Eveline Geubbels is an epidemiologist with broad experience in applied public health and health systems research and evaluation, especially related to chronic diseases. For the past 15 years she has been based in Malawi, Rwanda and currently at Ifakara Health Institute in Tanzania.
Her main focus is on optimizing the interface between people and health systems and increasingly, on the policy environment of both, employing methods such as controlled before-after studies, randomized trials, mixed methods observational studies and policy implementation analysis. Recognizing the strong impact on health of public policies beyond the health sector, she recently became involved in studies on social determinants of health, using both individual-level and ecological analysis.
Dr. Geubbels combines her research role with supervision of postgraduate and postdoctoral students and with a position as head of the Health Systems, Impact Evaluation and Policy department. She holds an MSc in Biomedical Health Sciences from Radboud University and a PhD in Epidemiology from Utrecht University, both in the Netherlands.