Prof. Dr. Claus Wendt
CLAUS WENDT, M.A., Ph.D., a 2008-09 Harkness/Bosch Fellow of Health Policy & Practice at Harvard School of Public Health and J. F. Kennedy Fellow at Harvard’s Center for European Studies, is professor of sociology of health and healthcare systems at Siegen University. Wendt’s research interests include institutional theory, political sociology, international comparisons of welfare states and healthcare systems, and the sociology of health. From 2012 to 2015 he is directing a 850,000 Euro-Project on Healthcare-Seeking by Older People in Germany. The social and institutional context of decision-making in the case of sickness, funded by DFG. He has edited (with Ted Marmor) two volumes on Reforming Healthcare Systems (Edward Elgar, 2011) and has written more than 30 peer-reviewed journal articles. For his article Translating Monetary Inputs into Health Care Provision he was awarded the prize for the best JCPA article 2010. Wendt holds a Ph.D. summa cum laude in sociology and a master’s degree in political science, sociology, and economics from Heidelberg University.