J.D.M. (Janneke) Verberk MSc

PHD Candidate - OIO
J.D.M. (Janneke) Verberk MSc
  • Department of Medical Microbiology



Janneke Verberk started her career (2015) as epidemiologist for the National Immunisation Programme at the National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM) in Bilthoven, focusing on seroepidemiology (PIENTER3) and rotavirus vaccination. In August 2018 she began working as PhD researcher at the Infection Prevention unit of the UMC Utrecht in collaboration with the department Epidemiology and Surveillance of the RIVM under supervision of prof. dr. Marc Bonten (UMC Utrecht), dr. Maaike van Mourik (UMC Utrecht) and dr. Sabine de Greeff (RIVM). She performed several multicenter studies investigating automatization of surveillance of healthcare-associated infections. Besides her work as a PhD candidate, she assisted in teaching of epidemiology to medical students and Infection Preventionists, and advised RIVM-PREZIES in national implementation of semi-automated surveillance. When in March 2020 the SARS-CoV-2 became pandemic, she started simultaneously working for the EU funded project Rapid European COVID-19 Emergency Research response (RECOVER) and for the seroepidemiological study PIENTER-corona of the RIVM.

Research Output (6)

Updated cost-effectiveness and risk-benefit analysis of two infant rotavirus vaccination strategies in a high-income, low-endemic setting

Bruijning-Verhagen P, van Dongen J A P, Verberk J D M, Pijnacker R, van Gaalen R D, Klinkenberg D, de Melker H E, Mangen M-J J 10 sep 2018, In: BMC Medicine. 16

Biennial Pattern of Rotavirus Gastroenteritis in The Netherlands and a Shifting Age Distribution After a Low Rotavirus Season, 2010-2016

Verberk Janneke D M, Pijnacker Roan, Bruijning-Verhagen Patricia, Franz Eelco, Vennema Harry, Hooiveld Mariëtte, Hahné Susan J M, de Melker Hester E sep 2018, In: The Pediatric infectious disease journal. 37 , p. e248-e250

The National Immunization Programme (NIP): surveillance and developments 2017 – 2018:Rotavirus

Verberk Janneke, Suijkerbuijk Anita W M, Vennema H., Hooiveld Mariëtte, de Melker H.E., Bruijning-Verhagen P. 2018, 7 p.

Rotavirus in the Netherlands:Background information for the Health Council

Verberk Janneke, Bruijning-Verhagen P., de Melker H.E. 6 apr 2017, RIVM Report 2017-0021 70 p.

Rotavirus Infection

Verberk J D M, Vennema H., Hooiveld M., de Melker H., Suijkerbuijk Anita W M, van Pelt W., Bruijning-Verhagen PCJL 16 nov 2016, p. 180-186 7 p.

Preventing ventriculostomy-related infections with antibiotic-impregnated drains in hospitals:a two-centre Dutch study

Verberk J. D M, Berkelbach vd Sprenkel J. W, Arts M. P., Dennesen P. J W, Bonten M. J M, van Mourik M. S M 1 apr 2016, In: The journal of Hospital Infection. 92 , p. 401-404 4 p.