C. (Charisma) Hehakaya PhD

C. (Charisma) Hehakaya PhD

Assistant Professor
C. (Charisma) Hehakaya PhD
  • Julius Center, dept. Epidemiology & Health Economics

Research Programs

Strategic Program Cancer



Charisma Hehakaya is an assistant professor in the Global Public Health & Bioethics department of the Julius Centrum.


Charisma's interests: bridging the gap between science and society, participation methods for those hard-to-reach, improving environmental impact on health and wellbeing, sustainable health systems, interdisciplinary research, science communication and public engagement.

Charisma has experience with qualitative (such as conceptualising, developing and setting up qualitative interviews and focus groups) and quantitative research methods (such as surveying, early health economic modelling).

Charisma founded the First Generation Fund (het Eerste Generatie Fonds) and University Pioneers Community to support first-generation students at Utrecht University.

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Research Output (11)

Realizing the value of complex medical technology:Demonstrating cost-effectiveness is not enough

Hehakaya C., Frederix G. W.J., van der Voort van Zyp J. RN, Grobbee D. E., Verkooijen H. M. Jul 2023, In: Clinical and translational radiation oncology. 41

Patient preferences for treatment modalities for localised prostate cancer

Teunissen Frederik R, Hehakaya Charisma, Meijer Richard P, van Melick Harm H E, Verkooijen Helena M, van der Voort van Zyp Jochem R N Mar 2023, In: BJUI compass. 4 , p. 214-222 9 p.

Academic institutions need to do more to support first-generation students

Hehakaya Charisma 1 Jul 2022, In: NATURE HUMAN BEHAVIOUR. 6 , p. 902-903 2 p.

Implementation of Magnetic Resonance Imaging-Guided Radiation Therapy in Routine Care: Opportunities and Challenges in the United States

Hehakaya Charisma, Sharma Ankur M., Zijp Jochem R. N. van der Voort Van, Grobbee Diederick E., Verkooijen Helena M., Sharma Ankur M, Moors Ellen H. M. 25 May 2022, In: Advances in Radiation Oncology. 7 , p. 1-12

Cost-effectiveness analysis of 1.5T MRI-guided radiotherapy: A survey in the MR-Linac Consortium

Hehakaya C., van Zijp J. R. van der Voort, Grobbee D. E., Verkooijen H. M., Frederix G. F. May 2022, In: Radiotherapy and Oncology. 170 , p. S885-S886

Early Health Economic Analysis of 1.5T MRI-guided Radiotherapy for Localized Prostate Cancer

Hehakaya C., van Zyp J. R. van der Voort, Vanneste B. G., Grutters J. P., Grobbee D. E., Verkooijen H. M., Frederix G. W. Aug 2021, In: Radiotherapy and Oncology. 161 , p. S1081-S1082

Early health economic analysis of 1.5 T MRI-guided radiotherapy for localized prostate cancer: Decision analytic modelling

Hehakaya Charisma, van der Voort van Zyp Jochem, Vanneste Ben, Grutters Janneke, Grobbee Diederick, Verkooijen Lenny, Frederix GW Aug 2021, In: Radiotherapy & Oncology. 161 , p. 74-82 9 p.

Implementation of artificial intelligence (AI) applications in radiology: hindering and facilitating factors.

Strohm Lea, Hehakaya Charisma, Ranschaert Erik R, Boon Wouter PC, Moors Ellen HM Oct 2020, In: European Radiology. 30 , p. 5525-5532 8 p.

Problems and Promises of Introducing the Magnetic Resonance Imaging Linear Accelerator Into Routine Care:The Case of Prostate Cancer

Hehakaya Charisma, Van der Voort van Zyp Jochem R, Lagendijk Jan J W, Grobbee Diederick E, Verkooijen Helena M, Moors Ellen H M 2 Sep 2020, In: Frontiers in oncology. 10 11 p.

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