Maarten J Postma
Prof Maarten J Postma (29/01/1960) holds the chair Global Health Economics at the University Medical Center Groningen (UMCG) and the faculty of Economics & Business, both at the University of Groningen and is director of UMCG’s research institute SHARE, bringing various university faculties together. Also, he is Prof in Pharmacoeconomics at the Departments of Pharmacy at the University of Groningen, Pharmacology at the Airlangga University (Surabaya, Indonesia) and Pharmaceutical Care Innovation at Universitas Padjadjaran (Bandung, Indonesia).
He did his MSc in econometrics and his PhD in health economics. He specifically leads a team of 100 staff, PhD and post-doc researchers in health- and pharmacoeconomics, contributing to many international research networks and scientific communications. He is specialized in the role of pharmacoeconomics/health economics in the reimbursement process. He serves (served) on various committees advising the Dutch government on reimbursement of drugs and vaccines. Also, he is advisor to various health-economics consultancy companies and pharmaceutical companies worldwide, Ministries of Health in neighbouring countries, member of editorial boards of scientific journals (a.o. Value in Health), on advisory boards for pharmaceutical companies and expert consultant for WHO. He is a member of UK’s Joint Committee of Vaccination & Immunization since 2014.