Personalized Medicine

The research maps diversity by studying (future) healthcare clients, at different levels and analyze the relevance for health, prevention and healthcare.

For tailoring we rely on existing approaches (e.g. prediction modelling) but will also develop new techniques for risk profiling, classifying and stratifying patients and other clients, to predict benefit or harm from diagnostics and interventions. We implement and evaluate guidelines and interventions that build on and effectively respond to biological and social axes of diversity, including genetic factors and intersectionality.

We study how future healthcare professionals can be better trained to be receptive and effective to differences in patient diversity, presentation, needs, and goals, for example by improving care providers’ skills in Shared Decision Making.

Program directors: Meike Bartels & Dick Willems