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.
On several occasions, Bert Brunekreef served as advisor on national and international panels in the field of environmental health, including the Dutch National Health Council, of which he is a member, WHO and the US EPA.
Bert Brunekreef is co-author of more than 500 peer reviewed journal articles in the field of environmental epidemiology and exposure assessment. In recent years, he received the ISEE John Goldsmith award (2007), the European Lung Foundation Award (2007), an honorary doctorate of the Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium (2008), the Heineken Prize for Environmental Sciences (2008), and an Academy Professorship of the Dutch Royal Academy of Sciences (2009) to which he also was elected to become a member in 2009.
Bert Brunekreeg is lecturer of the specialization course Environmental and Occupational Epidemiology.