Annemieke Witteveen, PhD Student

Address: MB-HTSR, PO Box 217
7500 AE Enschede

Telephone: (053) 489 4708


Annemieke Jeeninga-Witteveen finished her bachelor in Technical Medicine in 2012 at the University of Twente. In 2013 she completed the master Health Sciences with the track Health Services and Management. Her master thesis was titled "Effect of disease-free interval after breast cancer on survival”. After graduation, Annemieke started working as a PhD at the department of Health Technology and Services Research at the University of Twente.


Frequency and duration of follow-up for patients with breast cancer are still under debate. Currently patients are followed clinically for at least five year after their treatment. Still, most of the recurrences are detected by the women themselves in between follow-up visits and some of them are detected after the five years of clinical follow-up. Moreover, the follow-up is the same for all patients and not dependent on the individual risk of developing a breast cancer recurrence. The aim of this project is to tailor the breast cancer follow-up to individual needs by using different modelling techniques.


2013   Master of Science in Health Sciences, University of Twente

2012   Bachelor of Science in Technical Medicine, University of Twente

Work experience

Sept 2013 - present     PhD student, Health Technology and Services Research, University of Twente

Oct 2015 – Dec 2015  Research intern, Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, Mayo Clinic, Rochester (MN)


Member of professional societies: Vereniging voor Epidemiologie (VvE), International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research (ISPOR), Society for Medical Decision Making (SMDM)


Annemieke is involved in the bachelor courses Klinische Epidemiologie (Gezondheidswetenschappen) and Epidemiologie, Statistiek en MTA (Technische Geneeskunde), and the master course Clinical Efficacy and MTA (Health Sciences). Also, Annemieke supervises several master students with their thesis.