Eline van den Broek-Altenburg, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor with the Health Services Research Center
Dr. van den Broek-Altenburg is an Assistant Professor with the Center for Health Services Research at the University of Vermont College of Medicine. She holds a Ph.D. in Health Services Research with a focus on Economics and Biostatistics from the
University of Colorado, a MS degree in Health Services Research & Policy (2014) from Emory University and a MA degree in Political Science (2003) from Leiden University. Her research focuses on patient choice and modelling decisions in healthcare
using advanced econometric models and machine learning. She is particularly interested in value-based healthcare from the patient perspective, consumer decisions in health insurance markets, and the effects of decisions and policy reforms on healthcare
expenditures. Dr. van den Broek-Altenburg has extensive experience estimating healthcare spending and she has made contributions in further developing standardized quantitative measures to compare health systems and assess health system performance.
In Vermont, she has a specific interest in evaluating the effects of recent payment reforms and analyzing patient decisions to predict demand for new health services in the value based context. With fifteen years of experience in health policy and
health economics, her aim is to keep providing timely examples of health policy innovation.
In 2005, Dr. van den Broek-Altenburg founded a think tank in The Hague and served as its director until 2017, in charge of its research agenda and winning grants from public and private organizations. Between 2003 and 2012, she also worked as
a health policy fellow with leading think tanks and research institutes in the U.S. and Europe; she has been a health policy adviser in the Dutch and European Parliaments; and she worked as an investigative journalist. Dr. van den Broek-Altenburg
contributed to the public debate by publishing scholarly papers and op-eds, and she was frequently seen and heard in the media. In 2012, she went back to academia and has since won several awards and grants for her research, including Academy
Health’s Alice S. Hersh Scholarship which recognizes scholars with commitment to the field of health services research and potential to contribute to health policy.