dr. Joost Hopman
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Biography Joost Hopman, MD, PhD, DTM&H
Joost Hopman, MD, PhD, DTM&H, born 11/08/1976 is working as a consultant microbiologist and head of the Infection Control Unit (IPC) of the Radboud University Medical Center, in the Netherlands. He acts as the IPC Strategic lead of Doctors without Borders (Médecins sans frontières) Amsterdam and IPC lead of the MSF AMR taskforce and as a consultant for the World Health Organization (WHO) IPC Global Unit in Geneva. He is an advisory board member of the Infection Control African Network (ICAN) and a board member of the Dutch IPC section of the Netherlands Society of Medical Microbiology (NVMM). He is strongly committed to improve infection control in both high- and low/middle-income countries.
Joost was invited to work as an IPC consultant for WHO in 2014 and 2015 in the Ebola outbreak response in Geneva and Sierra Leone and this has provided him with valuable experience in international outbreaks. From 2015-2018 he was appointed as a senior extraordinary lecturer in community health at the Stellenbosch University, South Africa. He is co-author of 27 publications in peer-review journals, 5 WHO guidelines, one WIP guideline on viral hemorrhagic fevers and one textbook chapter on patient areas and environmental cleaning. His research interests include the epidemiology and prevention of healthcare-associated infections, new innovative methods of improving implementation of IPC measures as part of patient safety programs in both high- and low- resource settings and the impact of the hospital built environment on patient safety.
In 2015 he was approached to act as an IPC advisor for Doctors without borders and since 2017 he was offered the position of IPC strategic lead for MSF-Amsterdam. In this position he initiated a new IPC policy and IPC implementation tools for MSF healthcare facilities. In 2017-2019 he was a member of the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA) conference organizing committee. For this work he was elected as one of the International SHEA ambassadors in 2016 and was awarded with the Radboud University medal for young potentials.
Since 2011: Consultant microbiologist, Radboud University Medical Center, Nijmegen
Since 2011: Head of the Infection Control Unit, Radboudumc, Nijmegen
Since 2015: Consultant for Médecins Sans Frontiers (MSF)
Since 2019: Consultant for the World Health Organization (WHO) IPC Global Unit , Geneva
Since 2019: Consultant for Dutch National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM)
2003: Final medical Examination, Medical School, Faculty of Medicine, University of Utrecht
2010: Diploma in Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (DTM&H), University of Liverpool
2011: Registration as consultant microbiologist, Radboud University Medical Center, Nijmegen
2019: PhD, Horizontal Infection Prevention and Control Interventions with high- and low-resources, Radboud University Medical Center, Nijmegen
2014-2015: Consultant for World Health Organization (WHO)
2015-2018 Senior extraordinary lecturer in community health at the Stellenbosch University, South Africa
Since 2016: Advisory Board Member Infection Control African Network (ICAN)
2017-2019: Conference organizing committee member of the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA)
Since 2019: Board member of the Dutch IPC section of the Netherlands Society of Medical Microbiology (NVMM)