Our position as a nationally and internationally respected research institute, is based on the quality of our work and the passion and commitment of our staff. Scientific research is fundamental to all work at RIVMNational Institute for Public Health and the Environment , and cooperation with other scientific organisations is essential. An overview of RIVM experts and their expertise, including professorships and Doctor of Philosophy degrees.

 

Chief Science Officer

 

Prof. C.A.(Caroline) Baan
 

Integrated care

Prof. E.A.M. (Lieke) Sanders

Host Response

Infectious Diseases and Vaccinology

RIVM Professors

 

Professor

Area of expertise

University

Prof. D. (Debbie) van Baarle Immunology Utrecht University

Prof. J.T. (Jaap ) van Dissel, PhD

Internal Medicine

Leiden University Medical Center (LUMC)

Prof.  M.E.E. (Mirjam) Kretzschmar

Dynamics of Infectious Diseases

Utrecht University

Prof. A.M. (Ana Maria) de Roda Husman

Global changes and environmentally-transmitted infectious diseases

Utrecht University (IRAS: Institute of Risk Assessment Sciences)

Prof. D. (Dick) van Soolingen 

Translational research Tuberculosis

Radboud University Nijmegen

Prof. A. (Aura) Timen Communicable disease control
Outbreak management
Guideline development
Response to threats and crises
Preparation for crises (preparedness)
VU Amsterdam

Prof. J. (Jacco) Wallinga

Modelling infectious diseases

Leiden University Medical Center (LUMC)

Experts

 

 

Expert

Area of expertise

C.(Cécile) A.C.M. van Els, PhD 

Immunology
Vaccinology 

S. (Susan) van den Hof

Infectious diseases
Epidemiology
Surveillance

W. (Willem) Luytjes, PhD

Virology, in particular RSV and the influenza virus
Vaccination
Immunology
Infectious diseases
Recombinant DNA technology

N. (Nynke) Rots, PhD Clinical trials and immunology
D. (Diana) Wouters Immunology

Environment and Safety

RIVM Professors

 

Professor

Area of expertise

University

Prof. A.M. (Ton) Breure

Ecological risk assessment

Radboud University Nijmegen

Prof. F.R. (Flemming) Cassee

Inhalation toxicology

Utrecht University (IRAS: Institute of Risk Assessment Sciences)

Prof.  Z.C. (ZhiChao) Dang

Ecotoxicology

Chinese Research Academy of Environmental Sciences, Ocean University of China, P.R. China

Prof. E. (Erik) Lebret

Environmental health impact assessment

Utrecht University (IRAS: Institute of Risk Assessment Sciences)

Prof. W.J.G.M. (Willie) Peijnenburg

Environmental toxicology and Biodiversity

Leiden University, Institute of Environmental Sciences, Dalian University of Technology (DUT), China

Prof. L. (Leo) Posthuma Sustainabillity and Environmental Risks Radboud University Nijmegen
Prof. G. (Guus) Velders Air quality and Climate interactions Utrecht University

RIVM Lecturers

Lecturer

Area of expertise

University

Dr. H. (Harmen) Bijwaard

Medical Technology Inholland University of Applied Sciences
Dr J.F.B. (John) Bolte Smart Sensor Systems The Hague University of Applied Sciences

Experts

 

 

Expert

Area of expertise

R.J.M. (Rob) Maas, MSc

International environmental policies
Sustainable development
Scenarios and uncertainty analysis
Cost-benefit analysis

M.H.M.M. (Mark) Montforts, PhD

Dealing with risks - risk governance
Pesticides
(Veterinary) medicines
Antimicrobial resistance in the environment
Participation of stakeholders

 

R.C.G.M. (Ronald) Smetsers, PhD

Radioactivity and ionising radiation
Nuclear accident control
CBRN issues
Risk assessment and risk management

Public Health and Health Services

Lachende kinderen

RIVM Professors

 

Professor

Area of expertise

University

Prof. C.A. (Caroline) Baan

Integrated care 

Tilburg University (Tranzo) 

Prof. H.C. (Hendriek) Boshuizen

Biostatic modelling in Nutrition research

Wageningen University

Prof. J.A.M. (Hans) van Oers

Public Healthcare

Tilburg University

Prof. A.H. (Aldert) Piersma

Reproductive and developmental toxicology

Utrecht University (IRAS: Institute of Risk Assessment Sciences)

Prof. J.J. (Johan) Polder

Health Economics

Tilburg University

 

Prof. J. (Jack) Schijven

Quantitative microbiological water safety

Utrecht University

RIVM Lecturers

Lecturer

Area of expertise

University

Dr.  J.M. (Lea) den Broeder

Health and Environment Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences

Dr. F. (Fons) van der Lucht

Healthy Ageing and Public Health Hanze University of Applied Sciences

Experts

 

 

Expert

Area of expertise

Dr M. (Matthijs) van den Bergh 

Prevention and Public Health
Lifestyle and Health Promotion
Effectiveness and costs preventive measures

S. R. (Simone) de Bruin, PhD

Dementia
Integrated care
Long-term care
Green care farms

Dr. H.B.M. (Henk) Hilderink  Foresight and scenario development
 Burden of disease
 Demography
 Health modelling
M.S. (Mattijs) Lambooij, PhD

Care research
Innovation
ICT in healthcare
Health innovation
eHealth
Behavioural change
Discrete-choice experiments

B.C. (Bernadette) Ossendorp, PhD

Chemical food safety
Risk assessment of substances in food
Policy advice
Pesticides
Cumulative exposure to chemicals

R.C.G.M. (Ronald) Smetsers, PhD

Radioactivity and ionising radiation
Nuclear accident control
CBRN issues
Risk assessment and risk management

R. (Reinskje) Talhout, PhD

Tobacco
Drugs
Addiction
Public information
Policy advice