May 31, 2022

Dr. Remco van de Pas

Remco van de Pas
Remco van de Pas, © Ben Mangelsdorf

Senior Research Associate

Mini CV

  • At CPHP since April 2022
  • Public Health Doctor and Global Health Researcher
  • Lecturer Global health at the Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp  
  • PhD in Health Policy from Maastricht University on the topic of health workforce development and labor migration
  • Visiting Research Fellow at Clingendael, Netherlands Institute of International Relations and at Maastricht University

Advisory board, committee and expert activities

  • Editorial board member of the academic journals BMC Globalization and Health and BMC Human Resources for Health
  • Member of the Collective for the Political Determinants of Health, an international research network
  • Board member of the NGO Alliance ‚Medicus Mundi International–Network Health for All!‘ (2013-2022)
  • Expert advice on Dutch Global Health Strategy and Health Security Policy via the Advisory Council on International Affairs
  • Member of Belgian global health policy advise working group
  • Commissioned policy advice for WHO’s Health Workforce department


Remco van de Pas is a Senior Research Associate at the Centre for Planetary Health Policy (CPHP).Prior to joining CPHP, Remco was a researcher and lecturer on global health policy at the Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp. Before that, he worked as policy adviser for Wemos, a public health foundation advocating for social justice and as medical coordinator for the NGO Médecins du Monde, of which the largest part in West-Papua, Indonesia. Remco practiced medicine in mental health services for refugees and migrants in Rotterdam, Netherlands. His research and teaching focuses on planetary and global health governance, its political economy and foreign policy with a special attention on health system strengthening, health finance and workforce employment, care economies, the socio-ecological determinants of health, public health functions, globalization and its impact on equity.