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Rachel van Schendel


Researcher in community genetics on project:

Widening scope of prenatal screening by non-invasive prenatal testing (NIPT). Consequences for counseling, informed decision making and screening policy.

TRIDENT study: Trial by Dutch laboratories for Evaluation of Non-Invasive Prenatal Testing

Previous research-experience

Institute for Clinical Effectiveness and Health Policy (IECS)

Assessing women’s preferences for mode of delivery in Argentina. Identifying the reasons behind the high rates of caesarean sections in Argentina and the differences between women in the public and private health care.


Royal Tropical Institute

Research project on all existing approaches for addressing concurrent sexual partnerships in the HIV prevention in sub-Saharan Africa. Indentifying the techniques and materials used and the effectiveness of the approaches.



MSc, Master Management, Policy Analysis and Entrepreneurship in Health and Life Sciences

BSc,  Health Sciences