dr. X.G.L.V. Pouwels (Xavier)

Assistant Professor

About Me

Before joining the department of Health Technology and Services research in 2020, Xavier performed his doctoral research, "Embracing Uncertainty in Health Technology Assessment", at the Maastricht University Medical Centre+. His research interests are the use of simulation models to evaluate the value of new health care technologies and how to improve the transparency of these simulation models. Currently, Xavier is involved in research projects focusing on the early detection of (risk factors for) cardiovascular diseases. Xavier also teaches the basic principles of (early) health economic evaluations in multiple study programs (Bachelor Health Sciences and Master Biomedical Engineering).


Medicine & Life Sciences
Cost-Benefit Analysis
Delivery Of Health Care
Quality-Adjusted Life Years
Social Sciences


Pouwels, X. G. L. V., Mil, D. V., Kieneker, L. M., Boersma, C., Etten, R. W. V., Evers-Roeten, B., Heerspink, H. J. L., Hemmelder, M. H., Langelaan, M., Thelen, M., Gansevoort, R. T. , & Koffijberg, H. (2024). Cost-effectiveness of home-based screening of the general population for albuminuria to prevent progression of cardiovascular and kidney disease. EClinicalMedicine, 68. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.eclinm.2023.102414
Mil, D. V. , Pouwels, X. G. L. V., Heerspink, H. L., & Gansevoort, R. T. (2024). Cost-effectiveness of screening for chronic kidney disease: existing evidence and knowledge gaps. Clinical Kidney Journal, 17(1), Article sfad254. https://doi.org/10.1093/ckj/sfad254
Grimm, S. E. , Pouwels, X. G. L. V., Ramaekers, B. L. T., Wijnen, B., Grutters, J., & Joore, M. A. (2023). Response to "Uncertainty management in regulatory and health technology assessment decision-making on drugs: Guidance of the HTAi-DIA working group". International journal of technology assessment in health care, 39(1), Article e70. https://doi.org/10.1017/S026646232300260X

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