Femke Rutters

Dr. Femke Rutters is an assistant professor at VUmc, interested in the role of psychosocial factors, such as stress, sleep and circadian misalignment in the development and regulation of Type 2 Diabetes. Dr. Rutters supervises over 8 PhD students, manages the Hoorn studies cohorts [www.hoornstudies.com], teaches several courses for post graduate Epidemiology students and Medical students as well as treasuring for the Epidemiology Diabetes Europe Group. Dr. Rutters currently holds the Senior Fellowship of the Dutch Diabetes foundation.


Development of a neighborhood drivability index and its association with transportation behavior in Toronto

N.R. den Braver, J. Lakerveld, P. Gozdyra, T. van de Brug, J.S. Moin, G.S. Fazli, F. Rutters, J. Brug, R. Moineddin, J.W.J. Beulens, G.L. Booth
Environ Int . 2022 May;163:107182

Neighborhood walkability, physical activity and changes in glycemic markers in people with type 2 diabetes: The Hoorn Diabetes Care System cohort

N.R. den Braver, F. Rutters, A.J. Wagtendonk, J.G. Kok, P.P. Harms, J. Brug, J.W.J. Beulens, J. Lakerveld
Health Place . 2021 May;69:102560.

Adherence to a food group-based dietary guideline and incidence of prediabetes and type 2 diabetes.

den Braver, N.R., Rutters, F., van der Spek, A.L.J.K. et al.
European Journal of Nutrition volume 59, pages 2159–2169 (2020)

Prevalence of insomnia (symptoms) in T2D and association with metabolic parameters and glycemic control: meta-analysis.

Koopman ADM, Beulens JW, Dijkstra T, Pouwer F, Bremmer MA, van Straten A, Rutters F.
Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, Volume 105, Issue 3, March 2020, Pages 614-643

Built environment characteristics and diabetes: a systematic review and meta-analysis.

NR, Lakerveld J, Rutters F, Schoonmade LJ, Brug J, Beulens JW
BMC Medicine 16

Cohort profile: the Hoorn studies

Rutters F, Nijpels G, Elders PJ, Stehouwer CDA, van der Heijden AAWA, Groeneveld L, ‘t Hart L, Dekker JM, Beulens JW
International Journal Epidemiology, Volume 47, Issue 2, April 2018, Pages 396-396j

Femke Rutters

Contact information



Amsterdam University Medical Centrer
Location VUmc
Department :
Epidemiology and Data Science
ACS - Diabetes & metabolism
APH - Aging & Later Life
APH - Health Behaviors & Chronic Diseases

De Boelelaan 1089a
1081 HV Amsterdam

Areas of Expertise

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