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MSc. B.P. (Brian) Berghout, MD

PhD candidate

  • Department
  • Cardiology, Neurology, Epidemiology, Radiology & Nuclear Medicine



The aim of my research is to provide an epidemiological perspective on stroke recurrence using data from the Rotterdam Study, while making the link with clinical research by exploring the role of the geometry of arteriosclerosis in stroke and stroke recurrence.
In my previous work I have described how vitamin D deficiency affects stroke risk in elderly people in the Netherlands. And in the next couple of years I hope to contribute more novel insights concerning cerebrovascular diseases to the medical field.

Field(s) of expertise

  • Epidemiology
  • Neurovascular disease
  • Neurovascular imaging

Education and career

  • 2014-2017: BSc Geneeskunde (Medicine), Erasmus University Rotterdam
  • 2017-2021: MSc Geneeskunde (Medicine), Erasmus University Rotterdam
  • 2021-Present: PhD Candidate, dept. Neurology & Epidemiology, Erasmus Medical Centre, Rotterdam
  • 2021-Present: MSc Health Sciences (Clinical Epidemiology), Netherlands Institute of Health Sciences (NIHES), Rotterdam


Publications on ResearchGate

Teaching activities

I have supervised medical students in gathering neurovascular imaging data and writing a thesis.

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