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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 UMCG and 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. I have developed a website where you can follow my work: Recently I have received a VENI Talent Grant to perform research on digital illiteracy in different European countries. VIDEO ABOUT MY RESEARCH, CLICK HERE

Other positions

SOM Research fellow (research institute Faculty Economics and Business UoG)
Member of the Young Academy Groningen
Fellow of Aletta Jacobs School of Public Health
Guest Scientist Charité Berlin (Institute of Medical Informatics (IMI), Digitalization of Healthcare)
Member of the Groningen research Institue for asthma and COPD (GRIAC)
Member steering committee Digital Literacy Coalition
Ambasador Digital Literacy Jantina Tammes School pf Public Health
Member of the UCW (Universitaire Commissie Wetenschapsbeoefening) UoG
Last modified:23 April 2024 8.34 p.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