Carine J.M. Doggen, PhD

Associate Professor
Chair Health Technology and Services Research




Carine Doggen




PO Box 217


7500 AE Enschede





(053) 489 3687


(053) 489 2159



Carine J.M. Doggen is an Epidemiologist, Associate Professor and Chair of the Department Health Technology and Services Research, MIRA institute for Biomedical Technology and Technical Medicine, University Twente, Enschede, the Netherlands.
Her research interest lies in the area of Emergency Care and Cardiology and she supervises several PhD students working in these fields. She teaches Clinical Scientific Research Methods, Epidemiology, in the study Health Sciences, Technical Medicine and Biomedical Engineering at the University of Twente, Enschede. She is the chair of the OLC Health Sciences.

Carine Doggen received an MSc in Epidemiology, Biomedical Health Sciences, from the Radboud University Nijmegen in 1993. During her studies she spent six months at the Department of Community Health, University of Auckland, New Zealand. She received her PhD in 2000 at Department of Clinical Epidemiology, Leiden University Medical Center, on the topic ‘Genetic variation of clotting factors and the risk of myocardial infarction’. In 2001 she was registered as an Epidemiologist B. Following her PhD, she started working as an Assistant Professor at the Department of Clinical Epidemiology, Leiden University Medical Center. She coordinated a large population-based case-control study focusing on the interaction between multiple environmental and genetic risk factors on the risk of venous thrombosis (MEGA study) and supervised several PhD students. She developed, coordinated and taught courses regarding epidemiology for students Biomedical Sciences and Medicine at the University of Leiden. In 2002 she received a personal ‘Talent Grant’ from NWO and spend one year at the Cardiovascular Health Research Unit, University of Washington, Seattle, USA. In 2006 she became a Senior Scientific Researcher within the unit Research and Education, Sanquin Bloodbank Nijmegen. This research focused on the epidemiology of the blood donor, blood products derived from donors and patients receiving blood transfusions.


 The main research focus of Carine Doggen is on clinical epidemiology, the value of newly developed diagnostic devices and cost-effectiveness of interventions. She is especially interested in Emergency Care and Cardiology and involved in pre-hospital research (Ambulance Services, General Practitioner Posts) and in in-hospital research (Emergency Departments (ED), Coronary Care Units, Stroke units). Projects in the pre-hospital setting: optimal logistics and patient preferences in integrated pre-hospital care, the experiences of lay-rescuers and professionals as well as the effectiveness of an SMS alert service on mortality of patients with out-of-hospital cardiac arrest, the health care chain of patients with Myocardial Infarction (MI) and Cerebrovascular Accident (MICK study), cardioversion of patients with atrial fibrillation. In-hospital projects: the transition from acute to chronic pain in patients with trauma (Protact study), in-hospital trauma triage with the aim to optimize the trauma care system, and randomized controlled trials assessing the clinical effects of different stents in patients who had a MI. Carine coordinated regional projects describing the supply and demand of emergency care services. She works closely with ‘Acute Zorg Euregio’, 'Ambulance Oost', and hospitals in the area of Twente. She supervises several PhD Students, and Bachelor and Master students Health Sciences during their thesis.

Other activities

- Member of The Netherlands Epidemiological Society (VVE)

- Member The European Society for Emergency Medicine (EuSEM)

- Member of The European Resuscitation Council