prof. dr. M.E.E. (Mirjam) Kretzschmar

prof. dr. M.E.E. (Mirjam) Kretzschmar

Full Professor
prof. dr. M.E.E. (Mirjam) Kretzschmar
  • Department of Epidemiology
  • Julius Center Research Program Infectious Diseases

Research Programs

Infection & Immunity

Side Activities

Topexpert Mathematical Disease Modelling at RIVM;

Member of Editorial boards of the journal PLoS Medicine, Mathematical Biosciences, BMC Infectious Diseases, Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Sexually Transmitted Infections, and Infectious Disease Modelling;

Member of Modeling Good Research Practices Task Force Working Group. International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research – Society for Medical Decision Making;

Coordinator and Chair of Steering Committee of Utrecht Center for Infection Dynamics UCID  (;

Member of Advisory board “AMR” of ZonMW

Member of NIAID Prevention-Africa Data and Safety Monitoring Board, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious diseases (NIAID), Division of AIDS; 

Member of Scientific Advisory Board Aids Fonds Netherlands;

Member of Advisory Board of the Neglected Tropical Diseases Modelling Consortium.

Research Output (249)

Contact tracing - Old models and new challenges

Müller Johannes, Kretzschmar Mirjam jan 2021, In: Infectious Disease Modelling. 6 , p. 222-231 10 p.

Impact of inter-hospital transfers on the prevalence of resistant pathogens in a hospital–community system

Piotrowska M. J., Sakowski K., Lonc A., Tahir H., Kretzschmar M. E. dec 2020, In: Epidemics. 33 , p. 1-15

Modelling pathogen spread in a healthcare network:Indirect patient movements

Piotrowska Monika J., Sakowski Konrad, Karch Andre, Tahir Hannan, Horn Johannes, Kretzschmar Mirjam E., Mikolajczyk Rafael T. 30 nov 2020, In: PLoS Computational Biology. 16 , p. 1-22

The impact of STI test results and face-to-face consultations on subsequent behavior and psychological characteristics

van Wees Daphne A., Drissen Meggie M.C.M., den Daas Chantal, Heijman Titia, Kretzschmar Mirjam E.E., Heijne Janneke C.M. okt 2020, In: Preventive Medicine. 139 , p. 1-8

Key questions for modelling COVID-19 exit strategies:COVID-19 Exit Strategies

Thompson Robin N, Hollingsworth T Déirdre, Isham Valerie, Arribas-Bel Daniel, Ashby Ben, Britton Tom, Challenor Peter, Chappell Lauren H K, Clapham Hannah, Cunniffe Nik J, Dawid A Philip, Donnelly Christl A, Eggo Rosalind M, Funk Sebastian, Gilbert Nigel, Glendinning Paul, Gog Julia R, Hart William S, Heesterbeek Hans, House Thomas, Keeling Matt, Kiss István Z, Kretzschmar Mirjam E, Lloyd Alun L, McBryde Emma S, McCaw James M, McKinley Trevelyan J, Miller Joel C, Morris Martina, O'Neill Philip D, Parag Kris V, Pearson Carl A B, Pellis Lorenzo, Pulliam Juliet R C, Ross Joshua V, Tomba Gianpaolo Scalia, Silverman Bernard W, Struchiner Claudio J, Tildesley Michael J, Trapman Pieter, Webb Cerian R, Mollison Denis, Restif Olivier 12 aug 2020, In: Proceedings of the Royal Society B-Biological Sciences. 287 1 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

Short- And long-term impact of vaccination against cytomegalovirus:A modeling study

Rozhnova Ganna, Kretzschmar Mirjam E., Van Der Klis Fiona, Van Baarle Debbie, Korndewal Marjolein, C. Vossen Ann, Van Boven Michiel 2 jul 2020, In: BMC Medicine. 18

Impact of self-imposed prevention measures and short-term government-imposed social distancing on mitigating and delaying a COVID-19 epidemic:A modelling study

Teslya Alexandra, Pham Thi Mui, Godijk Noortje G., Kretzschmar Mirjam E., Bootsma Martin C.J., Rozhnova Ganna 1 jul 2020, In: PLoS Medicine. 17 , p. 1-21

Relationship between Coxiella burnetii (Q fever) antibody serology and time spent outdoors

Klous Gijs, Smit Lidwien AM, van der Hoek Wim, Kretzschmar Mirjam EE, Vellema Piet, Coutinho Roel A., Heederik Dick JJ, Huss Anke jul 2020, In: Journal of Infection. 81 , p. 90-97 8 p.

Voorspellen van het aantal opnames van patiënten met COVID-​19

van der Roest Bastiaan, Godijk Noortje Grejanne , Kretzschmar Mirjam, Rozhnova Ganna, Bootsma Martin jun 2020, In: Nederlandse Vereniging voor Medische Microbiologie. 28 , p. 68-72 5 p.

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