The objective of this advanced course is to provide the student with insight in the principles and important issues of environmental epidemiology. The main methodological topics include time series studies, spatial epidemiology (including ecological studies), exposure assessment (use of GIS, Exposome), measurement error (impact and correction methods) and advanced data analyses (shape of concentration response functions, case-cross-over and panel studies). Besides, the course additionally provides state-of the art overviews of health effects of selected topics like climate change, outdoor air pollution and electromagnetic fields.
By the end of the course, you will be able to:
- Apply epidemiological designs frequently used in environmental epidemiology and less in other applications of (clinical) epidemiology
- Understand new designs for environmental exposure assessment
- Assess the impact of measurement error in exposure on effect estimates and use correction methods
- Perform specific epidemiological analyses used in recent environmental epidemiology studies
Gerard Hoek PhD
Gerard Hoek PhD is lecturer of the specialization course Environmental and Occupational Epidemiology.
Mieke Lumens PhD
Mieke Lumens PhD is lecturer of the specialization course Environmental and Occupational Epidemiology.
Bert Brunekreef PhD
Bert Brunekreef PhD is Professor of Environmental Epidemiology and Director of the Institute for Risk Assessment Sciences at Utrecht University. He specializes in epidemiological studies of effects of environmental factors on public health. Bert Brunekreef's research focuses on relationships between the environment and public health. Besides his research, he participates in BSc courses and in the MSc program Toxicology and Environmental Health and in Public Health teaching at the University Medical Center Utrecht.
Ulrike Gehring PhD
Dr. Ulrike Gehring is Associate Professor at the Environmental Epidemiology Division of the Institute of Risk Assessment Sciences (IRAS) at Utrecht University.