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Principal Investigator

Prof. dr. D. (Dimitris) Rizopoulos

Head of department Biostatistics

Professor and Chair of the department Biostatistics

  • Department
  • Biostatistics
External Profile



My research focuses on joint models for longitudinal and time-to-event data with applications in biomarker identification, precision medicine, screening, active surveilance and causal inference.

Field(s) of expertise

  • Longitudinal Data Analysis
  • Survival Analysis
  • Joint Modeling Techniques
  • Computational Methods
  • Machine Learning
  • Causal Inference

Education and career

I have studied Statistics in the Athens University of Economics and Business in Greece from which I obtained a master in 2004. I continued my studies in the Katholieke Univeristeit Leuven from where I received a PhD in Biostatistics in 2008.

From 2008 I have working at the Erasmus University Medical Center, where currently I am a full professor of Biostatistics in the department of Epidemiology.


A complete list of my publications can be found in my CV, please see link.

Teaching activities

I am teaching in the NIHES master programs courses on longitudinal and survival analysis, in the master and bachelor of medicine.

basic statistics. I have supervised and co-supervised a number of master and PhD students in Biostatistics and Epidemiology.

Scholarships, grants, and awards

In 2014 I received a VIDI grant from ZonMw for the development of novel statistical techniques based on joint models with application in personalized medicine.

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