January 2021

Associate professor

2021-present  Wageningen University, Wageningen, the Netherlands.

Division of Human Nutrition and Health

November 2017

Research group leader, Associate professor

2017-present  Erasmus University Medical Center, Rotterdam, the Netherlands.

Management: research group leader of the Nutrition & Lifestyle group, Principal investigator for nutrition, lifestyle and obesity data in the Generation R and Rotterdam Study

Research: The role of nutrition and lifestyle in health and disease throughout the life course

Teaching: Nutrition & Health; Global public health; Epidemiology

Other: Scientific integrity officer dept of Epidemiology; Coordinator of the master research projects dept of Epidemiology

October 2015

Postdoctoral scientist

2015-2017  Erasmus University Medical Center, Rotterdam, the Netherlands

Research: Nutrition and cardiometabolic health throughout the life course

Teaching: Global public health; Maternal & child health; Lifestyle & non-communicable diseases

Other: Scientific integrity officer Department of Epidemiology

June 2015

Postdoctoral scientist

2015-2016 Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, U.S.A.

Seven-month research visit for a project on dietary patterns, inflammation, and type 2 diabetes at the Department of Nutrition

February 2015

Visiting researcher

2015 Nestlé Research Center, Lausanne, Switzerland

One-month research visit for a collaborative project on maternal diet and breast milk quality

January 2015

August 2014

MSc Health Sciences

2012-2014  Netherlands Institute for Health Sciences (NIHES), Rotterdam, the Netherlands

Specialization: Epidemiology

May 2012

PhD Epidemiology

2012-2015 Erasmus University, Rotterdam, the Netherlands        

Research: Nutrition in early life and child body composition and cardiometabolic health.

Teaching: Global public health; Maternal & child health

Other: Organization weekly seminars at the department of Epidemiology

September 2011

Nutrition scientist

2011-2012 Unilever Research and Development, Vlaardingen, the Netherlands

Main research focus: phytosterols and cholesterol

October 2010

Visiting scholar

2010-2011  University of California Berkeley, Berkeley, California, U.S.A.

In vitro and animal studies on the regulation of lipolysis, at the Department of Nutritional Science and Toxicology, as part of a research internship in Metabolism & Nutrigenomics