Dr. Ester de Jonge
Ester is a nutrition scientist by background. She completed her PhD in public health epidemiology at the Erasmus Medical University Center. Moreover, she worked over 5 years for the food industry and for another 5 years as a public health scientist and program manager for a Dutch municipal health service (GGD). Her expertise is on collecting, analyzing and interpreting health care data. At the start of a project, she helps you to find the most optimal fit between your data collection method, your research question and the study population of your interest. Later on, she helps you to analyze your data and to explore common forms of bias related to information, selection or confounding. That way, she enables you to correctly interpret the importance of your findings for your study population, other patient groups or even the general population. Since the COVID pandemic, she developed a growing interest in legal and ethical aspects of the secondary use of registry data for health care policy development.