Karla Hernández-Villafuerte, PhD

Karla Hernández-Villafuerte, PhD

Karla Hernández-Villafuerte, PhD



Phone 1:

+49 6221 42-1913

Phone 2:

+49 6221 42-1919

Dr. Karla Hernandez-Villafuerte is an economist and an econometrician with wide experience in the examination of the factors influencing the decision making process for the reimbursement of new medicines. She is currently working on assessing the efficacy of the multi-attribute utility instruments that reflect quality of life of cancer patients. Additionally, she has an active role in the leadership and execution of a project designed to investigate the determinants of the Research and Development (R&D) costs of a new successful medicine.

Before joining the DKFZ, Karla was part of the Office of Health Economics (OHE) in London. Her work at the OHE included a variety of research projects, for example, the evaluation of statistical and health economic issues on the context of extrapolating from progression-free survival to overall survival in oncology; and the analysis of the evolution of HTA in developing countries (within the International Decision Support Initiative (iDSI)). She has a PhD in Economics from the University of Göttingen in Germany and a master's degree in economics from the University of Costa Rica.


Selected Publications

K. Hernandez-Villafuerte, A. Fischer, N. R. Latimer:
Challenges and methodologies in using progression free survival as a surrogate for overall survival in oncology.
International Journal of Technology Assessment in Health Care, (2018) 34(3) 300-316.
DOI: 10.1017/S0266462318000338.

K. Hernandez-Villafuerte, J. Sussex, E. Robin, S. Guthrie, S. Wooding:
Economies of scale and scope in publicly funded biomedical and health research: Evidence from the literature.
Health Research Policy and Systems, (2017) 15(3).
DOI 10.1186/s12961-016-0167-3.

R. Li, K. Hernandez-Villafuerte, A. Towse, I. Vlad, K. Chalkidou:
Mapping priority setting in health in 17 countries across Asia, Latin America, and sub-Saharan Africa.
Health Systems & Reform, (2016) 2(1) 71-83.

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