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Maria van den Muijsenbergh full professor

Working for many years as a General Practitioner for vulnerable groups like refugees and other migrants, low literate and homeless patients, Maria van den Muijsenbergh developed an interest in the health effects of socio-economic position and migration.

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Maria van den Muijsenbergh full professor

Working for many years as a General Practitioner for vulnerable groups like refugees and other migrants, low literate and homeless patients, Maria van den Muijsenbergh developed an interest in the health effects of socio-economic position and migration. She studies and teaches how personcentred integrated Primary Care can help to reduce these health disparities.

Person centred integrated care takes into account the whole personal story, skills, circumstances and preferences of the patient, leading to communication and shared decision making tailored to this person’s skills and preference. It is not restricted to the biomedical  domain, but also involves social welfare and environmental issues like finances and housing.

Areas of research include community oriented primary care on prevention of and care in case of chronic conditions like cardiovascular diseases; palliative care; migrant care.

She works in close collaboration with various international research institutions in the field of equity, primary care, health literacy and migrant care, and with Pharos the Dutch dentre of expertise on health disparities that has initiated this professorate.

Personal prizes & awards national & international

  • 2014: Ab Harrewijn award for her role in the founding of Stichting Wereldvrouwenhuis Mariam van Nijmegen -  a foundation that provides shelter and empowering for homeless undocumented women
  • 2006: Corrie Hermann award for her activities to improve the lifes and social position of vulnerable groups
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Personal prizes & awards national & international

  • 2014: Ab Harrewijn award for her role in the founding of Stichting Wereldvrouwenhuis Mariam van Nijmegen -  a foundation that provides shelter and empowering for homeless undocumented women
  • 2006: Corrie Hermann award for her activities to improve the lifes and social position of vulnerable groups
  • 2001: Telephorus award for best family medicine dissertation2006 University teaching award for best teaching activity

Additional functions

  • 2015: Member advisory board European Centre for Disease prevention and Control , guidance on migrant care
  • 2008: President of WONCA World special interest group on Migrant care, international health and travel medicine Dutch representative in WONCA World special interest group on Equity
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Additional functions

Other activities

Current memberships of Boards and commissions
International
  • 2015: Member advisory board European Centre for Disease prevention and Control , guidance on migrant care
  • 2008: President of WONCA World special interest group on Migrant care, international health and travel medicine Dutch representative in WONCA World special interest group on Equity (world organisation of family doctors)
National
  • 2016: Member Scientific Board Thijmgenootschap
  • 2016: Member complaints commitee consortium secundary education Noord-Brabant Ons Middelbaar Onderwijs
  • 2015: National President of the Adelbert Vereniging
  • 2014: Board Member of the Dutch Streetdoctor Group NSG
  • 2013: Co-chair Working party Diversity and International healthcare of the Dutch College of General Practitioners
  • 2012: President of Foundation Wereldvrouwenhuis Mariam van Nijmegen (shelter for undocumented women in Nijmegen)
  • 2010: Secretary of medical department of the Thijmgenootschap
  • 2007: Founder and board member of Praktijk Buitenzorg, Practice for Primary care for homeless in Nijmegen
Editorial boards
  • 2012: Dutch Journal on Ethics and Healthcare (Tijdschrift voor Ethiek en Gezondheid)
  • 2011: Chief editor of the website for family doctors on migrant care
  • 2007: Website run by the Dutch College for Pediatrics on undocumented children (Kinderen zonder papieren van de Nederlandse Vereniging voor Kindergeneeskunde)

Education

  • 1982: Master degree Medical School Leiden University (cum laude)
  • 1984: General Practiotioner Leiden – since 1996 GP in Nijmegen
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Education

  • 1982: Master degree Medical School Leiden University (cum laude)
  • 1984: General Practiotioner Leiden – since 1996 GP in Nijmegen
  • 2001: PhD on experiences with palliative care of patients, their families and their GPs (Honoured with the Telephorusprice for best family medicine dissertation) proefschrift. Sinds Since 2001 teacher and researcher at Radboud University Medical C entre department of Primary and Community care
  • Since 2007: senior researcher at Pharos, national centre of expertise on health disparities
  • 2017: appointed professor 

Field of study

Primary and Community Care

Research group Health disparities and person centred, integrated primary healthcare

Maria van den Muijsenbergh's research group focuses on researching and teaching on how best to provide personcentred integrated primary care to disadvantaged groups.

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Radboud Institute for Health Sciences

Ideally, every procedure in clinical practice and public health should take place based on proof, instead of intuition or 'experience'. Our aim is to innovate and personalize healthcare and public health. read more