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dr. J.F.M. (Job) van Boven

Assistant Professor


A/Prof. Job van Boven is a health economics & real-world drug outcomes expert specialised in lung diseases. He is the founding director of the Medication Adherence Expertise Center Of the northern Netherlands (MAECON) and Chair of the European Network to Advance Best Practices & Technology on Medication Adherence (ENABLE) COST Action, comprising 39 countries. He leads the research group on Cost-effective Drug Use (in Dutch: Doelmatig Geneesmiddelgebruik) at the Department of Clinical Pharmacy & Pharmacology of the University Medical Center Groningen and is Principal Investigator at the Groningen Research Institute for Asthma and COPD (GRIAC).
He obtained his PharmD and PhD at the University of Groningen (The Netherlands), where his thesis focused on the cost-effectiveness of adherence enhancing interventions in patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). After his PhD research, he completed fellowships at the University of Colorado (USA), Monash University (Australia) and the Hospital Universitario Son Espases (Spain).
He is (co)author of >120 scientific publications, supervisor of 10 PhD students and received several research prices & grants (totalling>€6 million). He is Chair of the Dutch respiratory pharmacists group (KNMP SIG Long), former Boardmember of the Dutch young Medicines Evaluation Board (Jong CBG), ZonMW-GGG committee member, Scientific lead of the Lung Alliance Netherlands (LAN) National Medication Adherence Program, expert research faculty at the IPCRG & EAACI, Editorial Board member of various peer-reviewed journals and has an extensive international network (e.g. ERS, IPCRG, EAACI, ISPE, REG, ESPACOMP, ISPOR).
Having interest and wide experience in both medication adherence and health economic methods, his mission is to find novel, cost-effective ways to make better, personalized use of our respiratory medications in order to maximize both patients’ and societal benefits.
Through multidisciplinary research, education and care support, he aims to provide means to accelerate implementation of drug-device technologies (digital inhalers, electronic pill bottles & blisters and smart spacers) and practical adherence monitoring & management tools in daily clinical practice, to ultimately optimize patient, economic and societal outcomes.

- Methods & application: medication adherence, compliance, persistence, e-health, smart inhalers, bottles and spacers, (pharmaco) epidemiology, real-world drug outcomes, pharmacoeconomics, health economics, burden of disease, budget impact, health technology assessment, cost-effectiveness.
- Disease focus areas: Asthma / COPD / TB / Lung cancer

Other positions

Founding director Medication Adherence Expertise Center of the northern Netherlands (MAECON)
Chair European Network to Advance Best practices & technoLogy on medication adherencE (ENABLE) COST Action
Chair of the Dutch respiratory pharmacists group
Committee member ZonMW Good Medication Use (GGG)
Former Boardmember Dutch young Medicines Evaluation Board (CBG-MEB)
Editorial board member of the journals "npj Primary Care Respiratory Medicine", "Frontiers in Medical Technology", "Clinical eHealth", "Tuberculosis & Respiratory Diseases" and "Pragmatic & Observational Research"
European Academy of Allergy & Clinical Immunology (EAACI) ROC Advisory Committee Member
International Primary Care Respiratory Group (IPCRG) Expert Research Faculty
Respiratory Effectiveness Group (REG) Adherence (Member) and Cost-effectiveness (Chair) working group
Ad-hoc consultant to various companies (AstraZeneca, Chiesi, GSK, Novartis, TEVA)
Steering committee GIANTT database
Scientific lead National LAN Integrated Care Program Inhaler Adherence
Honorary Research Fellow, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia
Technical Board member, Makerere University Lung Institute, Uganda
Last modified:18 October 2021 09.18 a.m.

Contact information

Antonius Deusinglaan 1
9713 AV Groningen
The Netherlands