Dyon Hoekstra

Dyon_Hoekstra_ebph_BremenFormer Researcher





Research Interests
Priority setting in Public Health research, Knowledge translation of Public Health research, Population health, Delphi methods, Qualitative research methods, Implementation research

Current Research Projects
Research Priority Setting for Public Health in Germany, Prioritizing Potential Systematic Review Topics in Public Health in Switzerland


  • 08/2014-04/2019: Research associate at the University Bremen/ Leibniz Institute for Prevention Research and Epidemiology, Germany. Collaborative Research Group for Evidence-Based Public Health (junior researcher)
  • Since 04/2016: Lecturer, Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz University Hannover, Institute of Sociology (ISH), Germany; Courses: “Cultural Values and Beliefs on Sexual and Reproductive Health in Lower-Income Countries”, “Qualitative Research Methods”, “Introduction in Migration Research
  • 01/2012-06/2014: Research Associate at the Jacobs University Bremen, Germany, Workgroup Maritime Logistics, for the EU project “Know Me”
  • 06/2011-12/2011: Student Assistant to Prof. Dr. Dennis Dittrich at the Bremen International Graduate School of Social Sciences, Germany, in the project “Racism and Ageism in Health Care – A Comparison between Germany, the Netherlands and Indonesia”
  • 09/2008-11/2011: Master of Science in Regional Studies, with the specialization in “Population, Development and Health” at the University of Groningen, Netherlands
    -Topic of Thesis: “We need Uchembere Wabwino Wabambo (Safe Motherhood for Men): A Qualitative Study about the Perceptions of Men in Rural Malawi about Maternal Health and Male Involvement in Maternal Health.”
  • 01/2010-11/2011: Student Assistant to Prof. Dr. Inge Hutter at the Population Research Centre, University of Groningen, the Netherlands, in the projects “Participatory Approach and Community Empowerment in Safe-Motherhood in Rural Mangochi, Malawi” & “Healthy Aging and Place Attachment”
  • 09/2010-05/2011: Teaching Assistant to Prof. Dr. Inge Hutter at the University of Groningen, for the courses “Qualitative Research” and “Population Policy & Intervention”
  • 05/2009-11/2009: Research Stay at the University of Malawi, Malawi Fieldwork for the M.Sc. thesis in the project “Safe Motherhood Project Mangochi”
  • 09/2004-01/2009: Bachelor of Science in Human Geography and Planning with the specialization “Demography & Development Studies” at the University of Groningen, Netherlands
    – Topic of thesis: “The impact of ‘cultural palaces’ on the city centres in the Netherlands”
  • 07/2006-12/2006: Exchange Semester at the University of Pretoria, South Africa, Bachelor of Science in Geography with the specialization in “Social Inequality and Neighbourhood Segregation”
  • 07/2006-12/2006: Teaching Assistant at the University of Pretoria, South Africa, for the course “Environmental Modelling”

Bio (Complete CV)

Selected Publications


Hoekstra, Dyon; Mütsch, Margot; Kien, Christina; Gerhardus, Ansgar; Lhachimi, Stefan K

Identifying and prioritising systematic review topics with public health stakeholders: A protocol for a modified Delphi study in Switzerland to inform future research agendas Journal Article

BMJ Open, 7 (8), 2017, ISSN: 2044-6055.

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