Elise Quik was born in Harderwijk the 21st of August 1980 and raised in Nunspeet.
From 1996 to 1999 she studied Social Work & Services (SPW) in Harderwijk and in 1999/2000 obtained a propedeuse Social work at the Hogeschool Utrecht.
After studying psychology at Utrecht University, where she finished her master in neuro- and bio-psychology August 2004, she started to work as a researcher and teacher at section psychopharmacology of the pharmacology department at the Utrecht University on a project on the effects of growth hormone deficiency in patients who received external beam radiation therapy for brain tumors, financed by Pfizer via the endocrinology department of the UMCU.
Since 2006 she performed her research at the section experimental psychology & psychopharmacology of the psychology department until April 2010 and defended her thesis on the effect of the somatotropic axis/growth hormone on cognitive functions August 31st 2012.
In December 2010 she started to work as postdoc at the Department of Epidemiology at the University Medical Center Groningen (UMCG) as part of Paul Krabbe’s Health Technology Assessment group. She enjoyed working together with other researchers and physicians on the economic evaluation of health as part of interesting UMCG studies. From 2014 till 2016 she was working as a postdoc at the RUG, Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, Pharmacotherapy and Pharmaceutical Care on project Discontinuing inappropriate medication in nursing home residents.
In the summer of 2016 she was working as assistant professor at the UMCU division Julius Center at the department of Public Health, Health Technology Assessment and Medical Humanities (PHM) under Ardine de Wit.
She now works as assistant professor nursing science at the department Healthcare Innovation (PHM) division Julius Center for Health Sciences and Primary Care with Nienke Bleijenberg on project: ‘Om U 3.0: Proactieve Integrale Ouderenzorg’.