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Hofman, Albert

Albert Hofman, MD PhD
Professor of Epidemiology

Phone +31 (0)10 70 43488

Biographical Sketch
Albert Hofman, MD, PhD (Bert) received his medical degree from the University of Groningen (1976) and did a PhD thesis in clinical epidemiology at Erasmus University in Rotterdam (1983). In 1988 he was appointed as chairman of the Department of Epidemiology at Erasmus University, and since 1992 he is scientific director of the Netherlands Institute for Health Sciences. In 1998 he was appointed professor of Epidemiology (adjunct) in the Department of Epidemiology of the Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Mass.

Research Interests
Dr Hofman is involved in studies of neurological and cardiovascular diseases. His research focuses on vascular factors for Alzheimer's disease and other dementias. He is principal investigator of the Rotterdam Study, a large prospective cohort study that is being conducted since 1990 to investigate cardiovascular, locomotor, neurological and ophthalmological diseases.