dr. M.A.B. (Marianne A.B.) van der Sande

dr. M.A.B. (Marianne A.B.) van der Sande

Associate Professor
dr. M.A.B. (Marianne A.B.) van der Sande
  • Julius Center, dept. Epidemiology & Health Economics
  • Julius Center, dept. Epidemiology & Health Economics
  • Julius Center Research Program Cardiovascular Epidemiology



Marianne van der Sande is professor of Public Health Epidemiology at the Institute of Tropical Medicine in Antwerp where she heads the Departement of Public Health. She is a medical epidemiologist, registered as Consultant Public Health (M&G), and since 2009 also works as part time associate professor at the Julius Centre. Before moving to Antwerp, she was the head of the department of Epidemiology and Surveillance of Infectious Diseases of the Dutch National Centre Infectious Disease Control at the National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM). Previously, she worked as clinician in the Netherlands, Sudan, Uganda and Zambia and then obtained her MPH from the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore USA. Next, she worked for nearly 10 years at the MRC Laboratories in The Gambia, first on the epidemiology of non-communicable diseases in sub-Sahara Africa (also the topic of her PhD), and later on the epidemiology of infectious diseases. She has been PI on a range of infectious disease research grants (eg on hepatitis B, hiv, mumps, influenza, hpv) and is currently active in several national and international infectious diseases organisations.

Side Activities

  • Member DRIVE Independent Scientific Committee (2018 onwards)
  • Member STIKO (STändige Impfkommission; German NITAG) (2011 onwards)
  • Associate Editor BMC Infectious Diseases (2009 onwards)


Fellowship and Awards


Research Output (238)

Antibiotic use from formal and informal healthcare providers in the Democratic Republic of Congo:a population-based study in two health zones

Ingelbeen Brecht, Phanzu Delphin M, Phoba Marie-France, Budiongo Mi Yn, Berhe Neamin M, Kamba Frédéric K, Kalonji Lisette, Mbangi Bijou, Hardy Liselotte, Tack Bieke, Im Justin, Heyerdahl Leonardo W, Da Luz Raquel Inocencio, Bonten Marc Jm, Lunguya Octavie, Jacobs Jan, Mbala Placide, van der Sande Marianne Ab 18 Apr 2022, In: Clinical microbiology and infection : the official publication of the European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases. 28 , p. 1272-1277 6 p.

Human papillomavirus vaccinations matter!

van der Sande Marianne A.B., van der Loeff Maarten F.Schim Oct 2021, In: The Lancet Infectious Diseases. 21 , p. 1341-1342 2 p.

Causes of death in hiv-infected and hiv-uninfected children aged under-five years in western kenya

Onyango Dickens O, Akelo Victor, van der Sande Marianne A B, Ridzon Renee, Were Joyce A, Agaya Janet A, Oele Elizabeth A, Wandiga Steve, Igunza Aggrey K, Young Peter W, Blau Dianna M, Joseph Rachael H, Yuen Courtney M, Zielinski-Gutierrez Emily, Tippet-Barr Beth A 29 Sep 2021, In: AIDS (London, England). 36 , p. 59-68 10 p.

Insights into the association of ACEIs/ARBs use and COVID-19 prognosis:a multistate modelling study of nationwide hospital surveillance data from Belgium

Peñalvo José L, Genbrugge Els, Mertens Elly, Sagastume Diana, van der Sande Marianne A B, Widdowson Marc-Alain, Van Beckhoven Dominique 16 Sep 2021, In: BMJ Open. 11

Comparative assessment of the prevalence, practices and factors associated with self-medication with antibiotics in Africa

Yeika Eugene Vernyuy, Ingelbeen Brecht, Kemah Ben Lawrence, Wirsiy Frankline Sevidzem, Fomengia Joseph Nkeangu, van der Sande Marianne A.B. Aug 2021, In: Tropical Medicine and International Health. 26 , p. 862-881 20 p.

Control of antimicrobial resistance in Cameroon:Feasibility of implementing the National Action Plan

Amin Elvis Tajoache, Omeichu Amadeus Agwenam, Shu Divine Mamboneh, Ekome Serge Raoul Ekukole, Njumkeng Charles, van der Sande Marianne Antonia Bernarda 26 Jul 2021, In: Tropical medicine & international health. 26 , p. 1231-1239 9 p.

Partial Protective Effect of Bivalent Human Papillomavirus 16/18 Vaccination Against Anogenital Warts in a Large Cohort of Dutch Primary Care Patients

Woestenberg Petra J., Guevara Morel Alejandra E., Bogaards Johannes A., Hooiveld Mariëtte, Schurink-van 't Klooster Tessa M., Hoebe Christian J.P.A., van der Sande Marianne A.B., van Benthem Birgit H.B. 15 Jul 2021, In: Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America. 73 , p. 291-297 7 p.

High HIV prevalence among decedents received by two high-volume mortuaries in Kisumu, western Kenya, 2019

Onyango Dickens O, van der Sande Marianne A B, Musingila Paul, Kinywa Eunice, Opollo Valarie, Oyaro Boaz, Nyakeriga Emmanuel, Waruru Anthony, Waruiru Wanjiru, Mwangome Mary, Macharia Teresia, Young Peter W, Junghae Muthoni, Ngugi Catherine, De Cock Kevin M, Rutherford George W Jul 2021, In: PLoS ONE. 16

HERA:a new era for health emergency preparedness in Europe?

Villa Simone, van Leeuwen Remko, Gray Claire Craig, van der Sande Marianne, Konradsen Flemming, Fröschl Günter, Nord David Gisselsson, da Costa Clarissa Prazeres, Ramirez-Rubio Oriana, Abubakar Ibrahim, Bärnighausen Till, Casamitjana Núria, Berner-Rodoreda Astrid, Cobelens Frank, Plasència Antoni, Raviglione Mario 5 Jun 2021, In: The Lancet. 397 , p. 2145-2147 3 p.

Early childhood infections and body mass index in adolescence

Prins-van Ginkel Annemarijn C, Wijga Alet H, Bruijning-Verhagen Patricia C J, Brunekreef Bert, Gehring Ulrike, van der Hoek Wim, Koppelman Gerard H, van Rossem Lenie, van der Sande Marianne A B, Smit Henriëtte A May 2021, In: International Journal of Obesity. 45 , p. 1143-1151 9 p.

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