Eline van den Broek-Altenburg, Ph.D.

Eline van den Broek-Altenburg, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor and Vice-Chair of Population Health Science

Dr. van den Broek-Altenburg holds a Ph.D. in Health Services Research with cognates in Biostatistics, Economics and Epidemiology. Her research focuses on modelling demand for health care services; and she is particularly interested in value-based healthcare from the patient- and provider perspectives and the health- and economic effects of value-based payment reforms. She has also made important contributions in further developing standardized quantitative measures to compare health systems and assess health system performance.

Contact Information
E-mail: eline.altenburg@med.uvm.edu
Office Location:
Radiololgy, Patrick


2014-2018  University of Colorado, Denver   Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.),    School of Public Health    Health Services Research

2012-2014  Emory University, Atlanta   Master of Science, Public Health
Rollins School of Public Health
2002-3003  Universiteit Leiden    Master of Arts, Political Science

Academic Appointments

2018-now  University of Vermont College of Medicine Assistant Professor

2018-now  American University of Armenia, Jerevan Visiting Professor
2016-2018  University of Colorado, Denver   Lecturer

2006-2008  Intercollege Business School, The Hague  Lecturer

Awards and Honors

1st place Award Challenge Award Aimed to Address Health Disparities and Underrepresented Groups in Value Assessment

EuHEA PhD and ECR scholarship, Lausanne (Switzerland)

Alice S. Hersh Scholarship: National Health Policy Conference, Washington D.C.

Best Poster Award in Healthcare and Public Health, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Aurora

Delta Omega Best Poster Award, APHA, Denver


American Public Health Association

AshEcon, American Society of Health Economists

Academy Health Association

International Health Economics Association

Dutch and Flemish Association of Health Economists

Publications (Peer Reviewed)

1. van den Broek-Altenburg, E., Atherly, A., Diehl, S., Gleason, K., Hart, V., MacLean, C., Barkhuff, D., Levine, M. and Carney, J., 2020. Risk Factors for COVID-19: Community Exposure and Mask-Wearing. 2021. JMIR Public Health & Surveillance

2. van den Broek-Altenburg, E., Gramling, R., Gothard, K., Kroesen, M. and Chorus, C., 2021. Exploring Heterogeneity in Moral Terminology in Palliative Care Consultations. BMC Palliative Care

3. Belot, M., Choi, S., Jamison, J.C., Papageorge, N.W., Tripodi, E. and Van den Broek-Altenburg, E., 2021. Unequal Consequences of Covid 19 across Age and Income: Representative Evidence from Six Countries.

4. Papageorge, N.W., Zahn, M.V., Belot, M., van den Broek-Altenburg, E., Choi, S., Jamison, J.C. and Tripodi, E., 2020. Socio-Demographic Factors Associated with Self-Protecting Behavior during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Journal of Population Economics

5. Atherly, A., Van Den Broek-Altenburg, E., Hart, V., Gleason, K. and Carney, J., 2020. COVID-19, Deferred Care and Telemedicine: A Problem, A Solution and a Potential Opportunity. JMIR Public Health and Surveillance.
6. Graham, N.R., Whitaker, A.N., Strother, C.A., Miles, A.K., Grier, D., McElvany, B.D., Bruce, E.A., Poynter, M.E., Pierce, K.P., Kirkpatrick, B.D., Stapleton, R.D., An, G., Van den Broek-Altenburg, E., Botten, J.W., Crothers, J.W., Diehl, S.A. 2020. Kinetics and isotype assessment of antibodies targeting the spike protein receptor binding domain of SARS-CoV-2 in COVID-19 patients as a function of age, biological sex, and disease severity. Clin. Transl. Immunol. (2020) 9: e1189

7. van den Broek-Altenburg, E. and Atherly, A., 2020. Using discrete choice experiments to measure preferences for hard to observe choice attributes to inform health policy decisions. Health Economics Review, 10(1), pp.1-8.

8. Atherly, A., Feldman, R.D., Dowd, B. and Van Den Broek-Altenburg, E., 2020, March. Switching Costs in Medicare Advantage. In Forum for Health Economics & Policy (Vol. 1, No. ahead-of-print). De Gruyter.

9. van den Broek-Altenburg, E.M. and Atherly, A.J., 2020. Patient Preferences for Provider Choice: A Discrete Choice Experiment. The American journal of managed care, 26(7), pp.e219-e224.

10. van den Broek-Altenburg, E.M. and Atherly, A.J., 2020. The relation between selective contracting and healthcare expenditures in private health insurance plans in the United States. Health Policy, 124(2), pp.174-182.

11. van den Broek-Altenburg, E., Atherly, A. and Holladay, E., 2020. Changes in Healthcare Spending Attributable to Obesity: Payer-and Service-Specific Estimates. BMC Public Health

12. van den Broek-Altenburg, E.M. and Atherly, A.J., 2019. Using social media to identify consumers’ sentiments towards attributes of health insurance during enrollment season. Applied Sciences, 9(10), p.2035.

13. Schimberg, A.S., Wellenstein, D.J., van den Broek, E.M., Honings, J., van den Hoogen, F.J., Marres, H.A., Takes, R.P. and van den Broek, G.B., 2019. Office-based vs. operating room-performed laryngopharyngeal surgery: a review of cost differences. European Archives of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology, pp.1-11.
14. van den Broek-Altenburg, E.M. and Atherly, A.J., 2017. The effect of an inpatient smoking cessation treatment program on hospital readmissions and length of stay. J Hosp Med, 12, pp.880-885.