- Senior Fellow
Judith Bosmans’ (PhD) research focusses on the conduct of applied cost-effectiveness studies and the development of new methods for cost-effectiveness studies. She has received numerous research grants, including a highly prestigious Vidi grant (2018) to further develop her research group. Her Vidi project “Time to get real! Using real world data to assess cost-effectiveness” aims to develop and evaluate methods to perform cost-effectiveness studies using real world data.
After completing her PhD thesis on the cost-effectiveness of the treatment of depression in primary care at the EMGO research institute (now Amsterdam Public Health research institute), she started working at the Department of Health Sciences at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam where she is currently a professor in Health Technology Assessment. She is also extensively involved in educational activities at the Bachelor, Master and post-initial level. She considers this an essential part of her work, since teaching allows her to train future researchers and decision makers in the appropriate conduct and use of cost-effectiveness studies. In this way, knowledge generated by her research group will be disseminated outside her group, and – more importantly – dissemination of this knowledge will help to keep the Dutch healthcare system affordable.