Joline Beulens

Joline Beulens is Professor of Lifestyle and Cardiometabolic Disease Epidemiology at the Department of Epidemiology & Data Science of Amsterdam UMC. She leads the group on 'Lifestyle and Chronic Disease Epidemiology'. The main focus of her research is on aetiology and prevention of cardiometabolic diseases with a specific focus on the role of health behaviours. She uses large observational studies to quantify the association of different risk factors or exposures with the occurrence type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular diseases or to accurately predict those with a high risk of developing those diseases. Intervention studies are used to confirm observed associations and prevent occurrence of cardiometabolic diseases. She is PI of CVON Supreme Nudge consortium investigating the role of nudging, pricing and a physical activity app on cardiometabolic risk in people with low socioeconomic position. Joline Beulens is (past) editor of several international journals like Diabetologia, European Journal of Preventive Cardiology and British Journal of Nutrition. She is member of the nutrition council of the Dutch Health Council and past president of the Dutch Academy of Nutritional Sciences (2016-2018).

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)

Diabetes as a cardiovascular risk factor: An overview of global trends of macro and micro vascular complications.

Dal Canto E, Ceriello A, Rydén L, Ferrini M, Hansen TB, Schnell O, Standl E, Beulens JW.
Eur J Prev Cardiol. 2019 Dec;26(2_suppl):25-32.

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.

Non-invasive risk scores for prediction of type 2 diabetes (EPIC-InterAct): a validation of existing models

Kengne AP, Beulens JW, Peelen LM, ….., Wareham NJ.
Lancet Diabetes Endocrinol. 2014 Jan;2(1):19-29.

Joline Beulens

Contact information

j.beulens@amsterdamumc.nl

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

Areas of Expertise

Food Environment Metabolic Health Nutritional Epidemiology

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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