Mirthe Muilwijk is a postdoctoral researcher cardiovascular epidemiology at the department of Epidemiology & Data Science of Amsterdam UMC, and involved in the panel study of Exposome-NL. She is registered epidemiologist and her main interest lies in the effect of environmental exposures, including dietary intake, on type 2 diabetes. She is specifically interested in the intermediary role of metabolomics.
Mirthe studied Biomedical Sciences at Utrecht University. After graduation, she worked at the Food and Authentifity business unit of RIKILT WUR. Mirthe's PhD research was on type 2 diabetes among South Asians, as part of the EuroDHYAN project. During her PhD, Mirthe obtained a travel grant to visit the Institute of Cardiovascular & Medical Sciences, University of Glasgow.
Amsterdam UMC, Location VUmc
Epidemiology and Data Science
De Boelelaan 1089a, 1081 HV Amsterdam
The environment we live in has a dominant impact on our health. It explains an estimated seventy percent of the chronic disease burden. Where we live, what we eat, how much we exercise, the air we breathe and whom we associate with; all of these environmental factors play a role. The combination of these factors over the life course is called the exposome. There is general (scientific) consensus that understanding more about the exposome will help explain the current burden of disease and that it provides entry points for prevention and ...Read More