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Prof. Dr. Reinhard Busse

Head of the Department of Health Care Management, TU Berlin

Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin

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Research Interests:

  • Health Systems Research
  • Health services research
  • Health economics
  • Health Technology Assessment (HTA)

Functions / offices

Professor Reinhard Busse, Dr. med. MPH, is

  • Department head for health care management in the Faculty of Economics and Management at Technische Universität Berlin, Germany
  • Co-Director of the European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies

His research focuses on methods and contents of comparative health system analysis and performance assessment, health services research (with emphasis on hospitals, human resources, financing and payment mechanisms), health economics and health technology assessment (HTA).

He is editor-in-chief of Health Policy (since 2011) and director of the Federal Ministry of Research-funded Berlin Centre of Health Economics Research (since 2012). He was speaker of the board of the inter-university Berlin School of Public Health (2015-2018), President of the German Health Economics Association (2016/17) and member of the Government Commission for Modern and Needs-based Hospital Care (since 2022). His department is supporting the School of Public Health in Kumasi, Ghana, in setting up a master's program in Health Systems' Research and Management.