dr. C.H. (Ilonca) Vaartjes

Associate Professor

  • Department of Epidemiology
  • Julius Center Research Program Cardiovascular Epidemiology

dr. C.H. (Ilonca) Vaartjes

Research Programs



During my PhD, I studied the potential of the use of nationwide registers for cardiovascular disease (CVD) research on incidence and prognosis of CVD in terms of morbidity and mortality. After obtaining my PhD degree, I continued working with registry data and stayed at Liverpool University for an academic visit. I advised researchers from the Netherlands and abroad on the use of registry data.  

I am collaborating with researchers in various disciplines and completing studies with publications in  Cardiovascular, Neurology, Environmental health and Public Health domain. I am project leader of the Global Geo Health Data Center and involved in the Exposome hub of the UU. I am president of the Utrecht Health Project and I am coordinating SUrvey of Risk Factors (SURF-CHD), an international audit on secondary prevention in CHD patients that is supported by ESC.  


Research Output (190)

A global analysis of associations between fine particle air pollution and cardiovascular risk factors:Feasibility study on data linkage

Zhao Min, Hoek Gerard, Strak MacIej, Grobbee Diederick E., Graham Ian, Klipstein-Grobusch Kerstin, Vaartjes Ilonca 6 aug 2020, In: Global Heart. 15 , p. 53

Sex Differences in Cardiovascular Medication Prescription in Primary Care:A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

Zhao Min, Woodward Mark, Vaartjes Ilonca, Millett Elizabeth R C, Klipstein-Grobusch Kerstin, Hyun Karice, Carcel Cheryl, Peters Sanne A E 20 mei 2020, In: Journal of the American Heart Association. 9 43 p.

A prediction model for one- and three-year mortality in dementia:results from a nationwide hospital-based cohort of 50,993 patients in the Netherlands

van de Vorst Irene E., Golüke Nienke M.S., Vaartjes Ilonca, Bots Michiel L., Koek Huiberdina L. mei 2020, In: Age and ageing. 49 , p. 361-367 7 p.

Risk of coronary artery disease in adults with congenital heart disease:A comparison with the general population

Kuijpers Joey M, Vaartjes Ilonca, Bokma Jouke P, van Melle Joost P, Sieswerda Gertjan Tj, Konings Thelma C, Boo Mirjam Bakker-de, van der Bilt Ivo, Voogel Bart, Zwinderman Aeilko H, Mulder Barbara J M, Bouma Berto J 1 apr 2020, In: International Journal of Cardiology. 304 , p. 39-42 4 p.

Mortality after hospital admission for heart failure:improvement over time, equally strong in women as in men

Buddeke J, Valstar G B, van Dis I, Visseren F L J, Rutten F H, den Ruijter H M, Vaartjes I, Bots M L, 10 jan 2020, In: BMC Public Health. 20 10 p.

Exome-chip association analysis of intracranial aneurysms

van 't Hof Femke N G, Lai Dongbing, van Setten Jessica, Bots Michiel L, Vaartjes Ilonca, Broderick Joseph, Woo Daniel, Foroud Tatiana, Rinkel Gabriel J E, de Bakker Paul I W, Ruigrok Ynte M 15 nov 2019, In: Neurology. 94 , p. e481-e488

Risk factors of mortality in older patients with dementia in psychiatric care

Goluke Nienke M S, Geerlings Mirjam I, van de Vorst Irene E, Vaartjes Ilonca H, de Jonghe Annemarieke, Bots Michiel L, Koek Huiberdina L 10 nov 2019, In: International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry. 35 , p. 174-181 8 p.

Risk factors for in-hospital mortality in patients with dementia

Golüke Nienke M S, van de Vorst Irene E, Vaartjes Ilonca H, Geerlings Mirjam I, de Jonghe Annemarieke, Bots Michiel L, Koek Huiberdina L nov 2019, In: Maturitas. 129 , p. 57-61 5 p.

Hart- en vaatziekten in Nederland 2019:25 jaar cijfers over incidentie, prevalentie, ziekte en sterfte.

Bots Michael L, de Boer Annemarijn, Vaartjes Ilonca nov 2019, 25 148 p.

Kerncijfers over hart- en vaatziekten.

de Boer Annemarijn, van Dis I., Vaartjes Ilonca, Bots Michael L nov 2019, p. 51-78 28 p.

All Research Output (190)