Oliver Groene, PhD
Oliver Groene is Vice Chairman of the Board and Head of the Research & Innovation department at OptiMedis. He oversees research and development of new intervention programs for population health management. Oliver Groene holds a Master´s degree in Public Health from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and a PhD in Public Health from the University of Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona. Previously, he was a senior lecturer (associate professor) in Health Services Research at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. He publishes widely in leading clinical, quality-of-care and health policy journals (H-Index = 31) and is a deputy editor of the International Journal for Quality in Health Care.
Eva Catala, PhD
Eva Catala is a Senior Manager at the Research & Innovation department at OptiMedis. She holds a Master´s degree and a PhD in Health Economics from the University of Cologne. Eva Catala has extensive experience in modelling and simulations for new health care services and products. Moreover, she is an expert in developing and implementing innovative health care programs.
Paula Zietzsch, Msc
Paula Zietzsch is a Manager at the Research & Innovation department at OptiMedis. She is responsible for project organisation within OptiMedis and implementation of patient decision aids into the routine clinical settings. She holds a Master´s degree in Health Economics and Health Care Management from University of Hamburg. After her studies, she worked as a Junior Clinical Process Manager at the second biggest University hospital in Germany. As a process manager she was coordinating and conducting internal process audits as well as controlling applied measures derived from those audits. Paula also gained significant experience in modelling and optimization of clinical processes.
Britta Horwege, MSc
Britta Horwege is Head of Corporate Communications at OptiMedis and oversees the areas of press and public relations, communications strategy and planning as well as event management. She holds a Master´s degree in German and Romance Philology from the University of Goettingen. After her studies, she completed a journalistic traineeship at a medical publisher and worked for a medical news agency for several years.
Lena Jessen, BA
Lena Jessen is a Junior Corporate Communications Manager at OptiMedis. She is responsible for strategic planning and the execution of external and internal communications. She holds a Bachelor´s degree in Media & Communications Studies from University of Hamburg. After her studies, she worked as a Marketing Manager in one of Germanys largest publishing houses for three years.
Kendall Jamieson Gilmore, MSc
Kendall is very pleased to be joining the COMPAR-EU team through his role as a Research Fellow at OptiMedis. As part of the team he will be developing the case at the organizational level for integrating patient decision aids into clinical workflows. His time with OptiMedis is part of a three-year fellowship ‘HealthPros’, a Marie-Curie H2020 network developing healthcare performance intelligence professionals, for which he is primarily based in Pisa, Italy.