prof. dr. K.G.M. (K. (Carl) G.M. ) Moons Full Professor
- Department of Epidemiology
- Julius Center Research Program Methodology
K.G.M. (Carl) Moons is Professor of Clinical Epidemiology at the Julius Center for Health Sciences and Primary Care, UMC Utrecht, Utrecht University, Utrecht, The Netherlands. He is Director of Research of the Julius Center (550 Employees). He headed the research program ‘Research Methodology’ until 2019.
- MSc in Biomedical Sciences (Radboud University Nijmegen, 1992);
- MSc in Clinical Epidemiology (Erasmus University Rotterdam, 1994)
- PhD in Medicine (Erasmus University Rotterdam, 1996).
Since 2005 full Professor of Clinical Epidemiology at the Julius Center,UMC Utrecht, Utrecht University, Utrecht, The Netherlands.
He was a visiting Professor at the University of Virginia, USA (2002) and at Tokai University, Japan (2005-2010).
He has been a member of various committees, e.g. Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research, Royal Dutch Academy of Sciences, Dutch Health Council, Cochrane Collaboration, and Medical Ethical Committees.
He is principal investigator in numerous international clinical (epidemiology) studies funded by various organisations (EU, NHS, NIH). His experience covers the full range of conduct, data analysis, reporting and dissemination of such studies, varying from studies on the evaluation of medical devices and tests for diagnosis, prognosis, screening and monitoring, to etiological studies and randomised therapeutic trials, to meta-epidemiological studies, both on aggregate and individual participant data. His main focus concerns improving the methods and approaches for evaluation and implementation of medical devices, (bio)markers and prediction models. His major expertise is introducing innovations for the design, conducting, analysis and reporting of evaluations of diagnostic and prognostic tests, devices, (bio)markers and prediction models. Clinical topics include cancer, deep vein thrombosis, stroke, heart failure and peri-operative risk assessment. He teaches graduate and postgraduate students in all aspects of clinical (epidemiological) research design, conducting, analysis and reporting, throughout the world.
Indicators of Research Excellence
Over his career Professor Moons has published over 480 peer-reviewed publications (including scientific papers and book chapters) with >22,000 citations (H index 72, Scopus). He has obtained numerous (methodological and applied) research grants, including large prestigious personal grants (in summary over 10 million euro as co-PI). The (societal) impact of his research record has also been recognised by membership of the Dutch Health Council, Chair of Committee of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences, membership of numerous committees of Dutch Scientific Organisations, and interviews for national and internal news magazines. He also teaches bachelor, master, post doctoral students in clinical research across the world, including Asia and Africa.
Adjunct Professor of Clinical Epidemiology, Department of Biostatistics, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, USA. (since 2005)
Adjunct Professor of Clinical Epidemiology, Center of Statistics in Medicine, Oxford University, Oxford, UK (since 2017)
Staff Cochrane Netherlands.
Member of Cochrane Collaboration; Convenor Cochrane's Prognosis Methods Group; Member of IPD Meta-analysis group and Diagnostic Test Accuracy Group.
Editor-in-chief BMC Diagnostic and Prognostic Research.
Member of the Dutch Health Council
Chair of The Netherlands Implant Side-effects Expertise Center
Initiator and ambassador of Health Innovation Initiative Holland (Hii Holland)
Fellowship and Awards
2003 VIDI Award The Netherlands Organisation for Health Research and Development, Role: Principal Investigator, “Diagnostic Prediction Rules; innovative methods to improve their applicability”.
2008 TOP Grant The Netherlands Organisation for Health Research and Development, Role: Principal Investigator, "Clinical prediction rules: towards a framework for meta-analysis, validation, and updating"
2010 VICI Award The Netherlands Organisation for Health Research and Development, Role: Principal Investigator “A different view on diagnostic research: a framework for studying the Differential diagnosis and diseases with an imperfect or missing reference test"