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, a professor of healthcare management in Germany and at Columbia University New York, is the founder and managing director of the global research and convening organization CENTER FOR HEALTHCARE MANAGEMENT and the president and CEO of the consulting company ENJOY STRATEGY. Over the last twenty years she has held multiple positions as an entrepreneurial executive and tenured scientific professor. She has authored more than 150 publications and convened global executives and leading thinkers in her forums. Having worked in many Western European countries, the US and China, Prof. Janus is well-known for her global market expertise, strategic analyses, and cultural sensitivity. As a tri-lingual keynote speaker and moderator she frequently contributes her global domain expertise and in-depth knowledge of healthcare markets and trends. She has helped a range of market players from large multinationals to mid-sized not-for-profits, foundations, senior executives, governments and private equity companies with strategic endeavors. Prof. Janus has taken on roles as advisory and supervisory board member at for-profit (for example Allianz, EFESO), not-for-profit (such as the French Hospital Federation) and public organizations (Steering Committee of the Swiss National Fund). Dr. Janus earned her Master's Degree in Business Administration at the Universities of Hamburg and Universite Pantheon-Sorbonne Paris and holds a PhD in Business and Social Sciences from Helmut-Schmidt-University in Hamburg as well as the German qualification as a full professor. She was a post-doc visiting scholar and visiting professor at UC Berkeley and is certified in behavioral change and motivational interviewing techniques. Dr. Janus is the recipient of awards by the Commonwealth Fund, the Rockefeller Foundation, the Brocher Foundation and the European Union.



PhD, 2003, Helmut-Schmidt-University Hamburg
MBA, 2000, University of Hamburg

Editorial Boards

The Open Health Services and Policy Journal

Advances in Healthcare Management

Columbia Affiliations

Founder and Managing Director, Center for Healthcare Management

Academic Appointments

Professor, Business School - Healthcare Management

Other Affiliations

Supervisory Board Member, Allianz Inc. Health Insurance, Munich, Germany

Supervisory Board Member, EFESO Consulting, Paris, France

Scientific Advisory Board Member, Frennch Hospital Federation, Paris, France

Member of the. Steering Committee, Swiss National Fund, Berne, Switzerland

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, 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, Physician Education, Public Health Leadership and Management

Select Global Activities

Center for Healthcare Management, France: Based at Columbia University New York, USA, and in Paris, France, the Center for Healthcare Management is the only research and convening organization offering global domain expertise in healthcare markets and a comprehensive network of experts around the world. Founded in 2010 by Prof. Dr. Katharina Janus (https://katharinajanus.com), the Center is a global organization of leading international scholars and practitioners beyond the core team of analysts and strategists. Its focus is on healthcare strategy as well as convening decision-makers in carefully curated focused forums and offering tailor-made executive training.

Select Publications

Janus, K., Minvielle, E. (2017). Rethinking Health Care Delivery: What European And United States Health Care Systems Can Learn From One Another, Health Affairs Blog (https://www.healthaffairs.org/do/10.1377/hblog20171214.835155/full/) (December 15, 2017)

Weil, A., Janus, K. (2016). Barriers to change: The view from Berlin, Health Affairs Blog (http://healthaffairs.org/blog/2016/12/02/barriers-to-change-the-view-from-berlin/) (December 2, 2016)

Glied, S., Janus, K. (2015). Managed Care. Reference Module in Biomedical Sciences, Elsevier. 25-Nov-15 doi: 10.1016/B978-0-12-801238-3.02823-3.

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.

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

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.

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