Esther Metting PhD (1977) studied psychology and clinical/psychosocial epidemiology and is post-researcher at the Groningen Research Institute of Asthma and COPD Primary care group (GRIAC-PC) based in the department of General Practice in the University Medical Center Groningen. Field of expertise is the epidemiology of asthma, COPD and ACOS in primary care. She is the head of data assessment of the Asthma/COPD service an integrated care project of the GRIAC and the CERTE laboratories and is the project leader of the international IRW inhalation technique project. Overall aim of her daily research is to improve the care for asthma and COPD patients by obtaining information from real life data. Above that, in several studies patients’ opinions were evaluated via interviews or focus groups so that this information can be used in patient centered health care applications. She is involved in several national and international eHealth studies. Esther supervised many master students during their scientific internship.