Judith Bosmans appointed Full Professor of Methodology of Health Technology Assessment

As of 1 March, Judith Bosmans has been appointed Full Professor of Methodology of Health Technology Assessment at VU Amsterdam’s Department of Health Sciences as part of the Fenna Diemer-Lindeboom Chair programme. Judith Bosmans’ research focuses on the cost-effectiveness of health service interventions.

03/12/2020 | 3:04 PM

Cost-effectiveness plays a vital role in deciding whether or not health service interventions should be reimbursed. It goes without saying that the research which underpins such decisions should therefore be of the highest quality. Yet there are still many ways in which this research can be improved, more specifically by improving the methodological quality of economic evaluations. Health technology assessment, a relatively new research area within the Health Sciences, makes use of new, constantly developing methods to achieve this goal. The aim of the Methodology of Health Technology Assessment Chair is to increase the efficiency of the Dutch health care system by (1) carrying out high-quality economic evaluations and (2) developing and evaluating new methods of economic evaluation. Better methods lead to better decisions, which means fewer precious resources are wasted.

Judith Bosmans (b. 1976) studied Medical Informatics at the University of Amsterdam and obtained her PhD from Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. She is also a registered epidemiologist. After obtaining her PhD, she joined the Department of Health Sciences at VU Amsterdam, initially as Assistant Professor and from 2018 as Associate Professor. She was awarded a Vidi grant by the Dutch Research Council in 2017. Professor Bosmans is programme leader of the Amsterdam Public Health research institute (APH) and is also extensively involved in educational activities at Bachelor’s and Master’s level within Health Sciences.