Hubertus JM Vrijhoef
Bert Vrijhoef is Professor in Health Services Research at the National University of Singapore (Sept 2012–now). He is also a senior research fellow at the Scientific Center for Care and Welfare at Tilburg University and principal investigator at the University Hospital Maastricht, Department of Patient and Care, The Netherlands. Since September 2012 he is guest Professor at the Vrije Universiteit Brussels, Department of General Practice and Chronic Care, Belgium.
His research focuses on chronic illness care and consists of conceptual work on coordinated care, including self-management, inter-professional collaboration, and telehealth. Bert performs hypothesis driven health services research and implementation science, using both quantitative and qualitative data as well as mixed methods. He evaluates innovative healthcare programs in collaboration with healthcare workers, organizations and policymakers. Bert provides education and training to students, healthcare workers and policymakers in all aforementioned themes. Also, he acts as scientific senior-advisor for different healthcare organsiations and reviewer for different scientific journals.
Bert has been awarded Leading Researcher in the Faculty of Health Sciences at Maastricht University (2008), and he has previously received awards from the Federation of Patients and Consumer Organizations in the Netherlands (2007), the Dutch National Organization for Health Research and Development (2006), and the Commonwealth Fund (2008).
He has authored 175+ (inter-)national publications and supervised 100+ Bachelor, Master and Ph.D. students. Bert presents his work regularly at international scientific meetings. Recently, Bert became the Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Care Coordination (SAGE Publications). He uses Twitter to update and challenge the public on healthcare innovation and Research Gate to share his work and to follow the work of his peers.
Bert holds a Master in Health Policy & Management from the Erasmus University Rotterdam (1996) and a Ph.D. in Medical Sociology from Maastricht University (2002), the Netherlands.