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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.

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Healthcare management; Total Quality Management, integrated care, quality management models, performance management, lean.
prof. dr. ir. C.T.B. (Kees) Ahaus
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dr. A. (Ajay) Bailey
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Assistant Professor
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.
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
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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
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Professor of Health Technology Assessment
Planning and control cyclus inside organizations
dr. B. (Ben) Crom
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Assistant Professor
Pharmacoeconomics and HTA (health technology assessment), with a focus on patient level modeling and model-based cost-effectiveness analyses. 
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Associate professor
Health Economics, Education Economics, Policy Evaluation, Applied Microeconometrics
R.D. (Roel) Freriks, MSc
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PhD Candidate
Pharmacoeconomics, Health economics
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Health economics of blood transfusion safety, hematology and infectious diseases.
dr. M. (René) van Hulst
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Researcher
A. Kohl-Menage, MSc
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Degree programme coordinator Master in Medical Pharmaceutical Sciences (MPS) and Biomedical Sciences (BMS)
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
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Dean Learning Community Global Health, Dean Semester 1.1
Health Outcome Measurement
dr. P.F.M. (Paul) Krabbe
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Head Unit Patient-Centered HTA
Innovations in genetic counselling, ELSI-aspects of clinical genetics and genetic screening, cardiogenetics
prof. dr. I.M. (Irene) van Langen
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Professor Clinical Genetics
dr. J.O. (Jochen) Mierau
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Associate Professor & Scientific Director AJSPH
D.D. (Daniela) Moye Holz
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Pharmacoeconomics, health economics, modeling
prof. dr. M.J. (Maarten) Postma
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Professor Dept of Pharmacy & 2ndary appointment Professor UMCG
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
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Professor of Medicine
Spatial Planning
Environmental Policy
Well-being
Data analysis
Z. (Zeinab) Sattari Najafabadi, MSc
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Global Health
Tropical diseases
Infectious Diseases Epidemiology
Fighting large scale infectious diseases outbreaks
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Coach GH
Clinical and field epidemiology, molecular epidemiology, parasitology, genetics, and public health and policy
dr. A. (Adriana) Tami
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Associate Professor
Societal impact van onderzoek
Toegepast onderzoek in het zorg- en sociale domein
Medische sociologie
Onderzoek met mixed methods
dr. J. (Jolanda) Tuinstra
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Coordinator Science Shop Medicine and Public Health
Health Technology Assessment
dr. K.M. (Karin) Vermeulen
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Assistant professor,HTA
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H.M. (Hinke) van der Werf
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Quality of care, person centred and integrated care (Chronic Care Model, Population Health Management models), casemanagment (patient advocacy model), case management, development and validation of measurement instruments, International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF), Delphi method.
dr. K. (Klaske) Wynia
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Associate professor person-centred and integrated care
Research Interests: Health economics, Socioeconomic factors and health, Evaluation of health policy
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PhD student
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