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.


» 22 November 2017: the next Health Economics Journal Club will start at 3pm and will take place at Seminar Room 5 (Dora Brücke-Teleky) on the 2nd floor of the Center of Public Health. Further details and registration via MedCampus (Course No. 851.093)

» 24 November 2017: Nataša Perić is presenting "Headline indicators for monitoring the performance of healthcare systems: Findings from the european Health Systems_Indicator (euHS_I) survey" at the ATHEA conference in Vienna, Austria.

» 16 January 2018: our next PriMHE (Programme in the Methods of Health Economics) lecture will take place at 3.00pm the Centre for Public Health with Luis Salvador-Carulla, Professor and Head of the Centre for Mental Health Research at the Research School of Population Health, College of Medicine, Biology and Environment, Australian National University (ANU) in Canberra who will talk on "The Global/Local Mental Health Atlas Project. Use of healthcare ecosystem analysis for evidence informed policy".