Thomas Mayrhofer, PhD

Thomas Mayrhofer, PhD

Lecturer, HMS
Professor, Stralsund University of Applied Sciences, Germany



  • MSc (Diplom-Volkswirt), Economics, 2005, University of Magdeburg, Germany
  • PhD (Dr. rer. pol.), Economics, 2012, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany


Dr. Mayrhofer is a Lecturer at Harvard Medical School and a Professor of Economics at Stralsund University of Applied Sciences in Germany. He is an economist by training who specialized in health economics and medical decision making. Dr. Mayrhofer studied economics at the University of Magdeburg in Germany and received his PhD in economics (especially health economics) at the University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany. Before joining the Cardiac MR PET CT Program, he worked as a research associate at the National Research Center for Health Economics (CINCH) in Essen, Germany and as a visiting research fellow at the Institute for Technology Assessment (ITA) at Massachusetts General Hospital. Since 2015, he is a Professor of Economics at Stralsund University of Applied Sciences, Germany.

Dr. Mayrhofer’s research focuses on medical decision making, the application of biostatistical methods, and health economic evaluations. He is the co-author of the textbook “Medical Decision Making – A Health Economic Primer” (Springer, 2nd ed., 2017).





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