M.L.A. (Marlou) de Kroon

assistant professor / senior researcher

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Research interests

I am a Public Health Care physician and epidemiologist and have a passion for research on Life Cycle Public Health and DOHaD. In 2011 I defended my PhD thesis: ‘The Terneuzen Birth Cohort. Detection and prevention of overweight and cardiometabolic risk from infancy onward’. I continued this work by obtaining a TOP Prevention Grant (ZONMW) in order to develop dynamic prediction tools within GenerationR and the PIAMA-cohort to be implemented within Preventive Child Health Care. Additionally, I obtained several other grants on and/or are involved in other research topics, including 'Early life stress in preterm born children', 'HP4All', 'Transgenerational socio-economic health differences (TRANSSES)', Exposome and microbial pathways of growth and developmental problems', 'eHealth Preterm born children'. I aim at the translation of scientific evidence into Preventive Child Health Care practices in collaboration with child health care professionals, the academic collaborative centers and other partners. Currently, I supervise 6 PhD students. I give lectures and educate bachelor and master students.

  1. Dynamic prediction model to identify young children at high risk of future overweight: Development and internal validation in a cohort study

    Welten, M., Wijga, A. H., Hamoen, M., Gehring, U., Koppelman, G. H., Twisk, J. W. R., Raat, H., Heymans, M. W. & de Kroon, M. L. A., 13-May-2020, In : Pediatric obesity. 13 p., 12647.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

  2. Risk Factors for Positive Appraisal of Mistreatment during Childbirth among Ethiopian Midwifery Students

    Bakker, R., Sheferaw, E. D., Yigzaw, T., Stekelenburg, J. & de Kroon, M. L. A., 14-Apr-2020, In : International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 17, 8, 9 p., 2682.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

  3. The Terneuzen Birth Cohort: BMI change between 2 and 6 years is most predictive of adult cardiometabolic risk

    de Kroon, M. L. A., Renders, C. M., van Wouwe, J. P., van Buuren, S. & Hirasing, R. A., 12-Nov-2010, In : PLoS ONE. 5, 11, 6 p., e13966.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

  4. Effectiveness of interventions to improve lifestyle behaviors among socially disadvantaged children in Europe

    Wijtzes, A. I., van de Gaar, V. M., van Grieken, A., de Kroon, M. L. A., Mackenbach, J. P., van Lenthe, F. J., Jansen, W. & Raat, H., 1-Apr-2017, In : European Journal of Public Health. 27, 2, p. 240-247 8 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalReview articleAcademicpeer-review

  5. Correction: Reducing growth and developmental problems in children: Development of an innovative postnatal risk assessment

    van Minde, M. R. C., Blanchette, L. M. G., Raat, H., Steegers, E. A. P. & Kroon, M. L. A. D., 16-Oct-2019, In : PLoS ONE. 14, 10, p. e0224160

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

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  1. Award: incentive Flora van Laar

    Marlou Kroon, de (Recipient), 2013


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