Carla van Gils is a member of: the EPIC (European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition) Breast Cancer Working Group, the Institutional Review Board of the UMC Utrecht and also member of several scientific societies, such as the Netherlands Epidemiological Society and the American Association for Cancer Research and its Molecular Epidemiology Group. She focuses on the epidemiology of cancer in general and on molecular and genetic epidemiology of breast cancer in particular.
Carla van Gils obtained her degree in Biomedical Health Sciences (1994) and her PhD degree in Epidemiology at Nijmegen University (1998). From 2001 she has been working as assistent professor at the Julius Center for Health Sciences and Primary Care.
Carla van Gils is lecturer of the core course Study Design in Etiologic Research