Prof. MD PhD C. Schultsz

Full Professor
Main activities
Education, Patient care, Research, Other
Medical Microbiology and Global Health
Focus of research

The research focus in on bacterial infections and global health with a specific focus on antimicrobial drug resistance and zoonotic infections. Within the antimicrobial resistance program, research is targeted at zoonotic transmission of antimicrobial resistance of Gram-negative microorganisms, and the development and application of novel tools for antimicrobial resistance surveillance.

Research on zoonotic diseases includes Streptococcus suis infection, an important swine pathogen and the main cause of bacterial meningitis in adults in countries of  the Far East such as Vietnam and Thailand.

The overseas research is carried out in close collaboration with the following institutes:

- Oxford University Clinical Research Unit, Vietnam in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

- University of Illorin Teaching Hospital, in Illorin, Kwara State, Nigeria

- RS H. Adam Malik Medan-Faculty of Medicine USU; RS Hasan Sadikin Bandung-Faculty of Medicine UNPAD; and Litbankes Institute, Indonesia

Collaborating institutes in the Netherlands include the Central Veterinary Institute, Lelystad and the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Utrecht, as well as the Departments of Medical Microbiology of Maastricht UMC and Erasmus MC.


Key publications
  • Arcilla Maris S., van Hattem Jarne M., Matamoros Sebastien, Melles Damian C., Penders John, de Jong Menno D., Schultsz Constance, Bootsma Martin C. J., van Genderen Perry J., Goorhuis Abraham, Grobusch Martin, Molhoek Nicky, Lashof Astrid M. L. Oude, van Rooijen Willemien J. M., Stobberingh Ellen E., Verbrugh Henri A. Dissemination of the mcr-1 colistin resistance gene Lancet infectious diseases 2016;16 (2):147-149 [PubMed]
  • Ferrando Maria Laura, de Greeff Astrid, van Rooijen Willemien J. M., Stockhofe-Zurwieden Norbert, Nielsen Jens, Wichgers Schreur Paul J., Pannekoek Yvonne, Heuvelink Annet, van der Ende Arie, Smith Hilde, Schultsz Constance Host-pathogen Interaction at the Intestinal Mucosa Correlates With Zoonotic Potential of Streptococcus suis Journal of infectious diseases 2015;212 (1):95-105 [PubMed]
  • Hendriks Marleen E., Wit Ferdinand W. N. M., Akande Tanimola M., Kramer Berber, Osagbemi Gordon K., Tanovic Zlata, Gustafsson-Wright Emily, Brewster Lizzy M., Lange Joep M. A., Schultsz Constance Effect of Health Insurance and Facility Quality Improvement on Blood Pressure in Adults With Hypertension in Nigeria A Population-Based Study JAMA internal medicine 2014;174 (4):555-563 [PubMed]
  • Schultsz Constance, Bootsma Martinus C. J., Loan Huynh T., Nga Tran T. T., Thao Le T. P., Thuy Tran T. D., Campbell James, Vien Le M., Hoa Ngo T., Hoang Nguyen V. M., Wit Ferdinand, Chau Nguyen V. V., Farrar Jeremy, Bonten Marc J. M., Yen Lam M. Effects of infection control measures on acquisition of five antimicrobial drug-resistant microorganisms in a tetanus intensive care unit in Vietnam Intensive care medicine 2013;39 (4):661-671 [PubMed]
  • Schultsz Constance, Lan Nguyen Phu Huong, van Dung Nguyen, Visser Caroline, Anh Tran thi Ngoc, Bay Phan Van Be, Hong Tran Thi Kim, Brinke Patricia, Hendriks Willy, Osinga Thomas, van der Waals Fransje, Botma Jetze, Hien Tran Tinh, Farrar Jeremy J., van Doorn H. Rogier, Chau Nguyen Van Vinh, de Jong Menno D. Network building and knowledge exchange with telemicrobiology lancet global health 2014;2 (2):e78 [PubMed]
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Curriculum Vitae

Constance Schultsz has been awarded the NWO ASPASIA premium in 2014. She is an executive board member of the EU COMPARE and PIGSs consortia.

She was appointed Professor of Global Health in particular Emerging Infectious Diseases and Antibiotic resistance in 2016. She is deputy Head of the Department of Global Health of the AMC and Executive Board member of the Amsterdam Institute for Global Health and Development.

Research programmes

Prof. MD PhD C. Schultsz (Global Health and Medical Microbiology)

1. Antimicrobial resistance detection, surveillance and ecology in humans and animals

2. Zoonotic infections caused by Streptococcus suis

3. The impact of community based health insurance interventions on health status and access to care in Sub-Saharan Africa

Prof C. Schultsz is deputy head of the Department of Global Health as of 1 January 2016.

MD PhD A.H. van t Hoog

PhD S.P.F. Matamoros
PhD C.H. van der Ark

D. Brals

Medewerkers buiten research programmes van afdeling Inwendige Geneeskunde: Infec./Trop./Aids

Current research funding
  • AMC
  • Life Sciences Health TKI