Radboud J. Duintjer Tebbens, Ph.D.
Vice President, Kid Risk, Inc.

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Dr. Duintjer Tebbens’ research focuses on integrating quantitative tools such as risk and decision analysis, system dynamics modeling, uncertainty and probabilistic sensitivity analysis, and optimization to help inform global public health policies. He worked on his Master’s thesis with Dr. Thompson as a visiting scholar of the Kids Risk Project at Harvard School of Public Health on a retrospective cost-effectiveness analysis of historic polio vaccination programs in the United States. For his doctoral research and as a post-doctoral research associate, he and Dr. Thompson performed extensive research on polio and built a dynamic decision analytic model to evaluate the risks, costs, and benefits of global polio risk management strategies after the eradication of wild polioviruses globally with collaborators from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the World Health Organization. In 2008, he and Dr. Thompson received the Jay Wright Forrester Award from the System Dynamics Society for their influential work on modeling the economics of polio eradication versus control. In 2009, he joined the faculty at Delft University of Technology in The Netherlands as Assistant Professor in Risk and Decision Analysis to teach decision analysis and expert judgment and continue his research related to modeling polio, cholera, and pertussis. In 2010, he returned to Boston as Vice President of Kid Risk, Inc. to work full time on research related to dynamic, economic, and probabilistic analysis of pediatric risk management policies, with a particular focus on policy decisions aimed at achieving and maintaining a polio-free world.