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Research interests

Joreintje Mackenbach is a registered epidemiologist and assistant professor at the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the Amsterdam Public Health research institute, based at the VU University Medical Center.

Joreintje has a background in Health Sciences (Policy & Management and Public Health) and obtained her PhD in 2016 (cum laude) with a thesis on 'obesogenic environments'. She is currently working as a postdoctoral researcher on the upstream determinants of lifestyle behaviours and chronic disease risk.

In 2017, she received a personal research grant from NWO. With this Veni, she will investigate how the food environment influences food choices, and why this may be different for different types of people. In addition, Joreintje is project manager of the Supreme Nudge project, a 5-year project financed by the Dutch Heart Foundation and ZonMw, that uses environmental interventions to improve cardiometabolic health.

Education/Academic qualification

Master, Erasmus University Medical Center

Master, instituut voor Beleid en Management van de Gezondheidszorg

Bachelor, instituut voor Beleid en Management van de Gezondheidszorg

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Research Output 2012 2019

A systematic review on socioeconomic differences in the association between the food environment and dietary behaviors

Mackenbach, J. D., Nelissen, K. G. M., Dijkstra, S. C., Poelman, M. P., Daams, J. G., Leijssen, J. B. & Nicolaou, M., 1 Sep 2019, In : Nutrients. 11, 9, 2215.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview articleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access

Comparing different residential neighborhood definitions and the association between density of restaurants and home cooking among dutch adults

Matias de Pinho, MG., Mackenbach, JD., Charreire, H., Oppert, J. M., Rutter, H., Beulens, JWJ., Brug, J. & Lakerveld, J., 1 Aug 2019, In : Nutrients. 11, 8, 1796.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access

Contextual correlates of dietary behaviours in adults across Europe

Matias de Pinho, M. G., 2019, 258 p.

Research output: ThesisResearch VU University Amsterdam, graduation VU University AmsterdamAcademic

Open Access

Exploring the Relation of Spatial Access to Fast Food Outlets With Body Weight: A Mediation Analysis

Mackenbach, J. D., Charreire, H. L., Glonti, K., Bárdos, H., Rutter, H., Compernolle, S., de Bourdeaudhuij, I., Nijpels, G., Brug, J., Oppert, J-M. & Lakerveld, J., 1 May 2019, In : Environment and Behavior. 51, 4, p. 401-430

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access

Het Supreme Nudge-project: Preventie van hart- en vaatziekten door aanpassingen in de leefomgeving

Mackenbach, JD., Lakerveld, J. & Beulens, JWJ., Apr 2019, In : Voeding nu. p. 28-30 3 p., 2.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleProfessional

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APH HBCD Grant Writing Support Grant

Joreintje Mackenbach (Recipient), Joline Beulens (Recipient), S. Coosje Dijkstra (Recipient), Jaap C. Seidell (Recipient) & Maria Matias de Pinho (Recipient), 2019


APH HBCD Project Grant

Joreintje Mackenbach (Recipient), S. Coosje Dijkstra (Recipient) & Mary Nicolaou (Recipient), 2017


APH HBCD Project Grant

Joreintje Mackenbach (Recipient), Maria Matias de Pinho (Recipient) & Joline Beulens (Recipient), 2019