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Director of the USC Dornsife Brain Health Observatory, University of Southern California

Dr. Soeren Mattke is a Research Professor of Economics at the University of Southern California Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences and the Director of the USC Dornsife Brain Health Observatory. The Observatory work on health system aspects of brain disorders with a focus on Alzheimer’s disease. So far, the Observatory has published analyses of health system preparedness to deliver a disease-modifying Alzheimer’s treatment in 14 countries as well as analyses of diagnostic technologies and the economics of those treatments. Dr. Mattke serves on the Editorial Board of Alzheimer’s & Dementia, on ADI’s Medical and Scientific Advisory Panel, the CTAD Workgroup on Blood Based Biomarkers and a Consensus Panel for early detection of cognitive impairment in primary care. Dr. Mattke has authored over 150 peer reviewed journal papers and technical reports
Prior to joining USC, Dr. Mattke was a Senior Scientist at RAND Health, a global think tank, where he led the private sector healthcare practice, and worked at the OECD in Paris on benchmarking healthcare systems in industrialized countries, in the healthcare practice of Bain & Company in Boston, at Abt Associates, a policy consulting firm in Cambridge, MA, and at Harvard University. He trained as an internist and cardiologist at the University of Munich and got his doctoral degree in health policy at Harvard.


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    Director of the Center for Improving Chronic Illness Care and the USC Brain Health Observatory, University of Southern California