Dr. Ursula Rochau is a Senior Scientist at the Institute of Public Health, Medical Decision Making and Health Technology Assessment, Department of Public Health and Health Technology Assessment at UMIT - University for Health Sciences, Medical Informatics and Technology in Hall i.T., Austria, and a Principle Investigator at ONCOTYROL – Center of Personalized Cancer Medicine in Innsbruck, Austria. She mainly works in the Institute's Program of Decision Analysis.
Dr. Rochau studied medicine at the University of Ulm. She spent her final year of medical school partly on rotations as a DAAD Scholar (German Academic Exchange Service). During this time, she worked at Tufts University, Boston, in the Department of Internal Medicine, as well as the Division of Clinical Decision Making, Informatics and Telemedicine. She was also trained at several hospitals in Germany and Austria. She earned her Doctoral Degree at the Institute of Clinical Economics at the University of Ulm, Germany in 2009. In 2011, 2012 and 2013, she was a Visiting Scholar at the Center for Health Decision Science, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston. Dr. Rochau was in 2013 a Guest Researcher at the Center for Health Policy/Center for Primary Care and Outcomes Research, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, California.
Her research interests include applying decision-analytic modeling, especially in cancer-related topics and cost-effectiveness analysis in the framework of health technology assessment (HTA) as well as in the clinical context of routine health care and comparative effectiveness. One focus of her current work is Personalized Cancer Medicine for Chronic Myeloid Leukemia in the setting of ONCOTYROL. Dr. Rochau was recently awarded an ONCOSTART research initiation grant and is the Principal Investigator of the ONCOSTART Project "Decision-analytic Model for Personalized Diagnostic and Therapeutic Decisions in Chronic Myeloid Leukemia" at the ONCOTYROL. Dr. Rochau is a lecturer at UMIT for epidemiology, decision analysis, health promotion, and prevention. She also is the Coordinator of the “Winter School in Epidemiology” in the Program on HTADS - Health Technology and Decision Sciences. At UMIT, she is currently coordinating the Erasmus Mundus Exchange Program ERAWEB and she is the responsible scientist for the topic Value-of-Information Analysis in Decision Science at the Institute.