Claudia FISCHER joined the Department of Health Economics in May 2018. She leads the national multicenter study PallPROMs and works as a post-doc scientist on the European H2020 project iLIVE Project Live well - die well. Her main research interests include the area of health services evaluation, health system performance measurement, outcomes/effectiveness research and the development and the evaluation of quality indicators. She teaches and supervises students at different levels at the Medical University of Vienna and is the deputy coordinator of the DHE Short Course on health economics and evaluation and evidence synthesis.
She holds a Phd in Public Health from the Erasmus University Rotterdam. During her PhD she also stayed at the Royal College of Surgeons and London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine in London. She holds a Master degree in Public Health from the Erasmus University Rotterdam as well as Master degree in Health Science specialization `Lifestyle and Chronic Disorders´ from the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. Further, she obtained a diploma degree in Health Care Management from the University of Applied Sciences Carinthia (passed with distinction). She previously held appointments at the Institute for Advanced Studies (IHS) and Philips Research, Divison for Chronic Disease Management and Population Health (Cambridge/UK, Eindhoven/NL). She conducted qualitative and quantitative research in national and international projects (e.g. EU 7th framework project: HSR Europe).