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  • Prof. Cobbenhagenlaan 125, Reitse Poort, room RP 219

    5037 DB Tilburg


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Research interests

My research concentrates on the network of care for patients with complex, rare diseases needing highly specialized care. My case studies concentrate on primary antibody deficiency and on Down syndrome. Data science forms an increasing contribution to my research projects.

Research interests

Professor dedicated to research in the care chain focussed on Down syndrome and the immune system.

Education/Academic qualification

Medicine, PhD

… → 1999

Medicine, Other

… → 2010

Medicine, Research Degree

… → 2009

Medicine, Other

… → 1999

Medicine, Other


Medicine, Other


Medicine, Master’s Degree


Medicine, Bachelor’s Degree


External positions

Member Supervisory Board (Het Laar)

1 Jan 2018 → …

Development of Immunology (Elisabeth Tweesteden Ziekenhuis)

1 Apr 2017 → …

Member Supervisory Board (Cosis)

1 Jun 2016 → …

Coordinator Data Science, Endowed professor Tranzo (Jeroen Bosch Ziekenhuis)

16 Feb 1997 → …


  • Care chain
  • Network care
  • Immunology
  • Immunodeficiency
  • Antibody deficiency
  • Rare disease
  • Down syndrome
  • Organization of care
  • Data science

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Research Output 2014 2019

(Cross) organizational interfaces supporting integration of health and social services

Vähätalo, M., Peters, V., Meijboom, B., Barendregt, A., Bok, V. & de Vries, E., Jan 2019.

Research output: Contribution to conferenceAbstractOther research output

Examining modular service architecture for complex healthcare: A means to more person-centered healthcare

Peters, V., Meijboom, B., van Steenbergn, M., Bok, V., Bunt, J. E., de Winter, P. & de Vries, E., Jan 2019.

Research output: Contribution to conferenceAbstractOther research output

Imaging of bronchial pathology in antibody deficiency: Data from the European Chest CT Group

Chest CT in Antibody Deficiency Group, 2019, In : Journal of Clinical Immunology. 39, 1, p. 45-54

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Common Variable Immunodeficiency
Immunologic Deficiency Syndromes
Multicenter Studies
Delayed Diagnosis
Open Access
Health Care System

Exploring interfaces in complex modular hospital care provision

Peters, V., Barendregt, A., Meijboom, B., Bok, L. A. & de Vries, E., Jun 2018, (Accepted/In press) Proceedings of the 25th European Operations Management Association (EurOMA 2018). Budapest

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterScientificpeer-review