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. “The moment he realized he needed our joint assistance made the diffe…

    Beek, G. V., De Vogel, V., & Van De Mheen, D. (2022). “The moment he realized he needed our joint assistance made the difference”: A multiple case study into working elements in the supervision of probation clients with debt. Journal of Forensic Practice.
  2. Hoe kan de bespreekbaarheid van psychische en verslavingsklachten in …

    Bogaers, R., Geuze, S. G., van Weeghel, J., Leijten, F. R. M., Rusch, N., van de Mheen, D., Varis, P. K., Rozema, A., & Brouwers, E. (2022). Hoe kan de bespreekbaarheid van psychische en verslavingsklachten in de werkomgeving verbeterd worden? Een focusgroepstudie vanuit meerdere perspectieven binnen de Nederlandse krijgsmacht. Nederlands Militair Geneeskundig Tijdschrift, 75(2), 57-69.
  3. Seeking treatment for mental illness and substance abuse - A cross-se…

    Bogaers, R., Geuze, E., Greenberg, N., Leijten, F., Varis, P., Van Weeghel, J., Van De Mheen, D., Rozema, A., & Brouwers, E. (2022). Seeking treatment for mental illness and substance abuse: A cross-sectional study on attitudes, beliefs, and needs of military personnel with and without mental illness. Journal of Psychiatric Research, 147, 221-231.
  4. Understanding how and why alcohol interventions prevent and reduce pr…

    Boumans, J., Van De Mheen, D., Crutzen, R., Dupont, H., Bovens, R., & Rozema, A. (2022). Understanding how and why alcohol interventions prevent and reduce problematic alcohol consumption among older adults: A systematic review. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 19(6), [3188].
  5. 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].

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