drs. ir. L. (Lenie) van Rossem

Assistant Professor

  • Department of Public Health, Healthcare Innovation & Evaluation and Medical Humanities (PHM)
  • Julius Center Research Program Cardiovascular Epidemiology

drs. ir. L. (Lenie) van Rossem

Research Programs


Lenie van Rossem is fascinated by how early life can influence health from infancy to adulthood. Therefore, her research for the past years has focused on the question how early life factors (i.e. infant nutrition, air pollution exposure during pregnancy, socio-economic status) can influence the development of cardiovascular health (overweight, blood pressure). Performing these studies has led to new research questions: unravelling how breastfeeding can contribute to cardiovascular health throughout life. Two innovative elements in her research are the measurements of different breastfeeding components and the early measurements of cardiovascular health by a non-invasive ultrasound. With her research, she aims to contribute to public health by decreasing cardiovascular risk in the earliest stages of life, and by methods that are accessible and feasible for the population.

Side Activities

  • None

Fellowship and Awards

  • 2014 - Dr. E. Dekker grant; junior postdoc

Research Output (44)

Long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids in infant formula and cardiovascular markers in childhood

Pluymen Linda P.M., Dalmeijer Gerdien, Smit Henriëtte A., Uiterwaal Cuno S.P.M., van der Ent Cornelis K., van Rossem Lenie 26 sep 2017, In: Maternal and Child Nutrition. 14

Pubertal Timing and Cardiometabolic Markers at Age 16 Years

Berentzen Nina E, Wijga Alet H, van Rossem Lenie, Postma Dirkje S., Gehring Ulrike, Smit Henriëtte A aug 2017, In: Journal of Pediatrics. 187 , p. 158-164 7 p.

Lifetime secondhand smoke exposure and childhood and adolescent asthma:findings from the PIAMA cohort

Milanzi Edith B, Brunekreef Bert, Koppelman Gerard H, Wijga Alet H, van Rossem Lenie, Vonk Judith M, Smit Henriëtte A, Gehring Ulrike 23 feb 2017, In: Environmental Health [E]. 16

Worldwide trends in blood pressure from 1975 to 2015:a pooled analysis of 1479 population-based measurement studies with 19·1 million participants

Zhou B., Bentham James, Di Cesare Mariachiara, Bixby Honor, Danaei Goodarz, Cowan Melanie J., Paciorek Christopher J., Singh Gitanjali, Hajifathalian Kaveh, Bennett James E., Taddei Cristina, Bilano Ver, Carrillo-Larco Rodrigo M., Djalalinia Shirin, Khatibzadeh Shahab, Lugero Charles, Peykari Niloofar, Zhang Wan Zhu, Lu Yuan, Stevens Gretchen A., Riley Leanne M., Bovet Pascal, Elliott Paul, Gu Dongfeng, Ikeda Nayu, Jackson Rod T., Joffres Michel, Kengne Andre Pascal, Laatikainen Tiina, Lam Tai Hing, Laxmaiah Avula, Liu Jing, Miranda J. Jaime, Mondo Charles K., Neuhauser Hannelore K., Sundström Johan, Smeeth Liam, Sorić Maroje, Woodward Mark, Ezzati Majid, Abarca-Gómez Leandra, Abdeen Ziad A., Rahim Hanan Abdul, Abu-Rmeileh Niveen M., Acosta-Cazares Benjamin, Peeters Petra H., van der Schouw Yvonne T., van Rossem Lenie, Verschuren W. M.Monique, Widyahening Indah S., 7 jan 2017, In: The Lancet. 389 , p. 37-55 19 p.

Growth and BMI during the first 14 y of life in offspring from women with type 1 or type 2 diabetes mellitus

Hammoud Nurah M, de Valk Harold W, van Rossem Lenie, Biesma Douwe H, Wit Jan M, Visser Gerard H A 21 dec 2016, In: Pediatric Research. 81 , p. 342-348 7 p.

Cesarean Delivery, Overweight throughout Childhood, and Blood Pressure in Adolescence

Pluymen Linda P M, Smit Henriëtte A, Wijga Alet H, Gehring Ulrike, De Jongste Johan C, Van Rossem Lenie dec 2016, In: Journal of Pediatrics. 179 , p. 111-117.e3

Fatty acid composition in breastfeeding and school performance in children aged 12 years

Dalmeijer Geertje W, Wijga Alet H, Gehring Ulrike, Renders Carry M, Koppelman Gerard H, Smit Henriette A, van Rossem Lenie okt 2016, In: European Journal of Nutrition. 55 , p. 2199-207

Family history of myocardial infarction, stroke and diabetes and cardiometabolic markers in children

Berentzen Nina E., Wijga Alet H., van Rossem Lenie, Koppelman Gerard H., van Nieuwenhuizen Bo, Gehring Ulrike, Spijkerman Annemieke M W, Smit Henriëtte A. aug 2016, In: Diabetologia. 59 , p. 1666-1674

Elemental constituents of particulate matter and newborn’s size in eight European cohorts

Pedersen Marie, Gehring Ulrike, Beelen Rob, Wang Meng, Giorgis-Allemand Lise, Andersen Anne Marie Nybo, Basagaña Xavier, Bernard Claire, Cirach Marta, Forastiere Francesco, De Hoogh Kees, Gražuleviĉvienė Regina, Gruzieva Olena, Hoek Gerard, Jedynska Aleksandra, Klümper Claudia, Kooter Ingeborg M., Krämer Ursula, Kukkonen Jaakko, Porta Daniela, Postma Dirkje S., Raaschou-Nielsen Ole, Van Rossem Lenie, Sunyer Jordi, Sørensen Mette, Tsai Ming Yi, Vrijkotte Tanja G M, Wilhelm Michael, Nieuwenhuijsen Mark J., Pershagen Göran, Brunekreef Bert, Kogevinas Manolis, Slama Rémy 1 jan 2016, In: Environmental Health Perspectives. 124 , p. 141-150 10 p.

All Research Output (44)