dr. P. (Pauline) Heus

Assistant Professor

  • Department of Epidemiology

dr. P. (Pauline) Heus


Pauline Heus graduated as optometrist and orthoptist from the Hogeschool Utrecht in 2001. Until 2014 she worked at the ophthalmology department of Northwest Clinics in Alkmaar. Between 2006 and 2014 she actively contributed to the profession of optometry in the Netherlands as a board member of the Dutch Optometric Association (Optometristen Vereniging Nederland, OVN).

After obtaining a master’s degree in Evidence Based Practice (with distinction) at the University of Amsterdam, Pauline joined Cochrane Netherlands in 2011 (hosted by the Julius Center since 2014). Besides contributing to evidence syntheses and providing methodological support to authors of (Cochrane) systematic reviews, she is also involved in teaching. Her main research area of interest is the translation of evidence into clinical practice. In 2020, Pauline obtained her PhD degree at Utrecht University on a thesis titled "Maximizing research value: adequate reporting and effective (de-)implementation strategies". One of her research topics is the reporting of prediction model studies. Furthermore, she is involved in a program of the Netherlands Federation of University Medical Centers (NFU) about de-implementation of low-value care, called  ‘To do or not to do?’. 

Pauline is member of the Cochrane Bias Methods Group, Cochrane Knowledge Translation Working Group 'Growing Capacity in Users', and the international GRADE Working Group.


Research Output (35)

Strategies to reduce the use of low-value medical tests in primary care: a systematic review

Takada Toshihiko, Heus Pauline, van Doorn Sander, Naaktgeboren Christiana A., Weenink Jan-Willem, van Dulmen Simone A., Hooft Lotty 1 dec 2020, In: British Journal of General Practice. 70 , p. E858-E865

TRIPOD statement:a preliminary pre-post analysis of reporting and methods of prediction models

Zamanipoor Najafabadi Amir H, Ramspek Chava L, Dekker Friedo W, Heus Pauline, Hooft Lotty, Moons Karel G M, Peul Wilco C, Collins Gary S, Steyerberg Ewout W, van Diepen Merel 18 sep 2020, In: BMJ Open. 10

Transparent Reporting of Multivariable Prediction Models in Journal and Conference Abstracts:TRIPOD for Abstracts

Heus Pauline, Reitsma Johannes B, Collins Gary S, Damen Johanna A A G, Scholten Rob J P M, Altman Douglas G, Moons Karel G M, Hooft Lotty 2 jun 2020, In: Annals of Internal Medicine. 173 , p. 42-47 6 p.

Performance of the Framingham risk models and pooled cohort equations for predicting 10-year risk of cardiovascular disease:A systematic review and meta-analysis

Damen Johanna A., Pajouheshnia Romin, Heus Pauline, Moons Karel G.M., Reitsma Johannes B., Scholten Rob J.P.M., Hooft Lotty, Debray Thomas P.A. 13 jun 2019, In: BMC Medicine. 17

Uniformity in measuring adherence to reporting guidelines:The example of TRIPOD for assessing completeness of reporting of prediction model studies

Heus Pauline, Damen Johanna A.A.G., Pajouheshnia Romin, Scholten Rob J.P.M., Reitsma Johannes B., Collins Gary S., Altman Douglas G., Moons Karel G.M., Hooft Lotty 24 apr 2019, In: BMJ Open. 9

Probiotics for the prevention or treatment of chemotherapy- or radiotherapy-related diarrhoea in people with cancer

Wei Dang, Heus Pauline, van de Wetering Fleur T., van Tienhoven Geertjan, Verleye Leen, Scholten Rob J.P.M. 31 aug 2018, In: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews . 2018

Poor reporting of multivariable prediction model studies:towards a targeted implementation strategy of the TRIPOD statement

Heus Pauline, Damen Johanna A A G, Pajouheshnia Romin, Scholten Rob J P M, Reitsma Johannes B, Collins Gary S, Altman Douglas G, Moons Karel G M, Hooft Lotty 19 jul 2018, In: BMC Medicine. 16

Optical correction of refractive error for preventing and treating eye symptoms in computer users

Heus Pauline, Verbeek Jos H, Tikka Christina 10 apr 2018, In: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews . 4

Performance of the Framingham risk models and pooled cohort equations: A systematic review and meta-analysis

Damen JAAG, Pajouheshnia R, Heus P, Moons KGM, Reitsma JB, Scholten RJ, Hooft L, Debray TPA 2017,

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