Maria Hunink

Adjunct Professor of Health Policy

Department of Health Policy and Management

Myriam Hunink is a medical doctor, researcher, and educator. She is primarily based at the Erasmus University Medical Center Rotterdam and has an Adjunct appointment at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.


Adjunct Professor, Health Decision Sciences and Health Policy,
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Boston, USA
Professor in Clinical Epidemiology and Radiology, Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, NL
Director Netherlands Institute for Health Sciences (NIHES), Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, NL
Visiting Professor, UMIT, Hall in Tirol, AT

Overarching research aim

To integrate quantitative evidence with patient-centered outcomes in order to guide patients, physicians, and policy-makers in their decision making

Research interests


Personalized prediction
Randomized controlled trial design
Modeling heterogeneity and uncertainty
Analyzing the value of future research


Prediction and prevention of cardiovascular disease
Assessment of diagnostic imaging tests and image-guided therapies
Evaluation of lifestyle interventions
Reduce chronic stress and prevent burnout among healthcare professionals

Education and degrees

1995  Board-certification Epidemiology, NL
1989  Doctoral degree (PhD) (decision analysis), Erasmus University Rotterdam, NL
1988  Board-certification Radiology, NL
1988  Foreign Medical Graduate Examination in the Medical Sciences, USA
1984  Medical Doctor (MD), University of Leiden, NL
1980  Bachelor (BSc) (applied mathematics), University of Leiden, NL

Awards and Honors

2019 – Radiology Alliance Health Services Research Achievement Award
2018 – Career Achievement Award, Society for Medical Decision Making
2017 – Honorary corresponding member, Swiss Congress of Radiology
2006 – Distinguished Service Award, Society for Medical Decision Making
1993 – PIONIER Award, Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research

Current Teaching

Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Boston:
Methods for Medical Decision Making (RDS288)

Netherlands Institute for Health Sciences, Erasmus MC:
Clinical Epidemiology (CE02)
Advanced Clinical Trials (EWP10)
Advanced Topics in Decision Making in Medicine (EPW02)


Hunink MGM, Weinstein MC, Wittenberg E, Drummond MF, Pliskin JS, Wong JB, Glasziou PP. Decision Making in Health and Medicine: Integrating Evidence and Values. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK, 2014. ISBN 978-1-107-69047-9