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Department of Health Economics (DHE)

"Tele- and Digital Health for Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders: The US Experience" - Speaker: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Alisa Busch (Harvard Medical School)

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Judit Simon is elected Visiting Scholar at Merton College, University of Oxford, UK. The Visiting Research Fellowships programme of Merton “brings leading academics into the College community each term; as well as the presence of Visiting Scholars who stay in College whilst collaborating with Fellows”.


We were delighted to welcome attendees and celebrate together the DHE 10th Anniversary Symposium on the 25 September in Vienna. Thank you all for coming! For photos from the event, click HERE.
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Wienand D.: Excess physical disease burden associated with selected mental health disorders in Europe (oral)

Berger M.: Suburban Blues: Urbanicity, healthcare service mix and spatial patterns of admissions for depression (poster)

Felsinger R.: Ageing Well? Exploring Self-Reported Quality of Life in the Older Austrian Population (poster)

Heilig D.: Health economic analysis of inpatient prostate cancer treatment in Austrian hospitals (poster)


Timea Helter PhD MRes MMSc wurde für ihre Dissertation „Capability-Framework zur Messung und Bewertung von Outcomes in ökonomischen Evaluationen psychischer Gesundheit – Die Verwendung des Oxford Capability-Fragebogens für psychische Gesundheit (OxCAP-MH)“, die sie an der Abteilung für Gesundheitsökonomie im Rahmen des Doktorandenprogramms Public Health durchgeführt hat, mit dem Staatspreis „Award of Excellence“ vom Bundesministerium für Bildung, Wissenschaft und Forschung ausgezeichnet. Der Preis „Award of Excellence“ fördert den wissenschaftlichen Nachwuchs, indem die besten Doktoranden eines jeden Studienjahres geehrt werden. Eine offizielle Preisverleihung findet am 7. Dezember 2023 statt.

Dr Timea Helter has been awarded the “Award of Excellence” by the Austrian Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Research for her PhD dissertation “Capability approach for the measurement and valuation of outcomes in mental health economic evaluations – The use of the Oxford Capability questionnaire - Mental Health (OxCAP-MH)”, which she conducted at the Department of Health Economics within the Doctoral Programme Public Health. The “Award of Excellence” prize promotes the next generation of academics, by honoring the best doctoral graduates of each academic year. An official award ceremony will take place on 7 December 2023.