Since 2009, Joanna Geerts has been working at the Federal Planning Bureau as an expert in the field of health care. Her research is focused on analysing the determinants of health care use and developing models to project the future evolution of health care use and health care expenditure. As part of the ANCIEN (Assessing Needs of Care in European Nations) project, she developed a projection model for long-term care expenditure in different European countries. In close collaboration with the National Institute for Health and Disability Insurance (INAMI-RIZIV), she is currently developing a new medium-term model for Belgian public health care expenditure, PROMES. Explanatory analyses at micro level (patient) and by expenditure group (fees of consultations, medicines, hospitalisations, etc.) form the starting point of the new model.
Joanna Geerts holds a PhD in the social sciences. She has built up a broad expertise in the fields of (big) data analysis, econometric modelling and the development of projection and simulation models. She has written several policy-relevant articles and reports on the determinants of health care use and the expected evolution of the needs, demand and supply with regard to health care.