Postdoctoral Fellow

Esther is working with the Partnership for Work, Health and Safety in the School of Population and Public Health on a program of research on gender and the evaluation of workers’ compensation policies and programs, with a particular focus on identifying effective and cost-effective approaches in facilitating early and sustained return-to-work after work injury. Esther earned a Master’s degree (hons) in Health Sciences from the University of Maastricht, and a Master’s degree in Epidemiology from the VU University in Amsterdam, both in the Netherlands. She completed her doctoral research at the VU University in the field of Health Sciences, in which she mainly focused on the cost-effectiveness of radiofrequency denervation for chronic low back pain. Esther’s primary research interests include health technology assessment, economic evaluations, gender and health, and epidemiology, mostly related to musculoskeletal health.