Dr. Kraal, J.J.

Biography

I joined the ID group as Assistant Professor (tenure track) in March 2019, and focus my research on designing lifestyle and healthcare interventions for the prevention of disease. I am involved in the Pride and Prejudice project, working together with colleagues from TU Eindhoven, TU Twente and Wageningen University on chronic disease prevention using real-time monitoring and context-aware intervention design.

Before joining the ID group, I completed my PhD at the Department of Medical Informatics, University of Amsterdam, where I designed, implemented and evaluated a novel home-based cardiac rehabilitation intervention, using wearable sensors and telemonitoring coaching. The research was performed in collaboration with the department of Cardiology at Máxima Medical Center, Eindhoven/Veldhoven and Philips Research. After my PhD, I continued my work at Máxima Medical Center at the department Flow, Center for Prevention, Telemedicine and Rehabilitation, as senior project-leader/post doc. My work focused on the development of digital interventions to promote and maintain an active lifestyle in patients with a chronic disease. Among others, I was involved in the design and implementation of a remote patient management program for patients with heart failure and COPD, and the validation of wearable sensors for cardiac patients.

Education

  • 2012 – 2016
    PhD Research, Department of Medical Informatics, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam (NL) & Department of Cardiology, Máxima Medical Center, Eindhoven/Veldhoven (NL). Thesis: Home-based cardiac rehabilitation: Development and evaluation of a novel intervention with telemonitoring guidance and wearable sensors. 
  • 2010 – 2011
    MSc. Public Health: Healthcare Policy, Innovation and Management. Maastricht University (NL)
  • 2009 – 2011
    MSc. Human Movement Science. Free University of Amsterdam (NL)
  • 2005 – 2009
    BSc. Human Movement Science. Free University of Amsterdam (NL)

Experience

  • 2019 – present
    Assistant Professor, Faculty of IDE, TU delft.
  • 2016 – 2019
    Senior Project-leader / Post doc, Flow Center for Prevention, Telemedicine and Rehabilitation, Máxima Medical Center, Eindhoven/Veldhoven, the Netherlands.

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