Leadership team

Ron en ErnstErnst de Graag, MSc.  Director

Ernst de Graag was appointed as Director of the PHARMO Institute in January 2000. He holds a Masters Degree in Business Administration from the Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University. Before founding the PHARMO Institute Ernst de Graag worked for seventeen years in informatics projects, sales, marketing and management positions in the public and health care informatics sector.

Ron MC Herings, PhD FISPE Director

Dr. Ron Herings is Director and a founder of the PHARMO Institute. He is trained as pharmacist, holds a PhD in pharmacoepidemiology from Utrecht University and is specialized in the design, governance, implementation and analyses of large research database networks detailing the use of pharmaceuticals and associated outcomes in daily practice. He is an author of more than 350 scientific publications, reports, book chapters and has supervised more than 500 research projects performed for national and EU governmental organisations, pharmaceutical industries and several universities. Dr. Herings is member of the editorial board of several medical journals and served among others as board member  and  is a fellow (FISPE) of the International Society of Pharmacoepidemiology.