Matthias Schwenkglenks

Prof Matthias Schwenkglenks, PhD, MPH

Head of Research

Research Areas

  • Health economics, with a focus on health economic evaluation and decision-analytic modelling
  • Epidemiology, outcomes research and Health Services Research
  • Design and analysis of observational and experimental (randomised) studies
  • Biostatistics, with a focus on risk model development, advanced multivariable regression modelling and multilevel modelling
  • Health Technology Assessment

Professional Experience

  • Since August 2003 and ongoing: Head of Research, Institute of Pharmaceutical Medicine (ECPM), University of Basel, Switzerland
  • Since 2010, Matthias is also Head of the Medical Economics Unit at the Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Prevention Institute of the University of Zürich, Switzerland
  • He is a member of the Steering Committee (Studienleitung) of the Postgraduate Programme in Public Health of the Universities of Basel, Bern and Zürich, Switzerland
  • He received the venia legendi in the field of "Health Economics – Public Health" from the Medical Faculty of the University of Zürich, Switzerland, in November 2009, and was awarded the title of Professor (Titularprofessor) in July 2016
  • July 2001 to July 2003: Head, Division of Medical Economics, Hirslanden Holding AG, Zürich, Switzerland
  • April 2000 to June 2001: Research fellow, Division of Medical Economics, University Hospital Zürich, Switzerland
  • April 1991 to March 2000: Nurse, internal intensive care unit, University Hospital Tübingen, Germany


  • 2006: PhD in Epidemiology, University of Basel, Switzerland
  • 2002: Master of Public Health, Universities of Basel, Bern and Zürich, Switzerland
  • 1997: Master of Arts (Magister artium) in Sociology and Political Sciences, University of Tübingen, Germany
  • 1997: Specialist nurse in internal intensive care, University Hospital Tübingen, Germany
  • 1991: Nurse, University Hospital Tübingen, Germany