Timo Brakenhoff started studying Bèta-gamma at the University of Amsterdam in 2008. After a broad and interdisciplinary first year, he specialized in Psychobiology, obtaining his Bachelor's degree in 2011. During his research project, his interest started to shift towards methodology and statistics. This resulted in a research Master's degree obtained in 2014 from Utrecht University in Methodology and Statistics of Behavioural and Social Sciences. For his thesis, performed at the Biostatistics department of the Julius Center (UMC Utrecht), he wrote a paper on "Sample size re-estimation by monitoring the variance in Bayesian clinical trials in small populations" with supervisors S. Nikolakopoulos, I. van der Tweel, and K. Roes.
As of September 2014, Timo is a PhD candidate at the Epidemiology department of the Julius Center (UMC Utrecht). Under supervision of R. Groenwold and K. Moons he will investigate methods for intervention research. Simultaneously, he will follow the Postgraduate Epidemiology Master's programme.
Interests and Focus
After studying Methodology and Statistics for the behavioural and social sciences, I am enjoying the prospect of applying my expertise in a more medical field. As a PhD candidate, I hope to contribute to the epidemiology literature with my more technical perspective on data analysis and methodology.
The first project that I will be working on involves methods to evaluate the performance of healthcare centers. The first step in this endeavor is to make an overview of the methods currently used and those currently available.