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Dr. Laura Zwaan

Assistant Professor Erasmus MCiMERR
Website: Articles can be found here on Google scholar

Biography

Laura Zwaan is an assistant professor at the institute for Medical Education Research Rotterdam (iMERR).

She has a master degree in cognitive psychology (Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, 2005) and epidemiology (Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam 2010) and a PhD in medicine on the topics of diagnostic reasoning and diagnostic error in medicine (VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, 2012).

After obtaining her PhD, Laura worked as a postdoctoral researcher at the NIVEL and the VU University medical center. She was involved in research on patient safety, clinical reasoning and shared-decision making. Furthermore, she taught and coordinated several courses on patient safety and decision making for bachelor and master students (medicine and psychology), as well as for health care professionals.

In October 2014, Laura started working at iMERR where she conducts research on clinical reasoning with the goal to improve medical students’ and physicians’ clinical decision making. She recently obtained a prestigious grant from the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO-VENI grant) to study the diagnostic process of radiologists.

Laura has published numerous articles on diagnostic reasoning and diagnostic error as well as patient safety. In addition to her work as a researcher, she chaired the first Diagnostic Error in Medicine conference in Europe (http://www.improvediagnosis.org/page/EuroDEM_2016) and is a member of the organizing committee of the annual international Diagnostic Error in Medicine conference. Laura is the chair of the research committee (http://www.improvediagnosis.org/?page=Committees) of the Society to Improve Diagnosis in medicine (SIDM) and on the editorial board of the journal ‘Diagnosis’.

Please find more information about Laura here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/laurazwaan

Articles can be found here: https://scholar.google.nl/citations?user=CoLnfzkAAAAJ&hl=en&oi=ao

Email: l.zwaan@erasmusmc.nl