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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 lung cancer treatment costs from a payers' perspective, the socioeconomic impact of cancer on patients and families and the comparison of Health Technology Assessments (HTAs) outcomes across national institutions.

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, C.-Y. Cheng, K. Hernandez-Villafuerte, M. Schlander:
Survival and comorbidities in lung cancer patients: evidence from administrative claims data in Germany
Oncology Research 2022, 30(4), 173-185.
DOI: 10.32604/or.2022.027262

D. Hernandez, M. Schlander:
Income loss after a cancer diagnosis in Germany: An analysis based upon the socio-economic panel survey.
Cancer Medicine, (2021) 10(11) 3726-3740.
DOI: 10.1002/cam4.3913

J. Schneider, D. Hernandez, CAESAR study group, M. Schlander, V. Arndt:
Out-of-pocket payments and loss of income among long-term breast cancer survivors in Germany: A multi-regional population-based study.
Journal of Cancer Survivorship, (2022): 1-21.
DOI: 10.1007/s11764-022-01293-x

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