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Staff members with discipline Health Policy & Services

Academia develops at the interface of different fields. This is one reason why the University of Groningen is home to a wide range of fields, each with a great number of subject specialists. The overview below, which is based on a standard categorization of fields, will help you find the right expert for each field. If you cannot find the expert you are looking for in this list, try searching via a related field or faculty; you may find him or her there.

Overview of all disciplines

Global Maternal and Child Health, Double Burden of Nutrition, Early prevention of NCDs
Epidemiology, mixed methods, health systems and policy research
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r.biesma umcg.nl
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Het doel van mijn onderzoek is om meer inzicht te bereiken in de problemen die samenwerkende organisaties (en overheden), oftewel ‘ketens’ ondervinden op het gebied van een zorgvuldige omgang met persoonsgegevens (privacy), waardoor zij hun maatschappelijke product niet of met risico’s op inbreuken opleveren. Door ketens in het huidige juridische kader ten aanzien van de bescherming van persoonsgegevens te ‘plaatsen’ kunnen voorstellen worden gedaan op wetgevingsniveau, maar wellicht ook op het niveau van de inrichting van de keten.
mr. M.J. (Marie-José) Bonthuis
Contact
m.j.bonthuis rug.nl
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PhD
Health economics (e.g. cost-effectiveness, burden of disease) and real-world drug outcomes (e.g. (pharmaco)epidemiology, medication adherence, compliance, persistence), mainly applied to lung diseases (asthma, COPD, TB, lung cancer).
dr. J.F.M. (Job) van Boven
Contact
j.f.m.van.boven rug.nl
+31 50 361 7893
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Assistant Professor
Medical Technology Assessment comprises economic evaluation in health care, ethical and legal issues as well as issues regarding implementation and reimbursement of innovative technologies.
prof. dr. E. (Erik) Buskens
Contact
e.buskens umcg.nl
+31 50 361 4343
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Professor of Health Technology Assessment
Planning and control cyclus inside organizations
dr. B. (Ben) Crom
Contact
b.crom rug.nl
+31 50 36 36608
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Assistant Professor
prof. dr. ir. C.E.M.J. (Liset) van Dijk
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c.e.m.j.van.dijk rug.nl
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j.w.h.dik umcg.nl
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Researcher
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r.j.duvivier umcg.nl
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Pharmacoeconomics and HTA (health technology assessment), with a focus on patient level modeling and model-based cost-effectiveness analyses. 
dr. T.L. (Talitha) Feenstra
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t.l.feenstra rug.nl
+31 50 36 32607
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Associate professor, economic evaluation of precision medicine
Health Economics, Education Economics, Policy Evaluation
R.D. (Roel) Freriks, MSc
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r.d.freriks rug.nl
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PhD candidate
Collaboration and change in professional organizations. Healthcare Management and organization. 
R.E. (Rachel) Gifford, MSc
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r.e.gifford rug.nl
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PhD Candidate
Pharmacoeconomics, Health economics
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j.j.gout-zwart umcg.nl
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Health economics of blood transfusion safety, hematology and infectious diseases.
dr. M. (René) van Hulst
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m.van.hulst rug.nl
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Associate professor Global Health Technology Assessment
A. Kohl-Menage, MSc
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a.kohl-menage rug.nl
+31 50 36 36505
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Head Biology Cluster FSE
Medical Doctor International Health and Tropical Medicine; Management of Health Services (MBA). Public Health, in particular prevention. Current research concerns health literacy. Consultancy and International Technical Assistance Health and Development.
drs. J.A.R. (Jaap) Koot
Contact
j.a.r.koot umcg.nl
+31 6 2248 7689
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Dean Learning Community Global Health, Dean Semester 1.1
Health Outcome Measurement
dr. P.F.M. (Paul) Krabbe
Contact
p.f.m.krabbe umcg.nl
+31 6 5170 1692
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Head Unit Patient-Centered HTA
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s.j.c.kroon umcg.nl
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Innovations in genetic counselling, ELSI-aspects of clinical genetics and genetic screening, cardiogenetics
prof. dr. I.M. (Irene) van Langen
Contact
i.m.van.langen umcg.nl
+31 50 361 7209
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Professor Clinical Genetics
prof. dr. J.O. (Jochen) Mierau
Contact
j.o.mierau rug.nl
+31 50 36 33735
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Tenure Track Professor Public Health Economics & Scientific Director AJSPH
D.D. (Daniela) Moye Holz
Contact
d.d.moye.holz umcg.nl
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Field / Discipline
B. (Barbara) Pavliková
Contact
b.pavlikova umcg.nl
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Pharmacoeconomics, health economics, modeling
prof. dr. M.J. (Maarten) Postma
Contact
m.j.postma rug.nl
+31 50 36 32607
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Professor Global Health Economics UMCG & RUG
prof. dr. E.P. (Eugène) van Puijenbroek
Contact
e.p.van.puijenbroek rug.nl
+31 50 36 34360
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Professor of Pharmacovigilance
A.K.R. (Khairul Rizki) Purba
Contact
a.k.r.purba umcg.nl
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Continuous improvement in Healthcare (e.g. Lean, SixSigma), Value Based Healthcare, Healthcare Management, Change Management
dr. O.P. (Oskar) Roemeling
Contact
o.p.roemeling rug.nl
+31 50 36 36543
Function
Assistant Professor
The research of de Rooij's group aims to improve health and health care of elderly persons by understanding the ageing [brain] process and age related diseases to improve cognitive and functional patient trajectories after acute illness.

Biological and clinical studies are combined with the construction and testing of innovative educational tools for patients and professionals [serious games & apps]. All studies have the focus on physical resilience and on prevention from or recovery of [avoidable] cognitive and functional decline after an acute event. 
Fundamental studies to elaborate on the neuroinflammatory process in the brain at cellular and structural level go hand in hand with clinical studies defining the clinical phenotype of neuroinflammation causing the clinical symptoms of delirium and leading to functional decline and accelerated cognitive decline and dementia.

To improve patient trajectories also qualitative and quantitative studies in hospitalized elderly patients are conducted. These studies try, by focussing on patient reported experience measures {socalled PREMs],  to create sound scientific evidence for innovative ways to improve the organisation of care for the most vulnerable elderly patients with acute care needs. All with a focus on supporting these patients in regaining their cognitive and physical function and to enable them to live as long as possible in their own home, or by respecting their health choices and by offering patient centred care and support in the deciosion making process.  

De Rooij and her team strongly believe in participatory action research and multidisciplinary collaboration and therefore they closely collaborate with elderly patients, their relatives and other health care professionals.   All their research is designed to have an immediate societal impact and directs towards quality improvement and not solely on gaining scientific impact. Examples are the Vitality Navigator, The Transitional Care Bridge and the Delirium Experience. These innovative health care solutions aim at supporting healthy ageing from a patient’s perspective and healthy ageing from the perspective of a high risk population.  

Currently de Rooij is preparing together with other colleagues the opening of the Alzheimer Center Groningen, the newest Alzheimer Center in the Netherlands that is not only focussing on diagnosis and therapy but also on improving the patients' care trajectory including his wellbeing after being diagnosied with dementia, and on the prevention of dementia in off-spring of patients with dementia.  
Since 2006 over 20 PhD’s have been defending their thesis based upon this research theme’s and more than 200 articles have been published. Several applications and serious games have been designed to support the impact of research on society. See also www.deliriumexperience.nl, www.seniorlines.nl, www.effectieveouderenzorg.nl, www.hospitalathome.nl, www.geriatriegroningen.nl, see also evaluations of the research on www.vmszorg.nl, www.beteroud.nl.

Follow the social media and Twitter for more news on healthy ageing from @sophiaderooij
prof. dr. S.E.J.A. (Sophia) de Rooij
Contact
s.e.j.a.de.rooij umcg.nl
+31 50 361 3921
Function
Professor of Medicine
Spatial Planning
Environmental Policy
Well-being
Data analysis
Z. (Zeinab) Sattari Najafabadi, MSc
Contact
z.sattari.najafabadi rug.nl
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Global Health
Tropical diseases
Infectious Diseases Epidemiology
Fighting large scale infectious diseases outbreaks
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g.j.steenbergen umcg.nl
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Coach GH
International aspects of reproductive health care (systems), in particular Safe Motherhood
prof. dr. J. (Jelle) Stekelenburg
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j.stekelenburg umcg.nl
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Professor International Aspects of Reproductive Health, in particular Safe Motherhood
Dementia; social health; older adults; housing; homelessness; mental health; addiction; criminal justice; vulnerable populations; public health; knowledge translation
J.L. Sturge, MSc
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j.l.sturge rug.nl
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Societal impact van onderzoek
Toegepast onderzoek in het zorg- en sociale domein
Medische sociologie
Onderzoek met mixed methods
dr. J. (Jolanda) Tuinstra
Contact
j.tuinstra01 umcg.nl
+31 50 361 6648
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Researcher Applied Health Research
Health Technology Assessment
dr. K.M. (Karin) Vermeulen
Contact
k.m.vermeulen umcg.nl
+31 50 361 3562
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Assistant professor,HTA
Field / Discipline
H.M. (Hinke) van der Werf, MSc
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h.m.van.der.werf umcg.nl
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Research Interests: Health economics, Socioeconomic factors and health, Evaluation of health policy
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shuye.yu rug.nl
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PhD student
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