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Maurits van Tulder

Maurits van Tulder is a full professor of Health Technology Assessment at the Department of Health Sciences of the VU University (90%) and the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics of the VU University Medical Center (10%) in Amsterdam. In 2002, he spent a sabbatical at the Institute for Work & Health (IWH) in Toronto, Canada, where he still has a position as adjunct scientist.
Maurits van Tulder (co)authored more than 250 scientific publications in international peer reviewed journals on randomized controlled trials, systematic reviews, clinical guidelines and economic evaluations, especially in the field of musculoskeletal disorders. He is also author of several national publications, book chapters and a book on evidence-based practice for low back pain. His main research interest is in effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of preventive and therapeutic interventions for chronic diseases. He has been member of various national and international guideline committees and chairman of the COST B13 European Guidelines for the Management of Low Back Pain. Currently he is co-editor of the Cochrane Back Review Group and Deputy Editor of the European Spine Journal.