Julia Krumreich is a freelance research consultant with Econ-Epi. She finished her Master studies in Health Economics at the University of York (UK) in September 2014. Her Master thesis was investigating contemporary funding decisions regarding orphan drugs across the EU to treat rare diseases, considering efficiency and equity arguments in equal measure. Before this, she gained first work experience in the department of Health Economics, Outcomes and Reimbursement at Johnson & Johnson Medical in Hamburg. Here, she contributed significantly to the health economics function, both in terms of positioning of various medical devices to clinical and non-clinical stakeholders and in terms of supporting global marketing strategies. To this end, she analysed the German market with respect to recent launches and in-market products; drafted evidence appraisals, costing models and positioning papers for internal and external use.

Julia wrote her Bachelor thesis in cooperation with the department of Quality Management & Clinical Process Management at the University Hospital Hamburg-Eppendorf (UKE). In particular, she developed a concept for morbidity and mortality conferences held at the UKE. Furthermore, and as a result of various internships in a number of medical facilities, she has acquired valuable grassroots-level experience with the “front end” of medical care in Germany, both with practitioner and managerial personnel.