Guus ten Asbroek

Guus ten Asbroek, MSc PhD (1963) was trained as a nurse in Nieuwegein, studied Health Sciences at Maastricht University, epidemiology at the VU in Amsterdam and earned his PhD at the University of Amsterdam. He worked as a volunteer in care delivery in the Philippines and South Sudan before becoming a health services researcher. Also, he worked for the Academic Medical Centre of the University of Amsterdam for almost 11 years. Since 1998 he conducted research on public health topics in the Netherlands including cost-effectiveness of the national screening program for Familial Hypercholesterolemia and performance measurement of the Dutch health care system. He joined the Institute for Policy and Management of the Erasmus University to work in Nepal on evaluating cost effectiveness of new guidelines for rural health clinics in managing lung health patients. Between 2007 and 2011 he worked as lecturer for the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, primarily based in Ghana. In this position he led the trial management team for two large scale community based trials in the field of Mother and Child Health. Until his transition to ahti in September 2014 he dedicated himself to the Netherlands School for Public and Occupational Health.

Since 2013 Guus  focuses on education in health. Within the same year he became AIGHD’s education coordinator. For AIGHD, education is one of the core activities. AIGHD holds coordinating roles in courses in the Bachelor of Medicine at AMC and the research master Global Health at VU. AIGHD hosts academic research internships and bachelor thesis projects for a number of students annually.  Furthermore, around 40 PhD students are working on their research projects with AIGHD. Additionally, Guus coordinates education policy and liaises with partners in the Netherlands (such as AMC, VU, UvA and KIT) and overseas (for example APHRC in Kenya).