Nicole den Braver

Nicole den Braver is a postdoctoral researchers at the department of Epidemiology & Data Science of the Amsterdam UMC. The main focus of her research is pathways between built environment, lifestyle behaviors and non-communicable diseases. Her thesis was on built environmental characteristics related to physical activity and dietary behaviors, and the incidence and progression of type 2 diabetes. Nicole is also involved as a postdoctoral researcher in the Policy Evaluation Network, focusing on the development of a physical activity environment policy index.

Publications

Development of an objectively measured walkability index for the Netherlands

Thao Minh Lam, Zhiyong Wang, Ilonca Vaartjes, Derek Karssenberg, Dick Ettema, Marco Helbich, Erik J. Timmermans, Lawrence D. Frank, Nicolette R. den Braver, Alfred J. Wagtendonk, Joline W. J. Beulens & Jeroen Lakerveld
International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity volume 19, Article number: 50 (2022)

Ultra-processed food consumption patterns among older adults in the Netherlands and the role of the food environment

Pinho MGM, Lakerveld J, Harbers MC, Sluijs I, Vermeulen R, Huss A, Boer JMA, Verschuren WMM, Brug J, Beulens JWJ, Mackenbach JD.
European Journal of Nutrition. 60 (2021).

Environmental risk factors of type 2 diabetes-an exposome approach

Beulens JWJ, Pinho MGM, Abreu TC, den Braver NR, Lam TM, Huss A, Vlaanderen J, Sonnenschein T, Siddiqui NZ, Yuan Z, Kerckhoffs J, Zhernakova A, Brandao Gois MF, Vermeulen RCH.
Diabetologia. 2021 Nov 18.

Adherence to a food group-based dietary guideline and incidence of prediabetes and type 2 diabetes.

den Braver, N.R., Rutters, F., van der Spek, A.L.J.K. et al.
European Journal of Nutrition volume 59, pages 2159–2169 (2020)

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)

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.

Decoding the exposome

Decoding the exposome

Exposome-NL is a Dutch consortium of over fifty scientists from different disciplines, universities and medical centres. Together the scientists will systematically sequence the environmental factors influencing our health.

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