Kirstin ÖZTÜRK

Kirstin ÖZTÜRK
Chief Senior Researcher


Kirstin Hvitfeldt Öztürk has a bachelor of international studies degree in International Community and Social Development and a Master’s degree in Healthcare Policy and Management from the Harvard School of Public Health.

Ms. Öztürk has over 20 years of experience in the health care industry.  Her work in the United States, Thailand, Malaysia, Taiwan, Saudi Arabia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, and Turkey has gained her experience in healthcare financing, insurance, quality and cost measurement, quality improvement, performance management, strategic planning and hospital management.  With her guidance, organizations have achieved a number of quality certificates including ISO 9000, ISO 14001, ISO 10002, OHSAS 18001, Joint Commission International and the Turkish Ministry of Hospital Health Quality Standards.  She is a Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality according to the National Association for Healthcare Quality (NAHQ).   Ms. Öztürk manages the Health Economics and Management Research and Development division at TUSSIDE.