Guus ten Asbroek

Guus ten Asbroek

  • Senior Fellow
  • Master and Postgraduate Education Coordinator
  • Principle Educator at Amsterdam UMC
  • Adjunct Associate Professor at Duke Global Health Institute, Duke University

Guus ten Asbroek, MSc Ph.D., trained as a nurse in Nieuwegein, studied Health Sciences at Maastricht University, epidemiology at the Vrije Universiteit (VU)in Amsterdam, and earned his Ph.D. at the University of Amsterdam. Since 2013, his focus has been on education in health care research and global health at the Netherlands School for Public and Occupational Health, the Amsterdam Health and Technology Institute, and AIGHD. Currently, Guus fulfills several positions in global health education: course coordination in the VU research master program Global Health, course coordination in the medical curriculum at Amsterdam UMC, Principle Educator in the Amsterdam UMC with focus on internationalization, member of the curriculum committees for Global Health at VU and Medicine at Amsterdam UMC location AMC. He is a staff member of the Department of Global Health at Amsterdam UMC–location AMC. He is also the team leader for the education team at AIGHD.

Before working with AIGHD, Guus has worked as a volunteer in care delivery in the Philippines and South Sudan for several years before becoming a health services researcher. He worked for 15 years on a variety of research projects with AMC, Erasmus University, and London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine which he conducted in the Netherlands, Nepal, Ghana, Uganda, and Mozambique.


Cost and cost‑effectiveness of newborn home visits: findings from the Newhints cluster‑randomised controlled trial in rural Ghana.
Pitt Catherine, Tawiah Theresa, Soremekun Seyi, ten Asbroek Augustinus H. A., Manu Alexander, Tawiah‑Agyemang Charlotte, Hill Zelee, Owusu‑Agyei Seth, Kirkwood Betty R., Hanson Kara
In: LANCET GLOBAL HEALTH 4(1), 2016, p.E45‑E56.

Are performance indicators used for hospital quality management: a qualitative interview study amongst health professionals and quality managers in the Netherlands.
Botje D, Ten Asbroek G, Plochg T, Anema H, Kringos DS, Fischer C, Wagner C, Klazinga NS.
BMC Health Serv Res. 2016 Oct 13;16(1):574.

Effect of the Newhints home-visits intervention on neonatal mortality rate and care practices in Ghana: a cluster randomised controlled trial.
Kirkwood BR, Manu A, ten Asbroek AH, Soremekun S, Weobong B, Gyan T, Danso S, Amenga-Etego S, Tawiah-Agyemang C, Owusu-Agyei S, Hill Z.
Lancet. 2013 Apr 8.

Effect of vitamin A supplementation on cause-specific mortality in women of reproductive age in Ghana: a secondary analysis from the ObaapaVitA trial.
Hurt L, ten Asbroek A, Amenga-Etego S, Zandoh C, Danso S, Edmond K, Hurt C, Tawiah C, Hill Z, Fenty J, Owusu-Agyei S, Campbell OM, Kirkwood BR.
Bull World Health Organ. 2013 Jan 1;91(1):19-27.

Health Services Research at work for National Health Policy.
Ten Asbroek A.H.A.
PhD Thesis. Amsterdam 2006.