Katharina Hauck is deputy director of the Adbul Latif Jameel Institute for Disease and Emergency Analytics (Jameel Institute) and professor in health economics at Imperial College London. At Jameel Institute, Katharina leads the recently-launched Jameel Institute-Kenneth C. Griffin Initiative for the Economics of Pandemic Preparedness, an international collaborative programme of research that has the mission to determine the societal and economic value of pandemic preparedness with integrated economic-epidemiological modelling.
Her research specialism is the economics of infectious diseases and the economic evaluation of complex public health interventions. Her work investigates the economics of pandemic preparedness, the economics of malaria elimination, cost-effectiveness analysis and health system strengthening.
Katharina is a lead researcher on several collaborative studies in Zambia, South Africa and Indonesia and a member of national and international expert advisory groups to the WHO, the Global Fund, the UK Cabinet office and governments of low and middle-income countries on healthy policy related to infectious diseases. She is also co-convener of the economic analysis for the Infected Blood Inquiry in the United Kingdom.
Katharina previously held positions at the Business School of Imperial College London, the Department of Econometrics and Business Statistics at Monash University in Australia, the Centre for Health Economics at the University of York and the World Health Organisation in Geneva.
Katharina took a degree in economics from the Technische Universität Berlin followed by a master’s in health economics and a PhD in economics from the University of York. She is an associate editor for the journal Health Economics.