Dissertations

Every year, several individuals graduate in the field of Global Health.

On this page, we provide an overview of the recent PhD graduates and their research. If you have also obtained a PhD in a Global Health topic and your research is not listed here, or if you are a prospective PhD candidate, please send your dissertation in an email to ofni.[antispam].@kcgh.nl.

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2022

Nguyen, H.V. (2022). Tuberculosis in Vietnam: New and renewed insights. [Dissertation, University of Amsterdam]. UvA-DARE (Digital Academic Repository).

  • Supervisor(s): F.G.J. Cobelens
  • Co-supervisor(s): E.W. Tiemersma; B.H. Nguyen 

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Kawous, R. (2022). Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting in the Netherlands. [Dissertation, Erasmus University Rotterdam]. Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR).

  • Supervisor(s): L. Burdorf; M.E.T.C. Muijsenbergh 

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Van de Beek, M. (2022). Mental health problems in Moroccan-Dutch people: a mixed-methods study into social determinants, experiences and explanations. [Dissertation, University of Groningen]. University of Groningen. 10.33612/diss.249982847.

  • Supervisor(s): R.A. Schoevers; W.A. Veling
  • Co-supervisor(s): J.A.J. van der Krieke 

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Abd-Elfarag, G.O.E. (2022). Nodding syndrome: The puzzle of tropical diseases in sub-Saharan Africa. [Dissertation, University of Amsterdam]. UvA- DARE (Digital Academic Repository).

  • Supervisor(s): M. Boele van Hensbroek
  • Co-supervisor(s): E.J.J. Rood; M.B. Sebit

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Willemse, N. (2022). Zoonotic potential and virulence of Streptococcus suis. [Dissertation, University of Amsterdam]. UvA-DARE (Digital Academic Repository).

  • Supervisor(s): C. Schultsz
  • Co-supervisor(s): A. van der Ende; H.E. Smith

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Lenglet, A. D. (2022). Connecting the dots: challenges and solutions for antimicrobial resistance in neonates and children in humanitarian settings. [Dissertation, Radboud University Nijmegen]. Radboud Repository of the Radboud University Nijmegen.

  • Supervisor(s): H.F.L. Wertheim
  • Co-supervisor(s): J. Hopman

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Van der Putten, B. (2022). Using genomics to understand the global spread of Escherichia coli and antimicrobial resistance. [Dissertation, University of Amsterdam]. UvA-DARE (Digital Academic Repository).

  • Supervisor(s): C. Schultsz
  • Co-supervisor(s): A. van der Ende; D.R. Mende

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Jaya, I. G. N. M. (2022). Bayesian Spatiotemporal Modeling and Mapping of Infectious Diseases: Methodology and Applications to Dengue Disease in Bandung City and Covid-19 in West Java, Indonesia. [Dissertation, University of Groningen]. University of Groningen, 10.33612/diss.206632600.

  • Supervisor(s): L. van Wissen
  • Co-supervisor(s): H. Folmer

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Ohene, S. A. (2022). Assessing components of the TB care cascade in Ghana. [Dissertation, University of Amsterdam]. UvA-DARE (Digital Academic Repository).

  • Supervisor(s): P.R. Klatser
  • Co-supervisor(s): M.I. Bakker

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Zhang, X. (2022). Frailty among older adults in the community: insight in the complexity of frailty. [Dissertation, University of Groningen]. University of Groningen. https://doi.org/10.33612/diss.211249810.

  • Supervisor(s): C. van der Schans
  • Co-supervisor(s): H. Hobbelen; W. Krijnen

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Cheung, S. L. (2022). Family, health, and wellbeing: the lives of Chinese immigrants in the Netherlands. [Dissertation, University of Groningen]. University of Groningen. 10.33612/diss.208580741.

  • Supervisor(s): C. van der Schans
  • Co-supervisor(s): H. Hobbelen; W. Krijnen

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Uccheddu, D. (2022). Gender inequalities in health at older ages: A longitudinal and comparative investigation across European countries. [Dissertation, University of Groningen]. University of Groningen.10.33612/diss.203462383.

  • Supervisor(s): A. Gauthier; N. Steverink
  • Co-supervisor(s): T. Emery

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Tabyshova, A. (2022). Prevalence, socio-economic burden and pharmacologic treatment of COPD in Kyrgyzstan. [Dissertation, University of Groningen]. University of Groningen. 10.33612/diss.204133976.

  • Supervisor(s): M. Postma
  • Co-supervisor(s): N. H. Chavannes; J. van Boven

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Dagne, A. (2022). Health-economics of vaccines in Ethiopia: equity considerations and cost-effectiveness analysis. [Dissertation, University of Groningen]. University of Groningen. 10.33612/diss.206070529.

  • Supervisor(s): M. Postma
  • Co-supervisor(s): R. van Hulst

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Okere, N.E. (2022). Differentiated service delivery in HIV care and treatment: An exploration of sustainability and impact from patients' and providers' perspectives. [Dissertation, University of Amsterdam]. UvA-DARE(Digital Academic Repository).

  • Supervisor(s): T.F. Rinke de Wit; D. Naniche
  • Co-supervisor(s): G.B. Gomez Guillen; S.M. Hermans

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Verboeket, S.O. (2022). Disentangling health risks for people ageing with – or whilst at risk of acquiring – HIV in the Netherlands: Living with a legacy. [Dissertation, University of Amsterdam]. UvA-DARE (Digital AcademicRepository).

  • Supervisor(s): P. Reiss; M.F. Schim van der Loeff
  • Co-supervisor(s): F.W.N.M. Wit; A. Boyd

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Agutu, C.A. (2022). Engaging the First 95: Improving Facility-Based HIV Testing in Coastal Kenya. [Dissertation, University of Amsterdam]. UvA-DARE (Digital Academic Repository).

  • Supervisor(s): T.F. Rinke de Wit; E.J. Sanders
  • Co-supervisor(s): S.M. Graham

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Wang, J. (2022). Breast cancer screening in Europe and China: strategy evaluation and optimization. [Dissertation, University of Groningen]. University of Groningen. 10.33612/diss.195241197.

  • Supervisor(s): T. de Bock; W. Lu
  • Co-supervisor(s): M. Greuter

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Beyuo, T. K. (2022). Optimizing care and patient experience of preeclampsia in low- and middle-income countries – the case of Ghana. [Dissertation, Utrecht University]. UMC Repository. 10.33540/1586.

  • Supervisor(s): K.W.M. Bloemenkamp; D.E. Grobbee
  • Co-supervisor(s): J.L. Browne; M. Amoakoh-Coleman

Naar het proefschrift

 
2021

Ontiri, S. (2021). Improving Access to Quality Family Planning Services in Kenya by Addressing Contraceptive Discontinuation. [Dissertation, University of Groningen]. University of Groningen.10.33612/diss.194848032.

  • Supervisor(s): J. Stekelenburg
  • Co-supervisor(s): R. Biesma-Blanco; M. Kabuz

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Kimani, M. (2021). Strengthening HIV preventive services for transgender women and men who have sex with men in coastal Kenya. [Dissertation, University of Amsterdam]. UvA-DARE (Digital Academic Repository).

  • Supervisor(s): T.F. Rinke de Wit; E.J. Sanders
  • Co-supervisor(s): E. van der Elst; D. Operario

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Sheferaw, E. (2021). Improving Respectful Maternity Care in Ethiopia. [Dissertation, University of Groningen]. University of Groningen. 10.33612/diss.182129166.

  • Supervisor(s): J. Stekelenburg; T.H. Van Den Akker
  • Co-supervisor(s): Y.M. Kim

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Hendriks, T.C.C. (2021). Think global, act local: Burn care in a resource-limited setting. [Dissertation, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam]. Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.

  • Supervisor(s): P.P.M. Van Zuijlen; M.G. Mullender
  • Co-supervisor(s): M.K. Nieuwenhuis; H.A.H. Winters

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Botman, M. (2021). Beyond short-term surgical missions: On the role of surgeons from high-income settings to help improve surgical care in resource-limited settings. [Dissertation, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam]. Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.

  • Supervisor(s): P.P.M. Van Zuijlen
  • Co-supervisor(s): H.A.H. Winters; M.E.H. Jaspers; M.K. Nieuwenhuis

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Chan, Y.C.P. (2021). Characterizing the neurological impact of acute HIV infection and its outcomes after immediate initiation of antiretroviral therapy. [Dissertation, University of Amsterdam]. UvA-DARE (Digital Academic Repository).

  • Supervisor(s): J. Ananworanich; S. Spudich
  • Co-supervisor(s): P. Reiss; V. Valcour

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Chilunga, F.P. (2021). Beyond the traditional risk factors for cardiometabolic diseases among transitioning African populations: An investigation into novel epidemiological and epigenetic factors. [Dissertation, University of Amsterdam]. UvA-DARE (Digital Academic Repository).

  • Supervisor(s): C.O. Agyemang; A. Requena Méndez
  • Co-supervisor(s): M.M.A.M. Mannens; P. Henneman

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Roggeveen, Y. (2021). Innovative partnerships for Safe Motherhood: participation and transdisciplinary collaboration as tools towards increasing skilled birth attendance. [Dissertation, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam]. Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.

  • Supervisor(s): F. Scheele; J.J.M. van Roosmalen
  • Co-supervisor(s): J.M. Hatfield; M.B.M. Zweekhorst

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Rai, S.S. (2021). Exploring the Dimensions of Health-related Stigma: Insights from narratives of people with stigmatized health conditions in Indonesia. [Dissertation, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam]. Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.

  • Supervisor(s): M.B.M. Zweekhorst; D. Naniche
  • Co-supervisor(s): E. Syurina; R. Peters

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Maina, J.M. (2021). Infection prevention and control and antibiotic stewardship: Two sides of the same coin in the prevention of antimicrobial resistance. [Dissertation, University of Amsterdam]. UvA-DARE (Digital Academic Repository).

  • Supervisor(s): C. Schultsz; M. English
  • Co-supervisor(s): O. Tosas Auguet; J. McKnight

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Oliwa, J.N. (2021). Unmasking the hidden epidemic: The process of theory-guided intervention design to improve case detection of tuberculosis in hospitalised children in Kenya. [Dissertation, University of Amsterdam]. UvA-DARE (Digital Academic Repository).

  • Supervisor(s): M. Boele van Hensbroek; M. English
  • Co-supervisor(s): A.H. van 't Hoog; C. Jones

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2020

Housseine, N. (2020). Strategies to improve the quality of foetal monitoring and intrapartum care in high-volume, low-resource maternity units. [Dissertation, Utrecht University]. Utrecht University Repository. 10.33540/263.

  • Supervisor(s): A. Franx; D.E. Grobbee
  • Co-supervisor(s): J.L. Browne; M.J. Rijken

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Kodan, L.R. (2020). Maternal Mortality in Suriname. Implementation of Maternal Death Surveillance and Response to reduce preventable maternal deaths. [Dissertation, Utrecht University]. UMC Repository. 10.33540/374.

  • Supervisor(s): K.W.M. Bloemenkamp
  • Co-supervisor(s): J.L. Browne; M.J. Rijken

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Verscheuren, K.J.C. (2020). Maternal mortality, near-miss and stillbirths in Suriname: Time to Respond. [Dissertation, Utrecht University]. Utrecht University Repository. 10.33540/241.

  • Supervisor(s): K.W.M. Bloemenkamp
  • Co-supervisor(s): J.L. Browne; M.J. Rijken

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Meerstein-Kessel, L. (2020). Plasmodium’s coming out: Bottlenecks of malaria transmission. [Dissertation, Radboud University Nijmegen]. Radboud Repository of the Radboud University Nijmegen.

  • Supervisor(s): J.T. Bousema; M.A. Huijnen

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Riswick, T.G.M.W. (2020). Between rivalry and support: The Impact of Brothers and Sisters on Infant and Child Mortality in the Netherlands (1863-1910) and Taiwan (1906-1945). [Dissertation, Radboud University Nijmegen]. Radboud Repository of the Radboud University Nijmegen.

  • Supervisor(s): Th.L.M. Engelen; H.A.J. Bras

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Dijkman, K. (2020). Exploring protective and pathogenic immune responses in the non-human primate model of tuberculosis. [Dissertation, Utrecht University]. Utrecht University Repository. 10.33540/401.

  • Supervisor(s): R.E. Bontrop
  • Co-supervisor(s): F.A.W. Verreck

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Kuijpers, T. G. (2020). Tobacco control policymaking in Europe: A tug of war. [Dissertation, Maastricht University]. Maastricht University. 10.26481/dis.20200417tk.

  • Supervisor(s): M. Willemsen; A.E. Kunst 

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Tichelman, E. (2020). Mother-to-infant bonding: determinants and impact on child development: Challenges for maternal health care. [Dissertation, University of Groningen]. University of Groningen. 10.33612/diss.132367897.

  • Supervisor(s): M. Berger; F.G. Schellevis
  • Co-supervisor(s): H. Burger

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Noort, A. (2020). The healthcare purchaser as a care chain orchestrator: Healthcare system limitations and opportunities. [Dissertation, University of Groningen]. University of Groningen. 10.33612/diss.133147906.

  • Supervisor(s): K. Ahaus; T. van der Vaart

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Lu, C. (2020). Physical Activity and Health in Dutch and Chinese Children. [Dissertation, University of Groningen]. University of Groningen. 10.33612/diss.131752838.

  • Supervisor(s): E. Corpeleijn; R. Stolk

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Mooij, R. (2020). Improving quality of maternal and perinatal care in rural Tanzania: Safe Motherhood. [Dissertation, University of Groningen]. University of Groningen. University of Groningen. 10.33612/diss.131176661.

  • Supervisor(s): J. Stekelenburg
  • Co-supervisor(s): J. van Dillen

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Tiwari, A. (2020). Leprosy Post-Exposure Prophylaxis with Single-dose Rifampicin Health economic aspects in India. [Dissertation, Erasmus University Rotterdam]. Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR).

  • Supervisor(s): J.H. Richardus
  • Co-supervisor(s): D. Blok

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Kaguthi, G. (2020). New Tuberculosis Vaccine Trials in Infants: design, diagnostics and trial site development. [Dissertation, Erasmus University Rotterdam]. Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR).

  • Supervisor(s): J.H. Richardus
  • Co-supervisor(s): J. de Steenwinkel

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Ng, K.C.S. (2020). Utilization of molecular resistance test results as tools to support public health efforts for improved control of rifampicin-resistant tuberculosis. [Dissertation, University of Amsterdam]. UvA-DARE(Digital Academic Repository).

  • Supervisor(s): F.G.J. Cobelens; J. Gonzales Martin
  • Co-supervisor(s): F.C.M. van Leth; B.C. de Jong

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Mwingira, V.S. (2020). Olfactory mediation of oviposition in Anopheles mosquitoes: A new strategy for malaria vector control. [Dissertation, Wageningen University]. Wageningen University. 10.18174/518498.

  • Supervisor(s): W. Takken; M. Dicke
  • Co-supervisor(s): L.E.G. Mboera

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Been, S. (2020). HIV Treatment Adherence and Adherence Improving Interventions among Migrants Living with HIV in the Netherlands. [Dissertation, Erasmus University Rotterdam]. Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR).

  • Supervisor(s): A. Verbon
  • Co-supervisor(s): S.E. Stutterheim

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2019

Ansari, N. (2019). Quality of maternal and newborn health care in health facilities in Afghanistan. [Dissertation, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam]. Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.

  •  Promotors: J. Stekelenburg; Y.M. Kim
  •  Co-promotors: J.J.M Roosmalen; H. Tappis

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