D.A. (Daphne) van Wees Assistant Professor
- Department of Epidemiology
Daphne van Wees (1991) graduated from the VU University in Amsterdam with a Master of Science Degree in Health Sciences (specialization Infectious Diseases and Public Health) in July 2015. She completed her master thesis about the influence of climate, economic wealth and sanitation practices on the incidence and seasonality of infectious diarrhoea at the Biomedical Research department of the Royal Tropical Institute (KIT) in Amsterdam. In December 2019, she finished her PhD project at the National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM), where she worked on combining epidemiology, behavioural sciences and mathematical modelling to study the link between behavioural and psychological determinants, and chlamydia (re-)infection. In February 2020, she started working as a postdoctoral researcher at the Julius Center for Health Sciences and Primary Care. She is currently working on projects into risk underestimation and sexual behaviour episodes associated with increased HIV risk among MSM, and estimating the impact of tailored interventions and the impact of PrEP on sexual behaviour and sexually transmitted infections in the MSM population (in collaboration with RIVM and GGD Amsterdam).