Katharina Hauck is a Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Health Policy, Imperial College London. She has broad research interests in the areas of empirical health economics, the quantitative evaluation of health policy, and applied micro-econometrics. Katharina is currently conducting research on the economic aspects of the social determinants of health, patient safety and quality of hospital care, obesity, and economic evaluation of HIV prevention programs. Katharina holds a PhD in Economics from the University of York. Her previous appointments were at the Department of Econometrics and Business Statistics, Monash University (Australia), the Centre for Health Economics, University of York (UK), and the World Health Organization in Geneva.