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Expert in Epidemiology, Legal Epidemiology, Genetic Epidemiology, Systematic Reviews and Disease Causation

Expert ID: 729112 United Kingdom

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Expert is Expert and head of the Unit of Urologic and Genetic Epidemiology at the University of Birmingham (UK) and Vice-President of the European Epidemiology Federation. He holds an honorary professorship at Huiyang People's Hospital (China) and is visiting Expert and head of the department of Complex Genetics at Maastricht University, the Netherlands. He received a Bachelor degree in Occupational Therapy in 1994; three Master degrees in Health Science, Epidemiology and Genetic Epidemiology in 1997, 1998 and 2002; a PhD degree in Cancer Epidemiology in 2001 and was promoted to Chair in 2006. He has published over 100 scientific papers mainly on Causal Epidemiology, Research Synthesis and Twin Studies, with special emphasis on Child Development, Diabetes and Urological Cancers. He serves on the boards of Netherlands Society of Epidemiology and the International Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine. He is director of a contract research and training organisation that provides short-term research support, research reports based on evidence synthesis and training Seminars in the fields of Classical Epidemiology, Genetic Epidemiology and Legal Epidemiology.

Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 2001 Degree: PhD Subject: Epidemiology Institution: Maastricht University, Maastricht, the Netherlands
Year: 2002 Degree: MSc Subject: Genetic Epidemiology Institution: Erasmus University, Rotterdam, the Netherlands
Year: 1998 Degree: MSc Subject: Epidemiology Institution: Maastricht University, Maastricht, the Netherlands
Year: 1997 Degree: MSc Subject: Health Education and Promotion Institution: Maastricht University, Maastricht, the Netherlands
Year: 1994 Degree: BSc Subject: Occupational Therapy Institution: Zuyd University, Hoensbroek, The Netherlands

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2004 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Full Professor, Head of Unit Department: Department of Public Health, Epidemiology and Biostatistics Responsibilities: Head of Unit of Urologic and Genetic Epidemiology
Years: 2007 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Visiting Professor, Interim head of department Department: Genetics and Cell Biology Responsibilities: Interim head of department of Complex Genetics

Career Accomplishments

Professional Appointments
Vice-President of the European Epidemiology Federation
Awards / Recognition
Visiting Expert, Catholic University Leuven, Belgium; Honorary Expert, Huiyang People's Hospital, Huizhou, China; Visiting Expert, Maastricht University, the Netherlands.
Publications and Patents Summary
Published over 100 scientific epidemiologic papers

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