Curriculum Vitae
Jan Busschbach

Jan J. van Busschbach, Prof. dr.

Head Section Medical Psychology & Psychotherapy

Section Medical Psychology & Psychotherapy - Department of Psychiatry
Erasmus MC: University Medical Center Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Biographical sketch
In 1988 I graduated at the University of Utrecht as a neuropsychologist and psychometrist (cum laude) and became a PhD student at the Erasmus University. I defended my thesis 'The Validity of QALYs' in 1994 and started to work at the institute of Medical Technology Assessment (iMTA) of the Erasmus University, of which I became general director in 1999. I moved to the department of Medical Psychology and Psychotherapy of the Erasmus MC in 2002 and combined that appointment with an appointment at the Vierspong Institute for studies on Personality Disorders. In 2008 I became professor in health related quality of life. From 2009 on I lead the unit Medical Psychology and Psychotherapy. I still hold a small appointment at the Vierspong Institute for studies on Personality Disorders.

Research interests
My main research topics today are health related quality of life and the (cost-)effectiveness of psychotherapy in personality disorder and in patients with somatic illnesses. I have an interest in the operationalisation of other than cost effectiveness arguments in Health Technology Assessment (HTA), like distributional and ethical arguments. Beside my work with a focus on quality of life and health economics, I have a special interest in psychological aspects of living kidney donation and questionnaire developments.

Educational interests

For years now, I have enjoyed teaching students using an interactive ′problem oriented education strategy′. My teaching at the Erasmus MC involves a three days course about measuring quality of life measurement in an international post graduate health sciences course (NIHES), the supervision on individual master thesis and teaching at the faculties of psychology of the Erasmus University and the University of Amsterdam. Supplementary to the university courses, I teach in several health economic seminaries for health professionals, both at a national and international level.

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