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Klaus Høyer

Klaus Høyer


Current research

I am interested in the organization and regulation of the healthcare system, in particular with respect to introduction of new medical technologies. My area of expertise is ethics as a form of regulation in relation to human bodily materials and health data. I have worked with, e.g., research biobanking, stem cells, property issues, forensic biobanking, public-private partnerships and public perceptions of genetics. I primarily use qualitative methods.

Among my current projects you find an ERC-funded project on data intensification in healthcare: Policy, Practice and Patient Experience in the Age of Intensified Data Sourcing (POLICYAID)


I am course manager on Organisation analysis on the MA in the public health sciences programme and a course introducing IT and Health students to the healthcare system and organisation analysis. I also teach topics related to qualitative methods, public health ethics, STS etc. I supervise essays on issues relating to medical STS, health politics, organisation, regulation, and public health ethics. 

Selected publications

  1. Published

    Exchanging Human Bodily Material: Rethinking Bodies and Markets

    Hoeyer, K. Jan 2013 Dordrecht : Springer. 191 p.

    Research output: Book/ReportBook

  2. Published

    The Anthropology of Potentiality in Biomedicine: An Introduction to Supplement 7

    Taussig, K-S., Hoeyer, K. & Helmreich, S. 2013 In : Current Anthropology. 54, S7, p. 3-14 12 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

  3. Published

    Ethics policies and ethics work in cross-national genetic research and data sharing: Flows, nonflows, and overflows

    Hoeyer, K., Tupasela, A. & Rasmussen, M. B. 1 May 2017 In : Science, Technology & Human Values. 42, 3, p. 381-404 24 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

  4. Published

    Traveling questions: uncertainty and nonknowledge as vehicles of translation in genetic research participation

    Hoeyer, K. 27 Oct 2016 In : New Genetics and Society. 35, 4, p. 351-371 20 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

  5. Published

    Regulatory Anatomy: How ‘‘Safety Logics’’ Structure European Transplant Medicine

    Hoeyer, K. Jul 2015 In : Science, Technology & Human Values. 40, 4, p. 516-538 22 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

  6. Published

    Informed Consent: The Politics of Intent and Practice in Medical Research Ethics

    Hoeyer, K. & Hogle, L. Oct 2014 In : Annual Review of Anthropology. 43, p. 347-362 16 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

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