prof. dr. R.J.P.M. (Rob) Scholten Full Professor
- Department of Epidemiology
- Julius Center Research Program Methodology
Rob J.P.M. Scholten is professor of Evidence Synthesis in Health Care at the Julius Center for Health Sciences and Primary Care. From 2001 – October 2018, he was the director of The Dutch Cochrane Centre which is hosted by the Julius Center.
Rob did his medical training at the Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam and in 1993 he obtained his PhD in Clinical Epidemiology at the same university (Thesis ‘The increased incidence of meningococcal disease in the Netherlands: an attempt at an epidemiological explanation’). In 1995 he was formally registered as Clinical Epidemiologist (‘Wetenschappelijk Onderzoeker Epidemioloog’, SMBWO).
From 1993 to 2000 Rob worked as senior researcher of the research programme “Musculoskeletal disorders” of the EMGO-Institute, Amsterdam, and from 2000 to 2013 as Senior Clinical Epidemiologist at The Dutch Cochrane Centre and the department of Clinical Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Bioinformatics of the Academic Medical Center in Amsterdam. In 2001 he became the director of the Dutch Cochrane Centre and in 2010, he was appointed as Professor of Clinical Epidemiology in particular Evidence-based Medicine at the University of Amsterdam. In 2014, the Dutch Cochrane Centre moved to Utrecht and in 2015, Rob was appointed as professor of Evidence Synthesis in Health Care.
- Editor Cochrane Diagnostic Test Accuracy Editorial Team
- Associate editor of the Cochrane Handbook for Systematic Reviews of Diagnostic Test Accuracy
- Member of the following Cochrane Methods Groups: GRADEing Methods Group, Screening and Diagnostic Tests Methods Group and Statistics Methods Group
- Member (review author) of the following Cochrane Review Groups: Heart Group, Gynaecological, Neuro-oncology and Orphan Cancer Group, Back and Neck Group, Dementia and Cognitive Improvement Group, Developmental, Psychosocial and Learning Problems Group, Oral Health Group, Airways Group, Neuromuscular Group, Bone, Joint and Muscle Trauma Group, Methodology Review Group, Metabolic and Endocrine Disorders Group, Common Mental Disorders Group, Upper GI and Pancreatic Diseases Group, Colorectal Group
- Member of the international GRADE Working Group and core member of the Dutch GRADE Network