Louis W. Niessen, MD
- Professor - Adjunct
- Division: Health Systems
Center & Institute Affiliations
PhD, Erasmus University, 2002
MSc, Vrije University, 1992
MSc, London Schools of Economics & Political Sciences, 1987
MD, Erasmus University, 1981
Prof Niessen leads quantitative evaluation research on effectiveness, efficiency & equity of clinical, public health, and health systems interventions in support of policy making and program implementation.
He was awarded a Chair in Health Economics at the University of Warwick, UK and the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine. Earlier he was the Director of the NIH-funded Centre for Control of Chronic Diseases, at icddrb, Bangladesh. Prof Niessen wrote his doctorate in health economics and demographic modeling describing disease occurence over a lifetime, in 2002. He is a registered epidemiologist and a registrar in public health.
Honors and Awards
Member NHLBI, NIH / UHG network on chronic diseases; Founder Member, Netherlands Platform Global Health Policy & Health Systems Research, 2005-2009; Board President, Society Tropical Medicine & International Health, 2002-2007, Netherlands; Vice-Chair 5th European Conference Tropical Medicine & International Health, 2007; (Executive) Board Member, Erasmus Medical Centre, until 2003.
- health systems
- chronic diseases
- chronic conditions
- public health
- health economics
- lung diseases
- childhood infectious diseases
- International health
Recent selected publications
Dirks M, Baeten SA, Dippel D, Exel NJA, Wijngaarden JDA, Koudstaal PJ, Niessen LW: Real-life costs and effects of an implementation program to increase thrombolysis in stroke. Neurology. 2012 Aug 7;79(6):508-514.
Shariful Islam SM, Lechner A, Ferrari U, Froeschl G, Niessen LW, Alam DS. Social and economic impact of diabetics in Bangladesh: protocol for a case-control study. BMC Public Health. 2013 Dec 21;13(1)
Ekdom van L, Stenberg K, Scherpbier RW, Niessen LW; Study Group for Child Health Cost Validation.Global cost of child survival: estimates from country-level validation. Bull World Health Organ. 2011 Apr 1;89(4):267-77
Mirelman A, Mentzakis M, Kinter E, Ferraz Bosi M, Paoluci F, Fordham R, Baltussen R, Niessen LW: Decision making among national policy makers: eliciting relative preferences for equity and efficiency in six countries. Value in Health. 2012. May;15(3):534-9.
Slingerland AS, Herman WH, Redekop WK, Dijkstra RF, Jukema JW, Niessen LW:Stratified patient-centered care in type 2 diabetes: a cluster-randomized, controlled clinical trial of effectiveness and cost-effectiveness.Diabetes Care. 2013 Oct;36(10):3054-61