Roel Vermeulen

Roel Vermeulen is a Professor of Environmental Epidemiology and Exposome Science at Utrecht University. His scientific research focuses on environmental risk factors for non-communicable diseases with a strong emphasis on integrating epidemiology, high quality exposure assessment, and molecular biology into multidisciplinary investigations. Vermeulen is the director of the Utrecht Exposome Hub, PI of several large case-control and prospective occupational and general population studies and together with Jelle Vlaanderen the Project Coordinator of EXPANSE, a European research project that focuses on the urban exposome.

Publications

Diesel Engine Exhaust Exposure, Smoking, and Lung Cancer Subtype Risks: A Pooled Exposure-response Analysis of 14 Case-control Studies

Ge C, Peters S, Olsson A, Portengen L, Schüz J , Almansa J, Ahrens W, Bencko V, Benhamou S, Boffetta P, Bueno-de-Mesquita B, Caporaso N, Consonni D, Demers P, Fabiánová E, Fernández-Tardón G, Field J, Forastiere F, Foretova, Guénel P, Gustavsson P, Janout V, Jöckel K-H, Karrasch S , Landi MT, Lissowska J, Luce D, Mates D, McLaughlin J, Merletti F , Mirabelli D, Pándics T, Parent M-E, Plato N, Pohlabeln H, Richiardi L, Siemiatycki J, Świątkowska B, Tardón A, Wichmann H-E, Zaridze D, Straif K , Kromhout H, Vermeulen RCH.
Am J Respir Crit Care Med . 2020 Apr 24. doi: 10.1164/rccm.201911-2101OC.

The exposome and health: Where chemistry meets biology

Vermeulen RCH, Schymanski EL, Barabási AL, Miller GW.
Science 24 Jan 2020: Vol. 367, Issue 6476, pp. 392-396. DOI: 10.1126/science.aay3164

Shedding Some Light in the Dark—A Comparison of Personal Measurements with Satellite-Based Estimates of Exposure to Light at Night among Children in the Netherlands

Huss A, van Wel L, Bogaards L, Vrijkotte T, Wolf L, Hoek G, Vermeulen RCH.
Environmental health perspectives. 2019 Jun 3;127(6):067001.

Associations of Electric Shock and Extremely Low-Frequency Magnetic Field Exposure With the Risk of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis: The Euro-MOTOR Project

Peters S, Visser AE, D’Ovidio F, Beghi E, Chiò A, Logroscino G, Hardiman O, Kromhout H, Huss A, Veldink J, Vermeulen RCH, van den Berg LH.
American Journal of Epidemiology, Volume 188, Issue 4, April 2019, Pages 796–805, https://doi.org/10.1093/aje/kwy287

Error in air pollution exposure model determinants and bias in health estimates

Vlaanderen J, Portengen L, Chadeau-Hyam M, Szpiro A, Gehring U, Brunekreef B, Hoek G, Vermeulen RCH.
Journal of exposure science & environmental epidemiology. 2019 Mar;29(2):258.

Cohort Profile: LIFEWORK, a Prospective Cohort Study on Occupational and Environmental Risk Factors and Health in the Netherlands

Reedijk M, Lenters V, Slottje P, Pijpe A, Peeters PH, Korevaar JC, Bueno-de-Mesquita B, Verschuren WMM, Verheij RA, Pieterson I, van Leeuwen FE , Rookus MA ,Kromhout H , Vermeulen RCH.
BMJ Open . 2018 Feb 3;8(2):e018504. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2017-018504.

The Impact of Ambient Air Pollution on the Human Blood Metabolome

Vlaanderen JJ, Janssen NA , Hoek G, Keski-Rahkonen P, Barupal DK, Cassee FR, Gosens I, Strak M , Steenhof M, Lan G, Brunekreef B, Scalbert A, Vermeulen RCH.
Environ Res . 2017 Jul;156:341-348. doi: 10.1016/j.envres.2017.03.042. Epub 2017 Apr 6.

Roel Vermeulen

Contact information

r.c.h.vermeulen@uu.nl

Utrecht University
Department Population Health Sciences
Institute for Risk Assesment Sciences (IRAS)

Nieuw Gildestein
Yalelaan 2
Room 3.53
3584 CM Utrecht

Areas of Expertise

Air quality Environmental Epidemiology Epidemiology Exposome Exposure Science Molecular Epidemiology Proteomics Risk Assessment

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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