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


  • 2573 Citations
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1990 …2020

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Personal profile

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

eHealth design: Which persuasive and behavior change techniques meet the user needs for weight maintenance support?

Asbjornsen, R. A., Smedsrød, M. L., Hjelmesæth, J., Hertel, J. K., Wentzel, J., Johnsen, L. K., Gade, H., Berge, J., Ollivier, M., Varsi, C., Svendsen, M., Clark, M. M., Barstad, L., van Gemert-Pijnen, L. J. E. W. C. & Solberg Nes, L., 1 Apr 2020, (Accepted/In press).

Research output: Contribution to conferencePoster

Personalized eHealth technology for weight maintenance and long term behavior change

Asbjornsen, R. A., Wentzel, J., Smedsørd, M., Hjelmesæth, J., Clark, M., van Gemert-Pijnen, L. J. E. W. C. & Solberg Nes, L., 1 Jul 2020.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePoster

Persuading from the start: participatory development of sustainable persuasive data-driven technologies in healthcare

Keizer, J., Beerlage-de Jong, N., al Naiemi, N. & van Gemert-Pijnen, L. J. E. W. C., 8 Apr 2020, Persuasive Technology. Designing for Future Change: 15th International Conference on Persuasive Technology, PERSUASIVE 2020, Aalborg, Denmark, April 20–23, 2020, Proceedings. Burri Gram-Hansen, S. & Svarre Jonasen, T. (eds.). Springer, p. 113-125 (Lecture Notes in Computer Science; vol. 12064).

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

  • The Feasibility and Effectiveness of Web-Based Advance Care Planning Programs: Scoping Review

    van der Smissen, D., Overbeek, A., van Dulmen, S., van Gemert-Pijnen, L., van der Heide, A., Rietjens, J. A. & Korfage, I. J., 17 Mar 2020, In : Journal of medical internet research. 22, 3, e15578.

    Research output: Contribution to journalReview articleAcademicpeer-review

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    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

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  • Activities

    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

    (Big)Data based decision making in Healthcare

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

    Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

    ENTWINE (Event)

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

    Activity: MembershipMembership of network

    Tomsk State University

    Lisette J.E.W.C. van Gemert-Pijnen (Visiting researcher)
    31 Oct 2018 → …

    Activity: Visiting an external institutionVisiting an external academic institution

    Prix Galien MedTech Award 2018 (Event)

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

    Activity: MembershipMembership of board