Niel Hens

Institution: transnational University Limburg, Hasselt University and the University of Antwerp
Course: Essential skills in Global Health I

Niel Hens is Full Professor of Biostatistics at Hasselt University (CenStat, I-Biostat & Data Science Institute) and Full Professor of Biostatistics and Holder of the Scientific Chair in Evidence-based Vaccinology at the University of Antwerp (Chermid, Vaxinfectio and FAMPOP). After completing his PhD, entitled ‘Non- and Semi-parametric Techniques for Handling Missing Data’, in 2005, he developed an interest in modelling infectious diseases. He has authored more than 300 publications and takes positions in the editorial board of Biostatistics, eLife and the Lancet Infectious Diseases. He has recently been involved in several advisory boards on the management of the COVID-19 pandemic in Belgium. He has ample experience of teaching in both Europe and Africa.

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