Real-World Evidence & Data Analytics
Center of Excellence lead, Associate Director
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Walter Bouwmeester is an Associate Director in the Rotterdam office, the Netherlands. Walter leads the EU Real-World Evidence and Data Analytics Center of Excellence. His main experience is the design of and statistical methodology for studies involving database (registry) analyses, chart reviews and trial analyses to populate health economic models.
Walter’s key-interests are real world evidence studies including burden of illness studies and prediction modeling and (trial) data analytics including comparative effectiveness assessments 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, neurology, musculoskeletal disorders, respiratory diseases and stroke. Walter holds a PhD degree in Epidemiology from the University of Utrecht.