Tabea Sonnenschein

Tabea is a PhD candidate for Exposome-NL as well as the European research project EXPANSE (focus on urban exposome), focused on building and testing a spatial agent-based model of urban interventions to prevent cardio-metabolic pulmonary diseases. The goal is a simulation model that predicts behavioural and environmental exposure change, health impacts and social costs and benefits caused by interventions in domains, such as transport, land use or commercial regulation. Her background is GIS, Complex Systems Sciences and Computational Social Sciences.


Agent-based Modeling of Urban Exposome Interventions: Prospects, Model Architectures and Methodological Challenges

Tabea Sonnenschein, Simon Scheider, G Ardine de Wit, Cathryn C Tonne, Roel Vermeulen
Exposome, Volume 2

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.

Tabea Sonnenschein

Contact information

Utrecht University
Human Geography and Spatial Planning
Health Technology Assessment (HTA)


Areas of Expertise

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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