Dr Doctor (Doctor ). Susan van den Hof is Head of the Centre for Infectious Disease Epidemiology and Surveillance at the National Institute of Public Health and the Environment (RIVM) in the Netherlands.

Infectious diseases don’t respect borders. International collaboration is vital in prevention, understanding, and control of epidemics.

Susan van den Hof (1972) studied Biomedical Sciences at the Radboud University Nijmegen. Her PhD focused on research towards the immunity of the Dutch population for measles, mumps and rubella, and on studies conducted during the measles epidemic in 1999-2000. From 1996 to 2006 she held various positions related to surveillance and epidemiological investigations on infectious diseases at the RIVM. Thereafter she worked at KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation as an epidemiologist and coordinator for research, taking place mostly in Asian and African countries.


  • Infectious diseases
  • Epidemiology
  • Surveillance


E-mail: secretariaat.epi@rivm.nl