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**Tim van Meurs is a PhD candidate at the Department of Public Administration and Sociology of Erasmus University Rotterdam.** Tim van Meurs’s research is primarily focused on the role of socioeconomic status in the uptake of health information and health campaigns. His PhD project “How to provide health information to those who need it most” is funded by the Erasmus Initiative [Smarter Choices for Better Health][]. In this mixed-methods project, Tim studies why lower socioeconomic strata disregard health information more than higher strata and subsequently aims to diminish the socioeconomic inequality in health. Combining a background in cultural sociology with insights from public health research, he focuses on the role of institutional distrust in this health gap. [Smarter Choices for Better Health]: https://www.eur.nl/en/research/erasmus-initiatives/smarter-choices-better-health

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

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