About us

The team


About us

Nordic Institute of Health Economics (NIHE) is a health economic research institute aiming to improve health systems by conducting in-depth research to support decision-making. We offer high-quality health economic research and counseling within both health economic and outcome research, market access and real-world evidence. We meet the needs of our clients without compromising our high academic and methodological standards. We collaborate with both public and private actors including the healthcare sector, clinical researchers, pharmaceutical companies, patient organizations, government agencies, ministries, and universities.

NIHE is an independent private limitied company founded in Aarhus in 2022, and is owned by Lars Holger Ehlers.

Meet our team

At NIHE we take on a diverse range of research projects with our researchers mastering advanced economic and statistical methodologies supplemented by our specialist knowledge in large research projects. Below, you can read more about our skilled and committed employees.

Lars Holger Ehlers

Managing Director

Lars is a former professor of health economics at Aalborg University, Ph.D. and MSc from Aarhus University. Lars has vast experience in research e.g. health economics, innovative treatments, chronic diseases and opportunities to improve organization of health services.
Lars Holger Ehlers

Morten Berg Jensen

Senior Researcher I Statistician

Morten holds a Msc and PhD in economics from Aarhus University and has extensive experience in econometric analyses as well as registry-based studies and discrete choice models. Furthermore, Morten is an associate professor at Aarhus University and a collaborative partner at Aalborg University.
Morten Berg Jensen

Camilla Birch

Health Economist

Camilla holds a MSc in Medical Market Access, and a BSc in Medicine with Industrial Specialisation from Aalborg University. Camilla is skilled in health economic modeling and research, and is able to combine human physiology and medicine with economics and prioritisation in healthcare.
Camilla Birch

Nicoline W. Reinstrup

Junior Researcher

Nicoline holds a BSc in Public Health Sciences and is currently studying for her Master's degree in Public Health at Aarhus University. Her role in the NIHE is versatile, ranging from systematic literature searches to report writing and assisting the office.

Jakob Justinussen

Junior Researcher

Jakob Justinussen is currently pursuing a master's degree in Medical Market Access at Aalborg Universitet, which is in the city where he also resides. He holds a bachelor's degree in Medicine with Industrial Specialization, from which he graduated in 2023. Throughout his master's studies, he has gained valuable experience and strong skills in health economics and Market Access, as well as the structuring and financing of the healthcare system.

Katrine Østermark

Junior Researcher

Katrine Østermark is a trained nurse with experience in acute care. She is currently a master's student in health sciences at Aarhus University, where she demonstrates a significant interest in learning and health improvement. Katrine combines her practical experience with a strong academic commitment, enriching our dynamic team. Her extensive experience in the healthcare sector, combined with her academic ambitions, makes her a key asset in our collaborative environment.

Eskild Fredslund

Registry researcher I Health economist

Eskild is a collaborator with NIHEand holds a MSc in Mathematical Economics from Aarhus University, and a PhD inBehavioral Economics and Health Economics from University of Southern Denmark. Eskild is an experienced researcher in the fields of health economics, registerbased analysis, Real World Evidence and Health Economics Outcomes Research.


We are honored to be working with a broad range of organizations. Below is a selection of our clients and collaborators:

  • Aarhus University Hospital
  • Aarhus University
  • AbbVie
  • AstraZeneca
  • Boehringer Ingelheim
  • CSL Seqirus
  • Contura
  • Copenhagen University Hospital
  • Creativ Ceutical
  • Delta Hat
  • Dansk Firma Idræt
  • Dagens Medicin
  • Frisk Center
  • Gilead
  • GSK
  • Meridian HealthComms
  • Mit øje
  • MSD
  • Novocure
  • Novo Nordisk
  • Pfizer
  • Region Hovedstaden
  • Rigshopitalet
  • Sanofi
  • Specsavers
  • Takeda
  • Wickenstones