and member of the International Decision Support Initiative (iDSI). She was a Postdoctoral Fellow of the Australian Research Council. 

Watch Katharina's presentations at the National Academy of Sciences in Washington D.C. on  The Economics of HIV/AIDS  in June 2018 and 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



Friebel R, Hauck K, Aylin P, 2018, Centralisation of acute stroke services in London: Impact evaluation using two treatment groups, Health Economics, Vol:27, ISSN:1057-9230, Pages:722-732

Weston D, Hauck K, Amlot R, 2018, Infection prevention behaviour and infectious disease modelling: a review of the literature and recommendations for the future, Bmc Public Health, Vol:18, ISSN:1471-2458

Friebel R, Hauck K, Aylin P, et al., 2018, National trends in emergency readmission rates: a longitudinal analysis of administrative data for England between 2006 and 2016, Bmj Open, Vol:8, ISSN:2044-6055

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