Primary Health Care: Open Access

ISSN - 2167-1079

Jens Holst

Jens Holst
Department of Applied Health Sciences
University of Applied Sciences in Fulda, Germany


Jens Holst, MD, DrPH, specialised in internal medicine at the Chamber of physicians of Berlin, postgraduate study in health sciences in Bielefeld University. Consultant to bilateral and multilateral international cooperation agencies such as GIZ, AWO, WHO and ILO in the field of health financing, health system development and social protection. Formerly cooperating researcher of the Berlin Social Science Research Centre (WZB) and lecturer at the Public Health School at the University of Chile in Santiago. Since many years lecturer at the University of Applied Sciences of Magdeburg-Stendal, since 2015 deputising professor at Health Sciences Department of the University of Fulda, Germany. Main research topics are societal as well as economic effects of health protection as well as myths and truths in the health policy debate with a special focus on out-of-pocket payments and moral hazard, as well as health services research with special focus on rural health.

Research Interest

Health care financing, health economics, health services research, epidemiology, health problems and related areas