Gerard is an associate professor at the Institute for Risk Assesment Sciences at Utrecht University. His research focuses on methods for improved exposure assessment to environmental stressors, with a focus on outdoor air pollution. Application of these exposure estimates in epidemiological studies is his second focus. In recent years he worked on mobile monitoring campaigns, application of sensors, exposome, health effects of low-level air pollution and combined health effects of different environmental stressors, including air pollution, noise and green space.
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Environ Health . 2019 May 16;18(1):50. doi: 10.1186/s12940-019-0487-1.
Schmitz O, Beelen R, Strak M, Hoek G, Soenario I, Brunekreef B, Vaartjes I, Dijst MJ, Grobbee DE, Karssenberg D.
Sci Data . 2019 Mar 12;6:190035. doi: 10.1038/sdata.2019.35.
de Hoog K, Chenc J, Gulliverd J, Hoffmann B, Hertel O, Ketzel M, Bauwelinck M, van Donkelaar A, Hvidtfeldt UA, Katsouyann K, Klompmaker J, Martin RV, Samoli E, Schwart PE, Stafoggia M, Bellander T, Strak M, Wolf K, Hoek G.
Environment International Volume 120, November 2018, Pages 81-92
Vlaanderen JJ, Janssen NA , Hoek G, Keski-Rahkonen P, Barupal DK, Cassee FR, Gosens I, Strak M , Steenhof M, Lan G, Brunekreef B, Scalbert A, Vermeulen RCH.
Environ Res . 2017 Jul;156:341-348. doi: 10.1016/j.envres.2017.03.042. Epub 2017 Apr 6.
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