Imperial College London


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Professor in Health Economics



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Katharina Hauck is a Professor in Health Economics and Deputy Director of the Abdul Latif Jameel Institute for Disease and Emergency Analytics (Jameel Institute), School of Public Health, Imperial College London. She is specialized in the economics of infectious diseases and the economic evaluation of complex public health interventions. Her research focuses on the economics of pandemic preparedness, the economics of malaria elimination, cost-effectiveness analysis, and health system strengthening. 

Katharina leads the recently launched 'Jameel Institute-Kenneth C. Griffin Initiative for the Economics of Pandemic Preparedness', an international collaborative program of research that has the mission to determine the societal and economic value of pandemic preparedness with integrated economic-epidemiological modelling.

Katharina also leads several collaborative studies in low-and middle-income countries, including 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, and STARmeds, a study on falsified and substandard medicines in Indonesia. She is co-convener of the economic analysis for the Infected Blood Inquiry in the United Kingdom.

Katharina regularly advises on national and international health policy related to the economics of infectious diseases, including for WHO, the Global Fund, governments of low-and middle income countries, and the UK Cabinet Office. She is an associate editor for the journal 'Health Economics'. 

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). 

Selected Publications

Journal Articles

Thomas R, Probert W, Sauter R, et al., 2021, Cost and cost-effectiveness of a universal HIV testing and treatment intervention in Zambia and South Africa: evidence and projections from the HPTN 071 (PopART) trial, The Lancet Global Health, Vol:9, ISSN:2214-109X, Pages:e668-e680

Christen P, D'Aeth J, Lochen A, et al., 2021, The J-IDEA pandemic planner: a framework for implementing hospital provision interventions during the COVID-19 pandemic, Medical Care, Vol:59, ISSN:0025-7079, Pages:371-378

Singh S, Shaikh M, Hauck K, et al., 2021, Impacts of introducing and lifting nonpharmaceutical interventions on COVID-19 daily growth rate and compliance in the United States, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, Vol:118, ISSN:0027-8424

McCabe R, Schmit N, Christen P, et al., 2020, Adapting hospital capacity to meet changing demands during the COVID-19 pandemic, BMC Medicine, Vol:18, ISSN:1741-7015, Pages:1-12

Hauck K, Miraldo M, Singh S, 2020, Integrating motherhood and employment: a 22-year analysis investigatingimpacts of US workplace breastfeeding policy, Social Science and Medicine – Population Health, Vol:11, ISSN:2352-8273

Miraldo M, Lau K, Hauck K, 2019, Excess influenza hospital admissions and costs due to the 2009 H1N1 pandemic in England, Health Economics, Vol:28, ISSN:1057-9230, Pages:175-188


Hauck KD, 2018, The economics of infectious diseases, Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Economics and Finance, Editor(s): Jones, Oxford University Press


Johnson R, Djaafara B, Haw D, et al., 2022, Report 51: Valuing lives, education and the economy in an epidemic: Societal benefit of SARS-CoV-2 booster vaccinations in Indonesia

D'Aeth J, Ghosal S, Grimm F, et al., 2020, Report 40: Optimal scheduling rules for elective care to minimize years of life lost during the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic: an application to England

Haw D, Christen P, Forchini G, et al., 2020, DAEDALUS: An economic-epidemiological model to optimize economic activity while containing the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic

Haw D, Forchini G, Christen P, et al., 2020, Report 35: How can we keep schools and universities open? Differentiating closures by economic sector to optimize social and economic activity while containing SARS-CoV-2 transmission

McCabe R, Schmit N, Christen P, et al., 2020, Report 27 Adapting hospital capacity to meet changing demands during the COVID-19 pandemic

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