Dr. Johan Van der Heyden PhD
Johan Van der Heyden graduated as a Medical Doctor for the University of Ghent in 1988. After having obtained a diploma in Tropical Medicine in the Institute of Tropical Medicine (ITM) in Antwerp he worked in several African countries. In 1995 he obtained a Master degree in Public Health Methodology form the Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB). In 1996 het started working in the Institue of Hygiene and Epidemiology which became later the Scientific Insitute of Public Health and has meanwhile been integrated in Sciensano. In 2017 he obtained a PhD in health sciences from the University of Ghent. He has been involved in research in the domain of health survey methodology, chronic diseases, use of health care, public health genomics, quality improvement in general practice and infectious disease epidemiology. Currently he works as a senior researcher within the healths surveys subunit of the service Lifestyle and chronic diseases.