dr. W.M.M. (W.M. Monique) Verschuren

Full Professor

  • Department of Public Health, Healthcare Innovation & Evaluation and Medical Humanities (PHM)
  • Julius Center Research Program Cardiovascular Epidemiology

dr. W.M.M. (W.M. Monique) Verschuren

Research Programs


Monique Verschuren studied Human Nutrion (Wageningen University), specializing in Epidemiology. She is a professor of ‘Healthy Vascular Ageing in public health perspective’ and Head of the Department ‘Determinants of Chronic Diseases’ at Centre for Nutrition, Prevention and Health Services of the National Institute for Public Health and the Environment in Bilthoven. Main research topics are dietary and lifestyle determinants of cardiovascular disease, cognitive decline and healthy ageing with a focus on public health implications. She is the principal investigator of the Doetinchem Cohort Study, an ongoing longitudinal study that started in 1987, PI of the Dutch EPIC-MORGEN cohort and member of the international Steering Committee of the EPIC-Study (European Prospective Study into Nutrition and Cancer). She was responsible for the chapter on diet, smoking and physical activity in the 2012 ‘’European Guidelines on Cardiovascular Disease Prevention in Clinical Practice”. At present she is member of 2 ESC Task Forces that are preparing the 2016 European Guideline on CVD Prevention respectively the Guideline on Lipid Management. She is co-author of over 250 international peer-reviewed papers (H-index=50).

Side Activities

  • Member  Joint European Societies’ Task Force for Guidelines on Cardiovascular Disease Prevention in Clinical Practice Member  ESC-EAS Task Force for Guidelines on Dyslipidaemias Member European Association for Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation (EACPR) Chair Elect section Prevention, Epidemiology and Population Science of the EACPR Member ‘ Adviescommissie Cijfers’, Dutch Heart Foundation


Research Output (156)

Prediction of individualized lifetime benefit from cholesterol lowering, blood pressure lowering, antithrombotic therapy, and smoking cessation in apparently healthy people

Jaspers Nicole E.M., Blaha Michael J., Matsushita Kunihiro, Van Der Schouw Yvonne T., Wareham Nicholas J., Khaw Kay Tee, Geisel Marie H., Lehmann Nils, Erbel Raimund, Jöckel Karl Heinz, Van Der Graaf Yolanda, Verschuren W. M.Monique, Boer Jolanda M.A., Nambi Vijay, Visseren Frank L.J., Dorresteijn Jannick A.N. 14 mrt 2020, In: European heart journal. 41 , p. 1190-1199 10 p.

The associations of major foods and fibre with risks of ischaemic and haemorrhagic stroke:a prospective study of 418 329 participants in the EPIC cohort across nine European countries

Tong Tammy Y N, Appleby Paul N, Key Timothy J, Dahm Christina C, Overvad Kim, Olsen Anja, Tjønneland Anne, Katzke Verena, Kühn Tilman, Boeing Heiner, Karakatsani Anna, Peppa Eleni, Trichopoulou Antonia, Weiderpass Elisabete, Masala Giovanna, Grioni Sara, Panico Salvatore, Tumino Rosario, Boer Jolanda M A, Verschuren W M Monique, Quirós J Ramón, Agudo Antonio, Rodríguez-Barranco Miguel, Imaz Liher, Chirlaque María-Dolores, Moreno-Iribas Conchi, Engström Gunnar, Sonestedt Emily, Lind Marcus, Otten Julia, Khaw Kay-Tee, Aune Dagfinn, Riboli Elio, Wareham Nicholas J, Imamura Fumiaki, Forouhi Nita G, di Angelantonio Emanuele, Wood Angela M, Butterworth Adam S, Perez-Cornago Aurora 24 feb 2020, In: European heart journal. 41 , p. 2632-2640 9 p.

Pure Fruit Juice and Fruit Consumption Are Not Associated with Incidence of Type 2 Diabetes after Adjustment for Overall Dietary Quality in the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition-Netherlands (EPIC-NL) Study

Scheffers Floor R, Wijga Alet H, Verschuren W M Monique, van der Schouw Yvonne T, Sluijs Ivonne, Smit Henriëtte A, Boer Jolanda M A 14 jan 2020, In: Journal of Nutrition. 150 , p. 1470-1477 8 p.

Age at menarche and heart failure risk:The EPIC-NL study

Plompen Mitchell V L, van der Schouw Yvonne T, Rutten Frans H, Verschuren W M Monique, Boer Jolanda M A, Asselbergs Folkert W, Onland-Moret N Charlotte jan 2020, In: Maturitas. 131 , p. 34-39 6 p.

Sex differences in physical performance by age, educational level, ethnic groups and birth cohort:The Longitudinal Aging Study Amsterdam

Sialino Lena D, Schaap Laura A, van Oostrom Sandra H, Nooyens Astrid C J, Picavet Hendrika S J, Twisk Johannes W R, Verschuren W M Monique, Visser Marjolein, Wijnhoven Hanneke A H 18 dec 2019, In: PLoS ONE. 14

Can Menopause Prediction Be Improved with Multiple AMH Measurements? Results from the Prospective Doetinchem Cohort Study

De Kat Annelien C., Van Der Schouw Yvonne T., Eijkemans Marinus J.C., Broer Simone L., Verschuren W. M.Monique, Broekmans Frank J.M. 1 nov 2019, In: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism. 104 , p. 5024-5031 8 p.

White cell counts in relation to mortality in a general population of cohort study in the Netherlands:A mediating effect or not?

Abete Itziar, Lu Yunxia, Lassale Camille, Verschuren Monique, Van Der Schouw Yvonne, Bueno-De-Mesquita Bas 30 okt 2019, In: BMJ Open. 9 9 p.

Frailty is associated with elevated CRP trajectories and higher numbers of neutrophils and monocytes

Samson Leonard Daniël, Boots A Mieke H, Verschuren W M Monique, Picavet H Susan J, Engelfriet Peter, Buisman Anne-Marie 1 okt 2019, In: Experimental Gerontology. 125

Association Between Soft Drink Consumption and Mortality in 10 European Countries

Mullee Amy, Romaguera Dora, Pearson-Stuttard Jonathan, Viallon Vivian, Stepien Magdalena, Freisling Heinz, Fagherazzi Guy, Mancini Francesca Romana, Boutron-Ruault Marie-Christine, Kühn Tilman, Kaaks Rudolf, Boeing Heiner, Aleksandrova Krasimira, Tjønneland Anne, Halkjær Jytte, Overvad Kim, Weiderpass Elisabete, Skeie Guri, Parr Christine L, Quirós J Ramón, Agudo Antonio, Sánchez Maria-Jose, Amiano Pilar, Cirera Lluís, Ardanaz Eva, Khaw Kay-Tee, Tong Tammy Y N, Schmidt Julie A, Trichopoulou Antonia, Martimianaki Georgia, Karakatsani Anna, Palli Domenico, Agnoli Claudia, Tumino Rosario, Sacerdote Carlotta, Panico Salvatore, Bueno-de-Mesquita Bas, Verschuren W M Monique, Boer Jolanda M A, Vermeulen Roel, Ramne Stina, Sonestedt Emily, van Guelpen Bethany, Holgersson Pernilla Lif, Tsilidis Konstantinos K, Heath Alicia K, Muller David, Riboli Elio, Gunter Marc J, Murphy Neil, 3 sep 2019, In: JAMA Internal Medicine. 179 , p. 1479-1490 12 p.

Are our diets getting healthier and more sustainable?:Insights from the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition - Netherlands (EPIC-NL) cohort

Biesbroek Sander, Verschuren Wm Monique, Boer Jolanda Ma, van der Schouw Yvonne T, Sluijs Ivonne, Temme Elisabeth Hm 31 jul 2019, In: Public Health Nutrition. 22 , p. 2931-2940 10 p.

All Research Output (156)