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dr. M.M. Boere - Boonekamp (Magda)

Associate Professor

About Me

I'm a medical doctor, have a postgraduate education in Tropical Medicine and as a Public Health Physician (preventive youth health care), a registration as an Epidemiologist, and a PhD in preventive child health care on the topic ‘Screening for developmental dysplasia of the hip’. I worked as a medical doctor, mostly as a public health physician, for around 30 years. Nowadays, I'm working as an associate professor with a broad range of research and teaching activities.

The focus of my research is on innovation in public health, more specifically in preventive perinatal and child healthcare. In my research, I apply scientific methods on societally relevant problems, making use of my extensive practical experience and network.

I teach classes in Epidemiology and Innovation in public health for university students at all levels (ba­che­lor, master, PhD).

Currently I am a member of: the Committee on Appreciation of Interventions in Youth of the Netherlands Centre of Youth healthcare (NCJ) / National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM); the Scientific Advisory Committee of the Netherlands Centre for Youth Health Care (NCJ); and the National Working Group on Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (Landelijke Werkgroep Wiegendood, LWW).

In addition, I have been editor-in-chief of the editorial board of the bimonthly  Journal of Youth Health Care (Tijdschrift voor Jeugdgezondheidszorg) since 2014.

Expertise

Netherlands
Skull
Delivery Of Health Care
Parents
Child Care
Therapeutics
Child Health
Randomized Controlled Trials

Research

The focus of my research is on innovation in public health, more specifically in preventive perinatal and child healthcare. In my research, I apply scientific methods on societally relevant problems, making use of my extensive practical experience and network.

Examples of research projects: Soundchec-projects, on developmental dysplasia of the hip; Academic Collaborative Centre Youth in Twente projects on child abuse, postpartum depression, and poverty and child health; Consortium Pregnancy and Childbirth Overijssel project on transfer of care; child mortality projects, on SIDS and on Child Death Review; and the MOCHA-project on models of primary child health care in Europe.

Publications

Recent
Boere-Boonekamp, M. M., Staal, I., Sterkenburg, B., & Bannink, R. (2017). Meer dan alleen een richtlijn. JGZ, 49(4), 59. DOI: 10.1007/s12452-017-0119-5
Van Grieken, A., Vlasblom, E., Wang, L., Beltman, M., Boere-Boonekamp, M. M., L'Hoir, M. P., & Raat, H. (2017). Personalized web-based advice in combination with well-child visits to prevent overweight in young children: Cluster randomized controlled trial. Journal of medical internet research, 19(7), [e268]. DOI: 10.2196/jmir.7115
van Vlimmeren, L. A., Engelbert, R. H. H., Pelsma, M., Groenewoud, H. M. M., Boere-Boonekamp, M. M., & Nijhuis-van der Sanden, M. W. G. (2017). The course of skull deformation from birth to 5 years of age: a prospective cohort study. European journal of pediatrics, 176(1), 11-21. DOI: 10.1007/s00431-016-2800-0
van den Berg, A., Boere-Boonekamp, M. M., IJzerman, M. J., Haasnoot-Smallegange, R. M. E., & Reijneveld, S. A. (2017). Screening for Postpartum Depression in Well-Baby Care Settings:: A Systematic Review. Maternal and child health journal, 21(1), 9-20. DOI: 10.1007/s10995-016-2088-8
Boere-Boonekamp, M. M., van Wieringen, J., & Staal, I. (2016). Gevlucht, en nog een heel leven voor je ...JGZ, 48(5), 85. DOI: 10.1007/s12452-016-0083-5

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Education

I teach classes in Epidemiology and Innovation in public health for university students at all levels (ba­che­lor, master, PhD). Apart from that I supervise bachelor- and masterstudents in their thesis research. 

Affiliated Study Programmes

Bachelor

Master

Courses

Current Projects

Finished Projects

  • Child abuse

    Prevention of child abuse through improved early detection by youth healthcare professionals with support of national guidelines.

  • Developmental dysplasia of the hip

    Several studies into the cost-effectiveness and implementation of methods of screening in infants (Soundchec-projects).

  • Positional preference and positional skull deformation in infants

    Epidemiological studies into the prevalence of the positional preference in infants; prospective follow-up study into the management of infants with positional skull deformation (determinants of successful pediatric physical therapy, effectiveness of

  • Composing five ‘National Primary Care Cooperation Agreements’ (LESA’s)

    Child abuse, Small length of children, Enuresis nocturna, Developmental dysplasia of the hip, Visual impairment in children and adolescents

  • Child death review

    implementation study of child death review methods; evaluation of bereavement care after a child’s death.

  • Pre-school children’s nutrition and growth

    Pre-school children’s nutrition: the growth of breastfed babies; vitamin D supplementation in preschool children

  • Excessive crying of infants

    Development of the multidisciplinary guideline

  • Positional preference and positional skull deformation

    Development of a youth health care guideline for prevention, early detection and treatment of

Contact Details

Visiting Address

University of Twente
Faculty of Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Ravelijn (building no. 10), room 5254
Hallenweg 17
7522NH  Enschede
The Netherlands

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Mailing Address

University of Twente
Faculty of Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Ravelijn  5254
P.O. Box 217
7500 AE Enschede
The Netherlands