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

A Knowledge Transfer Approach to Map Long-Term Concentrations of Hyperlocal Air Pollution from Short-Term Mobile Measurements

Z. Yuan, J. Kerckhoffs, G. Hoek, R. Vermeulen
Environ Sci Technol . 2022 Sep 19. doi: 10.1021

Europe-wide air pollution modeling from 2000 to 2019 using geographically weighted regression

Youchen Shen, Kees de Hoogh, Oliver Schmitz, Nicholas Clinton, Karin Tuxen-Bettman, Jørgen Brandt, Jesper Christensen, Lise Frohn, Camilla Geels, Derek Karssenberg, Roel Vermeulen, Gerard Hoek
Environment International (168), October 2022

Environmental factors shaping the gut microbiome in a Dutch population

R. Gacesa, A. Kurilshikov, A. Vich Vila, T. Sinha, M.A.Y. Klaassen L.A. Bolte, S. Andreu-Sánchez, L. Chen, V. Collij, S. Hu, J.A.M. Dekens, V.C. Lenters, J.R. Björk, J.C. Swarte, M.A. Swertz, B.H. Jansen, J. Gelderloos-Arends, S. Jankipersadsing, M. Hofker, R.C.H. Vermeulen, S. Sanna, H.J.M. Harmsen, C. Wijmenga, J. Fu, A. Zhernakova, R.K. Weersma
Nature (2022)

Mixed-Effects Modeling Framework for Amsterdam and Copenhagen for Outdoor NO 2 Concentrations Using Measurements Sampled with Google Street View Cars

Jules Kerckhoffs, Jibran Khan, Gerard Hoek, Zhendong Yuan, Thomas Ellermann, Ole Hertel, Matthias Ketzel, Steen Solvang Jensen, Kees Meliefste, Roel Vermeulen
Environment Science and Technology, March 2022

Residential proximity to livestock animals and mortality from respiratory diseases in The Netherlands: A prospective census-based cohort study

Mariana Simões, Nicole Janssen, Dick Heederik, Lidwien Smit, Roel Vermeulen, Anke Huss
Environment International (161), March 2022

Machine learning approaches to characterize the obesogenic urban exposome

Haykanush Ohanyan, Lützen Portengren, Anke Huss, Eugenio Traini, Joline W.J. Beulens, Gerard Hoek, Jeroen Lakerveld, Roel Vermeulen
Environment International (158), Jan 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).

Scrutinizing Privacy in Multi-Omics Research: How to Provide Ethical Grounding for the Identification of Privacy-Relevant Data Properties.

Safarlou CW, Bredenoord AL, Vermeulen R, Jongsma KR.
Am J Bioeth. 2021 Dec;21(12):73-75.

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.

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 Exposure Science Microplastics Molecular Epidemiology Risk Assessment Sensors

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