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Bio Sketch

Harald Schmidt is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Medical Ethics and Health Policy, and a Research Associate at CHIBE. His background is in bioethics and health policy analysis. Harald’s research areas include personal responsibility for health, public health ethics and fairness in health care priority setting. He has worked on the development of a normative framework for consideration of the ethical issues raised by incentive policies by providers in both the private and public sector, and current projects apply, test and refine this framework. He is also interested in conceptual distinctions between ‘carrot’ and ‘stick’ approaches; the acceptability of using incentive approaches in health and non-health settings; and what can be learned from cross-country comparisons. The overall goal of his research is to combine robust conceptual and empirical work to contribute to more evidence-based, equitable and efficient health care policy and practice. 

Selected Publications

Schmidt H: Wellness incentives, equity and the five groups problem." American Journal of Public Health, January, 2012: 102(1): 49-54.

Schmidt H: Public Health Ethics. In: Chadwick R., et al. 2011, Encyclopedia of Applied Ethics, Oxford: Elsevier.

Stock S, Schmidt H, Buscher G Gerber A, Drabik A, Graf Chr, Lungen M, Stollenwerk, B: Financial incentives in the German Statutory Health Insurance: New findings, new questions. Health Policy. 2010; 96(1):51-56.

Schmidt H, Voigt K, Wikler, D: Carrots, sticks, and health care reform: Problems with wellness incentives. NEJM. 2010: 362(2):e3. Epub 2009 Dec 30.

Schmidt H: Just health responsibility. Journal of Medical Ethics. 2009; 35(1):21-26.

Schmidt H: Personal responsibility in the NHS Constitution and the social determinants of health approach: competitive or complementary?". Health Economics, Policy and Law. 2009;  3 (2):129-138.

Schmidt H: Patients' charters and health responsibilities. British Medical Journal. 2007; 335(7631):1187-1189. 


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