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Dr F.R.M. Portrait (1969) obtained her PhD in econometrics from the VU University Amsterdam in October 2000. The title of the thesis was “Long-term care service for the Dutch elderly: an investigation into the process of utilization”. Prof. dr. Lindeboom, Prof. dr. A.H.Q.M. Merkies and Prof. dr. D. Deeg were her supervisors. She also completed a doctoral programme in economics in September 2000 at the Tinbergen graduate school of Amsterdam. Afterwards, she became a postdoc at the faculty of Economics of the VU university Amsterdam (April 2000 – April 2001). The topic of her first postdoc was “Life expectancies in specific health states of the Dutch elderly population”. From April 2000 to December 2003, she did a second postdoc at the department of Economics (0.4 fte) (Topic: “Effect of major life events on mental health at older ages”) and at LASA (Longitudinal Aging Study Amsterdam, VU university Amsterdam) (0.6 fte) (Topic: “Effect of spousal bereavement on health and mortality at older ages”).She became an assistant professor at the department of Health Sciences of the VU university Amsterdam in January 2004 (until January 2014) and obtained her VU University Amsterdam Teaching certificate in July 2005. She is currently working as an associate professor.

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Research

From January 2006 until December 2013, she had been involved in various research projects investigating the long-term effects of early life conditions. For instance, in van den Berg, Lindeboom, Portrait (2006) and in Yeung, van den Berg, Lindeboom, Portrait (2014), she investigated the causal links between early life conditions and individual’s (cause-specific) mortality rate, using flexible duration models estimated on data from the HSN. In van den Berg, Lindeboom, Portrait (2007), she investigated whether exposure to a nutritional shock in early life (namely the severe Dutch Potato famine of 1846-47) negatively affects longevity at older ages. Currently, she is using HSN data on siblings collected in one specific Dutch province to investigate whether the long-term effects of the 1846-47 Dutch Potato famine remain after controlling for family effects. She was also recently been granted a NWO grant for a project entitled "Giants of the moder". A new history of heights and health in the Netherlands, 1811-1940". This is a interdisciplinary project with social historians and economists on height, health, and socioeconomic status in the Netherlands since 1811.

 

From 2010 until now, she has also been involved in many health economics research projects. For instance, she has published several papers on the monetary valuation of patients' time and on practice variation in the cure and care sectors.

 

Teaching

 Bachelor courses

 FEWEB, VU University

 - First-year course “Quantitative methods”(6 ects, 1997-98)

 - First-year course “Microeconomics” (6 ects 2002-04)

 

Department of Health Sciences, VU University

 - First-year course “Introduction in Health Economics” (6 ects, 2006-Present)

 - Third-year course “Health Economics” (6 ects, 2004-Present)

 - Pre-master course “Policy and Health Care Organization” (6 ects, 2007-Present)

 - Minor course "Economics of the Dutch Health care" (6 ects, 2016-Present)

  

Master courses

 Department of Health Sciences, VU University

 - Master course “Care and Prevention Research” (6 ects, 2004-08)

 - Master course “Advanced Health Economics” (6 ects, 2004-Present)

 

Supervision experience

 

- Supervision traineeship >60 Master students (36 ects/student) and traineeship >60 third-year students (24 ects/student), Department of Health Sciences (2005-Present)

 

Participated in supervision of dr. A Llena-Nozal’s thesis entitled “On the dynamics of Health, Work, and Socioeconomic status” (date of defense: 30-03-2007) and of dr. S. Gupta entitled “The study of the impact of early life conditions on later life events: A look across the individual’s life course” (date of defense: 31-05-2010)

 

Currently supervising several PhD students.

 

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Keywords

  • H Social Sciences
  • Health Economics

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Research Output 1999 2018

  • 25 Article
  • 6 Report
  • 2 Chapter
  • 1 PhD Thesis - Research VU, graduation VU
Open Access
Cost Sharing
Delivery of Health Care
Physicians
Deductibles and Coinsurance
Point-of-Care Systems
Open Access
Orthopedics
Parents
Cost-Benefit Analysis
Therapeutics
Confidence Intervals

Attributing a monetary value to patients’ time: A contingent valuation approach

van den Berg, B., Gafni, A. & Portrait, F., 1 Apr 2017, In : Social Science and Medicine. 179, p. 182-190 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

labor market
Values
time
Contingent
Health

Early life undernutrition and adult height: The Dutch famine of 1944–45

Portrait, F. R. M., van Wingerden, T. F. & Deeg, D. J. H., 1 Nov 2017, In : Economics and Human Biology. 27, p. 339-348 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Starvation
Malnutrition
Parents
Pregnancy
World War II

Good, better, best? A comprehensive comparison of healthcare providers’ performance: An application to physiotherapy practices in primary care

Steenhuis, S., Groeneweg, N., Koolman, X. & Portrait, F., Dec 2017, In : Health Policy. 121, 12, p. 1225-1232 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Comprehensive Health Care
Health Personnel
Primary Health Care
Costs and Cost Analysis
Insurance Carriers