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Asst. Prof. Ayman Fouda, PhD

Asst. Prof. Ayman Fouda, PhD
Health Economics
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Asst. Prof. Ayman Fouda, PhD

Ayman Fouda is a health economics assistant professor at MCI. Ayman has a bachelor's degree in Medicine and Surgery from Suez Canal University in Egypt and a master's degree in International Health & Social Management from MCI. He possesses diverse work experience in medicine, higher education management, and professional and academic research. He has been a research fellow in the European project ORTHOUNION, where his research is related to optimizing a business model for the industrial production of an advanced therapy medicinal product. Furthermore, he completed his Ph.D. (European Doctorate in Law and Economics) at Erasmus University Rotterdam and the University of Bologna. His thesis studies how healthcare professionals respond to different regulatory tools (soft law and mandate) in light of the multi-agency relationship and different market forces. His research interests include health economics, regulation in health care, soft law in health, health policy, and green healthcare.

2023 - present
Assistant Professor (FH) - MCI Management Center Innsbruck

Lecturer - MCI Management Center Innsbruck

2019 - 2022
Research & Teaching Assistant - MCI Management Center Innsbruck

2018 - 2019
Research Fellow - ORTHOUNION EU-H2020 funded, GA: 733288 - Department of Sociology and Business Law, University of Bologna

2015 - 2016
Program Manager & Research Analyst - Executive Education, School of Business, The American University in Cairo, Egypt

2010 - 2012
Assistant Program Coordinator - The American University in Cairo

2009 - 2010
Pediatrician - Private Practice Clinic, Prof. Dr. Suzanne Samir, Ismailia, Egypt

2009 - 2011
General Practitioner - Ministry of Health, Egypt

2009 - 2010
Pediatrician - Ismailia General Hospital, Ismailia, Egypt

Project: Comparative Analysis of Chronice Disease Management Programs in New South Wales, Australia and Emilia-Romagna, Italy

Project: Health Plan Payment & Risk Adjustment in Australia - Murdoch University/Western Australia Department of Health

Project: Funding Models for Long-Term Care in Australia - Murdoch University, Australia

2017 - 2018
Project: Decision-Making and Priority Settings for Universal Health Coverage - Medibank amd Murdoch University, Australia

2016 - 2022
European Doctorate in Law and Economics (EDLE) - Erasmus University Rotterdam, University of Bologna, and University of Hamburg (PhD in Law & Economics)

2012 - 2014
International Health and Social Management - Management Center Innsbruck (Master of Arts in Business)

2001 - 2007
Medicine and Surgery - Faculty of Medicine, Suez Canal University, Egypt (Bachelor in Medicine & Surgery )

  • Fouda, A., Moy, N. (2022). Health System Shock Frameworks Between Theory, Application, and Assessment; Comment on "The COVID-19 System Shock Framework: Capturing Health System Innovation During the COVID-19 Pandemic". International Journal of Health Policy and Management, (), -. doi: 10.34172/ijhpm.2022.7373
  • A. Fouda, N. Mahmoudi and N. Moy et al., The COVID-19 pandemic in Greece, Iceland, New Zealand, and Singapore: Health policies and lessons learned, Health Policy and Technology,
  • García-Goñi, M., Fouda, A., Calder, R. V., & Paolucci, F. (2018). A new funding model for a chronic-care focused healthcare system in Australia. Health Policy and Technology.
  • Fouda, A., and Paolucci, F. (2017) Path Dependence and Universal Health Coverage: The Case of Egypt. Front. Public Health 5:325. doi: 10.3389/fpubh.2017.00325
  • Paolucci, F., Redekop, K., Fouda, A., & Fiorentini, G. (2017). Decision Making and Priority Setting: The Evolving Path towards Universal Health Coverage. Applied Health Economics and Health Policy, 1-10. doi:10.1007/s40258-017-0349-3
  • Fouda, A., Fiorentini, G., & Paolucci, F. (2017). Competitive Health Markets and Risk Equalisation in Australia: Lessons Learnt from Other Countries. Applied Health Economics and Health Policy. doi:10.1007/s40258-017-0330-1

  • Fouda, A., Melia, A., Tritter, J., & Paolucci, F. (2022). Special Issue: The COVID-19 Pandemic: Vaccination Strategies and Global Health Policies. Health Policy and Technology, 100634.

  • Paolucci, F., Sequeira, A. R., Fouda, A., & Matthews, A. (2018). Health Plan Payment in Australia. In Risk Adjustment, Risk Sharing and Premium Regulation in Health Insurance Markets (pp. 181-208). Elsevier.

    Fouda, A., Macneil, J., Melia, A., Paolucci, F., & Sequeira, A. (2019, September). The Enablers of Stakeholders Engagement in Health Policy Development: The Case of Western Australia Health Networks. Paper presented at the British Academy of Management Conference 2019, Birmingham, UK.

  • Lee, D, Moy, N, Mahmoudi, N, Fouda, A, Choi, B, Paolucci, F. (2020). Combatting COVID-19: Lessons we can learn. Independent Australia.,14480
  • Fouda, Ayman and Mahmoudi, Nader and Moy, Naomi and Paolucci, Francesco, Comparing the COVID-19 Pandemic in Greece, Iceland, New Zealand, and Singapore (June 27, 2020). Available at SSRN: or

Invited Lecture on the Regulation of Clinical Medical Practice from the Economic Perspective, European Law Student Association's Summer School, University of Innsbruck. -

Invited Lecture on Climate Change and Resilient Health Systems, European Health Forum Gastein -

Invited Lecture on Risk adjustment research in non-competitive health markets, Master of Health Economics, Management, and Policy, The University of Newcastle, Australia -

Economic and Regulatory Arrangements of Multiple Principal-Agent Relationship and the Diffusion of Innovation in Healthcare. The University of Bologna, Department of Economics, Bologna, EDLE Seminar -

Institutional Comparative Analysis of Regulating the Diffusion of Innovations in Healthcare. Erasmus School of Law, Rotterdam, EDLE Seminar -

The Diffusion and Adoption of Innovation in Healthcare: Economic and Regulatory Perspectives. The Institute of Law and Economics, the University of Hamburg, EDLE Seminar -

2018 - 2019
Research Fellow - University of Bologna, Italy

2022 - present
Health Policy and Technology: Guest Editor

2021 - 2022
Health Policy and Technology: Managing Guest Editor - Special Issue: The COVID-19 Pandemic: Vaccination Strategies and Global Health Policies

van der Heijden Wies Mette Henriette (2022): Greening healthcare: A carbon footprint analysis of âThe Green Intensive Careâ

Meels Lobke (2022): Implementation of an Alternative Diagnostic Pathway for the Screening of Colorectal Cancer Patients in The Netherlands - The Service Providerâs Perspectives

Ringel Laura (2022): The Influence of Physician Assistants on the Healthcare Workforce in German Inpatient Care: A Qualitative Study

Schouten Aniek (2022): Effects of a Multicomponent Lifestyle Programme for the Management of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus: Practice-based evidence at two years compared to integrated standard care

Tripathy Amruta (2022): The cost-effectiveness of the bedaquiline-based treatment regimen for multidrug resistant- tuberculosis in Ethiopia & impact on decision makers

Mazurel Germaine Véronique (2021): Aligning Incentives in Long-Term Care in the Netherlands using a Principal - Agent Relationship Framework

Jäckel Susanne (2019): The importance of medication literacy for the adherence of antibiotic treatment and the potential influence on antimicrobial resistance