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Durk-Jouke van der Zee
Durk-Jouke van der Zee is Associate Professor of Industrial Engineering at the Faculty of Economics & Business, University of Groningen. His research focuses on health care systems engineering. Research themes include hospital planning & control, and the design of care chains and networks - thereby linking pre-hospital and intrahospital care services. Project examples include development of cost-effective organizational models for regional acute stroke care, big data analysis of patient flows in care networks seeking to improve care plans and resource use, strategic staff planning and ambulance network design and operation.

Extra keywords: Health Services, Quantitative Methods, Health Organization, Health System Engenineering

Durk-Jouke van der Zee
Durk-Jouke van der Zee

Esther Metting
Esther Metting is psychologist and epidemiologist, currently working as assistant professor at the University of Groningen. Her dissertation (2017) was titled “Development of patient centered management of asthma and COPD in primary care” with a strong emphasis on the use of technology and patient involvement. Esther’s unique experience in clinical, behavioural and implementation science have led to a solid and multidisciplinary basis for eHealth research. In the past years she has coached and lectured numerous bachelor, master and PhD students with different backgrounds and from different faculties.

Esther managed several (international) research projects with scientists, health care professionals, patients, staff and students. Esther has chaired a large international research project in three European countries and the results of this project led to adaptation of clinical guidelines. She has worked as project manager eHealth in a large health care organization and is board member or advisor in several societal and patient organisations. Furthermore, she is an expert in the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control. Her hands-on experiences with patients, health care professionals and health care organisations are valuable in her daily work. Collaboration partners are among others: National eHealth Living Lab (NELL), International Primary Care Respiratory Group, Dutch Ministry of Health, international Respiratory Effectiveness Group.

Extra keyword: eHealth

Esther Metting
Esther Metting

Bertus Jeronimus is a developmental and clinical psychologists who studies the co-development of personality, happiness, and internalizing problems over the lifespan. Key interest are personal strengths and vulnerabilities, emotions, the socioecology in which one lives and grows (especially intimate support relationships - family/friends/partners), daily activities, stressful life events (including the coronavirus pandemic), the role of culture and history, personal narratives, and psychiatric taxonomies.  

Extra keyword: Personality

Bertus Jeronimus
Bertus Jeronimus

Michiel Rienstra
Graduated in medicine at the University of Antwerp, Belgium in 2003. Obtained a PhD at the University of Groningen, The Netherlands in 2007 on Atrial Fibrillation, Underlying Disease and Prognosis. I completed my cardiology training at the University Medical Center Groningen in 2012, where continued working as clinical cardiologist and researcher. I was awarded with a NWO Rubicon grant in 2009 and went to Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital and the Framingham Heart Study for a post-doc on population genetics and epidemiology in 2010-2011. In 2012 I was awarded with the NWO Veni grant for his project on genetics of atrial fibrillation. In 2015 I received the European Society of Cardiology academic grant for his project on a big data approach in atrial fibrillation. I am work package leader of 4 large national consortia; RACE V (hypercoagulability and AF progression), RED-CVD (early detection of cardiovascular disease in general practices), AI (catalyzing the application of artificial intelligence in CV disease), and MyDigiTwin (Big-data and Artificial Intelligence-based ecosystem to create a user’s personal “Digital Twin”). I am steering committee member of several investigator-initiated clinical studies (RACE 2 to 7, MARC 1-2, VIP-HF, DECISION). I am fellow of the European Society of Cardiology and the American Heart Association, and Scientific & Clinical Education Lifelong Learning Committee (SCILL) member of the AHA - Genomics and Precision Medicine council.

I combine clinical cardiology focusing on treatment of patients with arrhythmias, with clinical-oriented research. My research consists of conducting clinical studies to improve AF treatment, studying epidemiology of AF and its risk factors in PREVEND, Lifelines and Framingham Heart Study, uncovering the genetics of atrial fibrillation in part with the international AFGen consortium, and applying novel bioinformatics tools to improve AF risk prediction.

Michiel Rienstra
Michiel Rienstra

Corinna Glasner
My name is Corinna Glasner. I live in a world where little microbes matter, the world of medical microbiology and infection prevention, the world of human health. After I finished my PhD “Bacterial fingerprints across Europe” in the Department of Medical Microbiology and Infection Prevention at the University Medical Center Groningen and a short adventure in Cambridge at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, I am now, since August 2016, the scientific project manager of two INTERREG projects called “EurHealth-1Health” and “health-i-care”. Together with around 50 science, business and health partners in the Dutch-German border region, we try to combating antibiotic resistance and improving infection prevention. With our work we want to protect humans and in turn patients in our border region and beyond. With my work I learn and live every day in and for our exciting border region and Europe.

Corinna Glasner
Corinna Glasner

Lilian Peters
Lilian Peters PhD is an assistant professor/epidemiologist at the Department of Midwifery Science which is located at both the University Medical Center Groningen and Amsterdam University Medical Centers (location Vumc). She conducts research in the area ofMaternal and Child HealthEpidemiology and focuses on theeffect of lifestyle and pregnancy and birth events on future maternal and children’s health. Her projects intersect with primary care, secondary care, public health and epidemiology.This topic is of significant interest and cutting edge in current women’s health care around the world. Due to this unique position she is also appointed as an adjunct research fellow at the Western Sydney University (Australia).

Extra keywords: Maternal and Child's Health

Lilian Peters
Lilian Peters
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