Diego Hernandez, PhD

Diego Hernandez, PhD

Diego Hernandez, PhD




+49 6221 42-1915


+49 6221 42-1919

Dr. Diego Hernandez has extensive experience in formulating strategies and recommendations based on quantitative methods, in particular for panel data. His main research areas include the estimation of the disease burden of prevalent cancer types, the socioeconomic impact of cancer on patients and families and the quantification of the value of statistical life.

Before joining the DKFZ, Diego worked as a consultant for the market research company Euromonitor and as a research assistant to the Chair of International Politics and Development Policy of Heidelberg University, where he received his doctorate in economics. His professional experience also included consulting work for the government of Indonesia, measuring the effectiveness of a national money transfer program in terms of health and education outcomes.


Selected Publications

D. Hernandez, M. Schlander:
Income loss after a cancer diagnosis in Germany: An analysis based upon the socio-economic panel survey.
Cancer Medicine, first published online 10 May 2021.
DOI: 10.1002/cam4.3913

M. Schlander, O. Schwarz, D. Hernandez, R. Schäfer:
New estimates of the willingness-to-pay for a statistical life year: A systematic review of the empirical economic literature.
Value in Health, (2018) 21(Supplement1) S111.
DOI: 10.1016/j.jval.2018.04.755

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