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L. (Lenie) van Rossem, PhD

Senior researcher




I have a background in Nutrition and Epidemiology. My current research interest is the role of nutrition and lifestyle for fertility, pregnancy outcomes, and birth outcomes-for which I do both translational and valorization research. Earlier research had a focus on the early life course, from preconception to early childhood, as an important period for lifelong health.

Field(s) of expertise

  • Pregnancy
  • Epidemiology.
  • Nutrition.
  • Socio-economic health differences.
  • Public health.
  • Growth.
  • Overweight and obesity.
  • Cardiovascular risk.

Education and career


MSc Nutrition and Health, specialization Epidemiology and Public Health, Wageningen University.

MSc Health Sciences, specialization Public Health, NIHES.


PhD thesis on social and ethnic inequalities in childhood overweight, department of Public Health/Generation R, Erasmus MC.

Assistant Professor in Public Health Epidemiology, Julius Center for Health Sciences and Primary Care, University Medical Center Utrecht.

Senior researcher in periconception epidemiology at Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Erasmus MC.

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