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Dr. Christian Gissel

W1 Professor of Health Economics



  • Faculty of Economics and Business
  • Faculty of Medicine


Departmental Activities



Professor Gissel's research interests include regulatory incentives, funding and reimbursement of breakthrough medical innovation such as novel gene therapies, CAR-T cell therapy, and the dissemination of digital health technologies, e.g. the widespread use of mHealth devices for detecting atrial fibrillation, the development of ECG signal denoising methods or telemedicine in surgery including environmental effects. He analyzes the determinants of cultivating a successful entrepreneurship culture for medical innovation and what sets one country apart from another. He analyzes the success of incentives for foreign direct investments in the health care sector. During the Covid-19 pandemic, he analyzed international health care performance and resource allocation for pandemic preparedness.




  • Innovation Award of the Medical Society Giessen
  • Wolfgang Mittermaier Award for Excellence in Academic Teaching



Prof. Christian Gissel

Tel +49 641 99 22070

Licher Strasse 62
35394 Giessen