Faculty Profile

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Michelle Falkenbach, PhD, MA

  • Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor, Health Management and Policy

  • PhD, University of Michigan, 2021
  • MA, Management Center Innsbruck (MCI), 2016
  • Bachelor in Management, Webster University Vienna, 2008
  • Bachelor in Psychology, Webster University Geneva, 2008

My interests surround health policy and politics in Western Europe. My specific areas of research include the health and care workforce, intersectoral collaboration, health systems comparisons, the Populist Radical Right and democratic backsliding.

Greer SL, Falkenbach M, Siciliani L, Wismar M, Vissapragada P, Perroud J, Montás M, McKee M, Rockwell O, Figueras J. (2023). Health for all Policies: Supporting the achievement of the SDGs through co-benefits.

Tille F, Van Ginneken E, Winkelmann J, Hernandez-Quevedo C, Falkenbach M, Sagan A, Karanikolos M, Cylus J. (2023). Perspective: Lessons from COVID-19 of countries in the European region in light of findings from the health system response monitor. Front Public Health. Jan 6;10:1058729. doi: 10.3389/fpubh.2022.1058729. PMID: 36684940; PMCID: PMC9853016.

Willison C. E, Falkenbach M, Greer S. L, Singer P. M (2022). Backsliding among indicators of democratic stability relevant to public health: Risks in OECD nations. World Medical & Health Policy, 1– 21. https://doi.org/10.1002/wmh3.558

Kuhlmann E, Brinzac M, Czabanowska K, Falkenbach M, Ungureanu M-I, Valiotis G, Zapata T, Martin- Moreno JM. (2022). Violence against healthcare workers is a political problem and a public health issue: a call to action. European Journal of Public Health; doi: 10.1093/eurpub/ckac180

Greer SL, Dubin K, Falkenbach M, Jarman H, Trump BD. (2022). Alignment and authority: Federalism, social policy, and COVID-19 response. Health Policy. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.healthpol.2022.11.007

Greer SL, Falkenbach M, Siciliani L, McKee M, Wismar M, Figueras J. (2022). From Health in All Policies to Health for All Policies. The Lancet Public Health, 7(8), e718-e720. https://doi.org/10.1016/S2468- 2667(22)00155-4

Areas of Expertise: Health Policy,  Public Health Practice