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, PhD, MBA, is Professor of Healthcare Management and the Director of the global research and consultancy organization “Center for Healthcare Management", Germany, and at Columbia University, New York, USA. She also heads the “Care-Tank", the Center's think-tank and executive education platform, and serves as a member of the board of Allianz health insurance, Munich, Germany. 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 invited frequently as a speaker and moderator to contribute her global domain expertise and in-depth knowledge of healthcare markets and trends. Additionally, Prof. Janus has been involved in political advisory councils and consulting projects on a national and international level. Dr. Janus earned her Master's Degree in Business Administration at the Universities of Hamburg and the Université Panthéon-Sorbonne Paris in 2000. She holds a PhD in Business and Social Sciences from Helmut-Schmidt-University in Hamburg (2003). Dr. Janus was a 2006-07 Harkness Fellow in Health Care Policy at The Commonwealth Fund, a Rockefeller Foundation academic fellow in 2012 and a Brocher Foundation resident in 2014.



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

Additional 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: The Center for Healthcare Management is a global organization located in Germany (for the European, Asian and the Middle Eastern markets) and at Columbia University in New York City for the Americas (@HCMatColumbia). It is a research and consultancy organization consisting of leading international scholars and practitioners. The Center’s core competency lies in developing and executing projects as well as offering education to maximize global health performance. The Center grew out of a circle of engaged and dedicated global professionals in healthcare management & policy who strive to find practical solutions for today’s complex healthcare challenges. Our commitment is not only to help you create a strategy to achieve your long-term goals, but also to follow through on-site in communicating your plan to providers and stakeholders. Because we care about making healthcare systems more efficient and improving organizational performance we call our coalition the Care-Tank, merging think-tanks and do-tanks. Today, the Care-Tank supports the Center’s core team of social scientists, mathematicians, political scientists, and data management experts in their project-related work, and fuels our Global Institute through which we run all our member services and annual forums.

Select Publications

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.

Bevan, G., Janus, K. (2011). Why hasn't integrated care developed in the US and not at all in England? Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law, 36(1): 141-164.

Janus, K. (2010). Managing motivation among health care professionals, Advances in Health Care Management, 9: 47-77.

Glied, S.A., Janus, K. (2008). Managed Care and Public Health, in: Heggenhougen, H.K. (ed) and Carrin, G. (Economics & Finance ed.), International Encyclopedia of Public Health, 1st edition, vol. 4, New York: Elsevier: 195-202.

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.

Janus, K., Amelung, V.E., Gaitanides, M., Schwartz, F.W. (2007). German physicians “on strike" - Shedding light on the roots of physician dissatisfaction, Health Policy, 82: 357-365.

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