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Prof.dr. Daan Kromhout

Short CV professor Daan Kromhout (January 2016)

Daan Kromhout was appointed part-time professor of Diet, Lifestyle and Healthy Aging at the University Medical Center Groningen in November 2015 and is adjunct professor at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, USA since 2007. He was Academy professor of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences from 2010-2015, professor of Public Health Research at Wageningen University from 1994-2015 and professor of Nutrition and Epidemiology at the University of Leiden from 1984-1994. He was also vice-president of the Health Council of the Netherlands from 2005-2015.

From 1988-2005 Daan Kromhout served the National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM) in Bilthoven as head of the Department of Epidemiology, director of the Public Health Research Division and director of the Nutrition and Consumer Safety Division. He started his career as assistant professor at the Institute of Social Medicine, University of Leiden and moved to the RIVM in Bilthoven in 1988.

Daan was trained in Human Nutrition at Wageningen University (MSc degree in 1974 and PhD degree in 1978) and in Epidemiology and Public Health at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, USA (MPH degree in 1981)

Kromhout's research is focused on diet, lifestyle, cardiovascular diseases and healthy aging. He is principal investigator of several national and international epidemiologic studies, such as the Zutphen Study, the Dutch contribution to the Seven Countries Study on diet, lifestyle and cardiovascular diseases, the HALE project on diet, lifestyle and healthy aging and the Alpha Omega Trial on omega-3 fatty acids and cardiovascular diseases.

Professor Kromhout (co-)authored more than 400 peer-reviewed research articles, 200 other publications and two books about the Seven Countries Study. He was awarded several prizes for his research e.g. from the European Society of Cardiology (1998), the Netherlands Federation of Medical Scientific Societies (1999), Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (2009). At his farewell from Wageningen University in 2015 he became knight in the Order of the Lion of the Netherlands. In 2015 he was also appointed honorary member of the Health Council of the Netherlands.

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