CAPHRI is one of Maastricht University’s largest research institutes, with a focus on Healthcare Innovation and Public Health Research. Our goal is simple. We aim to improve people’s health by performing the highest quality, multidisciplinary research across the complete healthcare chain, ranging from prevention and primary care to aftercare and rehabilitation. CAPHRI has attracted the top scientists from around the world to contribute to this mission.
CAPHRI’s research is organised in discipline-oriented Departments and research-lines. Our preferential departments include Epidemiology, Family Medicine, Health, Ethics and Society, Health Promotion, Health Services Research, International Health, Methodology & Statistics, Orthopaedic Surgery, Rehabilitation and Social Medicine.
As a PhD Graduate School CAPHRI facilitates talented Master graduates to obtain a PhD by offering high-quality supervision by committed researchers of CAPHRI. CAPHRI's PhD candidates work alongside research staff and are trained to look across traditional boundaries and make use of various scientific perspectives by learning from researchers of other departments, disciplines, institutes, universities and international scholars. The PhD trajectory results in a thesis and is awarded with a PhD degree from Maastricht University.
There are strong ties between CAPHRI, the University Hospital in Maastricht, and local care organizations in the province of Limburg, the EUregion, and beyond. Some of our staff members combine their clinical work at these institutes with doing research at CAPHRI, helping us to quickly find solutions for real-life problems in public health and healthcare.
“My mission is to be happy and to contribute to the happiness of others. I am always looking for ways to increase my contribution to the public good. CAPHRI’s work with its mission to Care4Health could be one of the best vehicles to achieve this.”
“Good research with good evidence produces better students who then become better Family Doctors. My ultimate aim is to educate academic Family Doctors.”
“We need to focus not just on the individual, but also on groups of people and their environments to make health gains. It is precisely at the population level where we can make big gains, as long as we collaborate in our research with other parties in society, such as local government.”
Researcher Laure Wynants of Maastricht University is concerned about the present situation. Together with a group of international researchers, she assessed all previously available prediction models for the early detection and progression of COVID-19. ‘Most prediction models are currently not scientifically reliable enough to serve as a basis for medical decisions.’
CAPHRI works in close cooperation with the Maastricht University Medical Center+ (MUMC+). MUMC+ is known both nationally and internationally for its focus on prevention and taking an integrated approach to health care: from prevention, promotion of good health, and basic care, to top-level clinical diagnostics and treatment. Patient safety is our top priority in all of our endeavours. MUMC+ is part of The Netherlands Federation of University Medical Centres.