Dominik Jockers

Dominik Jockers studied economics at the University of Heidelberg. In June 2020 he started his PhD at the Heidelberg Institute of Global Health. His doctoral work focuses on identifying causal pathways in HIV prevention strategies in South Africa and the application of quasi-experimental methods in the field of Global Health.
His broader research interests are health inequalities, universal health coverage and the burden of diseases in the global south.

Wissenschaftlicher Werdegang

2020- present                     Dr. sc. Hum candidate     Institute of Global Health, Heidelberg University, Germany

2016 - 2019                        MSc in Economics           Heidelberg University, Germany

2014 – 2015                       Visiting Student                National University of Galway, Ireland

2013 - 2016                        BSc in Economics            University of Trier, Germany


HITS:     Home-Based Intervention to increase HIV testing (HITS) uptake in rural South Africa (RCT).

NCHA:   Assessing the impact of the National Community Health Assistant (NCHA) Program implementation on under-5 mortality in Liberia.

CHW Burkina Faso: Collecting survey based primary data on the role, responsibilities, as well as the precise profile of Community Health Workers (CHWs) in the municipality of Nouna, Burkina Faso.

RDD in primary care: Application of regression discontinuity designs (RDD) in UK based primary care cohorts.


Jockers, D., Langlotz, S., French, D. & Bärnighausen, T. 2021. HIV treatment and worker absenteeism: Quasi-experimental evidence from a large-scale health program in South Africa. Journal of Health Economics, 79, 102479.