Metting, dr. Esther
Esther Metting works as an Assistant Professor eHealth at the University Medical Center Groningen (UMCG) and at the Faculty of Economics and Business. Metting has a background is in psychology and epidemiology. Her main research focus is the exciting field of health and technology (eHealth). "Unfortunately, not everyone can benefit from the benefits of eHealth due to poor health and digital literacy. This is a problem because these vulnerable groups have a poorer health status on average and would benefit most from eHealth programmes." In her daily work, she uses knowledge from epidemiology, behavioural and implementation sciences to improve the uptake of eHealth schemes. The overall aim of her research is to make eHealth accessible for everyone.
Metting has worked as project leader eHealth in a large health care organization and is active as board member or advisor in several patient organisations. Her unique experience in clinical, behavioural and implementation science have led to a solid and multidisciplinary basis for health research. Her goal is to use her talent, experience and passion for science to improve scientific knowledge in the field of eHealth.
Since the COVID-19 pandemic, Metting has been involved in several COVID-19 projects including the evaluation of the CoronaMelder for the Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport, the evaluation of the COVID-19 rapid-testing centre for teaching-related activities in Groningen and research into the CoronaCheck app.
Previously in the news (mostly in Dutch)
- Enjoy it for now, but a new lockdown in autumn is definitely not off the cards
- Young Academy Groningen welcomes new member Esther Metting
- Experts astonished at relaxation of measures: ‘All signs point to red’
- Health economist at University of Groningen wants relaxation of measures, UMCG epidemiologist finds continued lockdown unavoidable
- Epidemiologist: ‘Something had to happen, but it’s really very nerve-wracking’
- People with a high or low educational background experience the coronavirus pandemic completely differently
- ‘Corona app helps in fight against virus if at least 1 in 5 Dutch residents use the app’
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