Constance Schultsz

Constance Schultsz MD, PhD is a specialist in medical microbiology and Associate Professor at the Department of Global Health of the Academic Medical Center of the University of Amsterdam. She is an Executive Board member of the Amsterdam Institute for Global Health and Development (AIGHD) and deputy head of the Department of Global Health. Constance worked as a research fellow at the International Centre for Diarrhoeal Diseases Research, Bangladesh (ICDDR,B) in Dhaka, Bangladesh from 1987 – 1989 and worked as a consultant microbiologist at the VU University Medical Centre (2000-2003). From 2003 until 2008 she headed the Microbiology department of the Oxford University Clinical Research Unit, Vietnam, at the Hospital for Tropical Diseases in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, where she still holds a Faculty position.

Constance joined the Department of Global Health and the AIGHD in 2008. Her research interests include antimicrobial drug resistance, nosocomial infections and infection prevention, and zoonotic diseases. In addition to her infectious diseases research, Constance has initiated operational research on the impact of the Health Insurance Fund program on biomedical and health outcomes, which is carried out in Nigeria, Tanzania and Kenya since 2009. This research is conducted in close collaboration with PharmAccess, the implementing party.

Constance Schultsz has supervised and is currently supervising PhD students in the Netherlands, Vietnam, Indonesia, and Nigeria. She has received research grants from the Dutch government as well as from the EU and has published more than 85 publications in international peer reviewed journals