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

Assistant Professor

My multidisciplinary research team of physicians, pharmacists, nurses, sociologists and health economists aims to optimize real-world drug outcomes and help people and society making more out of our medicines. I have particular interest in personalized medication adherence optimization of drugs used to treat respiratory diseases (asthma, COPD, TB, lung transplantation and lung cancer). 

Sub-research topics include (1) identification of patient groups that could have clinical and/or economic benefit from optimization of adherence, (2) development and testing of innovative drug-device combinations such as digital inhalers and spacers, electronic pill bottles and smart blisters that monitor adherence and (3) assessment of the (cost)effectiveness of (personalized) medication adherence enhancing tools, interventions and strategies.

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: Maria Achterbosch, MSc, RN, Susanne van de Hei, MD, Boudewijn Dierick, MD; MSc students: Joyce Aarts, Hrisiana Tachkova, Maria Achterbosch; funding: Chiesi)
  • 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 (PhD student: Maria Achterbosch, MSc, RN)
  • Implementation assessment of the Dutch National Inhaler Care Pathway/LAN Zorgpad Inhalatiemedicatie (Researcher: Amber Eikholt, MSc; funding Lung Alliance Netherlands)
  • Development of a multidisciplinary patient journey for patients with lung cancer (Project coordinator: Annemieke Visser, PhD; funding: ZonMW)
  • AURORA: Adherence and digital inhaler Utilization in a Registry to assess Outcomes in Real-world patients with Asthma (Researchers: Mechteld Wiertz, MD, Amber Eikholt, MSc; funding: Novartis) 

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

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