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Prof. J.E. (Judith) Bosmans, PhD

Program leader Methodology

Professor in Methodology of efficiency research

Better methods for better decisions!

Judith Bosmans (1976) obtained her MSc in Medical Informatics in 1999. After a brief period as a junior researcher at ICIN, she started her PhD project in 2002. In 2006, she defended her PhD thesis “Cost-effectiveness of treatments for depression in primary care”.

Over the past 15 years, Judith has been working at the department of Health Sciences at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam where she now is head of the section Health Technology Assessment.

Over the years, Judith has supervised a large number of applied cost-effectiveness studies. In the last few years, Judith has focused her research more and more on the development of new methods for cost-effectiveness studies. In 2017, she managed to obtain a Vidi grant to further develop her research group. Her Vidi project “Time to get real! Using real world data to assess cost-effectiveness” aims to develop and evaluate methods to perform cost-effectiveness studies using real world data. Judith is also extensively involved in educational activities at the Bachelor, Master and post-initial level. She considers this an essential part of her work, since teaching allows her to train future researchers and decision makers in the appropriate conduct and use of cost-effectiveness studies. In this way, knowledge generated by her research group will be disseminated outside her group, and – more importantly – dissemination of this knowledge will help to keep the Dutch healthcare system affordable.

Contact information

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, W&N building, Room U429

T: +31 20 5982843

E: j.e.bosmans@vu.nl

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