Leadership Team


Katharina Janus

Professor of Healthcare Management and Director of the Center for Healthcare Management, Germany, and Columbia University, New York, USA

Katharina Janus, PhD, MBA, is Professor of Healthcare Management and the Director of the global research and consultancy organization “Center for Healthcare Management”, Germany, and at Columbia University, New York, USA. She also heads the “Care-Tank”, the Center’s think-tank and executive education platform, and serves as a member of the board of Allianz health insurance, Munich, Germany.

As a healthcare manager in research and practice she puts a strong emphasis on managing the human side of healthcare delivery in the new age of care management – formerly known as “managed care.” She has been invited frequently as a speaker and moderator to contribute her global domain expertise and in-depth knowledge of healthcare markets and trends. In this respect, she has helped major multinational companies with market access analytics and business development to facilitate on-site implementation in various cultural environments. Additionally, Prof. Janus has been involved in political advisory councils and consulting projects on a national and international level.

Dr. Janus earned her Master’s Degree in Business Administration at the Universities of Hamburg and the Université Panthéon-Sorbonne Paris in 2000. She holds a PhD in Business and Social Sciences from Helmut-Schmidt-University in Hamburg (2003). Dr. Janus was a 2006-07 Harkness Fellow in Health Care Policy at The Commonwealth Fund, a Rockefeller Foundation academic fellow in 2012 and a Brocher Foundation resident in 2014.

Lawrence D. Brown

Lawrence D. Brown

Professor of Health Policy and Management
Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, NY, USA

Lawrence D. Brown is Professor of Health Policy and Management in the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University. A political scientist, he got a Ph.D. in government at Harvard University in 1973. After positions at Harvard, the Brookings Institution, and the University of Michigan, in 1988 he came to Columbia, where he chaired the Department of Health Policy and Management for ten years and the university’s Public Policy Consortium for three years. He is the author of Politics and Health Care Organizations: HMOs as Federal Policy (Brookings Institution, 1983), of The Private Abuse of the Public Interest (with Lawrence R. Jacobs, Chicago, 2008) and of articles on the political dimensions of community cost containment, expansion of coverage for the uninsured, national health reform, the role of analysis in the formation of health policy, and cross-national health policy. Mr. Brown edited the Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law for five years, has served on several national advisory committees for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, has an RWJ Investigators in Health Policy award, and is a member of the Institute of Medicine.