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Michel Wensing         

Prof. Dr., MSc                                                          

Tel.: +49 6221 56-8129 

E-Mail: michel.wensing@med.uni-heidelberg.de 




Michel Wensing is (university) Professor of health services research and implementation science in healthcare at Heidelberg University (Germany) since 2015. He is also head of the newly established 2-year M.Sc. program of Health Services Research and Implementation Science and adjunct-head of the Department of General Practice and Health Services Research in Heidelberg University Hospital. Previously, he was full professor (2011-2015) at Radboud University Medical Centre, Nijmegen (Netherlands), where he still holds an honorary appointment. He has been trained as sociologist (M.Sc. 1991), medical care researcher (PhD, 1997), health economist (Diploma 2007), and medical care researcher (Habilitation 2010). His research has focused on general practice, primary care, implementation science, and patient experiences. So far, this has resulted in 400+ publications, including 30+ randomized trials, and 40+ supervised PhD students. He is co-editor of the book Changing Professional Practice and is Editor-in-Chief of the journal Implementation Science since 2012.


Aktuelle Arbeitsschwerpunkte 


  • Implementierung von evidenzbasierten Praktiken

  • Koordination der Versorgung

  • Patientenerfahrungen

  • Prozessevaluation


Ausgewählte Publikationen


Jaeger C, Freund T, Steinhäuser J, Stock C, Krisam J, Kaufmann-Kolle P, Wensing M, Szecsenyi J. Impact of a tailored program on the implementation of evidence-based recommendations for multimorbid patients with polypharmacy in primary care practices - results of a cluster-randomized controlled trial. Implem Sci 2017;12:8.

Van Lieshout J, Huntink E, Koetsenruijter J, Wensing M. Tailored implementation of cardiovascular risk management in general practice: a cluster randomized trial. Implem Sci 2016; 11: 115 

Wensing M, Szecsenyi J, Stock C, Kaufmann-Kolle P, Laux G. Evaluation of a program to strengthen general practice care for patients with chronic disease in Germany. BMC Health Serv Res 2016;17:62 


Eikelenboom N, Van Lieshout J, Jacobs A, Verhulst F, Lacroix J, Van Halteren A, Klomp M, Smeele I, Wensing M. Effectiveness of personalised support on self-management behaviour; a cluster randomised controlled trial. Br J Gen Pract 2016;66:e354-361

Koetsenruijter J, van Eikelenboom N, van Lieshout J, Vassilev I, Lionis C, Todorova E, Portillo MC, Foss C, Serrano Gil M, Roukova P, Angelaki A, Mujika A, Knutsen IR, Rogers A, Wensing M. Social support and self-management capabilities  in diabetes patients: An international observational study. Patient Educ Couns 2016:99:638-643

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