Roel Vermeulen

Roel Vermeulen

Utrecht University:
Professor of Environmental Epidemiology and Exposome Science

Tutorial by Roel Vermeulen

Theme: Molecular epidemiology

Biography

Dr. Roel Vermeulen is a Professor of Environmental Epidemiology and Exposome Science at the Institute for Risk Assessment Sciences (IRAS), Utrecht University and at the Julius Center for Health Sciences and Primary Care, University Medical Center Utrecht, The Netherlands. He is the director of the Utrecht Exposome Hub, and co-chair of the Personalized Health and Medicine Program of Utrecht Life Sciences at Utrecht University. He previously held positions at the National Cancer Institute, USA.

His scientific research focuses on environmental risk factors for cancer and neurological diseases with a strong emphasis on integrating epidemiology, high quality exposure assessment, and molecular biology into multidisciplinary investigations. He is the PI of several large case-control and prospective (biobank) studies in occupational and the general population. One of these cohorts, the LIFEWORK cohort, is the Dutch contribution to the large COSMOS study on mobile communication technologies and health. He has also been involved in several other studies on exposure assessment and health effects of Radiofrequency electromagnetic fields among which the EU-funded studies Mobikids, and Geronimo.

Dr. Roel Vermeulen has served on many international committees including including the WHO and the National Toxicology Program in the US. He is a member of the Dutch Expert Committee for Occupational Standards of the Dutch Health council. He was elected chair of the International Commission on Occupational Health (ICOH), Scientific Committee on Epidemiology in Occupational Health (EPICOH) in 2015. He has published over 500 publications.