Rob Baltussen full professor
Prof. Rob Baltussen is an economist specialized in global health economics. His research focuses on the development of methods and tools for priority setting in health, to support Ministries of Health to make socially acceptable choices. For this, Baltussen integrates methods from various disciplines such as economics, ethic and decisions, which resulted in the development of ‘evidence-informed deliberative processes’ (click here to read more). He has also led the citizen forum on ‘Choices in health care’ which was held in the Netherlands in 2017 (click here to read more). Presently, Baltussen and his team are supporting several governmental agencies around the world, including in the Netherlands, Indonesia, Kazachstan and Iran.
Baltussen was Chair of the International Society for Priorities in Health 2016-2018. He has extensive field work experience in around 25 countries in Africa and Asia, and worked as a senior health economist at the World Health Organization in Geneva being responsible for the development of WHO guidelines on cost-effectiveness analysis.
Personal prizes & awards national & international
- 2014: Vici-grant to further develop his work on multi criteria priority setting
- Coordinator of NICHE - the Nijmegen International Center for Health Systems Research and Education
- Editor-in-chief of the journal Cost-Effectiveness and Resource Allocation