Mierau, Prof. Jochen
As Professor of Public Health Economics, Jochen Mierau focuses on health differences. ‘It is a known fact that people in various groups differ from one another in regards to their health. These groups are based, for instance, on region, socioeconomic position, education or income. I research how these differences arise and which mechanisms contribute to this. In addition, I teach students and professionals in order for this knowledge to grow.’
In 2016 Mierau laid the foundation for the creation of the Aletta Jacobs School of Public Health (AJSPH) and served as scientific director of the Aletta Jacobs School of Public Health until the summer of 2022. As of July 1, 2022, he is scientific director at the Northern data and biobank Lifelines.
Mierau is a critical follower of the Cabinet’s coronavirus policy. He was invited by the Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport to give expert advice on the coronavirus measures. He calls, among other things, for more testing and a regional approach. Mierau is also one of the initiators of the LifeLines coronavirus study. This will paint a picture of the COVID-19 disease, risk factors for serious symptoms and the psychological consequences of the pandemic.
Previously in the news
- Jochen Mierau on the corona year: The two biggest mistakes
- Approach to coronavirus has to be regional, video in Dutch, RTV Noord
- ‘Critical exprts discuss effects of lockdown’, in Dutch, Radio 1
- ‘Regional coronavirus outbreak is a question of time’, in Dutch
- Mierau on regional lockdowns, Dutch Radio 1
- Health economists crack coronavirus policy, in Dutch
- UG sets up crowdfunding for corona research
- Aletta Jacobs School of Public Health to open
- ‘The health differences in the Northern Netherlands are bizarre’
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