M.S. (Mattijs) Lambooij, PhD, is a senior researcher in the department of Health Services Research and Health Economics at the Dutch National Institute for Public Health and the Environment, RIVM.

Mattijs Lambooij studied sociology at Utrecht University and also obtained his PhD at its Interuniversity Centre for Social Science Theory and Methodology (ICS) in 2005. His dissertation was on the effects of remuneration policy on employee cooperation within organisations.

In 2005, Mattijs Lambooij joined the National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM). He has since contributed to a large number of projects, to some of which in the role of coordinator. His projects focus on recurring themes such as innovation, implementation and behavioural change in relation to health and care.

In addition to these substantive themes, he is involved in projects that focus on methodology. As well as working on improving questionnaire-based studies, he also carries out discrete-choice experiments and applies text mining in social media.


  • Care research
  • Innovation
  • ICT in healthcare
  • Health innovation
  • eHealth
  • Behavioural change
  • Discrete-choice experiments


E-mail: info@rivm.nl