Dr Rob Baltussen 

Associate Professor

Infectious diseases and global health


Dr Rob Baltussen is an economist specialized in international health economics, with a PhD in costing and cost-effectiveness analysis. 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. At WHO, he was responsible for the development of WHO guidelines on cost-effectiveness analysis.

At present, he is coordinator of NICHE - the Nijmegen International Center for Health Systems Research and Education, located at the Radboud university medical center in the Netherlands. NICHE focuses on international health systems research, more specifically on improving access to health care for poor people, cost and cost-effectiveness analysis of SRH and HIV/AIDS, multi-criteria priority setting, and primary health care. Rob Baltussen is editor-in-chief of the journal Cost-Effectiveness and Resource Allocation and has published more than 90 international papers in Medline-indexed  journals.

In 2014 he received a Vici-grant to further develop his work on multi criteria priority setting.

National & International Personal Prizes & Awards

2014:   Vici-grant.

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