Tabea is a PhD candidate for EXPOSOME-NL as well as EXPANSE, 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.
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.Read More