Katharina Janus

Katharina Janus

Katharina Janus

Adjunct Associate Professor
Health Policy and Management


722 West 168th Street, 4th floor
New York NY USA 10032
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Katharina Janus is the founder and managing director of the Center for Healthcare Management and the president of the consulting network ENJOY STRATEGY. She has twenty years of global healthcare management experience in science and corporate practice. Starting her career in managed care at one of the largest hospital chains in the United States, she has learned about challenges on the shop floor before turning to academia where she continued to pursue applied research. Her global consulting network ENJOY STRATEGY supports many of the Center’s projects on the implementation side. She has been invited frequently as a speaker and moderator to contribute her global domain expertise and in-depth knowledge of healthcare markets and trends. In this respect, she has helped multinational companies with market access strategy and business development to facilitate on-site implementation in various cultural environments. Dr. Janus was a 2006-07 Harkness Fellow in Health Care Policy at The Commonwealth Fund, a Rockefeller Foundation fellow in 2012 and a Brocher Foundation resident in 2014. She was one of the youngest tenured professors and female board members of a DAX company appointed in Germany. She has been a ballet dancer before she started her career in healthcare management which inspired her to create sculptures whenever her busy schedule permits. Her creative approaches to strategy consulting frequently are influenced by her artistic upbringing and education.



PhD, 2003, Helmut-Schmidt-University Hamburg, Germany
MBA, 2000, University of Hamburg, Germany, and University Pantheon-Sorbonne, Paris, France

Editorial Boards

The Open Health Services and Policy Journal
Advances in Healthcare Management

Academic Appointments

Professor, Business School - Healthcare Management

Other Affiliations

Board Member, Allianz Inc. Health Insurance, Munich, Germany

Honors & Awards

Harkness Fellow in Healthcare Policy 2006-2007
Rockefeller Foundation academic writing residency award 2012
Brocher Foundation academic residency award 2014

Areas of Expertise

E-health, Implementation Science, Intervention Studies, Outcomes Research, Research Design and Methods, Risk Assessment and Communication, Social / Cultural Issues, Physician Education, Public Health Leadership and Management, Global Health, Healthcare Economics, Healthcare Financing, Healthcare Industry, Healthcare Insurance, Healthcare Management, Healthcare Policy, Healthcare Providers, Healthcare Reform, Healthcare Workers, Managed Care, Pharmaceudical Industry, Depression

Select Global Activities

Center for Healthcare Management, Germany: Founded in 2010 by Prof. Dr. Katharina Janus the Center for Healthcare Management is located in Hamburg, Germany (for the European, Asian and the Middle Eastern markets) and at Columbia University, New York, for the Americas (@HCMatColumbia). The Center is a global organization of leading international scholars and practitioners beyond the core team of analysts and strategists. It’s focus is on healthcare management projects as well as offering tailor-made executive training to maximize performance. Because we care about making healthcare systems more efficient and improving organizational performance we call our global network of expert consultants the Care-Tank, merging think-tanks and do-tanks. The Center for Healthcare Management organizes forums in various cities around the world. Driven by the need for intellectual innovation and knowledge cultivation the Center invested in a novel approach to create an interactive platform for exchange.

Select Publications

Janus, K., Minvielle, E. (2017). Rethinking Health Care Delivery: What European And United States Health Care Systems Can Learn From One Another, Health Affairs Blog (https://www.healthaffairs.org/do/10.1377/hblog20171214.835155/full/) (December 15, 2017)
Weil, A., Janus, K. (2016). Barriers to change: The view from Berlin, Health Affairs Blog (http://healthaffairs.org/blog/2016/12/02/barriers-to-change-the-view-from-berlin/) (December 2, 2016)
Glied, S., Janus, K. (2015). Managed Care. Reference Module in Biomedical Sciences, Elsevier. 25-Nov-15 doi: 10.1016/B978-0-12-801238-3.02823-3.
Janus, K. (2014). The effect of professional culture on intrinsic motivation among physicians in an academic medical center, Journal of Healthcare Management 59(4): 287-304.
Janus, K., Brown, L.B. (2014) Physician integration revisited - An exploratory study of monetary and professional incentives in three countries, Health Policy 118: 14-23.
Rundall, T.G., Oberlin, S., Thygesen, B., Janus, K. (2012). Success under duress: Policies and practices managers view as keys to profitability in five California hospitals with challenging payer mix, Journal of Healthcare Management 57(2): 94-112.
Janus, K. (2011). Pay-for-Performance does not always pay - Risks and side effects of incentives in healthcare, Eurohealth, 17(4): 31-34.
Janus, K. (2010). Managing motivation among health care professionals, Advances in Health Care Management, 9: 47-77.
Janus, K., Amelung, V.E., Baker, L.C., Gaitanides, M., Schwartz, F.W., Rundall, T.G. (2008). Monetary and non-monetary drivers of physician job satisfaction - Insights from a cross-national comparative study, Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law, 33(6): 1133-1167.
Janus, K., Brown, L.D. (2007). Medicare as incubator for innovation in payment policy, Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law, 32(1): 293-306.

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