Erasmus University Medical Center,
Juanita Haagsma, PhD, is Clinical Assistant Professor at the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) at the University of Washington. She is a member of the Global Burden of Disease research team. Her research focuses mainly on burden of disease estimates of injury and quantifying long-term consequences of injury in particular. She also works on the burden of foodborne trematodiasis.
Before joining IHME, Dr. Haagsma studied health-related quality of life and functional outcome data from large cohorts of trauma survivors to gain insight into the frequency, nature, and impact of residual disabilities. She has conducted several studies on disability weights, including a large disability weight study that collected responses from more than 30,000 people from four European countries. She also has experience in infectious disease, foodborne disease, psychological consequences following injuries, and surveillance-based research to support policies in prevention and acute care.
Before joining IHME, Dr. Haagsma was a senior researcher at Radboud University Medical Centre. She is currently employed as a senior researcher at the Department of Public Health at the Erasmus Medical Center in Rotterdam. She holds a PhD from Erasmus University, Rotterdam, and a master’s degree in Psychology from VU University in Amsterdam.