Radboud university medical centre, Department of Anesthesiology, Pain and Palliative Medicine, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
Professor Myrra Vernooij-Dassen (PhD) is principal investigator in the Nijmegen Centre for Evidence Based Practice and director of Nijmegen Alzheimer Centre. She has a chair on psychosocial aspects of care for frail elderly people. She is affiliated to the scientific Institute of Quality of healthcare and the department of primary care the Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre and to the Kalorama Foundation She is trained in sociology and research methodology and has performed a large body of research on quality of care, especially on dementia care and palliative care and on care transitions. She has a 30 PhD students and published more than 170 internationals articles. She is involved in several European Union funded projects, including the Implementation Palliative Care IMplementation of quality indicators in PAlliative Care sTudy. She is chair of Interdem, a pan-European research group on detection and timely INTERvention in DEMentia and is honorary visiting professor of the School of Health of Bradford University and the Gadjah Mada University in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. She is a member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the European Joint Programming Initiative for Neurodegenerative Diseases. Myrra Vernooij received the Dutch royal honor to be promoted to officer in the order of Orange-Nassau.