Prof. dr. Sjaak Bloem is professor of Health care consumers & experienced health at Nyenrode Business University. He is part of Nyenrode's Faculty Research Center for Marketing & Supply Chain Management.
He is an expert in health consumer behavior, methodology and health innovations. The main area of interest of the Nyenrode chair is optimization health care decision making. The chair will contribute to a better understanding of the subjective experiences of patients, thus allowing these patient-related variables, in addition to biomedical parameters and health-economic variables, to be incorporated in health care decision making.
Bloem studied economic psychology at the University of Tilburg and organ, harpsichord and carillon at the academy of music of Tilburg. In 2008, he finished his PhD at Nyenrode Business Universiteit (theme: subjective experienced health ‘Medicijn als beleving’).
From 2000 on, Bloem has worked at Janssen Benelux (pharmaceutical company of Johnson & Johnson) in several jobs and functions (from manager market research to associate director innovation management; from local to Benelux to EMEA related jobs). Furthermore, he was member (secretary, lead communication) of the board of the Pension Fund Johnson & Johnson The Netherlands (2002-2015).