As part of strategic research to explore future "à-la-carte" vaccination programmes, Rick works in the group for Mathematical Modeling of Infectious Diseases of RIVM's EPI-centre with Jacco Wallinga on an agent-based simulation model of the effects ofsocial networks on vaccination attitude and respective disease outbreaks.
The synthetic Dutch population will be calibrated on national census data, data from the PIENTER II-survey, as well as discrete choice experiments conducted by Joram Hoogink. This pilot study explores effectiveness of ("à-la-carte") vaccine programmes, focusing first one vaccines against influenza, measles and Human Papilloma Virus. This
project, entitled "From individual perception of vaccination risks and benefits to compliance, costs and effects of vaccination programmes: a pilot study for influenza, HPV and measles", is funded by the ZonMW foundation.
Rick van Krevelen received an M.Sc. degree in Artificial Intelligence with a specialization in Organisation Dynamics and Self-Organisation from the VU University Amsterdam in 2008, where he cultivated an interest in supporting organisation with technology. Since 2008 he is a Ph.D. candidate of promotor Alexander Verbraeck and co-promotor Martijn Warier (Delft University of Technology) on agent based modeling and interactive simulation of value networks. Between 2013-2015 he has been a scientific developer at Almende where he helped develop multiagent systems and simulation models in various European research projects such as All4Green, Inertia, Adapt4EE, and Deliver. Rick joined RIVM's Centre for Disease Control (CIb) in 2016.