Diederick (Rick) E. Grobbee was trained as a medical doctor at Utrecht University. In 1996 he was appointed professor of Clinical Epidemiology at Utrecht University and founder of the Julius Center for Health Sciences and Primary Care (1996), a division of the University Medical Center Utrecht (UMCU). In 2008 he founded Julius Clinical Ltd., a full service Academic Clinical Research Organization (www.juliusclinical.com) of which he serves as Chief Medical Officer and Statutory Director. At the University Medical Center Utrecht, he just finished his term as the chair of the Center for Circulatory Health at the UMCU governing cardiovascular patient care, research and education. He holds honorary appointments in Sydney and Kuala Lumpur. At Utrecht University he was appointed Distinguished University Professor in 2010.
Rick Grobbee has been a (principal) investigator in many large-scale epidemiologic studies and randomized intervention trials relating to the prevention and treatment of cardiovascular, cardiometabolic, and cardiorenal disease. In addition, he works on the principles and methods of treatment research, trial design and (big-) data analysis.
T.M. Lam, I. Vaartjes, D.E. Grobbee, D. Karssenberg, J. Lakerveld
Int J Health Geogr . 2021 Feb 1;20(1):7.
University Medical Centre Utrecht
Department of Epidemiology
Research Program Cardiovascular Epidemiology
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