L.L. (Lilian) Peters

PhD Epidemiologist /senior researcher

L.L. (Lilian) Peters
l.l.peters umcg.nl


Research interests

At the following three institutions:

  1. University Medical Center Groningen, Department General Practice & Elderly Medicine, section Midwifery Science
  2. Amsterdam UMC (location VUmc), Department Midwifery Science AVAG, Public Health and Research Institute
  3. Western Sydney University, School of Nursing and Midwifery (Australia)

I conduct research in the area of the Women's Health Epidemiology. I examine the effect of (lifestyle) behavior, pregnancy and birth events on maternal and children's health. Therefore, I analyze large datasets of international population based data registries (e.g. Australian New South Wales linked data, Birthplace Study, Dutch Perinatal Data Registry), and cohort data (i.e. Lifelines Next, Lifelines ROAHD, EUCAN-Connect). By analyzing these data, I aim to develop models to optimize the use of clinical resources and optimize maternal health and birth outcomes. The accompanying results will contribute to improve maternity care, by providing future maternal care in the right amount of care at the right time in the right way to childbearing women and their (unborn) babies.

In all of my projects, I collaborate intensively with different stakeholders: (inter)national multidisciplinary researchers, healthcare professionals and (pregnant) women. Especially the involvement of women  (with low SES) in the development of interventions to ensure an optimal implementation in daily care is important in my projects.


  1. Associations Between Mode of Birth and Neuropsychological Development in Children Aged 4 Years: Results from a Birth Cohort Study

    Takács, L., Putnam, S. P., Monk, C., Dahlen, H. G., Thornton, C., Bartoš, F., Topalidou, A. & Peters, L. L., 31-Oct-2020, In : Child Psychiatry and Human Development. 12 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

  2. Impact of maternal height on birthweight classification in singleton births at term: a cohort study in The Netherlands: a cohort study in the Netherlands

    Zeegers, B., Offenhaus, P., Peters, L. L., Budé, L., Verhoeven, C. & Nieuwenhuijze, M., 3-Sep-2020, In : Journal of Maternal-Fetal & Neonatal Medicine. 8 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

  3. Women's experiences of planning a vaginal birth after caeserean in different models of maternity care in Australia

    Keedle, H., Peters, L. L., Schmiedt, V., Burns, E., Keedle, W. & Dahlen, H., 30-Jun-2020, In : BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth. 20, 1, 15 p., 381.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

  4. Lifelines NEXT: a prospective birth cohort adding the next generation to the three-generation Lifelines cohort study

    Warmink-Perdijk, W. D. B., Peters, L. L., Tigchelaar, E. F., Dekens, J. A. M., Jankipersadsing, S. A., Zhernakova, A., Bossers, W. J. R., Sikkema, J., de Jonge, A., Reijneveld, S. A., Verkade, H. J., Koppelman, G. H., Wijmenga, C., Kuipers, F. & Scherjon, S. A., 25-Feb-2020, In : European Journal of Epidemiology. 35, 2, p. 157-168 12 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

  5. Evaluating the psychometric properties of the Arabic version of the Groningen Frailty Indicator among Lebanese elderly people

    Khamis, R., Sabbah, H., Sabbah, S., Peters, L. L., Droubi, N. & Sabbah, I., 2019, In : Journal of the Egyptian Public Health Association. 94, 9 p., 28.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

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Press / Media
  1. Onderzoek naar huisartsenzorg tijdens de COVID-19 pandemie van start

    Daan Brandenbarg, Marjolein Berger & Lilian Peters


    1 item of Media coverage

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  2. UMCG onderzoekt huisartsenzorg tijdens corona pandemie

    Lilian Peters


    1 Media contribution

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  3. Subsidie voor twee onderzoeken van UMCG in Groningen naar COVID-19

    Lilian Peters & Marjolein Berger


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  1. UMCG Masterplan Regio en Preventie (Event)

    Lilian Peters (Member)


    Activity: MembershipMembership of committeeAcademic

  2. UMCG Denktank AI (Event)

    Lilian Peters (Member)


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  1. EU COST ACTION Short Term Scientific Mission Award

    Peters, Lilian (Recipient) & Hannah Dahlen (Recipient), Jun-2018


  2. SHARE Top Publication Award

    Peters, Lilian (Recipient), 2012


  3. VMTI publicatie prijs

    Hoeksema, Arie (Recipient), Spoorenberg, Sophie (Recipient), Peters, Lilian (Recipient), Meijer, Henny (Recipient), Raghoebar, Gerry (Recipient), Vissink, Arjan (Recipient), Wynia, Klaske (Recipient) & Visser, Anita (Recipient), 6-Oct-2017


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