Empirical Health Economics

Monika Fellmer

Monika Fellmer joined the Department of Empirical Health Economics as an external PhD candidate in March 2020. During her studies, she specialized in empirical research methods, health and behavioral economics. Her current research focuses on the effectiveness of health and wellbeing programs at different dimension of employee health, work productivity, and medical expenditures. Her goal is to assess the effects of such programs and to provide important policy implications in terms of the most effective ways to allocate employers' resources to health and wellness. She is currently working towards her PhD in Empirical Health Economics.

Research interests

  • Empirical Health Economics
  • Program Evaluation
  • Employer Health and Wellbeing
  • Health Policy and Economic Development
  • Inequalities in Health
  • Behavioral Economics

Monika Fellmer

External PhD Candidate

Office H 51

Academic education

Work experience

Since March 2018 Research and Data Science Manager at Virgin Pulse (Minneapolis, USA)

May 2017 - March 2018 Business Insights Consultant at Carlson Wagonlit Travel (Minneapolis, USA)

August 2015 - May 2017 Data Sciences Analyst at NovuHealth (Minneapolis, USA)

February 2014 - August 2015 Founder of the Research Department at ACA International (Minneapolis, USA)

May 2013 - February 2014 Business Intelligence Administrator at Multiband (Minneapolis, USA)

June 2012 - December 2012 Senior Economics Analyst at Coordinating Ministry of Production (Quito, Ecuador)


Big Data in the Health & Wellbeing Industry: Evidence from Germany and Europe. Thrive Summit Frankfurt, Frankfurt, Germany, March 2019.

What The Best Do Better! Best Practices Model for Workplace Wellness Programs. Thrive Summit New Orleans, New Orleans, USA, May 2019.

The Importance of Propensity Score Matching in the Health & Wellbeing Industry. Twin Cities Advanced Analytics Meetup, Minneapolis, USA, November 2019.