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  • Prof. Cobbenhagenlaan 125, Reitse Poort, room RP 226

    5037 DB Tilburg

    Netherlands

19962019
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Personal profile

Research interests

Hans van Oers (1956) is in 2004 appointed as professor in Public Health at Tranzo, Tilburg University, where he is involved in the Academic Collaborative Centre Public Health Brabant, a collaboration of the three Community Health Services in the province Brabant, RIVM and Tilburg University. In this Academic Collaborative Centre research is done on the effectivity of public health policy and public health interventions.

 

Career

Hans van Oers (1956) studied Statistics and Epidemiology, and obtained his PhD on the usability of geographical information for local public health policy (1993 Erasmus University). He worked from 1986 till 1998 as an epidemiological researcher at the Community Health Service in Rotterdam. From 1998 on, he is working at the National Institute of Public Health and the Environment (RIVM): till 2012 as head of the Department of Public Health Status and Forecasts, from 2013 on as Chief Science Officer.

Since 2004 he is also appointed as professor in Public Health at Tranzo, Tilburg University, where he is involved in the Academic Collaborative Centre Public Health Brabant, a collaboration of the three Community Health Services in the province Brabant, RIVM and Tilburg University.

In 2009-2010, he was seconded to the World Health Organisation Headquarters, where he was involved in the development of the Global Health Observatory, an internetbased information-system to support public health policymakers worldwide.

The central theme in his work is to strengthen the bridge between policy, practice and research in the domain of public health.

 

External positions

(GGD West Brabant)

2 Apr 2012 → …

Keywords

  • Health Care
  • Epidemiology
  • Public Health

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Research Output 1996 2019

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Communication

Differences in life expectancy between four Western countries and their Caribbean dependencies, 1980–2014

Verstraeten, S., van Oers, H. A. & Mackenbach, J. P., 2019, In : European Journal of Public Health.

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Life Expectancy
Cause of Death
Traffic Accidents
Administrative Personnel
Netherlands

Does selective migration bias the health impact assessment of urban regeneration programmes in cross-sectional studies? Findings from a Dutch case study

Ruijsbroek, A., Wong, A., van den Brink, C., Droomers, M., van Oers, J. A. M., Stronks, K. & Kunst, A. E., 2019, In : Health & Place. 55, p. 155-164 10 p.

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Results of outdoor smoking bans at secondary schools on adolescents smoking behaviour: A quasi-experimental study

Rozema, A., Mathijssen, J. J. P., Kesteren, J. N., van Oers, J. A. M. & Jansen, M. W. J., 2019, In : European Journal of Mental Health. 29, 4, p. 765-771

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Adolescent Behavior
ban
smoking
secondary school
adolescent
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Citizen Science for public health

Den Broeder, L., Devilee, J., Van Oers, J. A. M., Schuit, A. J. & Wagemakers, A., 2018, In : Health Promotion International. 33, 3, p. 505-514

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Open Access
File
public health
citizen
science
health policy
Insurance Benefits

Activities 2018 2018

  • 1 Oral presentation

Op school steek je niks op! Implementatie en effecten van rookvrije schoolterreinen in het voortgezet onderwijs

A.D. Rozema (Speaker), J.J.P. Mathijssen (Speaker), J.A.M. van Oers (Speaker), M.W.J. Jansen (Speaker)
5 Feb 2018

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