The RGHI builds bridges, across disciplines, and from research to practice. Have a look at our participating institutes.
Erasmus School of Health Policy & Management (ESHPM) is leading in national and international research in the fields of health economics, health care governance, social medical sciences, health care management, health law and health insurance. The research at ESHPM is multi-disciplinary and focuses on three areas. The management and organization of health care delivery, competition and regulation in the health care sector, and quality and efficiency in health care. The research performed by the institute is frequently used by policy makers in different countries around the world.
International Institute of Social Studies is an international graduate school of policy-oriented critical social science teaching and research. The institute's diverse activities include teaching, interdisciplinary research and advisory work in the field of development studies. It brings students and teachers from the Global South and the North together in a European environment. Health related research at ISS focuses on food and nutrition, health service delivery in developing counties, health care financing and equity in health.
Erasmus University hosts one of the most highly acclaimed medical centers in Europe, Erasmus MC. Its Department of Public Health is one of the world’s leading centers on health inequalities research. The same department, together with the departments of Virology and Microbiology and Infectious Diseases and the Spread Academic Global Health Platform are world leaders in infectious disease research – spanning from laboratory research to mathematical modeling.
Erasmus School of Economics is a worldwide leading school of economics that covers a wide range of topics in economics and business. The school is organized into four departments: Applied Economics, Business Economics, Econometrics and Economics. The health economics research conducted at ESE is multi‑disciplinary and its core topics include the theoretical and empirical explorations of the causes of social inequalities in health and inequities in health care access. This includes econometric analyses of health care utilization as well as of behavior more generally, including the linkages between health and labour force participation.
By working with partners worldwide and locally, we strengthen evidence-based policy making and practice while broadening the evidence base by learning from practitioners and policy makers. RGHI partners with the City of Rotterdam and the Municipal Health Council of Rotterdam (GGD), with four international NGOs (Cordaid, KNCV TB Foundation, HealthNet TPO and AMREF). RGHI also collaborates on scientific research with the Institute of Housing and Urban Development Studies.