Lisette J.E.W.C. van Gemert-Pijnen


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1990 …2019
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Research interests

The research and tuition conducted by Lisette van Gemert focuses on the design, implementation and evaluation of technology in the healthcare sector with the aim of improving the overall quality of health and safety. The research in particular is oriented towards human-centered and value-driven technology and includes three subthemes: user centered development, persuasive technology design, and business modelling (implementation).

Research is part of the Persuasive Health Technology lab, Research center of the Center for eHealth &Wellbeing Research at the University of Twente.

The work is carried out in close collaboration with the University of Toronto, Canada

(Prof dr. G. Eysenbach), University of Oulu Finland (Prof dr H. Oinas Kukkonen) and the University of Waterloo in Canada (adjunct Professor Van Gemert-Pijnen), and with UMCG (The Netherlands). Students can conduct research at these universities.


  • Prof dr. Persuasive Health Technology
  • Head of the Centre for eHealth & Wellbeing Research
  • Adjunct Professor, University of Waterloo
  • Senior Researcher UMCG (Medical Microbiology dept; Health Science dept)

For more details about the Lab Persuasive Health Technology (in 90 sec) at the Center for eHealth go to: and for additional information about products, projects  and positions and publications or reports, click here.


  • Bachelor, Masters eHealth Psychology, Health&Technology
  • eHealth and Quality of Care (Health Science, MB)
  • Bach/Master Thesis eHealth (international)

Students interested in research relating to one of the three subthemes are advised to contact Dr. J. Van Gemert-Pijnen directly. MSc/BSc assignments are especially welcome when focused on persuasive technology (experimental research into the effects of persuasive communication); co-creation - that is to say participatory development through usability methods and social media (online communities, twitter, weblogs, etc) and business modelling; the process for creating human-centered and value-driven technology.


Current research projects

For an overview see 

Research that is currently underway focuses on technological innovations in healthcare. The premise is that technology must make a qualitative and cost-effective contribution to health and safety. This means that during the research (and through the courses) we set out to address the following question: Which forms of technology are acceptable, appropriate, enjoyable, and affordable for stakeholders and end-user groups in order to support specific elements of a work process or healthcare process? The research focuses on developing generic knowledge whereby we examine specific technological applications in the form of case studies. Throughout the research special attention is paid to methods for participation of stakeholders in the development and implementation process.

We also examine the type of quality criteria demanded by the end-users of the eHealth technologies and identify which of these demands plays a role in whether or not the technologies are eventually accepted. During implementation, we examine how goals are actually achieved in practice.

Finished research projects

Persuasieve gezondheidstechnologie, synergie door verbindingen (Dutch)

External positions

senior researcher, University of Groningen


Adj Professor , University of Waterloo

2013 → …

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Research Output 1990 2019

Antimicrobial Resistance Safety Stewardship (AMSS): empowering healthcare workers through quality management

Keizer, J., Beerlage-de Jong, N., Braakman-Jansen, A., al Naiemi, N., ter Riet, R. & van Gemert-Pijnen, J. E. W. C., 29 Mar 2019, International Forum on Quality & Safety in Healthcare Conference Proceedings: People Make Change. p. 177-177 1 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
Delivery of Health Care
Infection Control
Quality of Health Care
Focus Groups
1 Citation (Scopus)
16 Downloads (Pure)

BENEFIT for all: An ecosystem to facilitate sustained healthy living and reduce the burden of cardiovascular disease

Keesman, M., Janssen, V., Kemps, H., Hollander, M., Reimer, W. S. O., Gemert-Pijnen, L. V., Hoes, A., Kraaij, W., Chavannes, N., Atsma, D., Kraaijenhagen, R. & Evers, A., 1 Apr 2019, In : European journal of preventive cardiology. 26, 6, p. 606-608

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
Cardiovascular Diseases
Life Style
Behavioral Sciences
Social Sciences

Blended eHealth education

Köhle, N., Keizer, J., Kip, H., Sieverink, F., Beerlage-de Jong, N., Kelders, S. M. & van Gemert-Pijnen, L. J. E. W. C., 16 May 2019, p. 24. 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to conferenceAbstract

Open Access
health professionals
human relations
educational activities
15 Downloads (Pure)

Cross-border comparison of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) and AMR prevention measures: the healthcare workers’ perspective

Keizer, J., Jansen, L., Kampmeier, S., Köck, R., al Naiemi, N., Te Riet-Warning, R., Beerlage-de Jong, N., Becker, K. & van Gemert-Pijnen, L. J. E. W. C., 22 Jul 2019, In : Antimicrobial resistance and infection control. 8, 1, 123.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
Delivery of Health Care
Infection Control
Nonparametric Statistics


Best Paper Award

M.J. Wentzel (Recipient), Joyce Karreman (Recipient) & Julia E.W.C. van Gemert-Pijnen (Recipient), 23 Feb 2011



Best Paper Award

Lex Stefan van Velsen (Recipient), Julia E.W.C. van Gemert-Pijnen (Recipient), N. Nijland (Recipient), D. Beaujean (Recipient) & Jim van Steenbergen (Recipient), 2012

Prize: Honorary award

Best Paper Award

Hans Cornelis Ossebaard (Recipient), R.E. Geertsma (Recipient) & Julia E.W.C. van Gemert-Pijnen (Recipient), 2012

Prize: Honorary award

Biomedical Technology
Application programs
Big data

Activities 2005 2019

Serious games & wicked problems

Lisette J.E.W.C. van Gemert-Pijnen (Keynote speaker), Nienke Beerlage-de Jong (Contributor)
7 Oct 2019

Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk


Julia E.W.C. van Gemert-Pijnen (Member)
1 Sep 2018 → …

Activity: MembershipMembership of network

(Big)Data based decision making in Healthcare

Lisette J.E.W.C. van Gemert-Pijnen (Speaker)
12 Jun 2018

Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

Prix Galien MedTech Award 2018 (Event)

Lisette J.E.W.C. van Gemert-Pijnen (Chair)
2 Oct 2018

Activity: MembershipMembership of board

Serious Gaming to Teach Hand Hygiene and Promote Behavior Change in Elementary School Aged Children

Roberto R. Cruz-Martínez (Speaker), Kristin Klar (Speaker), Lisette van Gemert-Pijnen (Speaker), Karsten Becker (Speaker)
1 Jun 2018

Activity: Talk or presentationOral presentation