I am a development economist with a focus on global health.
My work concentrates on access to care for cardiovascular disease and HIV/AIDS.
Understanding how health interlinks with socioeconomic gradients, policy, and health systems in low- and middle- income countries is what drives my main research interest.
I believe that health is a basic human right and that people living in heavily resource-constrained environments face particular challenges in attaining this right.
Thus, my aim as a researcher is to improve our understanding of the development health nexus and to identify policy strategies working towards universal health coverage.

Latest Publications

Use of Statins for the prevention of cardiovascular disease in 41 low-income and middle-income countries: a cross-sectional study of nationally representative, individual-level data

Maja Marcus, Manne-Goehler J, Theilmann M, Farzadfar F, Moghaddam SS, Keykhaei M, Hajebi A, Tschida S, Lemp JM, Aryal KK, Dunn M, Househanou C, Silver B, Rohloff P, Atun R, Bärnighausen TW, Geldsetzer P, Ramirez-Zea M, Chopra V, Heisler M, Davies JI, Huffman MD, Vollmer S, Flood D

Lancet Global Health, vol. 10(3), 2022, pp. e369–79

Reaching for the ‘first 95’: a cross-country analysis of HIV self-testing in nine countries in sub-Saharan Africa

Eva van Empel, De Vlieg RA, Harling G, Marcus ME, Kahn K, Bärnighausen T, Montana L, Choko AT, Manne-Goehler J

AIDS, 2022 Feb, pp. 297--304

Knowing versus Doing: Protective Health Behavior against COVID-19 in Indonesia

Eliana Chavarría, Diba F, Marcus ME, Marthoenis, Reuter A, Rogge L, Vollmer S

Journal of Development Studies, vol. 57(8), 2021, pp. 1245--1266

Unmet Need for Hypercholesterolemia Care in 35 Low- and Middle-Income Countries: A Cross-sectional Study of Nationally-representative Surveys

Maja Marcus, Ebert C, Geldsetzer P, Theilmann M, Bicaba BW, Andall-Brereton G, Bovet P, Farzadfar F, Gurung MS, Houehanou C, Malekpour MR, Martins JS, Moghaddam SS, Mohammadi E, Norov B, Quesnel-Crooks S, Wong-McClure R, Davies JI, Hlatky MA, Atun R, Bärnighausen TW, Jaacks LM, Manne-Goehler J, Vollmer S

PLOS Medicine, 2021

Did you know? The effect of SMS reminders on health screening uptake in Indonesia

Maja Marcus, Reuter A, Rogge L, Vollmer S

CRC Discussion Paper, 2021

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Maja E. Marcus

Economist, PhD Candidate

Chair of Development Economics & Center for Modern Indian Studies

University of Goettingen, Germany