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

Associate Professor

My multidisciplinary research team of physicians, pharmacists, nurses, sociologists, health technologists 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 and digital medication adherence optimization of drugs used to treat respiratory diseases (asthma, COPD, TB, CF, lung transplantation and lung cancer). 

Research themes include:

(1) Identification of patient groups that could have clinical and/or economic benefit from optimization of adherence

(2) Development, validation and testing of innovative drug-device combinations such as digital inhalers and spacers, electronic pill bottles, injectables and smart blisters that monitor adherence

(3) Assessment of the (cost)effectiveness of (personalized) medication adherence enhancing tools, interventions and strategies using clinical trials.

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 40 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)
  • 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 controlled 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)
  • Pharmaceutical care for patients with TB (PhD student: Deni Iskandar, MPH; funding: Indonesian government-DIKTI scholarship)
  • Smart TB pill bottle: Clinical trial to test 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 & shared decision making: The impact of shared decision making on asthma/COPD medication adherence and the development of a toolbox with evidence based, personalized adherence interventions following specific responses on the Test of Adherence to Inhalers (TAI) (PhD student: Maria Achterbosch, MSc, RN; funding: Chiesi)
  • Care pathway inhalation medication: Implementation assessment of the Dutch National Inhaler Care Pathway/LAN Zorgpad Inhalatiemedicatie (PhD student: Amber Eikholt, MSc; funding: Lung Alliance Netherlands)
  • Stronger together: 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)
  • CF Adherence: Enhancing medication adherence to oral cystic fibrosis medication (PhD student: Carina Hansen, PharmD) 

Recently completed projects

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:25 March 2023 08.35 a.m.