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Courtney Metz, B.A. (Mississippi), MPH (Hannover)

Courtney Metz is an Associate at the Centre for Ethics and Law in the Life Sciences, Hannover. She is currently pursuing a PhD in Public Health, focusing on clinical translation in innovative medicinal devices.

Courtney holds an undergraduate degree in Political Science from the University of Mississippi, and a Masters in Public Health from the Hannover Medical School. In the course of her Masters in Public Health, she specialised in Healthcare Management as well as Healthcare Ethics and Law. Her thesis was written in cooperation with IFB-Tx (Integrated Research and Treatment Center Transplantation) at the Hannover Medical School, where she conducted a qualitative case study on processes and norms in post-mortem liver transplantation.

In Summer of 2015, Courtney took courses at Harvard University as part of the Masters of Clinical Effectiveness, and gained expertise in clinical trial management as well as deepened her understanding of healthcare management. 

Contact Information

Tel.: +49 511 762 4949
Fax: +49 511 762 14146

CELLS – Centre for Ethics and Law in the Life Sciences 
Leibniz Universitaet Hannover
Otto-Brenner-Straße 1
30159 Hannover

Main Areas of Research

  • Health Policy
  • Clinical Translation
  • Clinical Trial Design

Recent Publications

  • Kaltenborn, A. Salinas, Jager, et al.  2015. "Model of End-Stage Liver Disease Score and Derived Variants Lack Prognostic Ability after Liver Transplantation," Ann Transplant, 20:441-448.
  • Strech, D., Metz, C. , & Knuppel, H. 2014. "Do editorial policies support ethical research? A thematic text analysis of author instructions in psychiatry journals," PLoS One 9:6, e97492.
  • Schrem, H., Platsakis, A., Kaltenborn, A., Metz, C., et al. 2014. "Value and limitations of the BAR-score for donor allocation in liver transplantation," Langenbecks Arch Surg., 399:8, 1011-1019.
  • Klose, J., Klose, M., & Metz, C., et al. 2014. "Outcome stagnation of liver transplantation for primary sclerosing cholangitis in the Model for End-Stage Liver Disease era," Langenbecks Arch Surg, 399:8, 1021-1029.
  • Metz, C. & Hoppe, N. 2013. "Organ Transplantation in Germany: Regulating Scandals and Scandalous Regulation," European Journal of Health Law, 20:1-4.
  • Knuppel, H., Metz, C., Meerpohl, J. & Strech, D. 2013. "How psychiatry journals support the unbiased translation of clinical research. A cross-sectional study of editorial policies," PLoS One, 8(10), e75995.