Vincent Jaddoe, MD, PhD
Director Generation R
Phone +31 (0)10 70 43405
Vincent Jaddoe received his medical degree from the Leiden University, The Netherlands in 1999. In 2000, he worked as research fellow at the Medical Research Council, Environmental Epidemiology Unit at the University of Southampton, United Kingdom. Subsequently, he did a PhD thesis in pediatric epidemiology at the Erasmus University Rotterdam (2006). Since 2005 he is appointed as study-director of the Generation R Study, a population based prospective cohort study from fetal life onwards. Currently, he has an appointment as assistant professor in pediatric epidemiology at the Department of Epidemiology at the Erasmus Medical Center and he is working as resident in pediatrics at Erasmus Medical Center - the Sophia Children’s Hospital.
Dr Jaddoe’s research is focused on the fetal and early postnatal origins of normal and abnormal growth, development and health. His major interest is in the developmental origins of cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes and obesity and in explaining the previously shown associations of low birth weight with diseases in adulthood. His research is mainly embedded in The Generation R Study.