dr. J.L. (Joyce) Browne

dr. J.L. (Joyce) Browne

Associate Professor
dr. J.L. (Joyce) Browne
  • Julius Center, dept. Epidemiology & Health Economics

Research Programs



Joyce Browne is a medical doctor and epidemiologist. The continuing global inequities in reproductive, maternal and perinatal health are the driving force behind her research and professional interests.

Her work focuses on global maternal health research, health equity and equitable partnerships in global health, research capacity building in low- and middle-income countries and education in global and planetary health. 

She currently is an Associate Professor Global Health / Epidemiology at the Julius Center for Health Sciences and Primary Care, UMC Utrecht in the Netherlands.

In addition, she holds the following positions:

  • Chair of the Dutch Knowledge Center on Global Health (
  • Supervisory board member and vice-Chair (RvT) of Simavi
  • Member of the scientific committee of Action on Preeclampsia Ghana (APECGH)
  • Deputy editor for the World Heart Federation's scientific journal Global Heart
  • Member of Advisory Board EKANN, expert center for health of refugee children in the Netherlands
  • Member of the UMC Utrecht Internationalization Committee
  • Member of the UU Global Engagement committee
  • Vice-chair of the organizing committee of the 2023 European Congres on Global Health (ECTMIH) that will take place in Utrecht in 2023 ( 

Research Output (78)

Prevention and Screening for Cardiometabolic Disease Following Hypertensive Disorders in Pregnancy in Low-Resource Settings:A Systematic Review and Delphi Study

Ishaku Salisu Mohammed, Adu-Bonsaffoh Kwame, Housseine Natasha, Lamptey Roberta, Franx Arie, Grobbee Diederick, Warren Charlotte E, Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Ghana Medical School, Korle Bu Teaching Hospital Accra, Ghana Department 25 Apr 2023, In: Global Heart. 18

Provision and experience of care among women with hypertension in pregnancy:a multi-center qualitative study in Ghana

Adu-Bonsaffoh Kwame, Tamma Evelyn, Nwameme Adanna, Dako-Gyeke Phyllis, Srofenyoh Emmanuel, Ansah Evelyn K, Grobbee Diederick E, Franx Arie, Browne Joyce L 25 Mar 2023, In: Reproductive health. 20

Effects of race and ethnicity on perinatal outcomes in high-income and upper-middle-income countries:an individual participant data meta-analysis of 2 198 655 pregnancies

Sheikh Jameela, Allotey John, Kew Tania, Fernández-Félix Borja M, Zamora Javier, Khalil Asma, Thangaratinam Shakila, , Browne Joyce, Klipstein-Grobusch Kerstin 10 Dec 2022, In: Lancet (London, England). 400 , p. 2049-2062 14 p.

Health professionals' perspectives on clinical challenges in managing hypertensive disorders of pregnancy and recommendations for improving care:A multi-center qualitative study

Adu-Bonsaffoh Kwame, Tamma Evelyn, Nwameme Adanna Uloaku, Browne Joyce L 10 Nov 2022, In: Frontiers in global women's health. 3 , p. 1-13

Overcoming challenges to build more equitable partnerships for international medical electives

van de Kamp Judith, Addison Julia, Browne Joyce, Glas-van Dijk Lisanne, Chirwa Gonani Tabu, Lachmi Kodan 3 Nov 2022, In: MTb. 60 , p. 18-20 3 p.

Maternal near-miss and mortality associated with hypertensive disorders of pregnancy remote from term:a multicenter observational study in Ghana

Drechsel Katja C E, Adu-Bonsaffoh Kwame, Olde Loohuis Klaartje M, Srofenyoh Emmanuel K, Boateng Daniel, Browne Joyce L, May 2022, In: AJOG Global Reports. 2

Vaccine equity:Past, present, and future

van der Graaf Rieke, Browne Joyce L., Baidjoe Amrish Y. 15 Mar 2022, In: Cell Reports Medicine. 3 , p. 1-4

Development of a clinical prediction model for perinatal deaths in low resource settings

Housseine Natasha, Rijken Marcus J, Weller Katinka, Nassor Nassra Haroub, Gbenga Kayode, Dodd Caitlin, Debray Thomas, Meguid Tarek, Franx Arie, Grobbee Diederick E, Browne Joyce L Feb 2022, In: EClinicalMedicine. 44 , p. 1-15

Diagnostic accuracy of urine dipstick tests for proteinuria in pregnant women suspected of preeclampsia:A systematic review and meta-analysis

Teeuw Hannah M, Amoakoh Hannah Brown, Ellis Christine Anabelle, Lindsley Kristina, Browne Joyce L 4 Jan 2022, In: Pregnancy Hypertension. 27 , p. 123-130 8 p.

Fetal movement trials:Where is the evidence in settings with a high burden of stillbirths?

Housseine Natasha, Browne Joyce, Maaløe Nanna, Dmello Brenda Sequeira, Ali Sam, Abeid Muzdalifat, Meguid Tarek, Rijken Marcus J, Kidanto Hussein 2022, In: BJOG - An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. 130 , p. 241-243 3 p.

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