prof.dr. M.J. IJzerman (Maarten)

Full Professor

About Me

Maarten J. IJzerman is a full professor in the department of Health Technology and Services Research in the University of Twente and the VCCC Chair of Cancer Health Services Research in the School of Population and Global Health and the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences in Melbourne Australia.  He is leading a global research team working on data-driven value-based cancer care and the role of molecular diagnostic for personalized medicine, in particular cancer and childhood arthritis. He research expertise is health economics, clinical decision support and health services research.

Following his PhD in 1997, he was appointed CEO of the Roessingh Rehabilitation Research Institute. In 2007 he was appointed professor and chair in the University of Twente, where he initiated the HTSR department, directed the Health Sciences program (2007-2011), served as the acting director of the MIRA institute for Biomedical Engineering and Technical Medicine (2013-2014) and was the vice-dean for Health & Biomedical Technology in the School of Science and Technology (2015-2017).

Maarten is an active global researcher. He developed international research experience at Case Western Reserve University / Metrohealth (Cleveland, USA), Johns Hopkins School of Public Health (Baltimore, USA) and recently the Harvard School of Public Health (Boston, USA). He is an active member of international societies, such as the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research (ISPOR), where he was a member of the Board of Directors between 2013-2015, and the program chair for the 20th European meeting (2017) in Glasgow, UK. Maarten is a member of the Board of Directors of a large teaching hospital (Maximá Medisch Centrum) and an institute for radiation oncology (Radiotherapiegroep) in the Netherlands.


Delivery Of Health Care
Breast Neoplasms
Costs And Cost Analysis
Decision Making
Cost-Benefit Analysis
Surveys And Questionnaires

Ancillary Activities

  • NMS ventures bv
  • Radiotherapiegroep
    Lid Raad van Toezicht
  • Stichting int health techn services
    Bestuur stichting
  • Maxima Medisch Centrum, Veldhoven
    Lid Raad van Toezicht


Crown, W., Buyukkaramikli, N., Sir, M. Y., Thokala, P., Morton, A., Marshall, D. A., ... Pasupathy, K. S. (2018). Application of Constrained Optimization Methods in Health Services Research: Report 2 of the ISPOR Optimization Methods Emerging Good Practices Task Force. Value in health. DOI: 10.1016/j.jval.2018.05.003

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I am committed to teaching in graduate programs in the University of Twente and Melbourne as well as international short-courses for the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research (ISPOR)

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Contact Details

Visiting Address

University of Twente
Drienerlolaan 5
7522 NB Enschede
The Netherlands

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Mailing Address

University of Twente
P.O. Box 217
7500 AE Enschede
The Netherlands

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