dr. P.C.J.L. (Patricia) Bruijning-Verhagen
dr. P.C.J.L. (Patricia) Bruijning-Verhagen
- Department of Epidemiology
- Julius Center Research Program Infectious Diseases
Dr. Bruijning is a pediatrician and epidemiologist. She studies common childhood infections, vaccination and emerging infectious diseases including COVID-19. Her research has a strong focus on Public Health and policy. She has been PI of several large scale vaccine studies, including rotavirus, influenza, pneumococcal and COVID-19 vaccines evaluating vaccine effectiveness, immunogenicity, timing and implementation. Her scientific work has been instrumental in vaccine Advisory Statements by the Dutch Health Counsel, where served as an external advisor, in clinical guidelines and in vaccine policy decisions. She holds a cross-appointment at the RIVM Center for Infectious Disease Control, where she contributed to numerous vaccine guidelines. She has a strong interest in understanding dynamics of (emerging) infectious diseases and the role of children in transmission, for which she obtained a VENI career grant in 2015 and a VIDI career grant in 2020. She is has lead three large scale population transmission studies on COVID-19 funded by ZonMw and the European Commission. With her VIDI career grant she is studying interactions between key respiratory viruses in children, including SARS-CoV2, and their implications for vaccination policies. She has published >80 articles including peer-reviewed papers, professional guidelines, scientific reports and publications for the lay public. She has a strong international network as evidenced by her involvement in several international emerging infections research consortia funded by the Innovative Medicine Initiative and the European Commission (ZIKAction, OneHealth-PACT, RECOVER, COVID-RED, Neo-Deco, VACCELERATE). She is a member of the COVID-19 taskforce of the Dutch Pediatric Society and of the COVID-19 scientific committee of the Federation of Medical Specialists. She served as scientific advisor on COVID-19 for the Minister of Health and of Education. She coordinates and teaches MSc courses in infectious diseases epidemiology and vaccines (Utrecht University, McGill University) and vaccinology masterclasses for healthcare professionals. She communicates actively on Twitter (@P_Bruijning) about infectious diseases and vaccines.
Board-member of the Vaccinology Masterclass Foundaton (professional education on vaccinology)
Member of the Dutch Vaccination Alliance (Ministery of Health)
Member of COVID-19 team Dutch Pediatric Association
Member of taskforce COVID-19 antigen testing Ministery of Health
Fellowship and Awards
NWO VIDI Grant 2020
NWO VENI Grant 2015
ESPID Small Grant Award, European Society for Pediatric Infectious Diseases
Maria Raiche Graduate Student Scholarship Award, McGill University
Vaccinology Student Research Award, Health Agency Canada
Research Output (74)
Verberk Janneke D M, de Hoog Marieke L A, Westerhof Ilse, van Goethem Sam, Lammens Christine, Ieven Greet, de Bruin Erwin, Eggink Dirk, Bielicki Julia A, Coenen Samuel, van Beek Janko, Bonten Marc J M, Goossens Herman, Bruijning-Verhagen Patricia C J L 28 May 2022, In: European Journal of Epidemiology. 37 , p. 549-561 13 p.
van Dongen Josephine A P, Rouers Elsbeth D M, Schuurman Rob, Band Caterina, Watkins Shannon M, van Houten Marlies A, Bont Louis J, Norbruis Obbe F, Hemels Marieke A C, van Well Gijs T J, Vlieger Arine M, van der Sluijs Jacqueline, Stas Helene G, Tramper-Stranders Gerdien, Kleinlugtenbeld Elly A, van Kempen Anne A M W, Wessels Margreet, van Rossem Maaike C, Dassel Carin A C M, Pajkrt Dasja, Bonten Marc J M, Bruijning-Verhagen Patricia C J 22 Nov 2021, In: Pediatrics. 148
Verberk J D M, van Dongen J A P, van de Kassteele J, Andrews N J, van Gaalen R D, Hahné S J M, Vennema H, Ramsay M, Braeckman T, Ladhani S, Thomas S L, Walker J L, de Melker H E, Fischer T K, Koch J, Bruijning-Verhagen P 29 Oct 2021, In: Vaccine. 39 , p. 6671-6681 11 p.
Brakenhoff Timo B, Franks Billy, Goodale Brianna Mae, van de Wijgert Janneke, Montes Santiago, Veen Duco, Fredslund Eskild K, Rispens Theo, Risch Lorenz, Dowling Ariel V, Folarin Amos A, Bruijning Patricia, Dobson Richard, Heikamp Tessa, Klaver Paul, Cronin Maureen, Grobbee Diederick E, 11 Oct 2021, In: Trials. 22 , p. 1-5
Pham Thi Mui, Westerhof Ilse, Rozhnova Ganna, Bootsma Martin, Kretzschmar Mirjam, Bruijning-Verhagen P. 7 Sep 2021, 32 p.
van Dongen Josephine A P, Rouers Elsbeth D M, Bonten Marc J M, Bruijning-Verhagen Patricia C J, 7 Sep 2021, In: Vaccine. 39 , p. 6151-6156 6 p.
Pham Thi Mui, Rozhnova Ganna, Westerhof Ilse, Bootsma Martin, Kretzschmar Mirjam, Bruijning-Verhagen P. 13 Aug 2021,
Pham Thi Mui, Westerhof Ilse, Rozhnova Ganna, Bootsma Martin, Kretzschmar Mirjam, Bruijning-Verhagen P. 7 Jul 2021, 28 p.
Pham Thi Mui, Rozhnova Ganna, Westerhof Ilse, Bonten Marc , Bootsma Martin, Kretzschmar Mirjam, Bruijning-Verhagen P. 1 Jul 2021,
Brakenhoff Timo B, Franks Billy, Goodale Brianna Mae, van de Wijgert Janneke, Montes Santiago, Veen Duco, Fredslund Eskild K, Rispens Theo, Risch Lorenz, Dowling Ariel V, Folarin Amos A, Bruijning Patricia, Dobson Richard, Heikamp Tessa, Klaver Paul, Cronin Maureen, Grobbee Diederick E, 22 Jun 2021, In: Trials. 22 , p. 1-5