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Dr. L. Tjin-Kam-Jet – Siemons (Liseth)

Post-doc researcher

Building / Room: Cubicus, C139
Telephone: +316-28554649
Fax: +3153-4892895
e-mail: l.tjin-kam-jet-siemons@utwente.nl

Expertise

Dr. Liseth Tjin-Kam-Jet – Siemons is epidemiologist and post-doc researcher at the Persuasive Health Technology Lab, Center for eHealth, University of Twente, Enschede, the Netherlands. She studied organizational as well as health psychology and graduated with honors from the research master “Social Systems Evaluation and Survey Research”, within the track “Evaluation and Assessment in Health and Safety Psychology’”. She obtained her PhD in the measurement, modelling and monitoring of disease activity in patients with rheumatoid arthritis.

During her PhD Liseth followed a 3-month internship at the group of Prof. Dr. E. Krishnan from the School of Medicine at Stanford University (CA, USA), with whom she published several articles. She has been and is involved in several research projects as well as the supervision of PhD, master, and bachelor students. Also, Liseth hosted and organized several international conferences.

Her overall research interests and expertise lay in epidemiology, methodology and statistics, behavioral science, Big Data, disease outcomes, health technology (eHealth), and public health.

Currently, her research focusses on two projects:

  1. The use of Big Data for Personalized, Persuasive, and Safe Healthcare
    What factors that are crucial for using and managing big data to support the growing needs for personalized and cost-effective healthcare? We want to better understand how to use data from large and complex datasets in an effective, efficient, secure and safe way to design real-time, accurate, persuasive and personalized feedback systems.
  2. ePublic Health: Developing an interactive platform for tailored risk communication to prevent non-alimentary zoonotic diseases
    Developing a web-based communication dashboard (i.e. the eZoon dashboard) to reduce uncertainties and to foster individual and collective protective actions against zoonotic hazards and disasters. An adaptive Question and Answer system and e-learning game for professionals and the general public will be part of the eZoon dashboard to increase awareness, self-management via self-learning, and user-adaptive communication.

(Given) education over the years

  • Statistics and methodology
  • Research assignment Bachelor 2
  • Monitoring and Persuasive Coaching
  • Supervisor of bachelor, master, and PhD students

PhD thesis

Defended PhD thesis on July 4th ,2014, at the University of Twente. The thesis focused on the measurement of disease activity in patients with early rheumatoid arthritis. Click here for the PDF.

Publications

International refereed journal articles

  1. Siemons, L., Sieverink, F., Vollenbroek, W., van de Wijngaert, L., Braakman-Jansen, L.M.A., & van Gemert-Pijnen, J.E.W.C. (In press). Big Data for personalized healthcare. International Journal On Advances in Systems and Measurements. Journal impact factor year of publication: 0.543. (S)
  2. Beerlage-de Jong, N., van Gemert-Pijnen, J.E.W.C., Wentzel, J., Hendrix, R., & Siemons, L. (In press). Technology to support integrated Antimicrobial Stewardship Programs. Infectious Disease Reports. Journal IF year of publication: N.A. (S)
  3. Van Woezik, A.F.G., Braakman-Jansen, L.M.A., Kulyk, O., Siemons, L., & van Gemert-Pijnen, J.E.W.C. (2016). Tackling wicked problems in infection prevention and control: A guideline for co-creation with stakeholders. Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control, 5(20). 10.1186/s13756-016-0119-2. Journal IF year of publication: 2.716 (S)
  4. Botterman, J., Bode, C., Siemons, L., van de Laar, M.A.F.J., & Dekker, J. (2016). Exploring fatigue trajectories in early symptomatic knee and hip osteoarthritis: 6-year results from the CHECK study. Journal of rheumatology, 43(7), 1413-1420. 10.3899/jrheum.150820. Journal IF year of publication: 3.236
  5. ten Klooster, P.M., Vonkeman, H.E., Oude Voshaar, M.A.H., Siemons, L., van Riel, P.L.C.M., & van de Laar, M.A.F.J. (2015). Predictors of satisfactory improvements in pain for patients with early rheumatoid arthritis in a treat-to-target study. Rheumatology, 54(6), 1080-1086. 10.1093/rheumatology/keu449. Journal IF year of publication: 4.524, top journal in the field of rheumatology (S)
  6. Fries, J.F., Lingala, B., Siemons, L., Glas, C.A.W., Cella, D., Hussain, Y.N., Bruce, B., & Krishnan, E. (2014). Extending the floor and the ceiling for assessment of physical function. Arthritis & rheumatology, 66(5), 1378-1387. 10.1002/art.38342. Journal IF year of publication:7.764, top journal in the field of rheumatology (3rd best)
  7. Siemons, L. & Krishnan, E. (2014). A short tutorial on item response theory in rheumatology. Clinical and experimental rheumatology, 32(4), 581-586. Journal IF year of publication: 2.724 (S)
  8. Siemons, L., ten Klooster, P.M., Vonkeman, H.E., Glas, C.A.W., & van de Laar, M.A.F.J. (2014). Distinct trajectories of disease activity over the first year in early rheumatoid arthritis patients following a treat-to-target strategy. Arthritis care & research, 66(4), 625-630. 10.1002/acr.22175. Journal IF year of publication: 4.713, top journal in the field of rheumatology (S)
  9. Siemons, L., ten Klooster, P.M., Vonkeman, H.E., van de Laar, M.A.F.J., & Glas, C.A.W. (2014). Further optimization of the reliability of the 28-joint disease activity score in patients with early rheumatoid arthritis. PLOS one, 9(6), e100544. 10.1371/journal.pone.0100544. Journal IF year of publication: 3.234, top journal in the field of multidisciplinairy sciences (S)
  10. Siemons, L., ten Klooster, P.M., Vonkeman, H.E., van Riel, P.L.C.M., Glas, C.A.W., & van de Laar, M.A.F.J. (2014). How age and sex affect the erythrocyte sedimentation rate and C-reactive protein in early rheumatoid arthritis. BMC musculoskeletal disorders, 15, 368. 10.1186/1471-2474-15-368. Journal IF year of publication: 1.717
  11. Siemons, L., Vonkeman, H.E., ten Klooster, P.M., van Riel, P.L.C.M., & van de Laar, M.A.F.J. (2014). Interchangeability of 28-joint disease activity scores using the erythrocyte sedimentation rate or the C-reactive protein as inflammatory marker. Clinical rheumatology, 33(6), 783-789. 10.1007/s10067-014-2538-x. Journal IF year of publication: 1.696
  12. ten Klooster, P.M., Vonkeman, H.E., Taal, E., Siemons, L., Hendriks, L., de Jong, A.J.L., Dutmer, E.A.J., van Riel, P.L.C.M., & van de Laar, M.A.F.J. (2013). Performance of the Dutch SF-36 version 2 as a measure of health-related quality of life in patients with rheumatoid arthritis. Health and quality of life outcomes, 11, 77. 10.1186/1477-7525-11-77. Journal IF year of publication: 2.099
  13. ten Klooster, P.M., Taal, E., Siemons, L., Oostveen, J.C.M., Harmsen, E.J., Tugwell, P.S., Rader, T., Lyddiatt, A., & van de Laar, M.A.F.J. (2013). Translation and validation of the Dutch version of the Effective Consumer Scale (EC-17). Quality of life research, 22(2), 423-429. 10.1007/s11136-012-0162-2. Journal IF year of publication: 2.864, top journal in the field of public, environmental & occupational health
  14. Siemons, L., ten Klooster, P.M., Taal, E., Kuper, I.H., van Riel, P.L.C.M., Glas, C.A.W., & van de Laar, M.A.F.J. (2013). Contribution of assessing forefoot joints in early rheumatoid arthritis patients: Insights from item response theory. Arthritis care & research, 65(2), 212-219. 10.1002/acr.21795. Journal IF year of publication: 4.039 (S)
  15. Siemons, L., ten Klooster, P.M., van de Laar, M.A.F.J., van den Ende, C.H.M., & Hoogeboom, T.J. (2013). Validity of summing painful joint sites to assess joint-pain comorbidity in hip or knee osteoarthritis. BMC musculoskeletal disorders, 14, 234. 10.1186/1471-2474-14-234. Journal IF year of publication: 1.898
  16. Siemons, L., ten Klooster, P.M., Taal, E., Glas, C.A.W., & van de Laar, M.A.F.J. (2012). Modern psychometrics applied in rheumatology - a systematic review. BMC musculoskeletal disorders, 13, 216. 10.1186/1471-2474-13-216. Journal IF year of publication: 1.875
  17. Siemons, L., ten Klooster, P.M., Taal, E., Kuper, I.H., van Riel, P.L.C.M., van de Laar, M.A.F.J., & Glas, C.A.W. (2011). Validating the 28-tender joint count using item response theory. Journal of rheumatology, 38(12), 2557-2564. 10.3899/jrheum.110436. Journal IF year of publication: 3.695

Book

  1. Siemons, L. (2014). Measuring disease activity in patients with early rheumatoid arthritis. Enschede: Gildeprint Drukkerijen. ISBN: 978‐90‐365‐3661‐5. (S)

Invited guest lectures

  1. University Medical Center Groningen, the Netherlands. Research to the improvement of infection prevention protocols (first half of the lecture) / Development of a web-based information-, education-, and training platform (second half of the lecture). February 17, 2016.
  2. University Medical Center Groningen, the Netherlands. Persuasive Health Technology (first half of the lecture) / Serious gaming and zoonotic diseases (second half of the lecture). November 17, 2016.

Conference contributions, symposia, and workshops

  1. Siemons, L. & van Gemert-Pijnen, J.E.W.C. Design for Change: EPIC pillars for persuasive design for health. Medicine X congress, Stanford University (CA,USA), September 16-18, 2016.
  2. Braakman-Jansen, L.M.A., Siemons, L., Stein, A., Al Naiemi, N., & van Gemert-Pijnen, J.E.W.C. GeoHealth analytics to support proactive decision making in prevention of highly resistant microorganism outbreaks (HRMO). Health – Exploring Complexity: an Interdisciplinary Systems Approach (HEC), Munich, August 28 - September 2, 2016.
  3. Kulyk, O., van Woezik, A.F.G., Braakman-Jansen, L.M.A., Siemons, L., & van Gemert-Pijnen, J.E.W.C. Game-based eLearning environment for shared decision making support & risk communication during outbreaks. Int. ESCMID Workshop 'Infection Prevention and Control: Let’s Get Practical!', European Society of Clinical Microbiology & Infection Diseases, University Medical Centre Groningen (UMCG), June 1, 2016.
  4. van Woezik, A.F.G., Braakman-Jansen, L.M.A., Kulyk, O., Siemons, L., & van Gemert-Pijnen, J.W.E.C. Co-creation with stakeholders to tackle the wicked problem of zoonoses prevention and control. Int. ESCMID Workshop 'Infection Prevention and Control: Let’s Get Practical!', European Society of Clinical Microbiology & Infection Diseases, University Medical Centre Groningen (UMCG), June 1, 2016.
  5. van Gemert-Pijnen, J.E.W.C., Sieverink, F., Siemons, L., & Braakman-Jansen, L.M.A. (2016). Big Data for personalized and persuasive coaching via self-monitoring technology. eTELEMED 2016, The Eighth International Conference on eHealth, Telemedicine, and Social Medicine, Venice (Italy), April 24-28, 2016.
  6. Kulyk, O., Siemons, L. Kukkonen, H., & van Gemert-Pijnen, J.E.W.C. (2016). Fourth international workshop on Behavior Change Support Systems (BCSS'16): Epic for change, the pillars for persuasive technology for smart societies. In Meschtscherjakov, A., de Ruyter, B., Fuchsberger, V., Murer, M. & Tscheligi M. (Eds.), Adjunct proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Persuasive Technology, PERSUASIVE 2016 (pp. 92-95). Salzburg, Austria: Center for Human-Computer Interaction, Department of Computer Science, University of Salzburg.
  7. Sieverink, F., Kelders, S., Akkersdijk, S., Poel, M., Siemons, L., & van Gemert-Pijnen, J.E.W.C. (2016). Work in progress: a protocol for the collection, analysis, and interpretation of log data from eHealth technology. In Kulyk, O., Siemons, L., Oinas-Kukkonen, H., & van Gemert-Pijnen J.E.W.C. (Eds.), Proceedings of the Fourth International Workshop on Behavior Change Support Systems co-located with the 11th International Conference on Persuasive Technology (pp. 56-60). Salzburg, Austria: University of Twente, the Netherlands & Univerity of Oulu, Finland.
  8. Sieverink, F., Siemons, L., Braakman-Jansen, L.M.A., & van Gemert-Pijnen, J.E.W.C. Internet of things & personalized healthcare. In Transforming Healthcare with the Internet of Things. Proceedings of the EFMI Special Topic Conference 2016. Paris, France: IOS Press.
  9. Sieverink, F., Siemons, L., Braakman-Jansen, L.M.A., & van Gemert-Pijnen, J.E.W.C. What does big data mean for personalized medicine? Medicine X congress, Stanford University (CA,USA), September 23-27, 2015.
  10. Bode, C., Botterman, J., Siemons, L., van de Laar, M.A.F.J., & Dekker, J. Exploring fatigue patterns over time in early osteaoarthritis: Results of the CHECK study. ARPH conference, Groningen, February 6-7, 2014.
  11. Bode, C., Botterman, J., Siemons, L., van de Laar, M.A.F.J., & Dekker, J. Exploring fatigue patterns over time in early osteoarthritis: Results of the CHECK study. 13th International congress of behavioral medicine, Groningen, August 21, 2014.
  12. Siemons, L. & Krishnan, E. A prediction tool for incident gout among those with hyperuricemia. ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting 2013, San Diego (USA), October 28, 2013.
  13. ten Klooster, P.M., Vonkeman, H.E., Taal, E., Siemons, L., Hendriks, L., de Jong, A.J.L., Dutmer, E.A.J., van Riel, P.L.C.M., & van de Laar, M.A.F.J. Performance of the Dutch SF-36 version 2 as a measure of health-related quality of life in patients with rheumatoid arthritis. Najaarsdagen Reumatologie, Arnhem, September 25-27, 2013.
  14. Siemons, L., ten Klooster, P.M., Vonkeman, H.E., Glas, C.A.W., & van de Laar, M.A.F.J. Distinct trajectories of disease activity over the first year in early rheumatoid arthritis patients following a treat-to-target strategy. Najaarsdagen Reumatologie, Arnhem, September 25-27, 2013.
  15. Siemons, L., ten Klooster, P.M., Taal, E., Kuper, I.H., van Riel, P.L.C.M., Glas, C.A.W., & van de Laar, M.A.F.J. The contribution of assessing forefoot joints in early RA patients. Najaarsdagen reumatologie, Papendal, September 27-28, 2012.
  16. ten Klooster, P.M., Oostveen, J.C.M., Taal, E., Siemons, L., Harmsen, E.J., Tugwel, P.S., Rader, T., Lyddiatt, A., & van de Laar, M.A.F.J. Translation and validation of the Dutch version of the effective Consumer Scale (EC-17). EULAR 2011, Annual European Congress of Rheumatology, London (UK), May 25-28, 2011.
  17. ten Klooster, P.M., Taal, E., Oostveen, J.C.M., Siemons, L., Harmsen, E.J., Tugwell, P.S., Rader, T., Lyddiatt, A., & van de Laar, M.A.F.J. Translation and validation of the Dutch version of the effective consumer Scale (EC-17). Najaarsdagen Rheumatologie, Arnhem, September 28-30, 2011.
  18. Siemons, L., ten Klooster, P.M., Taal, E., Glas, C.A.W., & van de Laar, M.A.F.J. Modern psychometrics applied in rheumatology - a systematic review. Najaarsdagen Reumatologie, Arnhem, September 28-30, 2011.
  19. Siemons, L., ten Klooster, P.M., Taal, E., Kuper, I.H., van Riel, P.L.C.M., van de Laar, M.A.F.J., & Glas, C.A.W. Validating the 28-tender joint count using item response theory-based methods. Najaarsdagen Reumatologie, Arnhem, September 28-30, 2011.
  20. Siemons, L., ten Klooster, P.M., Taal, E., Kuper, I. H., van Riel, P.L.C.M., van de Laar, M.A.F.J., & Glas, C.A.W. Item response theory analyses of joint counts in rheumatoid arthritis. ACR / ARHP Annual Meeting 2011, Chicago (USA), November 5-9, 2011.
  21. Siemons, L., ten Klooster, P.M., Taal, E., Kuper, I.H., van Riel, P.L.C.M., van de Laar, M.A.F.J., & Glas, C.A.W. Item response theory applied to a clinical measure: Validating the 28-tender joint count. European symposium on item response theory in health measurement, Amsterdam, June 14, 2011.