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D. (Dide) de Jongh

PhD candidate

Profile page of D. (Dide) de Jongh, PhD student at Erasmus MC

  • Department
  • Medical Ethics, Philosophy and History of Medicine



Dide de Jongh is a PhD student at the department of Medical Ethics, Philosophy and History of Medicine and Internal Medicine, Nephrology and Transplantation on the VANGUARD project.

The VANGUARD project, which is funded by the European commission, aims to engineer a bioartificial pancreases for the cure of type 1 diabetic patients. Developing such a product faces several layers of complexity, both technological but also regarding ethical and psycho-social issues.

The goal of her PhD project is to identify, investigate and discuss ethical, psychological and social issues involved in conducting clinical trials and the clinical implementation of bioartificial organs in general to ensure responsible innovation and clinical development for the treatment for type 1 diabetic patients. 

She likes doing research because of the constant challenge on her critical and analytical thinking skills.

Education and career

Dide completed the master Vitality and Aging in Leiden (2020).

Before that, she completed the bachelor Gezondheid en leven at the Vrije Universiteit of Amsterdam with a clinical major (2018).

She did her minor at the University of Leeds (2017).

She did her bachelor scientific internship at the Neonatology department of the VU Medical Center in Amsterdam. At this department she got the opportunity to write and co-publish multiple scientific articles. Her master scientific internschip was focused on qualitative research at the geriatric and oncology department at the Leiden University Medical Center. Here she interviewed older patients about their experience with the geriatric consultation and their subsequent treatment decisions. While doing research she got enthusiastic about doing more ethical and psychosocial research.


Yumani, D. F. J., de Jongh, D., Lafeber, H. N., & van Weissenbruch, M. M. (2020). 
A comparative study using dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry, air displacement plethysmography, and skinfolds to assess fat mass in preterms at term equivalent age
European Journal of Pediatricshttps://doi.org/10.1007/s00431-020-03812-3


Teaching activities

  • Teaching academical skills to medical students