Frank Sandmann MSc

Research Degree Student


Frank Sandmann is a PhD candidate at LSHTM and also affiliated with the Modelling and Economics Unit at Public Health England (PHE). His doctoral research focusses on the true cost of epidemic and outbreak diseases in healthcare, illustrated with Norovirus-associated gastroenteritis in hospital.

Frank specialised in health economics with an MSc from the Erasmus University Rotterdam (NL), and he obtained a BSc in health sciences from the University of Twente (NL). Before starting his PhD, he worked as Research Associate at the German Institute for Quality and Efficiency in Health Care (IQWiG).



Research areas

  • Decision analysis
  • Disease control
  • Economic evaluation
  • Health care policy
  • Health technology assessment
  • Modelling
  • Outbreaks
  • Public health
  • Surveillance
  • Vaccines


  • Economics
  • Epidemiology
  • Mathematical modelling

Disease and Health Conditions

  • Cancer
  • Hospital acquired infection
  • Infectious disease
  • Non-communicable diseases

Other interests

  • Diarrhoeal diseases
  • Drug Regulation
  • Health Economics
  • Norovirus
  • vaccination
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