Research interests

Diversity in health care


My inaugural lecture (Dec 11, 2013): (in Dutch) (in English)


My mission is to optimize healthcare for all and to reduce healthcare inequities. With my group, I intend to generate and implement high-quality scientific evidence that contributes to providing equal chances of optimal healthcare outcomes to all, especially to low socio-economic status and ethnic minority groups. The public health perspective on the healthcare system is leading; we aim at population healthcare, that is optimal healthcare for the population at large, including patients.

Key issues:
- Healthcare inequalities (e.g., in cancer care)
- Preventive care (incl cancer screening, preconception care, cardiovascular risk management)
- Health literacy
- Ethnic diversity
- Cultural competence




Public Health

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