Gerard Hoek

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.   

Publications

Relations Between Air Pollution and Vascular Development in 5-year Old Children: A Cross-Sectional Study in the Netherlands

Ntarladima A, Vaartjes I, Grobbee DE, Dijst M, Schmitz O, Uiterwaal C, Dalmeijer G, van der Ent C, Hoek G, Karssenberg D.
Environ Health . 2019 May 16;18(1):50. doi: 10.1186/s12940-019-0487-1.

High Resolution Annual Average Air Pollution Concentration Maps for the Netherlands

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.

Spatial PM2.5, NO2, O3 and BC models for Western Europe – Evaluation of spatiotemporal stability

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

The Impact of Ambient Air Pollution on the Human Blood Metabolome

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.

Gerard Hoek

Contact information

g.hoek@uu.nl

Utrecht University
Nieuw Gildestein
Yalelaan 2
Room 3.52
3584 CM Utrecht

 

Areas of Expertise

Air quality Environmental Epidemiology Exposome Green space Noise Sensors

Our ultimate goal is that people live healthily for longer

Our ultimate goal is that people live healthily for longer

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.

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