Guus ten Asbroek

Guus ten Asbroek

Guus ten Asbroek

  • Master and Postgraduate Education Coordinator
  • Senior Program Manager, Amsterdam Health and Technology Institute (AHTI)
  • Distance Learning Tutor, Practical Epidemiology, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

Guus ten Asbroek, MSc PhD, trained as a nurse in Nieuwegein, studied Health Sciences at Maastricht University, epidemiology at the VU in Amsterdam and earned his PhD at the University of Amsterdam under the supervision of Prof dr N. Klazinga. He worked as a volunteer in care delivery in the Philippines and South Sudan before becoming a Health Services Researcher. He also worked for the Academic Medical Centre of the University of Amsterdam for almost 11 years. Since 1998 he has conducted research on public health topics in the Netherlands including cost-effectiveness of the national screening program for Familial Hypercholesterolemia and performance measurement of the Dutch health care system. He joined the Institute for Policy and Management of the Erasmus University to work in Nepal on evaluating cost effectiveness of new guidelines for rural health clinics in managing lung health patients. Between 2007 and 2011 he worked as Lecturer for the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, primarily based in Ghana. In this position he led the trial management team for two large scale community based trials in the field of Mother and Child Health.

Asbroek’s focus since 2013 is on education in health care research and global health. He became the Research Methods Education Coordinator at the Netherlands School for Public and Occupational Health and he became AIGHD’s Education Coordinator. AIGHD undertakes coordinating roles in courses in the Bachelor of Medicine at AMC and in the research master Global Health at VU. AIGHD hosts academic research internships and bachelor thesis projects for a number of students annually. Furthermore, around 40 PhD students are working on their research projects with AIGHD. Additionally, Asbroek coordinates education policy and liaises with partners in the Netherlands (such as AMC, VU, UvA and KIT) and overseas (for example, Duke University in USA and University of Ruhuna in Sri Lanka).

KEY PUBLICATIONS

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.