dr. M.G.P. (Mira) Zuidgeest

Assistant Professor
dr. M.G.P. (Mira) Zuidgeest
  • Department of Epidemiology
  • Julius Center Research Program Methodology

Research Programs

Circulatory Health



Mira G.P. Zuidgeest, PhD PharmD, Epidemiologist works as assistant professor at the Julius Center for Health Sciences and Primary Care, sub-department Global Health. Trained both as a pharmacist and epidemiologist and with a PhD in pharmacoepidemiology in the field of paediatric asthma,  her current work focuses on clinical trial innovation, both methodological and operational. Mira has previously worked in healthcare, in hospital pharmacy and did a post-doc in Brazil for which she obtained a scholarship from the CNPq (National Counsel of Technological and Scientific Development).

Mira is core team member and scientific taskforce lead in the IMI GetReal Initiative, where her focus over the last 6 years has been on randomised clinical trials integrated into routine clinical practice (also called pragmatic trials) and the methodological and operational consequences of introducing real world elements in trial design, for which she has co-developed a decision-support tool (

She is also overall scientific coordinator, together with Rick Grobbee, and WP3 lead for the IMI Trials@Home project (, which aims to reshape clinical trial design, conduct and operations, by developing and piloting standards, recommendations and tools for the definition and operationalisation of remote decentralised clinical trials in Europe.

Research Output (21)


Steenhuis C., Meinecke A. K., Goetz I, Zuidgeest M. nov 2019, In: Value in Health. 22 , p. S729-S729

Women in Translational Medicine: Tools to Break the Glass Ceiling

Bots Sophie H., Zuidgeest Mira G. P., Gohar Aisha, Eikendal Anouk L. M., Petrelli Alessandra, van Os-Medendorp Harmieke, van der Schaaf Marieke F., van Sorge Nina M., van Wijk Myriam, Middendorp Sabine, Speksnijder Caroline M., Klipstein-Grobusch Kerstin, Seyfert-Margolis Vicky, Mollema Esther, van Wijk Femke, den Ruijter Hester M. 2018, In: Frontiers in medicine. 5

Series: Pragmatic trials and real world evidence:Paper 8 Data collection and management Data collection in Pragmatic Trials

Meinecke Anna Katharina, Welsing Paco, Kafatos George, Burke Des, Trelle Sven, Kubin Maria, Nachbaur Gaelle, Egger Matthias, Zuidgeest Mira, 14 jul 2017, In: Journal of Clinical Epidemiology. 91 , p. 13-22 10 p.

Series: Pragmatic trials and real world evidence:Paper 5. Usual care and real life comparators.

Zuidgeest Mira G, Welsing Paco, van Thiel Ghislaine, Ciaglia Antonio, Alfonso-Cristancho Rafael, Eckert Laurent, Eijkemans Marinus J C, Egger Matthias, 7 jul 2017, In: Journal of Clinical Epidemiology. 90 , p. 92-98 7 p.

PRECIS-2 in perspective:what is next for pragmatic trials?

Zuidgeest Mira G, Goetz Iris, Grobbee Diederick E, apr 2017, In: Journal of Clinical Epidemiology. 84 , p. 22-24 3 p.

The social value of pragmatic trials

Kalkman Shona, Van Thiel Ghislaine, Van Der Graaf Rieke, Zuidgeest Mira, Goetz Iris, Grobbee Diederick, Van Delden Johannes 1 feb 2017, In: Bioethics. 31 , p. 136-143 8 p.

Series: Pragmatic trials and real world evidence:Paper 1. Introduction

Zuidgeest Mira G P, Goetz Iris, Groenwold Rolf H H, Irving Elaine, van Thiel Ghislaine J M W, Grobbee Diederick E, 2017, In: Journal of Clinical Epidemiology. 88 , p. 7-13 7 p.

Series: Pragmatic trials and real world evidence:Paper 4. Informed consent.

Kalkman Shona, van Thiel Ghislaine J M W, Zuidgeest Mira G P, Goetz Iris, Pfeiffer Boris M, Grobbee Diederick E, van Delden Johannes J M, 2017, In: Journal of Clinical Epidemiology. 89 , p. 181-187 7 p.

Pragmatic trial design elements showed a different impact on trial interpretation and feasibility than explanatory elements

Nieuwenhuis Joost B., Irving Elaine, Oude Rengerink Katrien, Lloyd Emily, Goetz Iris, Grobbee Diederick E., Stolk Pieter, Groenwold Rolf H H, Zuidgeest Mira G P 1 sep 2016, In: Journal of Clinical Epidemiology. 77 , p. 95-100 6 p.

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