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