Research is coordinated within three main research programs, each managed by at least two post-doctoral research fellows and one program chair.
1. Public Health and Palliative Care
Chaired by Prof. dr. Joachim Cohen
Research aimed at describing and understanding the circumstances and quality of dying and their determinants from a population perspective (ie applying a public health research perspective to end-of-life care).
2. Aging and Palliative Care
Chaired by Prof. dr. Lieve Van den Block
Research aimed at acquiring the insights necessary to improve the quality of palliative care for older people and those with non-cancer conditions, and to understand the mechanisms needed to improve end-of-life care in long-term care facilities.
3. Palliative Care for People with Cancer
Chaired by dr. Kim Beernaert
Research aimed at acquiring the insights necessary to improve the quality of palliative care for people with cancer and to understand the mechanisms of integration of palliative care into mainstream oncology treatment.