Faculty

Prof. Jos W.R. Twisk, PhD
Professor of Applied Biostatistics
Department of Epidemiology & Biostatistics. VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam and Department of Health Sciences, VU University, Amsterdam

Professor Jos Twisk is head of the expertise center for applied longitudinal data analysis and he wrote textbooks for applied longitudinal data analysis, multilevel analysis and an introduction to applied biostatistics. Furthermore, he (co)-authored more than 400 international peer reviewed papers.

Iris Eekhout, PhD
Department of Epidemiology & Biostatistics. VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam
UMCU, militaire geestelijke gezondheidszorg (MGGZ) van het Ministerie van Defensie

Iris Eekhout finished a master in Clinical Psychology and a master in Methodology and Statistics at the University of Leiden, She is aan expert in missing data methods applied in epidemiological and medical research. Especially, methods to handle missing questionnaire items and total scores.

Martijn W. Heymans, PhD
Assistant professor
Department of Epidemiology & Biostatistics. VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam and Department of Health Sciences, VU University, Amsterdam

Dr. Martijn Heymans expertise is in prognostic and prediction modeling, missing data and longitudinal data analysis. He (co)-authored more than 80 scientific publications and also teaches courses in epidemiology, applied biostatistics and regression techniques and works as a statistical consultant.

Wieneke.B. Mokkink, PhD
Department of Epidemiology & Biostatistics. VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam
Dr. Wieneke Mokkink is a post doc researcher with expertise on the evaluation of measurement instrument. She wrote her thesis on the COSMIN study (a methodological study on quality assessment of clinimetric studies), and co-authored the book “Measurement in Medicine”. She is internship coordinator of EpidM students.

Prof. Raymond Ostelo, PhD
Professor of Evidence-Based Physiotherapy
Department of Health Sciences, VU University Amsterdam and at the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, VU University Medical Center

Prof. Raymond Ostelo is professor at the Department of Health Sciences, VU University, Amsterdam and at the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, VU University Medical Center. His research focuses on effectiveness and cost effectiveness studies (mainly randomized clinical trials and systematic reviews) in the musculoskeletal field and he is involved in clinimetrical research. His teaching focuses mainly research methodology for Research Master and PhD students. He is program coordinator of the 2 year Research Master program: Lifestyle and Chronic Disorders. He (co)authored more than 80 international peer reviewed papers and is the co-editor of textbook on research methodology (in Dutch).



Simone P. Rauh, MSc
Department of Epidemiology & Biostatistics. VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam
After finishing a research master in Health Sciences at the VU University, Simone Rauh is currently a PhD student in prediction modelling. Especially, developing and validating prediction models in large observational diabetes cohort studies.

Caroline B. Terwee, PhD
Assistant professor of Clinimetrics
Department of Epidemiology & Biostatistics. VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam

Dr. Caroline Terwee is coordinator of the knowledge center measurement instruments of the VU University Medical Center. Her expertise is on the development and evaluation of measurement instrument and related methodological issues, with a special interest in systematic reviews of measurement instruments. She (co)-authored more than 70 international peer reviewed papers on measurement issues and is co-author of the book “Measurement in Medicine”.

Prof. Henrica C.W. de Vet, PhD
Professor of Clinimetrics
Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics and the EMGO Institute of Health and Care Research, both at VU University Medical Center.

Professor Riekie de Vet is first author of the textbook Measurement in Medicine, and published a large number of educational papers on clinimetrics. She has been teaching clinimetrics in post graduate courses for 15 years.Her research focuses on the methodology of measurements, with applications in the field of musculoskeletal disorders and end of life care. She has (co-)authored more than 280 peer-reviewed publications and has been the (co-)supervisor of 20 completed PhD-trajectories.

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