Joelle Robertson-Preidler

Joelle Robertson-Preidler

Alumna 2019

Curriculum Vitae

Curriculum vitae 

Joelle Robertson-Preidler joined IBME as a PhD student in 2013. Her dissertation research focuses on appropriate health care delivery, which she posits should go beyond clinical effectiveness to include just allocation of resources and respect for patient dignity and autonomy. A broader question that this project seeks to answer is how health care policy that aims to improve population health and curb costs, can also respond to individual patients’ needs.

During her time at IBME, she has worked with Dr. Nikola Biller-Andorno to draft an issue brief on appropriate care for the Common Wealth Fund and organized a course on physician incentives for the 2014 Summer School in Public Health Policy, Economics, and Management in Lugano. Starting in January 2017, she will be teaching professional health care ethics at Saginaw Valley State University in Michigan, USA.

Before joining IBME, she received her master’s degree in International Health Care Management from Management Center Innsbruck in Austria. Her master’s thesis, entitled “Promoting physical activity: a comparison of intervention programs’ effectiveness using Self-Determination Theory,” systematically reviewed physical activity studies to evaluate the connection between intrinsic and extrinsic motives and physical activity outcomes. From 2012 to 2015, she worked as a contract health research associate for Rush University in Chicago, conducting health disparities research for health care and public health projects.

Research interests

  • Health care policy
  • Social justice
  • Patient dignity
  • Provider incentives


Preventing Overdiagnosis Conference and Research Planning Meeting, Oxford: Sept. 15-18, 2014.

AcademyHealth Research Meeting, Minneapolis: June 14-16, 2015. Poster presentation.

APHA Annual Meeting. Chicago, USA: Oct. 31- Nov. 4, 2015. Round table session.