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C.H.C. (Charlotte) Bomhof

PhD candidate

  • Department
  • Medical Ethics, Philsophy and History of Medicine
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Charlotte Bomhof (MSc) is a PhD-student at the department of Medical Ethics, Philosophy and History of Medicine.
She holds a master’s degree in medicine and a bachelor’s degree in philosophy. In 2019 she wrote her master thesis at the department on the impact of incidental findings on research participants. Her PhD project focusses on the ethical issues of access to expensive new cancer treatments.

Education and career

Master’s degree in Medicine, Erasmus University Rotterdam (2019)
Bachelor’s degree in Philosophy of Science, Erasmus University Rotterdam (2017)
Bachelor’s degree in Medicine, Erasmus University Rotterdam (2016)


Bomhof CHC, Schermer M, Sleijfer S, Bunnik EM. Physicians' Perspectives on Ethical Issues Regarding Expensive Anti-Cancer Treatments: A Qualitative Study. AJOB Empir Bioeth. 2022 Aug 26:1-12. doi: 10.1080/23294515.2022.2110963. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 36017997.

Bomhof CHC, van Bodegom L, Vermooij M, Pinxten W, de Beaufort ID, Bunnik E. The Impact of Incidental Findings Detected During Brain Imaging on Research Participants of the Rotterdam Study: An Interview Study. Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics 2020; 29 (4): 542-556.

For more recent publications, see pubmed

Teaching activities

  • Ethics courses for medical Bachelor students (BA)
  • Diversity & inclusion courses for medical Bachelor students (BA)
  • Minor Ethics in Innovative Healthcare: courses and supervision of minor students
  • Master courses for medical Master students (MA, ‘’ethics clubs’’)
  • Teaching medical ethics and diversity courses to medical students in the bachelor program (BA) and master program (MA).

Current research projects

Ethical access and reimbursement models for expensive new cancer treatments: How to reconcile diverging values? (KWF project, 2020-2024).