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prof. dr. J.H.H.M. (Janneke) van de Wijgert

Full Professor
prof. dr. J.H.H.M. (Janneke) van de Wijgert
  • Department of Epidemiology
  • Julius Center Research Program Infectious Diseases

Research Programs

Infection & Immunity

Biography

Biography

Prof. Janneke van de Wijgert, MD PhD MPH, is a translational infectious disease researcher, educated in biomedical sciences and medicine (Utrecht University, Netherlands), and public health epidemiology (University of California at Berkeley, USA). Her work experience includes clinical epidemiological and public health research, laboratory research, and product development in various European, African, Asian, and American countries. Former employers include the University of California at San Franciscio (5 years of which as Director of the UZ-UCSF Collaborative HIV Research Program in Harare, Zimbabwe), the Population Council in New York, and the Amsterdam Institute for Global Health and Development at the Amsterdam University Medical Center. She was appointed Full Professor in the Institute of Infection and Global Health at the University of Liverpool in 2012 and in the Julius Center for Health Sciences and Primary Care of the University Medical Center Utrecht in 2017. She currently still divides her time between Utrecht and Liverpool. She has supervised/is supervising multiple PhD, Master’s and Bachelor students, and has published more than 160 peer-reviewed papers.
 
Janneke van de Wijgert’s main areas of research and teaching include 1) general infectious and immune-mediated disease epidemiology (including COVID-19); 2) the role of the human microbiome in health and disease; 3) the role of the cervicovaginal microbiome in reproductive and neonatal health and disease, and in prevention of HIV transmission; and 4) evaluation of diagnostics, treatments, and prevention interventions in these areas. In addition to traditional epidemiological approaches, she has specialised in incorporating ‘-omics’ and other complex biological data into epidemiological models. During the COVID-19 epidemic, she has worked with eHealth applications to control epidemic spread.

 

 

Side Activities

Lid van de Begeleidingscommissie Digitale Ondersteuning Bestrijding Covid-19 van het Ministerie van VWS;

Regular peer reviewer for journals and funding agencies;

Regular invited speaker, session chair, or Scientific Advisory Committee member at scientific meetings and conferences.

Advisor of biotech companies in infectious disease diagnostics and therapeutics (unpaid).

 

Research Output (71)

Intermittent Lactobacilli-containing Vaginal Probiotic or Metronidazole Use to Prevent Bacterial Vaginosis Recurrence:A Pilot Study Incorporating Microscopy and Sequencing

van de Wijgert Janneke H H M, Verwijs Marijn C, Agaba Stephen K, Bronowski Christina, Mwambarangwe Lambert, Uwineza Mireille, Lievens Elke, Nivoliez Adrien, Ravel Jacques, Darby Alistair C 1 dec 2020, In: Scientific Reports. 10 , p. 3884

Thoracic imaging tests for the diagnosis of COVID-19

Islam Nayaar, Salameh Jean-Paul, Leeflang Mariska Mg, Hooft Lotty, McGrath Trevor A, van der Pol Christian B, Frank Robert A, Kazi Sakib, Prager Ross, Hare Samanjit S, Dennie Carole, Spijker René, Deeks Jonathan J, Dinnes Jacqueline, Jenniskens Kevin, Korevaar Daniël A, Cohen Jérémie F, Van den Bruel Ann, Takwoingi Yemisi, van de Wijgert Janneke, Wang Junfeng, McInnes Matthew Df, 26 nov 2020, In: The Cochrane database of systematic reviews. 2020 , p. 1-97

Thoracic imaging tests for the diagnosis of COVID-19

Salameh Jean-Paul, Leeflang Mariska Mg, Hooft Lotty, Islam Nayaar, McGrath Trevor A, van der Pol Christian B, Frank Robert A, Prager Ross, Hare Samanjit S, Dennie Carole, Spijker René, Deeks Jonathan J, Dinnes Jacqueline, Jenniskens Kevin, Korevaar Daniël A, Cohen Jérémie F, Van den Bruel Ann, Takwoingi Yemisi, van de Wijgert Janneke, Damen Johanna Aag, Wang Junfeng, McInnes Matthew Df, 30 sep 2020, In: The Cochrane database of systematic reviews. 2020

New-Onset Diabetes in Covid-19

van de Wijgert Janneke H., Verwijs Marijn C 20 aug 2020, In: The New England journal of medicine. 383 , p. 789-790 2 p.

Impact of delays on effectiveness of contact tracing strategies for COVID-19:a modelling study

Kretzschmar Mirjam E, Rozhnova Ganna, Bootsma Martin C J, van Boven Michiel, van de Wijgert Janneke H H M, Bonten Marc J M 16 jul 2020, In: The Lancet Public Health. 5 , p. e452-e459

Erratum:Correction to: Two Randomized Controlled Trials of Bacillus Calmette-Guérin Vaccination to reduce absenteeism among health care workers and hospital admission by elderly persons during the COVID-19 pandemic: A structured summary of the study protocols for two randomised controlled trials (Trials (2020) 21 1 (481))

Ten Doesschate Thijs, Moorlag Simone J C F M, van der Vaart Thomas W, Taks Esther, Debisarun Priya, Ten Oever Jaap, Bleeker-Rovers Chantal P, Verhagen Patricia Bruijning, Lalmohamed Arief, Ter Heine Rob, van Crevel Reinout, van de Wijgert Janneke, Janssen Axel B, Bonten Marc J, van Werkhoven Cornelis H, Netea Mihai G, 22 jun 2020, In: Trials. 21 , p. 555 1 p.

Two Randomized Controlled Trials of Bacillus Calmette-Guerin Vaccination to reduce absenteeism among health care workers and hospital admission by elderly persons during the COVID-19 pandemic: A structured summary of the study protocols for two randomised controlled trials:A structured summary of the study protocols for two randomised controlled trials

Ten Doesschate Thijs, Moorlag Simone J C F M, van der Vaart Thomas W, Taks Esther, Debisarun Priya, Ten Oever Jaap, Bleeker-Rovers Chantal P, Verhagen Patricia Bruijning, Lalmohamed Arief, Ter Heine Rob, van Crevel Reinout, van de Wijgert Janneke, Janssen Axel B, Bonten Marc J, van Werkhoven Cornelis H, Netea Mihai G, 5 jun 2020, In: Trials. 21 2 p.

Imaging tests for the diagnosis of COVID-19

McInnes Matthew D.F., Leeflang Mariska M.G., Salameh Jean Paul, McGrath Trevor A., van der Pol Christian B., Frank Robert A., Prager Ross, Hare Samanjit S., Dennie Carole, Spijker René, Deeks Jonathan J., Dinnes Jacqueline, Jenniskens Kevin, Korevaar Daniël A., Cohen Jérémie F., Van den Bruel Ann, Takwoingi Yemisi, van de Wijgert Janneke, Damen Johanna A.A.G., Hooft Lotty 2 jun 2020, In: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. 2020

Vaginal probiotic adherence and acceptability in Rwandan women with high sexual risk participating in a pilot randomised controlled trial:a mixed-methods approach

Verwijs Marijn C, Agaba Stephen, Umulisa Marie Michele, Uwineza Mireille, Nivoliez Adrien, Lievens Elke, van de Wijgert Janneke H H M 19 mei 2020, In: BMJ Open. 10

Pathobionts in the Vaginal Microbiota:Individual Participant Data Meta-Analysis of Three Sequencing Studies

van de Wijgert Janneke H H M, Verwijs Marijn C, Gill A Christina, Borgdorff Hanneke, van der Veer Charlotte, Mayaud Philippe 15 apr 2020, In: Frontiers in cellular and infection microbiology. 10 , p. 1-20

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