Prof. Dr. Dr. Andrea Icks
Prof. Dr. Dr. Andrea Icks is head of the Institute for Health Services Research and Health Economics at Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf since 2015 and has been heading the corresponding institute at the German Diabetes Center, Leibniz Institute for Diabetes Research in Düsseldorf since 2016. She is deputy spokesperson of the Centre for Health and Society at the Faculty of Medicine.
The main areas of her research are patient-relevant outcomes of health care as well as the cost-effectiveness of complex interventions. In the sense of patient-centered research, one focus is on patient needs and preferences. Citizens and patients are actively involved as co-researchers in the sense of participatory research. Within the framework of the DIID, particularly the information needs of patients expressed in internet forums are investigated using text mining methods.