To effectively address the pressing societal challenges regarding health and health care, broad interdisciplinary collaborations are needed. Intensifying collaborations between disciplines and institutions can help to bring the required innovative solutions to preserve and improve the health and wellbeing of current and future generations. This aim lies at the heart of the convergence between the Erasmus University Rotterdam, the Erasmus MC and the Technical University of Delft.
As a leading, multi-disciplinary institute, aiming to have a positive impact on the future of health and healthcare, nationally and internationally, through research and education, the Erasmus School of Health Policy & Management (ESHPM) has decided to strategically invest 1.5 million euros in this convergence.
ESHPM will fund six PhD positions, in an interdisciplinary environment, all working in collaboration with Erasmus MC and/or TU Delft. The six PhD students will contribute on a broad range of topics related to the societal challenges related to health and health care, including on the issues of value-based health care, preference measurement, concentration and competition, artificial intelligence in cancer care, and person-centred care. Jointly, this will stimulate new collaborations, strengthen the convergence, contribute to innovative scientific knowledge and ultimately aim to improve future health and health care.