PhD J.L. Suurmond

Research Associate
Main activities
Education, Research, Other
Project coordinator European projects; Teaching diversity; Qualitative studies
Focus of research

Qualitative studies about cultural competences of care providers; studies about migrant patients's perspectives in medical care; (evaluation) studies about diversity teaching in medial schools.

Project coordinator of the C2ME project (Culturally Competent in Medical Education’ (2013-2015) which aims at an overarching faculty development programme for faculty staff and educational leaders. C2ME develops design principles to implement cultural competence in the curriculum. The ultimate aim of C2ME is to support lifelong learning for faculty staff and on-going development of professional competence for all medical students within a comprehensive educational framework. This will result in sustainable curricula that are truly inclusive and promote CC Teaching comprehensively. Thirteen partners are involved from 11 different countries. The project is supported by the Lifelong Learning Program of the European Union (2013). See

 WP leader, with Antonio Chiarenza of AUSL Reggio Italia, of one of the workpackages of MEM-TP (Migrant and Ethnic Minority Training Packages). The project "Training packages for health professionals to improve access and quality of health services for migrants and ethnic minorities, including the Roma ( MEM-TP)" has received funding from the European Union, in the framework of the Health Programme (2008-2013). (

Project leader of the project "Information about colorectal cancer screening for migrant elderly in the Netherlands ", cofunded by the European Integration Fund.


Key publications
  • Suurmond J., Dokter J., van Loey N., Essink-Bot M. L. Issues to address in burn care for ethnic minority children: A qualitative study of the experiences of health care staff Burns 2012;38 (5):730-737 [PubMed]
  • Suurmond Jeanine, Seeleman Conny, Rupp Ines, Goosen Simone, Stronks Karien Cultural competence among nurse practitioners working with asylum seekers Nurse education today 2010;30 (8):821-826 [PubMed]
  • Suurmond Jeanine, Uiters Ellen, de Bruijne Martine C., Stronks Karien, Essink-Bot Marie-Louise Explaining Ethnic Disparities in Patient Safety: A Qualitative Analysis American journal of public health 2010;100 (Suppl. 1):S113-S117 [PubMed]
  • Seeleman Conny, Suurmond Jeanine, Stronks Karien Cultural competence: a conceptual framework for teaching and learning Medical education 2009;43 (3):229-237 [PubMed]
  • Seeleman M. C., Suurmond J., Stronks K. Een arts van de wereld. Etnische diversiteit in de medische praktijk. Eerste drukHouten: Bohn Stafleu Van Loghum; 2005. ISBN 9789031346592
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Research programmes

Prof. PhD A.E. Kunst (The impact of public policies on population health and health inequalities)

Current research funding
  • AMC
  • KNCV Tuberculosefonds
  • ZonMw