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Jesper Dros, MSc
Researcher (PhD candidate) Learning Health System


As a PhD Student, I conduct research on routine health data which provides information for a learning health system. My focus is on care paths for specific diagnostic groups such as patients with osteoarthritis in the knee and hip. I look at effects of health policy measurements on these care paths and whether shifts occur in the care provided over time. This project is a joined initiative from the Netherland Institute for Health Services Research (Nivel) and the National Health Care Institute (Zorginstituut Nederland).


Before graduating from the master program Health Policy & Organisation in 2020 at the VU in Amsterdam, I worked as a physiotherapist from 2016 onwards, both nationally and internationally. Also, I have worked with electronic health records and medical claims data in several hospitals.
2007 – 2013: Atheneum (GSF De Huizermaat)
2013 – 2017: Physiotherapy (Hogeschool Utrecht
2015 – 2016: Physiotherapy Sciences (Premaster, Universiteit Utrecht)
2018 – 2019: Health Sciences (Premaster, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam)
2019 – 2020: Health Policy & Organisation (Master, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam)