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
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).
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