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.