“The onset of the information age has created a knowledge based society. Knowledge is no longer the exclusive domain of scientists, but has become a commodity in a digital market with pseudoscience and “alternative facts” growing rampant on the internet. Scientists have the moral obligation to step out of their ivory tower and broaden their scope from peer reviewed journals to popular media to ensure broad dissemination of science based knowledge.”
“A knowledge based society needs science based knowledge”
Tineke Alberts studied Medical Sociology at the University of Groningen. After her graduation in 1988, she started working as
She was the principal investigator of the first Curaçao Health Study, and project leader of the subsequent Health Studies in Bonaire, St. Martin, Saba and St Eustatius. In 1998 Tineke obtained her PhD degree at the University of Groningen with her thesis “The professionalized patient; social-cultural determinants of health services utilization”.
From 2002 to 2004 she was a member of the Commission entrusted with the preparation of a Universal Health Insurance (
In 2007, she took up a position as manager of the Verriet Foundation, the main care provider for people with disabilities in Curaçao. Through the years she remained active in the field of research through her work as research coordinator for the Care Federation,