Andreas Gerber-Grote is the director of the Department of Health Sciences at ZHAW Zurich University of Applied Sciences where he is also vice-rector of research and development and professor of health economics and health services research.
Born in 1964, he is an MD and holds a Master’s degree in Protestant theology both from the University of Hamburg and from the Lutheran Church of Hannover (Erstes Theologisches Examen), Germany, and a Master’s degree in Religion from Temple University, Philadelphia, PA, USA.
Furthermore, Andreas Gerber-Grote holds a doctorate from the University of Hamburg for a thesis in immunology (Prof. Friedrich Haag) and a Master’s degree in health economics from the University of Cologne. In 2010, he received the title of Privatdozent (Adjunct Professor) at the University of Cologne in the fields of health economics and health services research based on a thesis on environmentally attributable costs of diseases in children and adolescents in Germany.
As of December 2017, he holds the title of an Adjunct Professor at the Medical School of the University of Zurich. Among his major achievements is the PhD-program "Rehabilitation and Care Sciences" offered by the University of Zurich Medical School in cooperation with the School of Health Professions at ZHAW which started in September 2018.
Until end of 2015, Andreas Gerber-Grote was head of the health economics unit at the national institute of quality and efficiency in health care (IQWiG) in Cologne. In 2003, Andreas Gerber-Grote joined the Institute for Health Economics and Clinical Epidemiology (Director Prof. Karl W. Lauterbach, Interim Director: Prof. Markus Lungen) as a research fellow. After finishing medical school at University of Hamburg he received his training in paediatrics at the University of Hamburg Children’s Hospital where he focused on neuropediatrics under the attending Prof. Karl H. P. Bentele and continued his residency at the Bult Children’s Hospital in Hannover in neonatal intensive care with Prof. Evelyn Kattner.