July Featured Author

Dr. Verhagen

Evert Verhagen, PhD, FECSS

Associate Professor at VU University Medical Center

From the July issue: The Cost Effectiveness of Measures to Prevent Recurrent Ankle Sprains: Results of a 3-Arm Randomized Controlled Trial

Podcast: Listen to Dr. Verhagen discuss his article in the July issue.


Evert Verhagen PhD FECSS (1976) is a human movement scientist and epidemiologist. He is employed as an associate professor at the Department of Public and Occupational Health of the VU University Medical Center and the EMGO+ Institute for Health and Care Research in Amsterdam. He chairs the department’s research theme ‘Sports, Lifestyle and Health’ consisting of about 24 research projects and 26 fte in research and supporting staff. His main research topics are: 1. Prevention of sports and physical activity related injuries (including cost-effectiveness and implementation issues); and 2. Physical activity promotion integrated in everyday life. He is currently supervising 15 (inter-)national PhDs and two post-docs, divided across these two topics. Within the department he also fulfills teaching responsibilities for the faculties of Medicine, Human Movement Sciences and Health Sciences, and individual supervision in research training.

He has (co)authored 77 peer-reviewed publications, contributed to a number of books and is the co-editor of the first ever handbook on sports injury research methodology. Additionally, he is an associate editor of the Journal of Science and Medicine in Sports, senior associate editor of the British Journal of Sports Medicine, and on the editorial board of the Journal of Athletic Training.

Selected Other Published Works in AJSM

Potential Savings of a Program to Prevent Ankle Sprain RecurrenceEconomic Evaluation of a Randomized Controlled Trial Am J Sports Med November 2010 38 2194-2200; published online before print August 10, 2010, doi:10.1177/0363546510373470

A Novel Imaging Method for Osteochondral Lesions of the Talus—Comparison of SPECT-CT With MRI Am J Sports Med May 2011 39 1095-1101; published online before print February 7, 2011, doi:10.1177/0363546510392709

Arthroscopic Accessibility of the Talus Quantified by Computed Tomography Simulation Am J Sports Med October 2012 40 2318-2324; published online before print August 8, 2012, doi:10.1177/0363546512455403

The Effect of Lace-up Ankle Braces on Injury Rates in High School Basketball Players Am J Sports Med September 2011 39 1840-1848; published online before print July 27, 2011, doi:10.1177/0363546511406242

Knee-to-Ankle Mosaicplasty for the Treatment of Osteochondral Lesions of the Ankle Joint Am J Sports Med November 2009 37 105S-111S; published online before print October 19, 2009, doi:10.1177/0363546509351481

The Epidemiology of Ankle Injuries in Professional Rugby Union Players Am J Sports Med December 2008 36 2415-2424; published online before print September 8, 2008, doi:10.1177/0363546508322889



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