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Pauline Heus

Assistant Professor


Pauline Heus graduated as optometrist and orthoptist from the Hogeschool Utrecht in 2001. Until 2014 she worked at the ophthalmology department of Northwest Clinics in Alkmaar. Between 2006 and 2014 she actively contributed to the profession of optometry in the Netherlands as a board member of the Dutch Optometric Association (Optometristen Vereniging Nederland, OVN).

After obtaining a master’s degree in Evidence Based Practice (with distinction) at the University of Amsterdam, Pauline joined Cochrane Netherlands in 2011 (hosted by the Julius Center since 2014). Besides contributing to evidence syntheses and providing methodological support to authors of (Cochrane) systematic reviews, she is also involved in teaching. Her main research area of interest is the translation of evidence into clinical practice. In 2020, Pauline obtained her PhD degree at Utrecht University on a thesis titled "Maximizing research value: adequate reporting and effective (de-)implementation strategies". One of her research topics is the reporting of prediction model studies. Furthermore, she is involved in a program of the Netherlands Federation of University Medical Centers (NFU) about de-implementation of low-value care, called  ‘To do or not to do?’. 

Pauline is member of the Cochrane Bias Methods Group, Cochrane Knowledge Translation Working Group 'Growing Capacity in Users', and the international GRADE Working Group.


Recent publications

Perspectives on systematic review protocol registration Kim van der Braak, Pauline Heus, Claudia Orelio, Fredh Netterström-Wedin, Karen A Robinson, Hans Lund, Lotty Hooft
Systematic Reviews, 2023, vol. 12
Increased endorsement of TRIPOD and other reporting guidelines by high impact factor journals Pauline Heus, Demy L Idema, Emma Kruithof, Johanna Aag Damen, Maud S Verhoef-Jurgens, Johannes B Reitsma, Karel Gm Moons, Lotty Hooft
Journal of Clinical Epidemiology, 2023, vol. 165
What are Effective Strategies to Reduce Low-Value Care? Pauline Heus, Simone A van Dulmen, Jan-Willem Weenink, Christiana A Naaktgeboren, Toshihiko Takada, Eva W Verkerk, Isabelle Kamm, Maarten J van der Laan, Lotty Hooft, Rudolf B Kool
Journal for healthcare quality : official publication of the National Association for Healthcare Quality, 2023, vol. 45, p.261-271
Diagnostic yield and safety of navigation bronchoscopy Stephan E.P. Kops, Pauline Heus, Daniël A. Korevaar, Johanna A.A. Damen, Demy L. Idema, Roel L.J. Verhoeven, Jouke T. Annema, Lotty Hooft, Erik H.F.M. van der Heijden
Lung Cancer, 2023, vol. 180, p.1-13
Effectiveness of FeNO-guided treatment in adult asthma patients Daniël A. Korevaar, Johanna A. Damen, Pauline Heus, Maaike J. Moen, René Spijker, Ilonka H. van Veen, Els J. Weersink, Geert Jan van Kemenade, Peter Th W. van Hal, Lotty Hooft
Clinical and Experimental Allergy, 2023, vol. 53, p.798-808
Indicators of questionable research practices were identified in 163,129 randomized controlled trials Johanna A Damen, Pauline Heus, Herm J Lamberink, Joeri K Tijdink, Lex Bouter, Paul Glasziou, David Moher, Willem M Otte, Christiaan H Vinkers, Lotty Hooft
Journal of Clinical Epidemiology, 2022, vol. 154, p.23-32