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

Associate Professor
dr. M.A.B. (Marianne A.B.) van der Sande
  • Department of Epidemiology
  • Department of Epidemiology
  • 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 (222)

Hepatitis B prevention:Can we learn from the response to HIV/AIDS?

Kretzschmar Mirjam E.E., van der Sande Marianne A.B. 21 apr 2020, In: PLoS Medicine. 17

Respiratory syncytial, parainfluenza and influenza virus infection in young children with acute lower respiratory infection in rural Gambia

Mackenzie Grant A, Vilane Aminata, Salaudeen Rasheed, Hogerwerf Lenny, van den Brink Sharon, Wijsman Lisa A, Overduin Pieter, Janssens Thierry K S, de Silva Thushan I, van der Sande Marianne A B, Kampmann Beate, Meijer Adam 29 nov 2019, In: Scientific Reports. 9

Utility of emergency call centre, dispatch and ambulance data for syndromic surveillance of infectious diseases:a scoping review

Duijster Janneke W, Doreleijers Simone DA, Pilot Eva, van der Hoek Wim, Kommer Geert Jan, van der Sande Marianne Ab, Krafft Thomas, van Asten Liselotte Chi 12 okt 2019, In: European Journal of Public Health. 30 , p. 639-647 9 p.


Djobet Ngogang M. P., Ngogang J., Wade A., Van der Sande M. A. B. sep 2019, In: Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. 113 , p. S136-S136

Estimating Morbidity Rates Based on Routine Electronic Health Records in Primary Care: Observational Study

Nielen Mark M. J., Spronk Inge, Davids Rodrigo, Korevaar Joke C., Poos Rene, Hoeymans Nancy, Opstelten Wim, van der Sande Marianne A. B., Biermans Marion C. J., Schellevis Francois G., Verheij Robert A. 26 jul 2019, In: JMIR medical informatics. 7

Cervical determinants of anal HPV infection and high-grade anal lesions in women:a collaborative pooled analysis

Lin Chunqing, Slama Jiri, Gonzalez Paula, Goodman Marc T, Xia Ningshao, Kreimer Aimée R, Wu Ting, Hessol Nancy A, Shvetsov Yurii, Ortiz Ana P, Grinsztejn Beatriz, Moscicki Anna-Barbara, Heard Isabelle, Del Refugio González Losa María, Kojic Erna M, Schim van der Loeff Maarten F, Wei Feixue, Longatto-Filho Adhemar, Mbulawa Zizipho A, Palefsky Joel M, Sohn Annette H, Hernandez Brenda Y, Robison Katina, Simpson Steve, Conley Lois J, de Pokomandy Alexandra, van der Sande Marianne A B, Dube Mandishora Racheal S, Volpini Lays P B, Pierangeli Alessandra, Romero Byron, Wilkin Timothy, Franceschi Silvia, Hidalgo-Tenorio Carmen, Ramautarsing Reshmie A, Park Ina U, Tso Fernanda K, Godbole Sheela, D'Hauwers Kathleen W M, Sehnal Borek, Menezes Lynette J, Heráclio Sandra A, Clifford Gary M 13 jun 2019, In: The Lancet Infectious Diseases. 19 , p. 880-891 12 p.

Recurrent Cholera Outbreaks, Democratic Republic of the Congo, 2008-2017

Ingelbeen Brecht, Hendrickx David, Miwanda Berthe, van der Sande Marianne A. B., Mossoko Mathias, Vochten Hilde, Riems Bram, Nyakio Jean-Paul, Vanlerberghe Veerle, Lunguya Octavie, Jacobs Jan, Boelaert Marleen, Kebela Benoit Ilunga, Bompangue Didier, Muyembe Jean-Jacques mei 2019, In: Emerging Infectious Diseases. 25 , p. 856-864

Salmonella Typhi From Blood Cultures in the Democratic Republic of the Congo:A 10-Year Surveillance

Tack Bieke, Phoba Marie-France, Van Puyvelde Sandra, Kalonji Lisette M, Hardy Liselotte, Barbé Barbara, Van der Sande Marianne A B, Monsieurs Elise, Deborggraeve Stijn, Lunguya Octavie, Jacobs Jan 7 mrt 2019, In: Clinical Infectious Diseases. 68 , p. S130-S137

Relation between Chlamydia trachomatis infection and pelvic inflammatory disease, ectopic pregnancy and tubal factor infertility in a Dutch cohort of women previously tested for chlamydia in a chlamydia screening trial

Hoenderboom Bernice M, van Benthem Birgit H B, van Bergen Jan E A M, Dukers-Muijrers Nicole H T M, Götz Hannelore M, Hoebe Christian J P A, Hogewoning Arjan A, Land Jolande A, van der Sande Marianne A B, Morré Servaas A, van den Broek Ingrid V F 3 jan 2019, In: Sexually Transmitted Infections. 95 , p. 300-306 7 p.

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