Janneke Grutters' key research interest lies in the early evaluation of innovations in healthcare. By assessing the (potential) value of an innovation in early stages of its development, she aims to contribute to more accountable decisions with regard to the development, research and use of these innovations, leading to more efficient use of resources, and better healthcare. Learning from other fields of research, she develops and uses methodology that enables such an early evaluation, and acknowledges all relevant uncertainties.
Janneke works as assistant professor at the departments for Health Evidence and Operating Rooms. She holds an MSc in health sciences and a PhD in Health, Medicine and Life Sciences, both from Maastricht University. Janneke is project leader in several projects funded by ZonMw, and is involved in a number of studies as health technology assessment (HTA) advisor. In 2008 Janneke was awarded with a personal grant, the Kootstra Talent Fellowship, for developing her ideas on improving HTA methodology. In addition, she is a member of the the committee 'Proton Therapy' (advisory board for the reimbursement of proton therapy) of the Dutch National Health Care Institute (Zorginstituut Nederland).
National & International Personal Prizes & Awards
- Nomination MTA prize 2012-2013 of the Dutch Society for Technology Assessment in Health Care (NVTAG) for best publication on an innovative methodological topic (Ramaekers et al, Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 2013;85(5):1282-8)
- MTA prize 2011 of the Dutch Society for Technology Assessment in Health Care (NVTAG) for best publication on an innovative methodological (Van Gestel et al, Value in Health 2012; 15(1):13-21)
- Pfizer HTAcademy national and European scholarship prize, 2010
- Young Investigator Award. Proton radiotherapy conference, Delft, January 2009
- 2nd prize best thesis of 2008, Netherlands Society of Otorhinolaryngology and Cervico-Facial Surgery
- Nomination MTA prize 2008 of the Dutch Society for Technology Assessment in Health Care (NVTAG) for best publication on an innovative methodological topic (Grutters et al, Value in Health 2008, 11(7):1110-19)