Stefan Listl

Stefan Listl is a dentist and economist. He is a Full Professor in Quality and Safety of Oral Healthcare at Radboud University (Netherlands), director of the Translational Health Economics Section at Heidelberg University Dental School (Germany), and an adjunct professor at the University of Pennsylvania – Center for Integrative Global Oral Health (USA). 


Stefan currently serves as coordinating PI for the Horizon Europe projects DELIVER (Deliberative Improvement of Oral Care Quality) and PRUDENT (Prioritization, Incentives, and Resource Use for Sustainable Dentistry). In addition, he is coordinating PI for the German Innovation Fund projects Paro-ComPas and DigIn2Perio which leverage patient empowerment and digital tools to enhance medical-dental integration. Stefan previously was a PI for the EU Horizon 2020 project ADVOCATE (Added Value for Oral Care) where he coordinated the big data analytics and health economics workstreams. In a research project funded by NIH, he contributed to cross-country analyses of older adults’ dental coverage.


Stefan is a member of the Lancet Commission on Global Oral Health, scientific chair of the WHO working group to identify cost-efficient oral health interventions, and a steering group member of the WHO global oral health status report. He spoke at oral health events such as held during the United Nations High-Level Meetings, in the EU Parliament, and in the Dutch House of Representatives. Stefan previously served as a consultant for Harvard University’s Malaysia Health Systems Reform Project, and contributed to the FDI World Dental Federation Vision 2030 report, the NIH Report on Oral Health in America, and the oral health standard set of the International Consortium for Health Outcomes Measurement (ICHOM). 


Stefan is an author of more than 120 journal publications, including in Lancet, Nature, Bulletin of the WHO, Journal of Health Economics, Health Economics, American Journal of Epidemiology, American Journal of Public Health, Social Science & Medicine, and Journal of Dental Research. He is editorial board member for the Journal of Dental Research and the Journal of Evidence-based Dental Practice and regularly reviews for journals and funding institutions.