Ellen van de Poel Dr., PhD (RGHI Director)
I am a health economist based at the Institute of Health Policy and Management of the Erasmus University Rotterdam. I obtained my PhD in 2009 from the Erasmus School of Economics on the topic Urbanization, Health and Inequality in developing countries.
My current research focuses on the evaluation of health financing reforms and the measurement of equity in health and health care in developing countries. I have worked on the evaluation of demand- and supply side reforms in Asia (in the context of two FP7 projects) and sub-Saharan Africa (Burundi, Ethiopia). In 2010, I obtained a Veni scholarship to develop methods for measuring equity in access to health care in developing countries. My work is published in leading journals in the field of Health Economics, Public Health, Demography and Medical sciences. In addition, I am the coordinator of the Global Health track in the Master Health Economics, Policy and Law (iBMG) and principal curriculum expert in a capacity building project together with the Gadjah Mada University of Indonesia (funded by Nuffic).