Juanita HaagsmaAssistant Professor
Research groupHealth Technology Assessment and Implementation
My career has evolved around injury epidemiology, outcome measurement and burden of disease methods research. In the past, I was involved in several cohort studies of trauma patients that aimed to assess health-related quality of life, mental health symptoms, health care consumption and return to work after injury.
From 2013 to 2016 I was Clinical Assistant Professor at the Department of Global Health at the University of Washington and part of the Global Burden of Disease Study research team responsible for developing methods and assessing the burden of disease of injuries.
At the Department of Public Health of the Erasmus MC, I am a member of the Health Technology Assessment and Implementation research team. In the past decade, I have been involved in many studies that have tested the psychometric properties of the EQ-5D-3L and 5L and used the EQ-5D in a range of disease and injury patient groups. Since 2019 I am a EuroQol member.
Erasmus Medical Center Rotterdam
Internal post address Na-2401
P.O. Box 2040
3000 CA Rotterdam
Room no.: NA-2321
Dr. Molewaterplein 40
3015 GD Rotterdam
I am PI of the Population Health Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic (POPCORN) study. The POPCORN study is a multi-country study that aims to investigate the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on health-related quality of life, mental health and well-being of the general population and to study the role of individual determinants of health, as well as health system features and government response against COVID-19. For this purpose, we have administered web-based surveys among more than 20,000 persons from the general population of the United Kingdom, Netherlands, Italy, Greece, Sweden, United States, South Africa, Russia and China in April-May 2020. In April-June 2021, we have administered follow-up surveys among the respondents of the first POPCORN survey.
The POPCORN study is funded by the EuroQol Research Foundation.
European Burden of Disease Network
The European Burden of Disease Network is a technical platform to integrate and strengthen capacity in burden of disease assessment across Europe and beyond. I am chair of Working Group 1 Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) and injuries. This working group focusses on the use of burden of disease in the field of non-communicable diseases and injuries. Specific objectives include:
- Mapping of existing burden of disease activities in Europe
- Reaching out to international initiatives in the field of NCDs and injuries
- Development of applications and methodological advances in the field of NCDs and injuries
- Building and increasing capacity in burden of disease assessment across Europe
The European Burden of Disease Network is funded by the European Cooperation in Science and Technology (COST).
European disability weight measurement survey
I was the PI of several disability weights projects, including the 2013 European disability weights project. This study aimed to assess disability weights for 255 health states based on the responses of over 30,000 Europeans.
This study was funded by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC).
I teach several courses of the Netherlands Institute for Health Sciences (NIHES) programme, including lectures on population health measurement, the Global Burden of Disease study and injury epidemiology.
I also teach in the Training Schools that are organized by the European Burden of Disease Network.
Most relevant publications
Conventional and retrospective change in health-related quality of life of trauma patients: an explorative observational follow-up study
Heath and Quality of Life Outcomes
Falls in older aged adults in 22 European countries: incidence, mortality and burden of disease from 1990 to 2017
Burden of injury along the development spectrum: associations between the Socio-demographic Index and disability-adjusted life year estimates from the Global Burden of Disease Study 2017.