Monique Verschuren appointed professor of “healthy vascular ageing in public health perspective”
Monique Verschuren has been appointed professor as per October 1, 2014. Her teaching commitment is “healthy vascular ageing in public health perspective.”
Monique works one day a week in the Julius Center’s Public Health, Health Technology Assessment and Medical Humanities (PHM) department and on its Cardiovascular Diseases research project. She also works at the National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM) and she is Determinants of Chronic Diseases (DCZ) department manager in the Nutrition, Prevention and Care Center (VPZ).
Healthy ageing is a hot topic. Monique Verschuren’s chair focuses on describing lifestyle (patterns) and metabolic risk factors during the course of life and their influence on the incidence of chronic diseases, particularly cardiovascular diseases and accelerated cognitive decline/dementia, using several large-scale population studies and biobanks of both the RIVM and the Julius Center. The study provides clues to factors that contribute to prolonging life in good health and to the early detection of vulnerable elderly people. This chair reinforces the collaboration between the Julius Center, the University Medical Center (UMC) Utrecht and the RIVM in this research field.