dr. J.A. van Til (Janine)

Associate Professor

About Me

Dr. Janine van Til (female), PhD is an associate professor in health preference research at the department of Health Technology and Services Research at the University of Twente since 2007. She received her master degree as a health and movement researcher from the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam in 2001 and her PhD degree for her work in supporting shared decision making in the treatment of stroke patients in 2009. Dr. Janine van Til’s current research is focused on supporting shared decision making with the use of quantitative value elicitation techniques. Moreover, she aims to increase patient and public involvement organizational and societal decision making in health care. Currently, she is involved in projects related to the improvement of patient care after post-anoxic coma, cardiovascular disease, and cancer. She is a member of the International Academy of Health Preference Research, the society of Medical Decision Making and the special interest group for health preference research at the Professional Society for Health Economics and Outcomes Research (ISPOR). Her methodological expertise includes the design, analysis and interpretation of health preference studies (conjoint analysis, best worst scaling) and multi-criteria decision analysis.


Medicine & Life Sciences
Biomedical Technology Assessment
Decision Making
Decision Support Techniques
Early Detection Of Cancer
Patient Preference
Social Sciences
Medical Devices
Treatment Preferences


Janine van Til is a physical therapist, movement scientist and health scientist. She is currently working in the field of health sciences.

Janine's research focuses on studing methods to include the patient and public perspective in the development and implementation of innovations in health care, and the role of patient values, preferences and needs in health care decision making.

This includes decisions with regard to the development of new health care innovations, the evaluation of current health care services, shared patient clinician decision making and macro decisions on reimbursement and access of new drugs and devices to the market.

Janine's areas of expertise include the design and interpretation of preference studies (conjoint analysis, best worst scaling) and the design, analysis and interpretation of multi-criteria decision analysis studies.


Til, J. A. V., Pearce, A., Ozdemir, S., Hollin, I. L., Peay, H. L., Wu, A. W., Ostermann, J., Deal, K., & Craig, B. M. (2024). Role Preferences in Medical Decision Making: Relevance and Implications for Health Preference Research. The Patient, 17, 3-12. https://doi.org/10.1007/s40271-023-00649-4
van Til, J. A. , Kip, M. M. A., Schatorjé, E. J. H., Currie, G., Twilt, M., Benseler, S. M., Swart, J. F., Vastert, S. J., Wulffraat, N., Yeung, R. S. M. , Groothuis-Oudshoorn, C. G. M. K., Warta, S., Marshall, D. A. , IJzerman, M. J., & UCAN CAN-DU, UCAN CURE consortia (2023). Withdrawing biologics in non-systemic JIA: what matters to pediatric rheumatologists? Pediatric rheumatology online journal, 21(1), 69. Article 69. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12969-023-00845-4
van Til, J. A., Pearce, A., Ozdemir, S., Hollin, I., Peay, H., Wu, A. W., Ostermann, J., Deal, K., & Craig, B. M. (2022). Role Preferences in Medical Decision Making: Implications for Health Preference Research. Value in health, 25(12, Supplement), S2-S3. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jval.2022.09.020
Van Den Heuvel, L., Hoefsloot, W., Post, B., Meinders, M. J., Bloem, B. R., Stiggelbout, A. M. , & Van Til, J. A. (2022). Professionals' Treatment Preferences in the Prodromal Phase of Parkinson's Disease: A Discrete Choice Experiment. Journal of Parkinson's disease, 12(5), 1655-1664. https://doi.org/10.3233/JPD-223208
Meurs, C. J. C. , van Til, J. A., Menke-Pluijmers, M. B. E., de Vet, S. , Siesling, S., & Westenend, P. J. (2022). Surgeons’ preferences for using sentinel lymph node biopsy in patients with ductal carcinoma in situ. PLoS ONE, 17(6), Article e0269551. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0269551
Rohrbach, P. J., Dingemans, A. E. , Groothuis-Oudshoorn, C. G. M. , van Til, J. A., Essers, B. A., van Furth, E. F., & van den Akker-van Marle, M. E. (2022). The ICEpop Capability Measure for Adults Instrument for Capabilities: Development of a Tariff for the Dutch General Population. Value in health, 25(1), 125-132. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jval.2021.07.011

UT Research Information System


Janine is primarily responsible for the planning, organization and/or development of the following courses:

  • Research Methods - Qualitative Research - Bachelor Module 1 Health Sciences
  • Module and project coordinator of "Health Disease and Prevention" - Bachelor Module 2 Health Sciences
  • Stakeholder Preferences and Decision Support in Health - Master Course Health Sciences

Affiliated Study Programmes



Courses Academic Year  2023/2024

Courses in the current academic year are added at the moment they are finalised in the Osiris system. Therefore it is possible that the list is not yet complete for the whole academic year.

Courses Academic Year  2022/2023

Contact Details

Visiting Address

University of Twente
Faculty of Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Technohal (building no. 18), room 3304
Hallenweg 5
7522NH  Enschede
The Netherlands

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Mailing Address

University of Twente
Faculty of Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Technohal  3304
P.O. Box 217
7500 AE Enschede
The Netherlands