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Teun Zuiderent-Jerak is Associate Professor of Interactive Governance of Health Interventions. His research brings together intervening in practices and furthering scholarly understanding of them. Knowledge standardization, evidence-basing, global health, health care markets, and personalized medicine are among his interests.

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In my research, I draw together two activities that are often seen as belonging to different realms: intervening in practices and furthering scholarly understanding of them.

I consider intervening in health care practices as a mode of scholarly knowledge production and as a method for putting both scholarly and normative attachments at risk. Situated intervention, the theory/method package I've developed for such work, draws upon understandings of healthcare- and medical knowledge practices that stem from my training in Science and Technology Studies while equally putting such understandings to the test.

My research interests include social studies of (healthcare) markets, the study of standardisation and the production and use of clinical practice guidelines and care pathways, quality and safety, global health, and practices of personalisation and evidence-basing.

I serve as a member of Council of the Society for Social Studies of Science (4S) and am heavily involved with its STS Making and Doing program.


Courses on:

Global health interventions, Challenges in health care, Science and society, Change management, Science and technology studies

Prizes and Awards

  • The 2016 STS Infrastructures award by the Society for Social Studies of Science (4S) awarded to the Graduate Research School Science, Technology and Modern Culture (WTMC). Acknowledging the work of many, Teun Zuiderent-Jerak served as curriculum coordinator (2010-2014.
  • One of the four 2014 Research Fellow grants in the Future Research Leaders program of Linköping University (SEK9M/€1M).
  • The 2007 Nicholas C. Mullins Award by the Society for Social Studies of Science (4S) for "an outstanding piece of scholarship by a graduate student in the field of Science and Technology Studies".

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  • H Social Sciences (General)
  • Science and Technology Studies
  • Ethnography
  • Evidence and society

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics where Teun Zuiderent-Jerak is active. These topic labels come from the works of this person. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Quality Improvement Medicine & Life Sciences
Public Health Medicine & Life Sciences
Communicable Diseases Medicine & Life Sciences
Delivery of Health Care Medicine & Life Sciences
health care Social Sciences
Epidemiology Medicine & Life Sciences
Quality of Health Care Medicine & Life Sciences
technology studies Social Sciences

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Research Output 2007 2019

  • 17 Article
  • 1 Book
  • 1 Chapter
  • 1 PhD Thesis - Research VU, graduation VU
Open Access

Different knowledge, different styles of reasoning: a challenge for guideline development

AID Knowledge Working Group of the Guidelines International Network, 1 Jun 2018, In : BMJ evidence-based medicine. 23, 3, p. 87-91 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access

Beyond Volume Indicators and Centralization: Toward a Broad Perspective on Policy for Improving Quality of Emergency Care

Postma, J. & Zuiderent-Jerak, T., 1 Jun 2017, In : Annals of emergency medicine. 69, 6, p. 689-697.e1

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Quality of Health Care
Emergency Medical Services
Hospital Emergency Service

Making Markets in Long-Term Care: Or How a Market Can Work by Being Invisible

Grit, K. & Zuiderent-Jerak, T., 1 Sep 2017, In : Health Care Analysis. 25, 3, p. 242-259 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
Long-Term Care
Delivery of Health Care
Equipment and Supplies
Health Care Sector

PRECEPT: An evidence assessment framework for infectious disease epidemiology, prevention and control

Harder, T., Takla, A., Eckmanns, T., Ellis, S., Forland, F., James, R., Meerpohl, J. J., Morgan, A., Rehfuess, E., Schünemann, H., Zuiderent-Jerak, T., De Carvalho Gomes, H. & Wichmann, O., 5 Oct 2017, In : Eurosurveillance. 22, 40, 16-00620.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
Communicable Diseases
Public Health