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University Medical Center Groningen

dr. E.I. (Esther) Metting

Assistant professor


I am psychologist and epidemiologist, currently working as assistant professor at the University of Groningen. My dissertation 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. I have also worked as project leader eHealth in a large health care organization and I am active as board member or advisor in several patient organisations. These hands-on experiences with patients, health care professionals and health care organisations are valuable in my daily work. Above that, my unique experience in clinical, behavioural and implementation science have led to a solid and multidisciplinary basis for health research. In the past years I have coached and lectured numerous bachelor, master and PhD students with different backgrounds and from different faculties. In my role as project leader and chair I have learned to manage longitudinal (international) projects with researchers, health care professionals and students. My goal is to use my talent, experience and my passion for science to improve scientific knowledge in the field of eHealth.

Other positions

Scientific advisor evaluation CoronaCheck (Testenvoortoegang, vaccinatiebewijs). Dutch Ministry of Health
Scientific advisor evaluation CoronaMelder. Dutch Ministry of Health
SOM Research fellow
Lecturer and student coach. Dpt. Health Psychology. UMCG
Member/liaison eHealth stakeholder group. UMCG
Board Member. Reumapatiëntenvereniging Groningen
Lecturer methodology. International Primary Care Respiratory Society
Chair. Inhaler Research Workgroup foundation
Postdoc researcher. National eHealth Living Lab, LUMC
Further: Project leader NFU Citrien 1 and 2 eHealth (UMCG, since 2016). Editor in Chief (NHG-CAHAG bulletin, since 2019). Scientific advisor (International Primary Care Respiratory Society, since 2016). Scientific advisor (NHG-CAHAG, since 2017). Expert member (Expert technology Group of the Respiratory Effectiveness Group, since 2018). Co-chair (iPSpine patient advisory board, since 2019). Guest editor in chief of the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health with a special edition on “Global Health, eHealth, Behavioral Change, World Coverage”(2020-2021). Expert European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (since 2020).
Last modified:15 December 2023 08.19 a.m.

Contact information

Nettelbosje 2
9747 AE Groningen
The Netherlands
Antonius Deusinglaan 1
9713 AV Groningen
The Netherlands
Antonius Deusinglaan 1
9713 AV Groningen
The Netherlands