Katharina Janus, PhD, MBA, is Professor of Healthcare Management at Ulm University, Germany, and the Director of the Center for Healthcare Management, an international research center at the Department of Health Policy & Management, Columbia University, New York, USA. She also heads the Care-Tank, the Center's think-tank and platform for innovation, and holds an appointment at Columbia University, New York, USA.
Prof. Janus focuses her research on the design and implementation of monetary and non-monetary incentive systems in healthcare organizations as well as on the assessment of innovative medical/management interventions and their impact on performance in various healthcare systems and organizations. As a healthcare manager in research and practice she puts a strong emphasis on managing the human side of healthcare delivery in the new age of care management formerly known as managed care. She has been the principal investigator of several international studies on physician motivation and professional culture in collaboration with the Hannover Medical School, the University of California at Berkeley and Stanford University, USA. Additionally, Prof. Janus has been involved in political advisory councils and managed care projects on a national and international level. She also serves as a member of the board of Allianz health insurance, Munich, Germany. View Faculty CV here (PDF).