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Debjani (Jani) Mueller, MEng is a Senior Researcher at Charlotte Maxeke Medical Research Cluster (CMeRC) in Johannesburg. She currently holds a faculty position with University of Pretoria in South Africa and is a doctoral candidate at the Technical University of Berlin. Over the last decade, she has gained practical experience in evaluating medical devices as part of her work with the CMeRC team and shared her experience through training throughout South Africa and other parts of the world through distance-based education. She has taught hospital managers in South Africa (MPH in Hospital management) as an initiative of the EU and South African Department of Health.

Her research focuses on advancing the methods used in the area of medical device assessment to enhance its usefulness in the context of real-world decision-making which involves taking a life-cycle approach to medical technology assessment. Jani continues to focus her effort on promotion, collaboration and raising awareness of sustainable HTA development and implementation. She was a founding member of South African HTA Society (SAHTAS), has been a director on the INAHTA Board since 2013, and is currently the chair of the HTAi Interest Group on developing Countries. She has served on the International Scientific Program Committee of HTAi’s Annual Meeting over the years and more recently is an Associate Editor of IJTAHC.

Furthermore, she has been co-opted as a Board member by the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research (ISPOR) South Africa Chapter Board for the term 2018-2019. Jani nurtures a keen interest in building competencies and education and training in HTA, especially in emerging settings. She has published and co-authored a number of articles, contributed to book chapters and presented her research findings to an array of scientific audiences.

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