Academic Medical Centre, Amsterdam (Netherlands (The))
Background: MD, clinical (surgery), pharmaceutical industry (Pfizer) and academia (vascular research). PhD in non-invasive atherosclerosis imaging. Director of Imagelabonline & Cardiovascular and appointed at the Department of Gastroenterology, AMC, Amsterdam, Netherlands.
Research interests and expertise in: Non-invasive vascular imaging (carotid and brachial ultrasound, MRI), advanced blood pressure and sensor technologies and their applications in epidemiological studies, food and pharma trials on cardiovascular health.
Present projects: early arterial changes in children, long term, twenty year, efficacy and safety of statin treatment since childhood, in- and outdoor air quality and well being/vascular function, sensor technologies, lifestyle and health in the citizen science and governmental domain; diet and food ingredient studies and cardiovascular health; efficacy of novel anti-inflammatory drug treatment in inflammatory bowel disease patients on endothelial function.