Wietske Kievit's research activities lie in the field of Health Technology Assessment especially the use of routine data for cost-effectiveness analyses of expensive medication. This interest originates from her doctoral thesis entitled: "Evaluation of new drugs in daily practice: anti-TNF alpha in rheumatoid arthritis patients". In this PhD project she was one of the founders of the Dutch Rheumatoid Arthritis Monitoring (DREAM) registry. This is one of the largest disease specific daily practice registries in the Netherlands. After focusing on HTA studies in the field of rheumatology, Wietske expanded her research activities to other inflammatory disease like Crohn's disease and psoriasis and gastrointestinal disorders in general.
Besides doing research she is program coordinator and tutor of the Major Health Technology Assessment of Biomedical Sciences. She teaches doctoral as well as postdoctoral students on HTA related topics and basic research methodology.
National & International Personal Prizes & Awards
- January 2009: Junior Achievement in Science Award of the Nijmegen Institute for Infection, Inflammation and Immunity (N4I).
- January 2008: 'The Rheumatology Grant', a grant (€15.000) for personal development in research in Rheumatology, allocated by the Dutch Society for Rheumatology
- December 2007: Frye Stipendium, a stipendium (€3.500) for talented, female PhD students, allocated by the Radboud University Nijmegen
- September 2006: Award for best presentation at the annual research meeting of the Dutch Society for Rheumatology