Hubertus J. M. Vrijhoef, MSc, PhD

Panaxea b.v., Amsterdam, the Netherlands; Department of Patient & Care, Maastricht UMC, Maastricht, the Netherlands; Department of Family Medicine and Chronic Care, Vrije Universiteit Brussels, Brussels, Belgium

Prof. Vrijhoef is Chief Executive Officer at Panaxea b.v., Amsterdam; Senior Principal Investigator at Maastricht University Medical Center, Department of Patient & Care; Professor at the Vrije Universiteit Brussels, Department of Primary Care; and Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Care Coordination, Sage Publications Inc.

His work focuses on redesigning health services and value assessment of health care innovations. He is well known for his international contributions to the evaluation of new care models for people with chronic diseases and frail elders, substitution of care from physicians to non-physicians, and e-Health applications. In doing so, Bert promotes the use of mixed methods.

Previously, he was Full Professor in Health Services and Policy Research at the National University of Singapore (2012-2016), Professor by special appointment in Chronic Care at the Scientific Centre for Care and Welfare, Tilburg University (2009-2012), Scientific Director of the department of Integrated Care at Maastricht UMC (2009-2012), and Director of the Master Health Policy and Innovation Management at Maastricht University (2009-2012), and in various roles at Maastricht University (1996-2011). As first Dutch recipient of the Commonwealth Fund Harkness Fellowship in Health Policy and Practice, Prof. Vrijhoef worked at the MacColl Institute for Healthcare Innovation in Seattle (2008-2009).

Prof. Vrijhoef has written over 350 scientific publications in peer-reviewed, international journals, books, and reports. He has supervised numerous students at different universities in different countries. As invited speaker he frequently shares his insights and ideas at scientific conferences and meetings that bring together stakeholders in health care transformation.

Prof. Vrijhoef holds a Ph.D. in Medical Sociology from the Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences at Maastricht University and a Master’s degree in Health Policy and Management from the Erasmus University Rotterdam.

Terms of Appointment: April 2019 - March 2021