I have a diverse academic training in Sociology, Health Economics, and Public Health. I joined the Institute of Public Health of the University of Heidelberg in 2002 and was appointed Leader of the Research Group in Health Economics and Health Financing in March 2011. My areas of expertise include health financing, impact and process evaluation, and economic evaluation, with specific application to social health protection and provider payment mechanisms in low and middle income countries. My research focus ranges from maternal and newborn care to malaria to HIV/AIDS. Through the systematic application of a mixed methods approaches, I combine quantitative and qualitative methods of data collection and analysis to all of my work.
Expertise are the different fields where an expert excels.