After finishing Polytechnic School in Dordrecht (Technical Physics), I studied medicine and received my medical degree from the Erasmus Medical School in Rotterdam and specialized in Pediatrics at the Sophia Childrens Hospital in Rotterdam and in Hopital Necker Enfants Malades in Paris.
I have a long clinical experience as Pediatric Intensivist, and Associate-Professor in Pediatrics. I hold a PhD of the Erasmus University on meningococcal sepsis and a Master in Management from the University of Utrecht (USBO).
Gradually I moved to the field of information and quality, first in the position of chief medical information officer (CMIO) of Erasmus MC, later as professor in Health Care Quality & Outcome, department of Public Health.
I supervised more than 20 PhD students and published more than 140 scientific papers. I was the clinical lead of the Value-Based Health Care Program in Erasmus MC and the shift towards a more Patient-Centered Care.
Active in several national (NFU) and international projects and consortia (EUHA). Current research interests: patient reported outcome and experience, patient engagement, implementation and effects of value driven health care, healthcare data management and analysis, as well as sustainability in health care.
Since the beginning of 2021, I am an independent consultant (Company name Hazelzetdotcom).