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Professional appointments

  • Professor in general practice in general practice with main focus on addiction research and clinical epidemiology at Heinrich-Heine University Düsseldorf (D), with honorary appointments at:
  • Maastricht University (NL)
  • University College London (UK)
  • University of Edinburgh (UK)

Main research interests

  • Tobacco addiction: effectiveness of behavioural and pharmacological treatments
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD): prediction modelling, early detection, preventio
  • Clinical epidemiology: research methodology and reporting

Education (selection)

  • PhD degree, Maastricht University, 2008
  • Master’s degree Epidemiology (cum laude), Maastricht University, 2006
  • Master’s degree Health Sciences, Maastricht University, 2003
  • Diploma Physiotherapy, University of Professional Education Arnhem and Nijmegen, 2000

Management positions and memberships (selection)

  • Head, Addiction Research and Clinical Epidemiology unit, 2015-present (
  • President-elect, Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco Europe, 2017-present (
  • Co-founder and member of the steering committee, Netherlands Network of Tobacco Research, 2013-present (
  • Member, International Primary Care Research Leadership Programme, 2008-present  (


Awards (selection)

  • Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety Best Reviewer Award, 2013
  • Netherlands School for Primary Care Research Lecturer of the Year Award, 2010
  • European Respiratory Society Young Scientist Sponsorship, 2008




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