Judit Simon
Judit Simon
Head of Department

Mission Statement

Health economics is a subject that applies economic theory, models and empirical techniques to the analysis of decision-making by individuals, health care providers and governments with respect to health and health care.

The aim of the new Department of Health Economics (DHE) is to support efficiency and equity concerning health and health care and create relevant interdisciplinary collaborations within the Medical University of Vienna and with other Austrian and international research and decisions making institutions by: 

  • Promoting the understanding and use of health economics in research and decision making nationally and internationally
  • Developing relevant undergraduate, graduate and professional education and training programmes in Austria
  • Fostering research capacity development through the supervision of master and doctorate students in health economics
  • Excelling in collaborative applied and methodological research programmes both nationally and internationally
  • Acting as a point of call for health care professionals for expert advice

Major research areas include the synthesis of evidence on and appraisal of the socioeconomic burden of diseases, the costs, benefits and cost-effectiveness of preventative, diagnostic and treatment interventions both alongside clinical studies and using modelling techniques. Further research interests cover the evaluation of health services and health systems.


»  28 Nov-01 Dec 2018: Prof Dr Judit Simon participates at the 11th European Public Health (EPH) Conference in Ljubljana. She presents the PECUNIA project as panelist in the pre-conference "Building Public Mental Health across the life course" and discussing "future needs for mental health research at the EU level" on the 28 November.

» 09 November 2018: the first lectures of the "Public Health Basic Lecture Series 1" in winter semester 2018/19 will start at 8.30 am, (Kinderspitalgasse 15, seminar room 3). Further details and registration via MedCampus (Course No. 851.089)

» 02 November 2018: Dr Susanne Mayer receives the award "MedUni Wien RESEARCHER OF THE MONTH November 2018" for her publication "Health-Related Resource-Use Measurement Instruments for Intersectoral Costs and Benefits in the Education and Criminal Justice Sectors" in "Pharmacoeconomics". 

» 22-24 October 2018: The DHE Short Course "Evidence-based healthcare evaluation" is taking place. For more information and registration: DHE Short Courses

» 17 October 2018: the first Journal Club "Health economics and evidence-based healthcare" in winter semester 2018/19 will start at 3 pm (Kinderspitalgasse 15, seminar room 4). Further details and registration via MedCampus (Course No. 851.093)

»  06-09 October 2018: Prof. Dr. Judit Simon participates at the 31st ECNP Congress Applied ad Translational Neuroscience in Barcelona, Spain. She presents "Better prediction of outcomes in depression - what kind of societal impact can we expect?" as part of the symposium on the 7 October at the ECNP conference in Barcelona.

 » 02-04 October 2018: Nataša Perić is participating at the European Health Forum Gastein conference in Bad Hofgastein supported by the Young Forum Gastein scholarship. She will present "Headline Indicators for Monitoring the Performance of Health Systems" (poster)» 02-04 October 2018: Claudia Fischer is selected to participate at the first EHFG 2018 Hackathon at the European Health Forum Gastein conference in Bad Hofgastein.