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dr. J.F.M. van Boven

Assistant Professor

Most of my current research projects are related to health economics & real-world drug outcomes (in particular cost-effectiveness and medication adherence) in respiratory diseases (asthma, COPD, TB, lung transplantation and lung cancer). Projects include research with digital inhalers, electronic pill bottles and blisters, and smart spacers.

Current projects:

  • MAECON: Medication Adherence Expertise Center Of the northern Netherlands (Founding Director) 
  • ENABLE: European Network to Advance Best Practices & Technology on Medication Adherence (ENABLE) - COST Action Network of 39 countries to set up medication adherence expertise centers, review novel technologies, organize short-term fellowships & conferences (Action Chair; STSM student: Katerina Mantila, BPharm; funding: European Commission)
  • ACCEPTANCE: Effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of a smart inhaler self-management program to enhance medication adherence in patients with asthma (PhD student: Susanne van de Hei, MD; funding: AstraZeneca)
  • On TRACk: Blended intervention on incorporating TRaining, prepAration and Counseling to improve inhaler technique and medication adherence in patients with asthma and/or COPD (PhD student: Roland te Paske, MSc; funding: ZonMw)
  • FRESH AIR: a €3 million Horizon 2020 project focusing on the prevalence, burden and respiratory drug adherence in patients with chronic lung diseases in low and middle income countries Uganda, Kyrgyz Republic, Vietnam and Greece and the implementation of effective interventions (PhD student: Aizhamal Tabyshova, MD; funding: European Commission)
  • TEVI: Optimising tacrolimus therapy in patients with a lung transplantation by development of electronic drug adherence monitoring tools and assessment of long-term drug exposure in human scalp hair (PhD student: Tanja Zijp, PharmD; funding: Chiesi)
  • Prominent: EU Marie Curie Cofund project on cost-effectiveness of personalized medicine (PhD student: Sajad Emamipour, MSc; funding: European Commission)
  • OUTER SPACE: Randomised trial to assess the effects of a smart spacer supported educational intervention to enhance medication adherence in patients with asthma and/or COPD (PhD student: Boudewijn Dierick, MD; funding: Trudell Medical)
  • Economic evaluations of novel hospital dispensed drugs for lung cancer and ILD (PhD student: Lotte Westerink, PharmD; funding: multisource)
  • Effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of pharmaceutical care for patients with TB in Indonesia (PhD student: Deni Iskandar, BPharm; funding: Indonesian government)
  • Smart TB pill bottle: Pilot trial of a smart pill bottle connected with an app to support patients with medication adherence to TB drugs (Post-doc: Samiksha Ghimire, PhD; funding: Pill Connect)
  • TAI Toolkit (TT): Development of a toolbox with evidence based, personalized adherence interventions following specific responses on the Test of Adherence to Inhalers (TAI) (PhD students: Susanne van de Hei, MD, Boudewijn Dierick, MD; MSc students: Joyce Aarts, Hrisiana Tachkova, Maria Achterbosch; funding: Chiesi)
  • The incorporation of real-world data on adverse drug events and medication adherence in economic analyses of respiratory drugs (PhD student: Tanja Fens, PharmD; funding: multisource)
  • The impact of shared decision making on medication adherence in patients with asthma and/or COPD (MSc student: Maria Achterbosch, RN)

Output from recently completed projects related to respiratory diseases:










Global Burden of Disease

Effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of real-world drug optimization in (non-respiratory) chronic diseases

Last modified:29 July 2021 2.23 p.m.

Contact information

Antonius Deusinglaan 1
9713 AV Groningen
The Netherlands