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. Belemmerende en bevorderende factoren voor hulp zoeken bij psychische…

    Bogaers, R. I., Geuze, S. G., van Weeghel, J., Leijten, F. R. M., van de Mheen, H., Varis, P. K., Rozema, A. D., & Brouwers, E. P. M. (2021). Belemmerende en bevorderende factoren voor hulp zoeken bij psychische klachten of verslaving: Focusgroepstudie vanuit meerdere perspectieven binnen de Nederlandse krijgsmacht. Nederlands Militair Geneeskundig Tijdschrift, 74(2), 103-114.
  2. Empowering native adolescents - Responsibility for their health behav…

    Chambers, R., Hautala, D., Kenney, A., Rosenstock, S., Begay, M., Neault, N., Nelson, L., Reid, R., Richards, J., Goklish, N., van de Mheen, H., Barlow, A., & Wallis, M. (2021). Empowering native adolescents: Responsibility for their health behaviors. American Journal of Behavioral Health, 45(1), 3-16.
  3. Are members of mutual aid groups better equipped for addiction recove…

    Martinelli, T. F., van de Mheen, H., Best, D., Vanderplasschen, W., & Nagelhout, G. E. (Accepted/In press). Are members of mutual aid groups better equipped for addiction recovery? European cross-sectional study into recovery capital, social networks and commitment to sobriety. Drugs-Education, Prevention and Policy.
  4. Examining the intended and unintended impacts of raising a minimum le…

    Roodbeen, R. T. J., Dijkstra, R. I., Schelleman-Offermans, K., Friele, R. D., & van de Mheen, H. (2021). Examining the intended and unintended impacts of raising a minimum legal drinking age on primary and secondary societal harm and violence from a contextual policy perspective: A scoping review. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 18(4), [1999].
  5. Differences between boys and girls in perceived group climate in resi…

    Sonderman, J., van der Helm, G. H. P., Kuipers, C. H. Z., Roest, J. J., van de Mheen, H., & Stams, G. J. J. M. (2021). Differences between boys and girls in perceived group climate in residential youth care. Children and Youth Services Review , 120(1), [105628].

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