Dr. Rainer Thiel

Dr. Rainer Thiel

Dr. Rainer Thiel, Ph.D. M.A., obtained a doctorate and Master in Political Science from the Free UniversityBerlin. He leads the research on clinical and socio-economic impact as well as technology assessment in the VPHOP, MD-Paedigree, and VPH-SHAREprojects and played a key role in the VPH-relatedNMS-Physiome, ARGOS, and DISCIPULUS projects.In those projects, he is also responsible for business and exploitation planning as well as public policy and political health systems research. A member of Health Technology Assessment International (HTAi), the only international professional society focusing specifically on HTA, he has been designing assessment frameworks for the application to innovative and disruptive health technologies and ICT infostructures.

Research interests

  • Socio-economic assessment methodologies
  • Health Technology Assessment
  • Market research
  • Political modelling and policy analysis
  • Comparative governance analysis
Role: Researcher

Contact Details

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  • Address
    Empirica Gesellschaft für Kommunikations- und Technologieforschung mbH Oxfordstr. 2 D-53111
  • City
    Bonn
  • Country
    Germany
  • Telephone
    +49-228-98530-0