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Karin Hek, PhD
Senior researcher Pharmaceutical Care


I am one of the researchers responsible for the annual reporting on primary care using data from Nivel Primary Care Database, and for the quality of this data. In this database routinely registered electronic health record data from a representative sample of general practitioners, out-of-hours services and paramedical professionals is collected. These data can be combined with other data sources such as secondary care and pharmacy data, which gives a complete overview of presented symptoms and diseases and health care use in primary care. My focus is on pharmaceutical care.



2012 - present: Researcher at Nivel on Nivel Primary Care Database with a focus on pharmaceutical care
2008 - 2013: PhD research on the epidemiology of anxiety and depression in older adults at Erasmus MC, Rotterdam.
2008 - 2013: PhD, Erasmus MC: “Epidemiology of anxiety and depression in older adults”
2008 – 2011: Erasmus MC (NIHES), MSc in Health Sciences
2005 - 2007: Utrecht University, MSc in Cancer Genomics and Developmental Biology
2002 - 2005: VU Amsterdam, BSc in Biomedical Sciences