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Trudy Voortman
Principal Investigator

R.G. (Trudy) Voortman, PhD

Principal Investigator

Principal Investigator of Nutrition and Lifestyle Epidemiology

  • Department
  • Epidemiology
  • Focus area
  • Nutrition & Lifestyle Epidemiology



Trudy Voortman is a nutrition scientist and epidemiologist.

She works at the department of Epidemiology of Erasmus MC, where she leads the Nutrition & Lifestyle research group. Her group's research focuses on the role of nutrition and lifestyle in health throughout the lifecourse, with studies embedded in several large population-based cohorts, including the Rotterdam Study and the Generation R Study.

Dr. Voortman holds a BSc and an MSc degree in Nutrition and Health from Wageningen University, an MSc degree in Epidemiology from the Netherlands Institute of Health Sciences, and a PhD degree in Epidemiology from Erasmus University.

Previously, she worked as nutrition scientist at Unilever, Harvard School of Public Health, Nestlé and UC Berkeley.

Field(s) of expertise

  • Nutrition
  • Physical Activity
  • Obesity
  • Diabetes
  • Lifecourse Epidemiology


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