In April 2014, Loes Soetens joined the modelling group at the Epidemiology and Surveillance Unit of the RIVM. She works on a project entitled “Data visualization and early warning of infectious diseases” under the supervision of Jacco Wallinga. In this project, she wants to gain more insight in how to handle complex data in multiple dimensions, such as time, type, place and person. In addition, she aims to improve the processing and display of this data during an outbreak situation.

Loes Soetens


Loes Soetens graduated in Epidemiology at the Radboud University of Nijmegen in November 2011. During her study she focused on infectious diseases and international health. After graduating, she was involved in various surveillance projects at the Epidemiology and Surveillance Unit of the RIVM, such as surveillance of surgical site infections and surveillance of sexually transmitted infections, among which gonorrhoea and hepatitis B.