Journal of AIDS & Clinical Research

ISSN: 2155-6113

Open Access

Rob Baltussen

Health economics specialist and  coordinator of NICHE – the Nijmegen International Center for Health Systems, Assistant Professor, Erasmus University Rotterdam; 


 Rob Baltussen is an economist specialized in international health economics. After his graduation in 1994, he completed his PhD on the real world relevance of economic evaluation studies. Next, he gained experience in international health research at the grass-root level by a two-year assignment in Burkina Faso, where he led research on the measurement of health-related quality of life and quality of care. His research interests in international health were given another dimension by his position as senior health economist at the World Health Organization in Geneva from 2000-2003. At WHO, he was responsible for the development of WHO guidelines on cost-effectiveness analysis, overall costing methodology, and the cost-effectiveness analyses of HIV/Aids, TB, iron deficiency, and blindness control. His present activities at Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Center (RUNMC) focus on international health systems research, more specifically improving access to health care for poor people, multi-criteria priority setting, and cost-effectiveness analysis of HIV/AIDS and sensory disorders.He has been involved in multiple training courses and consultancies on health economics in around 25 countries in in Africa and Asia. He is editor-in-chief of the journal Cost-Effectiveness and Resource Allocation and has published more than 40 international publications in Medline-indexed journals. He is currently heading the International Public Health Unit at the Department of Primary and Community Care at RUNMC.

Research Interest

Research interest in Antiretroviral treatment; Food insecurity; Food assistance; Adherence; Immunology, Virology

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