Katharina Biester


Katharina initially trained and worked as a paediatric nurse and then studied healthcare management. In 2004, she started working as a researcher in the Department of Non-Drug Interventions at the Institute for Quality and Efficiency in Health Care (IQWiG), Cologne, Germany. In 2010, Katharina switched to IQWiG's Department of Drug Assessment, where she first worked as a senior researcher and then as a Division Head. In 2021, she switched to IQWiG’s Department of Health Information, where she is currently working as a researcher. Her main responsibility is the assessment of evidence on the basis of systematic reviews as one of the pillars of evidence-based health information. Since 2016, Katharina has been the Workshop Leader of the EMWA workshop “Systematic Reviews”.