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Han  Anema



Prof. dr. J.R. ANEMA is an occupational & insurance physician. He is appointed as a Professor of Social Medicine, in particular the academic development of Occupational Medicine and Insurance Medicine. He is employed at the Department of Public and Occupational Health of the VU University Medical Center and the EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research in Amsterdam. He is also chairman of the Programme Committee at the Research Center for Insurance Medicine AMC UMCG UWV VUmc. He is coördinator of the academic workplaces for Occupational & Insurance Medicine. His main research topics are: 1. (Cost-)effectiveness of work disability prevention interventions 2. Integrated healthcare involving clinical and occupational healthcare. He is project leader of several national projects. He is currently supervising many PhD-projects and PhD-students. For his PhD-project, entitled low back pain, workplace intervention & return-to-work’, he obtained in 1999 a personal NWO AGIKO grant and he received in 2002 the 'Zielhuis award' of the Dutch Medical Board for Occupational Medicine. In 2005 he has been awarded ‘for his major contribution to occupational medicine’ by the Netherlands Organisation for Health Research and Development as ‘ZONMW CLINICAL FELLOW 2005-2010' to develop a research line in integrated healthcare. In 2009 he has been awarded with the ZONMW IMPLEMENTATION FELLOWSHIP 2009-2012. He has many international scientific collaborations. He is assigned in Canada as a lecturer at the University of Toronto & University of Sherbrooke since 2003, and since 2008 as a member of the Programme Executive Committee for the Canadian Institutes of Health Research strategic training program Work disability prevention. He is part of an international publishing network on work disability prevention. Since 2007 he is member of the editorial board of the Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation and the Dutch Journal for Occupational and Insurance medicine (until 2010). He published over 70 scientific papers, including 3 papers in the British Medical Journal (including an editorial). He is member of the authorisation committee of evidence based guidelines for the Medical Board for Occupational Medicines and he is (co)author of a number of national guidelines. He is since 2009 Secretary of the International Committee of Occupational Health, subcommittee Work Disability Prevention and Integration.