H. Rogier Van DoornMD, PhD
Rogier is a Clinical Microbiologist from the Netherlands who has worked at OUCRU Ho Chi Minh City from 2007-2015 and now leads the OUCRU Hanoi unit, hosted by the National Hospital of Tropical Diseases.
As head of the virology lab for the Southeast Asian Infectious Disease Clinical Research Network he has led the analysis of several diagnostic and intervention studies on human influenza, developed diagnostic lab capacity in local hospitals and a BSL3/SAPO4 facility at OUCRU. He has worked on diagnostics, preparedness and clinical research of emerging infections, and set up and led a multidisciplinary research program on Hand, Foot, and Mouth Disease.
In Hanoi, based at the National Hospital for Tropical Diseases, Rogier leads a research program on antimicrobial resistance covering the spectrum from laboratory detection of resistance mechanisms, pathogen whole genome sequencing, implementation research, public, and policy engagement.
OUCRU Hanoi has established a network of 16 hospitals for surveillance of antimicrobial consumption and resistance. This network was supported further as part of the Fleming Fund pilot and has been adopted by the Ministry of Health as the National AMR surveillance network. A reference laboratory for AMR was established at the National Hospital for Tropical Diseases in the same pilot. Rogier is leading a number of implementation studies of quality standards, AMR surveillance improvement, and antimicrobial stewardship.