Bio

Dike van de Mheen studied Health Sciences at Maastricht University, The Netherlands, and is epidemiologist. In 1998 she successfully defended her PhD thesis “Inequalities in health, to be continued? A life course perspective on socio-economic inequalities in health”. She was researcher and senior advisor at the Rotterdam Area Health Authority, and researcher and assistant professor at Erasmus University Rotterdam, Department of Public Health. She was director of IVO Addiction Research Institute Rotterdam, professor “Addiction Research” at Erasmus University in Rotterdam and professor “Care and prevention of risky behaviour and addiction” at Maastricht University. 

She has extensive experience in research (both quantitative and qualitative) on public health, care research, vulnerable groups and addiction (on both substances like drugs, alcohol, tobacco, and addictive behaviours such as gambling and video gaming). She is member of several committees and (advisory)boards.

Expertise

Co-creation, Care Research, Public Health, Addiction, Vulnerable Groups, Alcohol and Drug Policy

Teaching

Mastertrack Health, Wellbeing & Society

Collaboration

Tranzo collaborates with more than 75 societal partners on a structural base in Academic Collaborative Centers. In addition we collaborate with ca. 120 partners in different research projects.

Recent publications

  1. Psychometric properties of the QoL-ME - A visual and personalized qua…

    Buitenweg, D. C., Van De Mheen, D., Van Oers, H. A. M., & Van Nieuwenhuizen, C. (2022). Psychometric properties of the QoL-ME: A visual and personalized quality of life assessment app for people with severe mental health problems. Frontiers in Psychiatry, 12, [789704].
  2. Dutch experiences in new partnerships between science and practice in…

    Garretsen, H., Van De Goor, I., & Van De Mheen, D. (2022). Dutch experiences in new partnerships between science and practice in health promotion: Toward a fourth-generation university. Health Promotion International.
  3. Impeding and facilitating factors for the implementation of alcohol i…

    Kools, N., Van De Goor, I., Bovens, R. H. L. M., Van De Mheen, D., & Rozema, A. D. (2022). Impeding and facilitating factors for the implementation of alcohol interventions in hospitals: A qualitative and exploratory study among Dutch healthcare professionals. BMC Health Services Research, 22, [6].
  4. Peer interactions in residential youth care - A validation study of t…

    Sonderman, J., van der Bekkens, F. F., van der Helm, G. H. P., Kuipers, C. H. Z., Stams, G. J. J. M., & van de Mheen, H. (2022). Peer interactions in residential youth care: A validation study of the Peer Interactions in Residential Youth Care (PIRY) Questionnaire. Residential Treatment for Children & Youth.
  5. With connection, less correction: Gender-specific needs of girls’ res…

    Sonderman, J., Kuiper, C. H. Z., van der Helm, G. H. P., & van de Mheen, D. (2022). With connection, less correction: Gender-specific needs of girls’ residential group climate: A mixed method non-randomized case-study. Child & Youth Care Forum, 51(3), 465-494.

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