Johan P. Mackenbach - Biography#

Johan Mackenbach received a Medical Doctor’s degree and a PhD in Public Health from Erasmus University in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. He is also a registered epidemiologist and public health physician. Professor of Public Health and chair of the Department of Public Health at Erasmus MC, University Medical Center Rotterdam, the Netherlands.

His research interests are in social epidemiology, medical demography, and health services research.

He has (co-)authored more than 300 papers in international, peer-reviewed scientific journals, as well as a number of books, and many book chapters and papers in Dutch-language journals. He is the editor-in-chief of the European Journal of Public Health, and has co-ordinated a number of international-comparative studies funded by the European Commission.

His current research focuses on socioeconomic inequalities in health, on issues related to aging and compression of morbidity, and on the effectiveness and quality of health services. He is actively engaged in exchanges between research and policy, among others as a member of several government advisory councils in the Netherlands (the Health Council, the Health Research Council, and the Council for Public Health and Health Care).

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