Participating Departments

The Netherlands Institute for Health Sciences (NIHES) is a collaboration of eight departments of Erasmus Medical Center (Erasmus MC) and Erasmus University Rotterdam. These eight partners within NIHES share their specialised knowledge in quantitative medical and health research.

  • Department of Epidemiology
  • Department of Biostatistics
  • Department of Public Health
  • Department of Psychiatry, Section of Medical Psychology and Psychotherapy
  • Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry/Psychology
  • Department of Health Policy and Management
  • Department of Medical Informatics
  • Department of General Practice

Affiliated Partners

NIHES also collaborates with the following five affiliated partners:

Departments of Erasmus Medical Center (Erasmus MC) and Erasmus University Rotterdam:

  • Dermatology
  • Paediatrics
  • Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Rehabilitation Surgery

Netherlands Cancer Institute / Antoni van Leeuwenhoek Hospital:

  • Department of Cancer Epidemiology


NIHES offers graduate and postgraduate research training – Master of Science programmes and short courses – in quantitative medicine and the health sciences in our core disciplines:

  • Epidemiology,
  • Clinical Epidemiology,
  • Genetic Epidemiology,
  • Public Health
  • Health Economics
  • Pharmaco-epidemiology