Walter Bouwmeester is an Associate Director in the Rotterdam office, the Netherlands. Walter leads the indirect treatment comparison and meta-analysis team.
Walter’s key-interests are comparative effectiveness research, indirect treatment comparisons and (network) meta-analyses. His PhD studies included the investigation of methods for the development and validation of clinical prediction models in clustered (e.g. multicentre) data. Prognostic modeling using multilevel regression and Bayesian regression techniques were investigated using simulation studies and empirical data. The efficiency of several bootstrap strategies was investigated for the validation of prediction models and sample size requirements were estimated in simulation studies. His projects have covered a wide range of disease areas including hematology, oncology, musculoskeletal disorders, respiratory diseases and stroke. Walter holds a PhD degree in Epidemiology from the University of Utrecht.