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 (87)

Strategies to improve interpersonal communication along the continuum of maternal and newborn care:A scoping review and narrative synthesis

Olde Loohuis Klaartje M, de Kok Bregje C, Bruner Winter, Jonker Annemoon, Salia Emmanuella, Tunçalp Özge, Portela Anayda, Mehrtash Hedieh, Grobbee Diederick E, Srofeneyoh Emmanuel, Adu-Bonsaffoh Kwame, Brown Amoakoh Hannah, Amoakoh-Coleman Mary, Browne Joyce L 11 Oct 2023, In: PLOS global public health. 3 , p. 1-45

Editorial:Adolescent sexual and reproductive health challenges in low-income settings

Alam Nazmul, Merry Lisa, Browne Joyce L, Nahar Quamrun 22 Sep 2023, In: Frontiers in Public Health. 11

Impact of antenatal care on severe maternal and neonatal outcomes in pregnancies complicated by preeclampsia and eclampsia in Ghana

Beyuo Titus K, Lawrence Emma R, Oppong Samuel A, Kobernik Emily K, Amoakoh-Coleman Mary, Grobbee Diederick E, Browne Joyce L, Bloemenkamp K W M 14 Aug 2023, In: Pregnancy Hypertension. 33 , p. 46-51 6 p.

Completion of the Continuum of Maternity Care in the Emerging Regions of Ethiopia:Analysis of the 2019 Demographic and Health Survey

Hussen Abdulaziz Mohammed, Ibrahim Ibrahim Mohammed, Tilahun Binyam, Tunçalp Özge, Grobbee Diederick E, Browne Joyce L 7 Jul 2023, In: International journal of environmental research and public health. 20 , p. 1-14

Exploring the shared decision making process of caesarean sections at a teaching hospital in Ghana:a mixed methods study

Asah-Opoku Kwaku, Onisarotu Aisha N, Nuamah Mercy A, Syurina Elena, Bloemenkamp Kitty, Browne Joyce L, Rijken Marcus J 8 Jun 2023, In: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth. 23 14 p.

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

Maternal perception of fetal movements:Views, knowledge and practices of women and health providers in a low-resource setting

Weller Katinka, Housseine Natasha, Khamis Rashid S, Meguid Tarek, Hofmeyr G Justus, Browne Joyce L, Rijken Marcus J 29 Mar 2023, In: PLOS global public health. 3 , p. 1-18

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

Maternal hypertensive mother's knowledge, attitudes and misconceptions on hypertension in pregnancy:A multi-center qualitative study in Ghana

Tamma Evelyn, Adu-Bonsaffoh Kwame, Nwameme Adanna, Dako-Gyeke Phyllis, Srofenyoh Emmanuel, Browne Joyce 6 Jan 2023, In: PLOS global public health. 3 , p. 1-14

Elderly people in humanitarian crises, a forgotten population:A call for action

van Boetzelaer Elburg, Browne Joyce L, Vaid Sonali, Pellecchia Umberto, van de Kamp Judith, Franco Oscar H, Baidjoe Amrish Y 2023, In: PLOS global public health. 3 4 p.

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