dr. Z. (Joyce) Thoonen

dr. Z. (Joyce) Thoonen

Assistant Professor
dr. Z. (Joyce) Thoonen
  • Department of Epidemiology
  • Julius Center Research Program Cardiovascular Epidemiology

Research Programs



Joyce Browne is a medical doctor and epidemiologist. The continuing global inequities in reproductive, maternal and perinatal health are the driving force behind her research and professional interests.

Her work focuses on global maternal health research, health equity and equitable partnerships in global health, research capacity building in low- and middle-income countries, and global health education.

She currently is Assistant Professor Global Health / Epidemiology at the Julius Center for Health Sciences and Primary Care, UMC Utrecht in the Netherlands. In addition, she is board member of NVTG's Knowledge Center on Global Health, and member of the supervisory board (RvT) of Simavi.

Research Output (66)

Prevalence and determinants of chronic kidney disease in women with hypertensive disorders in pregnancy in Nigeria: a cohort study

Ishaku Salisu M., Olanrewaju Timothy Olusegun, Browne Joyce L., Klipstein-Grobusch Kerstin, Kayode Gbenga A., Franx Arie, Grobbee Diederick E., Warren Charlotte E. Dec 2021, In: BMC Nephrology. 22 , p. 1-10

Navigating with logics:Care for women with hypertensive disorders of pregnancy in a tertiary hospital in Ghana

Vestering Asra, de Kok Bregje C, Browne Joyce L, Adu-Bonsaffoh Kwame 14 Sep 2021, In: Social science & medicine (1982). 289 , p. 1-8

Research within international non-governmental organisation programmes in low and middle-income countries:challenges amid opportunities

Ishaku Salisu Mohammed, van der Harst Maria, Warren Charlotte E, Franx Arie, Kayode Gbenga Ayodele, Grobbee Diederick, Browne Joyce L 13 Aug 2021, In: BMJ global health. 6 , p. 1-3

Metabolic syndrome following hypertensive disorders in pregnancy in a low-resource setting:A cohort study

Ishaku Salisu M., Karima Tunau, Oboirien Khadijat A., Innocent Agbo P., Lawal Oyeneyin, Jamilu Tukur, Browne Joyce L., Gbenga Kayode A., Azubuike Onyebuchi K., Lamaran Dattijo M., Baffah Aminu M., Olorunfemi Owa O., Patience Odusolu O., Charlotte Warren E., Abubakar Hanifah D., Musa Abdulkarim, Franx Arie, Grobbee Diederick E. Aug 2021, In: Pregnancy Hypertension. 25 , p. 129-135 7 p.

Classifying maternal deaths in Suriname using WHO ICD-MM:different interpretation by Physicians, National and International Maternal Death Review Committees

Kodan Lachmi R, Verschueren Kim J C, McCaw-Binns Affette M, Tjon Kon Fat Ray, Browne Joyce L, Rijken Marcus J, Bloemenkamp Kitty W M 19 Feb 2021, In: Reproductive health. 18 , p. 1-11

Evidence-based interventions to reduce mortality among preterm and low-birthweight neonates in low-income and middle-income countries:a systematic review and meta-analysis

Kleinhout Mirjam Y, Stevens Merel M, Osman Kwabena Aqyapong, Adu-Bonsaffoh Kwame, Groenendaal Floris, Biza Zepro Nejimu, Rijken Marcus J, Browne Joyce L 18 Feb 2021, In: BMJ global health. 6 , p. 1-27+ 60 p.

Adherence to Guidelines in Postpartum Management of Hypertensive Disorders in Pregnancy in Tertiary Health Facilities in Nigeria:A Multi-centre Study

Oyeneyin Lawal, Ishaku Salisu, Azubuike Onyebuchi, Agbo Innocent, Dattijo Lamaran, Baffah Aminu, Kayode Gbenga, Owa Olorunfemi, Odusolu Patience, Tunau Karima, Tukur Jamilu, Warren Charlotte, Abubakar Hannifa, Abdulkarim Musa, Franx Arie, Grobbee Diederick, Browne Joyce 1 Jan 2021, In: Health systems and reform. 7 10 p.

The application of WHO ICD-PM:Feasibility for the classification of timing and causes of perinatal deaths in a busy birth centre in a low-income country

Housseine Natasha, Snieder Anne, Binsillim Mithle, Meguid Tarek, Browne Joyce L, Rijken Marcus J Jan 2021, In: PLoS ONE. 16 , p. 1-15

Persistent Hypertension Up to One Year Postpartum among Women with Hypertensive Disorders in Pregnancy in a Low-Resource Setting:A Prospective Cohort Study

Ishaku Salisu M, Jamilu Tukur, Innocent Agbo P, Gbenga Kayode A, Lamaran Dattijo, Lawal Oyeneyin, Warren Charlotte E, Olorunfemi Owa O, Abubakar Hanifah D, Karima Tunau, Patience Odusolu O, Musa Abdulkarim, Azubuike Onyebuchi K, Baffah Aminu M, Franx Arie, Grobbee Diederick E, Browne Joyce L 2021, In: Global Heart. 16 , p. 1-13

Investigation of stillbirth causes in Suriname:application of the WHO ICD-PM tool to national-level hospital data

Prüst Zita D, Verschueren Kim J C, Bhikha-Kori Gieta A A, Kodan Lachmi R, Bloemenkamp Kitty W M, Browne Joyce L, Rijken Marcus J 31 Dec 2020, In: Global Health Action. 13

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