My interest for infectious diseases has been ‘inherited’, being born in Teheran, Iran in 1968 , and having lived with my parents and two sisters during the first ten years of my life in respectively Iran, Mali and Tchad. After my studies, health sciences-epidemiology and medicine I went together with my husband to work in refugee camps along the Thai-Burmese border during 4 years and beside finishing my PhD on malaria, our two children are born there. My specialization: internal medicine-infectious diseases specialist during 6 years brought me back to The Netherlands and since than my base is here. During my actual work, being infectious diseases specialist in AMC, I’m still involved in research in tropical countries and after I’ve been involved in upgrading clinics in Nigeria during a couple of years, my interest in quality of care has started. Quality of care is such an essential part of health care in general that we can’t do without! I really enjoy working in multidisciplinary teams and I like transdisciplinary nature of projects. I’m looking forward in participating actively in the Amsterdam Public Health research Institute.
From March 1st Michèle has replaced Nicolette de Keijzer as Program Leader of QoC.