Jeroen Lakerveld

Jeroen Lakerveld, PhD is founder and chair of the Upstream Team, a research group focusing on environmental determinants of lifestyle behaviours and chronic disease risk. Jeroen is the Dutch PI of the Policy Evaluation Network, focusing on policies relevant for health behaviours. He is also the PI of the Geoscience and health cohort consortium (GECCO), where 23 large and renowned Dutch cohort studies will be enriched with a wide variety of GIS-derived geographic data, and so enable exposome research.

Publications

Recent Changes in the Dutch Foodscape: Socioeconomic and Urban-Rural Differences.

de Pinho MGM, Mackenbach JD, den Braver NR, Beulens J, Brug J, Lakerveld J.
International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity volume 17, Article number: 43 (2020)

Neighbourhood Drivability: Environmental and Individual Characteristics Associated With Car Use Across Europe.

den Braver NR, Kok JG, Mackenbach JD, Rutter H, Oppert J-M, Compernolle S, Twisk JWR, Brug J, Beulens JWJ, Lakerveld, J.
International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity volume 17, Article number: 8 (2020)

Urban-rural Differences in the Association Between Blood Lipids and Characteristics of the Built Environment: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis.

de Groot R, van den Hurk K, Schoonmade LJ, de Kort WLAM, Brug J, Lakerveld J.
BMJ Glob Health . 2019 Jan 24;4(1):e001017. doi: 10.1136/bmjgh-2018-001017. eCollection 2019.

The moderating role of social neighbourhood factors in the association between features of the physical neighbourhood environment and weight status.

Hoenink JC, Lakerveld J, Rutter H, Compernolle S, De Bourdeaudhuij I, Bárdos H, Charreire H, Oppert JM, Mackenbach JD.
Obes Facts . 2019;12(1):14-24. doi: 10.1159/000496118. Epub 2019 Jan 23.

Local Fast-Food Environment, Diet and Blood Pressure: The Moderating Role of Mastery.

Mackenbach JD, Lakerveld J, Generaal E, Gibson-Smith D, Penninx BWJH , Beulens JWJ.
Eur J Nutr . 2019 Dec;58(8):3129-3134. doi: 10.1007/s00394-018-1857-0. Epub 2018 Nov 13.

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

den Braver NR, Lakerveld J, Rutters F, Schoonmade LJ, Brug J, Beulens JWJ.
BMC Med. 2018 Jan 31;16(1):12.

Jeroen Lakerveld

Contact information

j.lakerveld@amsterdamumc.nl

Amsterdam University Medical Centrer
Location VUmc
Department of Epidemiology and Data Science
De Boelelaan 1089a
1081 HV Amsterdam

 

Areas of Expertise

Environmental Epidemiology Food Environment

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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