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Irene Fierloos

PhD Candidate
Irene Fierloos

Research group

Youth health care
Irene Fierloos

I have a background in Social Policy and Public Health. My interest lies at the interface between science, policy and practice. I am committed to reducing socioeconomic inequalities in health and finding practical solutions for social challenges, in close cooperation with the target groups.

During my PhD, I will examine how social support and informal care may strengthen self-efficacy and resilience across the life span. In addition, my research aims to identify  subgroups at risk of reduced access to social support and informal care.

I am involved in the CIKEO project in which we evaluate the effectiveness of key components of preventive parenting programs carried out in the Netherlands.

Erasmus Medical Center Rotterdam
Internal post address Na-2401
P.O. Box 2040
3000 CA Rotterdam

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Room No.: NA-2301
Dr. Molewaterplein 40
3015 GD Rotterdam

– CIKEO: A naturalistic effect evaluation of youth care

– SEFAC: Using social engagement and mindfulness to address the challenge of chronic diseases

– APPCARE: Appropriate care paths for frail older patients

– EFFICHRONIC: A chronic disease self-management intervention program

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MSc Social Policy and Public Health, Utrecht University

BSc Health and Society, Wageningen University

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