Seminar: Matthijs van den Berg

Seminar: Future challenges for prevention

10 November 2015 16:00 hrs. - 17:00 hrs.
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Future challenges for prevention

Dr. M. (Matthijs) van den Berg


Dept. for Health Evidence

10-11-2015 16:00:0010-11-2015 17:00:00Europe/AmsterdamFuture challenges for prevention Location see

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Location: Moeys A, route 96

Matthijs van den Berg studied biomedical sciences at Leiden University and did research leading to a PhD degree at the VU University Medical Centre on decision making in prenatal screening in 2006.
In the same year, Matthijs van den Berg joined RIVM as a research scientist in disease prevention. His work in the Centre for Public Health Forecasting covered the wide area of public health, with particular attention to public health and healthy lifestyle, and effectiveness and cost-effectiveness. In 2010, he became team leader at the centre for Public Health Forecasting.

In 2013, Matthijs van den Berg was appointed head of the department for Prevention and Nutrition that carries out research on supply, effectiveness, and implementation of public health measures. Research of the department focuses on a healthy life style with specific attention to healthy and sustainable diet and exercise.

Key Publications

Zantinge EM, van den Berg M, Smit HA, Picavet, HSJ. Retirement and a healthy lifestyle: opportunity or pitfall? A narrative review of the literature.The European Journal of Public Health (2013): ckt157.

van den Berg, M., & van Oers, H. (2013). Het is beter gezond te zijn dan ziek of dood. Tijdschrift voor gezondheidswetenschappen, 91(6), 297-298.

Schoemaker, C., Proper, K., Hamberg, H., van Dale, D., Baan, C., Leurs, M., Schuit JS, van den Berg, M. (2013). Evidence-based medicine en de integrale gezonde wijkaanpak. Tijdschrift voor gezondheidswetenschappen, 91(4), 199-202.









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