Dr Anke Huss is an environmental epidemiologist working at the Institute for Risk Assessment Sciences (IRAS) at Utrecht University. She is specialised in assessing exposures from a range of environmental exposures, for example from modern telecommunication technology or pesticides, and the subsequent evaluation of possible associated risks. She has been principal investigator and senior scientist in a large number of European Union funded studies in the field of environmental health (GERONIMO, MOBIKIDS, HERA, SPRINT). She is co-Pi of the LIFEWORK cohort. She is a member of Electromagnetic field and health expert group of the Dutch Health Council, of the Swedish Radiation Safety Authority and of the International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection (ICNIRP).
Peters S, Visser AE, D’Ovidio F, Beghi E, Chiò A, Logroscino G, Hardiman O, Kromhout H, Huss A, Veldink J, Vermeulen RCH, van den Berg LH.
American Journal of Epidemiology, Volume 188, Issue 4, April 2019, Pages 796–805, https://doi.org/10.1093/aje/kwy287
We know far less about the exposome than we do about the human genome. So far, we only understand about half of the disease burden for which we know the environment plays a role. If we want to prevent people from becoming ill, then we need to understand the other half too. We therefore want to systematically analyse the exposome for the first time. We will start with research into the causes of cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes. The techniques and insights from this research will also be applicable to other chronic conditions.Read More