Summer School: Data-Driven Policy in Public Health

Data generated every day by medical practice and research can help improve healthcare. This programme teaches public health researchers to use real world data to inspire policy and new businesses.


This multidisciplinary, cross-sectoral summer school provides public health researchers with expertise in using the real world data that is available from electronic health records, public health registries, clinical trials and other observational data sources. Participants analyse selected case studies and datasets from non-academic partners, such as health insurers, governmental organisations and community health services. They learn how to use data science tools to dissect and crunch the complex patterns behind these case studies. Experts from different public health domains train participants to translate their findings into concrete policy instruments that support decision-making, and to examine potential business cases supporting these instruments.

Roel van der Heijden
| Innovation Officer | University Medical Center Groningen