Esther is psychologist and epidemiologist, currently working as assistant professor at the University Medical center Groningen and the University of Groningen.
Her dissertation was titled “Development of patient centered management of asthma and COPD in primary care” with a strong emphasis on the use of technology and patient involvement. She also worked as project leader eHealth in a large health care organization and she is active as board member or advisor in several patient organisations.
These hands-on experiences with patients, health care professionals and health care organisations are valuable in my daily work. Above that, her unique experience in clinical, behavioural and implementation science have led to a solid and multidisciplinary basis for health research.