Background of the network

In 2016, the Center for Health Care Research (CHCR) at the University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf and the University of Hamburg won the BMBF-funding on developing structures in health services research with the help of numerous partners within the Hamburg region. Consequently, the CHCR invites all Hamburg institutions which are involved in health services research to take part at the newly founded Hamburg Network for Health Services Research (HAM-NET).

Aims of the network

  • Initiating sustainable cooperation
  • Connecting health services research with all relevant stakeholders
  • Creating synergies between research institutions and health services suppliers
  • Promoting research activities
  • Developing new research fields
  • Pooling methodological and clinical expertise
  • Promoting junior researchers

Become a member of the network

HAM-NET aims for improving the networking within health services research and health care. Our premise is:

  • Coordinate COOPERATION
  • Promote RESEARCH
  • Improve HEALTH CARE

If you are connected to health services research and if you would like to be part of HAM-NET, please contact us.


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The network is headed by the speaker panel and the board.

  • Seaker ‐ Prof. Dr. Dr. Martin Härter (Department of Medical Psychology, UKE)
  • Deputy Speaker ‐ Dr. Andreas Meusch (WINEG/TK)
  • Board ‐ Prof. Dr. Susanne Busch (HAW) & Thomas Bott (AOK Rheinland/Hamburg - Die Gesundheitskasse)

The general meeting meets several times a year.

The coordinator supports the committees in their work.

  • Coordination ‐ Christina Lindemann (Center for Health Care Research, UKE)

The network is advised by an international advisory board. The Advisory board makes recommendations on scientific questions and on all questions concerning the development and direction of the network and its work.

Advisory board:

  • Prof. Jürgen Unützer, Institut für Psychiatrie und Verhaltensforschung, Universität Washington, Seattle, USA
  • Prof. Paul McCrone, Institut für Psychiatrie, Psychologie & Neurowissenschaften, King’s College London, GB
  • Prof. Trudy van der Weijden, Institut für Allgemeinmedizin, Universität Maastricht, NL
  • Prof. Eileen F. S. Kaner, Institut für Gesundheit und Gesellschaft, Universität Newcastle, GB
  • Prof. Birgit Watzke, Psychologisches Institut, Universität Zürich, SUI
  • Prof. Wolfgang Hoffmann, Institut für Community Medicine, Universitätsmedizin Greifswald

Current dates

05. Oct 2022

21. Deutscher Kongress für Versorgungsforschung

Versorgungsforschung - Nutzen für die klinische Praxis Potentiale und Perspektiven. 

In Potsdam.

zur Kongresswebseite

09. Nov 2022

15th European Public Health Conference Berlin 2022

"Strengthening health systems: improving population health and being prepared for the unexpected"

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