MSc PhD R. Cornet

Associate Professor
Main activities
Education, Research
Medical Informatics
Focus of research
  • FAIR (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, Reusable) data
  • Biomedical terminology systems, SNOMED CT
  • Information modeling
  • Healthcare informatics standards
  • Semantic web applications and tools in healthcare
Key publications
  • Zini E. M., Lanzola G., Quaglini S., Cornet R. Standardization of immunotherapy adverse events in patient information leaflets and development of an interface terminology for outpatients' monitoring Journal of biomedical informatics 2018;77:133-144 [PubMed]
  • Burger Gerard, Abu-Hanna Ameen, de Keizer Nicolette, Cornet Ronald Natural language processing in pathology: a scoping review Journal of clinical pathology 2016;69 (11):949-955 [PubMed]
  • Kabukye Johnblack K., de Keizer Nicolet, Cornet Ronald Elicitation and prioritization of requirements for electronic health records for oncology in low resource settings: A concept mapping study International journal of medical informatics 2020;135 [PubMed]
  • van Mens Hugo J. T., Duijm Ruben D., Nienhuis Remko, de Keizer Nicolette F., Cornet Ronald Towards an adoption framework for patient access to electronic health records: Systematic literature mapping study: Systematic literature mapping study JMIR medical informatics 2020;8 (3) [PubMed]
  • Lee Dennis, de Keizer Nicolette, Lau Francis, Cornet Ronald Literature review of SNOMED CT use Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association 2014;21 (E1):E11-E19 [PubMed]
All Publications
Curriculum Vitae


Ronald Cornet holds a position as associate professor at the department of Medical Informatics in the Amsterdam Public Health research institute, Amsterdam UMC (AMC) - University of Amsterdam.

His research focuses on semantic interoperability, both from a technical perspective and from a users' point of view, including natural language processing. This research has resulted in over 40 journal publications and over 60 peer-reviewed conference proceedings. See the list of publications for a complete biography. Ronald has supervised 5 completed PhD-projects and currently supervises 5 PhD students.

Ronald is involved in health care information standardization, among others as member of the Dutch, European (CEN) and global (ISO) standardization committees on health informatics. He is also involved in SNOMED International, which is responsible for maintenance and further development of SNOMED CT. He chairs the IMIA working group on Language and Meaning in Biomedicine.

Ronald holds a Basic Teaching Qualification and is involved in both organization of education and in teaching at the University of Amsterdam. This teaching involves information modeling, knowledge representation and semantic interoperability in health care. He has supervised research work of over 30 students (at BSc and MSc level). He has been awarded the price for best teacher in the Medical Informatics curriculum 3 times.


My Curriculum Vitae

Research programmes

MSc PhD R. Cornet (Promoties)

Prof. PhD N.F. de Keizer (Evaluation of health care and health care information)

Current research funding
  • AMC
  • Europese Unie