Health care is about human beings. We should organize health care is such a way that professionals and patients can both optimally participate to reach health equity.
Martine is trained as a public health physician (1998), as well as in health informatics (1991) and clinical epidemiology (PhD 1997). Since 2001 she works as a researcher at VU medical center and EMGO+, which has in 2017 become part of the Amsterdam Public Health Institute.
Her research is directed at teamwork to optimize quality and safety of care, evaluation of the national patient safety program for hospitals, and the influence of patient related factors. Currently, her research is connected to national developments on value based health care.
She is responsible for education on public health and health care organization with a focus on quality and safety in health care at VUmc medical school and VU Health Sciences.