Marleen Hendriks

Marleen Hendriks obtained her medical degree at the Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam in 2006. After graduation she worked as a Neurology resident at the Onze Lieve Vrouwe Gasthuis, Amsterdam and started Neurology specialist training at the Academic Medical Center in 2007. After three years of clinical medicine, she decided to switch to Global Health. She joined the Amsterdam Institute for Global Health and Development (AIGHD) in 2009 to work in the operational research team of the Health Insurance Fund programs (HIF) in Africa. She conducted her PhD research on cardiovascular disease prevention within the HIF program in Nigeria under the supervision of promotor Prof. Dr. Joep Lange and co-promotores Dr. Constance Schultsz and Dr. Ferdinand Wit. In addition, she worked on other HIF operational research projects in Tanzania and Kenya, in collaboration with the Amsterdam Institute for International Development. Since 2013, she also works for PharmAccess’s Learning and Analysis Unit. She combines her work at AIGHD-PharmAccess with a public health specialist residency at the Department of Public Health of the Academic Medical Center in Amsterdam.