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dr. M.M. Boonekamp (Magda)

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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

Medicine & Life Sciences
Child
Child Care
Child Health
Delivery Of Health Care
Hip Dislocation
Netherlands
Parents
Skull

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
Kanits, F., L'Hoir, M. P. , Boere-Boonekamp, M. M., Engelberts, A. C., & Feskens, E. J. M. (2021). Risk and Preventive Factors for SUDI: Need We Adjust the Current Prevention Advice in a Low-Incidence Country. Frontiers in Pediatrics, 9, [758048]. https://doi.org/10.3389/fped.2021.758048
Kanits, F., L'Hoir, M. P. , Boere-Boonekamp, M. M., Engelberts, A. C., & Feskens, E. J. M. (2021). Renewed Attention Needed for Prevention of Sudden Unexpected Death in Infancy in the Netherlands. Frontiers in Pediatrics, 9, [757530]. https://doi.org/10.3389/fped.2021.757530
Wang, L., Jansen, W., Van Grieken, A. , Boere-Boonekamp, M. M., L'Hoir, M. P., & Raat, H. (2020). Identifying patterns of lifestyle behaviours among children of 3 years old. European journal of public health, 30(6), 1115-1121. https://doi.org/10.1093/eurpub/ckaa109
Zdunek, K., Alma, M. , Van Til, J. , Groothuis-Oudshoorn, K. , Boere-Boonekamp, M., & Alexander, D. (2019). Listening to Young People. In Issues and Opportunities in Primary Health Care for Children in Europe: The Final Summarised Results of the Models of Child Health Appraised (MOCHA) Project (pp. 55-76). Emerald Group Publishing Ltd.. https://doi.org/10.1108/978-1-78973-351-820191008
Boere-Boonekamp, M. , Groothuis-Oudshoorn, K., Schloemer, T., Schröder-Bäck, P. , Van Til, J., Zdunek, K., & Kocken, P. (2019). Bringing MOCHA Lessons to Your Service. In Issues and Opportunities in Primary Health Care for Children in Europe: The Final Summarised Results of the Models of Child Health Appraised (MOCHA) Project (pp. 359-370). Emerald Group Publishing Ltd.. https://doi.org/10.1108/978-1-78973-351-820191006
Vlasblom, E. , Boere-Boonekamp, M. M., Hafkamp-de Groen, E., Dusseldorp, E., van Dommelen, P., & Verkerk, P. H. (2019). Predictive validity of developmental milestones for detecting limited intellectual functioning. PLoS ONE, 14(3), [e0214475]. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0214475

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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 Academic Year  2021/2022

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
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