Joreintje Mackenbach

15:00 - 15:30 hrs, Polar

Joreintje Mackenbach is a registered epidemiologist and assistant professor at the Department of Epidemiology and Data Science at the Amsterdam Public Health research institute, based at the VU University Medical Center.

Joreintje has a background in Health Sciences (Policy & Management and Public Health) and obtained her PhD in 2016 (cum laude) with a thesis on 'obesogenic environments'. Her research is dedicated to the upstream determinants of lifestyle behaviours and chronic disease risk, with a specific focus on food environments.

In 2017, she received a personal research grant from NWO. With this Veni grant, she set up the 'Eef & Leef' study to investigate through what mechanism the food environment influences food choices. Further, Joreintje is project manager of the Supreme Nudge project, a 5-year project financed by the Dutch Heart Foundation and ZonMw, that uses environmental interventions to improve cardiometabolic health.

From 2020 onwards, Joreintje is also researcher in the H2020 EXPANSE project and Exposome-NL, both focused on the exposomal (environmental) influences on cardiometabolic health. 

Joreintje is particularly interested in understanding why and how our living environments influence behaviours and health, and she aims to combine insights from epidemiology with theories, tools and methods from other disciplines such as geography, sociology and psychology. 

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Joreintje Mackenbach

Contact information

Amsterdam University Medical Center
Location VUmc
Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics
De Boelelaan 1089a, 1081 HV Amsterdam
0031 20 4448198

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