Ghent University (UGENT)

CEIDSS is a non-profit Research Organization working in health promotion focused on the social determinants of health.  Its mission is to produce innovative intervention research to improve the health status of the population, with an emphasis education on health determinants and risk factors linked with non-communicable diseases.

CEIDSS works in association with local and national authorities. While participating in European projects, CEIDSS has a strong experience in developing national and international comprehensive programs on tackling malnutrition, aligned with health strategies and priorities.

Ghent University is an open, pluralistic, and socially engaged university. It is more than 200 years old, offers more than 200 programs (including 64 English-taught master’s programs) and conducts in-depth research within a wide range of scientific domains. 

Our credo is Dare to Think: we are a haven for courageous thinkers.


The team members

Ruben Willems

Ruben Willems holds a postdoctoral position at Ghent University, unit Health Economics. He conducted the health economic analysis of the H2020-project Feel4Diabetes, and he currently leads the health economic work package of the H2020-project DigiCare4You. To date, he has published 30 peer-reviewed articles.

Nick Verhaeghe

Nick Verhaeghe holds a professorship at Ghent University, unit Health Economics. He developed numerous prediction models for (inter)national projects. To date, he has published 40 peer-reviewed articles.

Delfien Gryspeerdt

Delfien Gryspeerdt holds a PhD researcher position at Ghent University, unit Health Economics. She has a background as a physiotherapist and a master in biopharmaceutical management. Besides the health economic evaluation of the BETTER4U project, currently she is also involved in the health economic evaluation of the H2020-project DigiCare4You.