Prof. dr. Rick Grobbee Prof. dr. Rick Grobbee

Prof. dr. Rick Grobbee
Prof. dr. Rick Grobbee

Societal impact

Rick Grobbee supervises a comprehensive international MSc course on epidemiology, and runs satellite courses in various Central European Countries, Africa, Japan, Malaysia, and Indonesia.

He has previously chaired the Netherlands Consensus Conference on Diagnosis and Treatment of Hypertension, was a past president of the Netherlands Society of Epidemiology, and is a member of the Dutch Consensus Committee for Cardiovascular Prevention. In 2012 he initiated Elevate, a platform for credited e-learning in international health sciences (

Key publications (to be updated)

  • Effects of a fixed-dose combination strategy on adherence and risk factors in patients with or at high risk of CVD: the UMPIRE randomized clinical trial.
    Thom S, Poulter N, Field J, Patel A, Prabhakaran D, Stanton A, Grobbee DE, Bots ML, Reddy KS, Cidambi R, Bompoint S, Billot L, Rodgers A; UMPIRE Collaborative Group. 
    JAMA, 2013;310(9):918-29
  • Common carotid intima-media thickness measurements in cardiovascular risk prediction: a meta-analysis.
    Den Ruijter HM, Peters SA, Anderson TJ, Britton AR, Dekker JM, Eijkemans MJ, Engström G, Evans GW, de Graaf J, Grobbee DE, Hedblad B, Hofman A, Holewijn S, Ikeda A, Kavousi M, Kitagawa K, Kitamura A, Koffijberg H, Lonn EM, Lorenz MW, Mathiesen EB, Nijpels G, Okazaki S, O'Leary DH, Polak JF, Price JF, Robertson C, Rembold CM, Rosvall M, Rundek T, Salonen JT, Sitzer M, Stehouwer CD, Witteman JC, Moons KG, Bots ML. 
    JAMA, 2012;308:796-803 IF:30.026
  • Effects of fibrates on cardiovascular outcomes: a systematic review and meta-analysis.
    Jun M, Foote C, Lv J, Neal B, Patel A, Nicholls SJ, Grobbee DE, Cass A, Chalmers J, Perkovic V.
    Lancet, 2010;375:1875-1884 IF: 28.278.
  • Long-term outcome of open or endovascular repair of abdominal aortic aneurysm.
    De Bruin JL, Baas AF, Buth J, Prinssen M, Verhoeven EL, Cuypers PW, van Sambeek MR, Balm R, Grobbee DE, Blankensteijn JD; DREAM Study Group
    N Engl J Med, 2010;362:1881-1889 IF: 53.290
  • Effect of lowering blood pressure on cardiovascular events and mortality in patients on dialysis: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials.
    Heerspink HJ1, Ninomiya T, Zoungas S, de Zeeuw D, Grobbee DE, Jardine MJ, Gallagher M, Roberts MA, Cass A, Neal B, Perkovic V.
    Lancet, 2009;373:1009-1015 IF: 28.278