Professor Diane McIntyre appointed Executive Director of the International Health Economics Association

17 November 2015

Professor Diane McIntyre, a RESYST researcher from the Health Economics Unit in Cape Town, has been appointed Executive Director of the International Health Economics Association (iHEA) from January 2016. She was selected from eight candidates and will succeed Professor Tom Getzen, the founder and ED of iHEA for the last 22 years.

“The board is looking forward to collaborate with her in an era where Health Economics has matured as a discipline and iHEA is facing new challenges. A task in front of us is to implement ideas from the newly accomplished iHEA 2020 planning process.” - Terkel Christiansen, President

The iHEA was formed to:

  • increase communication among health economists
  •  foster a higher standard of debate in the application of economics to health and health care systems
  • assist young researchers at the start of their careers.

The 12th World Congress, held biannually by the iHEA, will take place in July 2017 in Boston, on the theme of Revolutions in the Economics of Health Systems.