Dr. Eline 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 cognates in 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. She has extensive experience estimating healthcare spending and has made contributions in further developing standardized quantitative measures to compare health systems and assess health system performance.
Prior to joining the University of Vermont, Dr. van den Broek-Altenburg worked as a health policy fellow with research institutes in the U.S. and Europe and she has been a health policy adviser in the Dutch and European Parliaments. In 2005, she 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. In 2015, she won AcademyHealth’s Alice S. Hersh Scholarship which recognizes scholars with commitment to the field of health services research and potential to contribute to health policy.