Jeroen leads a small but ambitious centre of expertise on environmental determinants of physical activity, dietary behaviours and chronic disease risk in adults: 'the Upstream Team'.
In various European and National projects his focus of research is on the individual and environmental determinants of lifestyle behaviours and…read more Click to send mail
Amber van der Heijden is postdoctoral researcher at the department of General Practice and Elderly Care Medicine of VU University Medical Center.
Amber obtained her Master degree in Health Sciences at VU University Amsterdam in 2006. Within…read more Click to send mail
Joline Beulens is Associate Professor of Epidemiology at the department of Epidemiology & Biostatistics of VU Medical Center, where she leads the group on 'Lifestyle and Chronic Disease Epidemiology'.
Joline obtained her Master in Human Nutrition (2001; cum…read more Click to send mail
Roderick Slieker was born on the 1st of November 1986 in Veenendaal. From 2005 to 2009 he studied Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of Utrecht. In 2009, he obtained his Bachelor’s degree after which he started the research…read more Click to send mail
Leen ‘t Hart was born on June 26, 1967 in ‘s-Gravenzande, the Netherlands. After finishing his study in biotechnology (1991), he started his academic career at Leiden University working on a project regarding plant genetics. In 1993 he…read more Click to send mail
Giel Nijpels (1949, Alkmaar, the Netherlands) studied medicine at the University of Amsterdam and specialised as a general practitioner. In 1976 he started a Health Center in Hoorn (a town about 50 km above Amsterdam), where he worked…read more Click to send mail
Dr. Elders is a senior Academic GP and works two days a week in the family practice she founded in the vicinity of the VUmc. She leads the research group together with Joline Beulens since 2014. After a…read more Click to send mail
Femke Rutters is an assistant professor at the department of Epidemiology & Biostatistics of VU University Medical Center, where she leads the research line on ‘the role of stress, sleep and social jetlag in the development and progression…read more Click to send mail
Joreintje Mackenbach was born on 7 October, 1988 in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. In 2010 she obtained her bachelor’s degree in Health Sciences (Health Policy and Management, Erasmus University Rotterdam). As part of her education, she conducted a research…read more Click to send mail