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Breteler, Monique

Monique Breteler, MD PhD
Professor of Neuroepidemiology

Phone +31 (0)10 70 43489 



Biographical Sketch
Monique M.B. Breteler, MD, PhD, received her medical degree from the University of Nijmegen (1987) and her PhD degree in epidemiology from the Erasmus University in Rotterdam (1993).

Since 1995 she is head of the Neuroepidemiology section of the Department of Epidemiology at Erasmus Medical Center. Since 2002 she also holds an appointment in the Department of Epidemiology of the Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA, where she is professor of Epidemiology (adjunct). In 1998 she received a fellowship of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences for her work on vascular factors in Alzheimer's disease, and in 2003 a prestigious VICI grant of the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research for her prospective population-based neuro-imaging studies.

Research Interests
Dr Breteler's research interest is in the etiology and early recognition of age-related neurodegenerative and cerebrovascular disorders, including dementia (in particular Alzheimer's disease), Parkinson's disease and stroke. She is principal investigator for Neurologic diseases in the Rotterdam Study, a prospective population-based study of frequency and causes of age-related disorders that includes 15,000 persons and is ongoing since 1990, and principal investigator of the Rotterdam Scan Study, a prospective population-based neuroimaging study that includes more than 5000 people.