Marjan HUMMEL, The Netherlands
Marjan Hummel is a senior scientist in competitive intelligence & early health technology assessment at Philips Research in Eindhoven, the Netherlands. With a Master’s degree in Technical Business Engineering and a Doctoral degree in Medical Sciences, Marjan has a multidisciplinary background. In her previous academic work, she developed a line of research on health technology assessment (HTA) of medical devices in their early stages of development. Within this field of early HTA, she is an acknowledged expert on Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis (MCDA). In her MCDA studies, she chaired and supervised various expert panels, composed of biomedical engineers and medical specialists, to assess technologies prior to their clinical introduction in health care. Examples of the medical devices she assessed include imaging technology, gene technology, nanotechnology, heart pumps, and robotics. Her early HTA studies supported decisions on design engineering (various industrial and academic organizations, and currently Philips Research), allocation decisions of research grants (e.g. Health Council, the Netherlands), and reimbursement decisions (e.g. IQWiG, Germany). She has taught diverse courses in early HTA for Master students in Biomedical Engineering, Technical Medicine and Health Science. She has published her HTA studies involving biomedical engineers in various international peer-reviewed journals.