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Ir. B. (bert) Brunekreef

University Medical Center Utrecht


Bert Brunekreef studied Environmental Sciences at the University of Wageningen, the Netherlands form 1971-1979.From 1979-2000, he has been employed by the Department of Environmental Health of the Wageningen University, first as PhD student, then as assistant professor, since 1986 as associate professor, and since 1993 as full Professor. Since the early 1990s, prof. Brunekreef has coordinated four EU funded studies (PEACE, TRAPCA, AIRALLERG and AIRNET) in the field of air pollution, allergy and health. He now acts a coordinator of the European Study of Cohorts for Air Pollution Effects (ESCAPE, 2008-2012). He has been partner in many other international collaborative studies. He has also been the PI on two studies funded by the US Health Effects Institute. In 2000, his group moved to Utrecht University where it merged with the existing RITOX Institute to create the ‘Institute for Risk Assessment Sciences (IRAS)’. In 2005 IRAS absorbed the Veterinary Public Health Department, and prof. Brunekreef is Director of IRAS since January 1, 2005. Prof. Brunekreef is Professor of Environmental Epidemiology in both the Faculties of Veterinary Medicine, and the Faculty of Medicine at the Utrecht University. Bert Brunekreef served as advisor on national and internati­onal panels in the field of environmental health, including the Dutch National Health Council, WHO and the US EPA.

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Circulatory Health

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