Dr Kristian Hansen BSc MSc PhD

Assistant Professor in Health Economics


Kristian Schultz Hansen joined the Health Policy Unit and the ACT Consortium Core Team in September 2008. Prior to coming to the School, Kristian was a staff member of the Institute of Public Health, University of Aarhus, Denmark where he worked on the utilisation of large data sets to perform statistical analyses on the interplay between the population and the health care system. In addition, he worked three years for the World Health Organization in Zimbabwe where the work tasks included the calculation of the costs of health services, estimation of the burden of diseases and economic evaluation of health services. Kristian has an MSc and a PhD in Economics from University of Copenhagen, Denmark.





Seminar leader in the courses on (1) Introduction to Health Economics and (2) Economic Analysis for Health Policy as well as serving as a tutor on the MSc in Public Health in Developing Countries.



Kristian's current research interest is on economic evaluation of malaria interventions mainly in Africa focusing in particular on artemisinin-based combination therapies (ACTs) and malaria rapid diagnostic tests (RDTs). This involves studying various aspects including different delivery mechanisms, the effect of adherence to RDT results and different epidemiological settings. In addition, he has participated in different research projects on the prevention of malaria in pregnancy including intermittent preventive therapy and bed nets. Other research interests include community-based health insurance, pay-for performance in health care, costing of health services, economic evaluation and measurement of the burden of disease using Disability-Ajusted Life Years.

Research areas

  • Economic evaluation
  • Global Health
  • Health care financing
  • Health services research
  • Health status measurement
  • Public health


  • Economics

Disease and Health Conditions

  • Malaria
  • Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs)


  • Sub-Saharan Africa (all income levels)


  • Afghanistan
  • Denmark
  • Ghana
  • Malawi
  • Tanzania
  • Uganda
  • Zimbabwe

Other interests

  • ACT
  • Africa
  • Burden Of Disease
  • Community Health Workers
  • Cost Effectiveness Analysis
  • Developing countries
  • East Africa
  • HIV
  • Health Economics
  • Home Management Of Malaria
  • Malaria Centre
  • Neglected Tropical Diseases
  • economics of health care
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