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Joreintje Mackenbach is a registered epidemiologist and assistant professor at the Department of Epidemiology and Data Science 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'. Her research is dedicated to the upstream determinants of lifestyle behaviours and chronic disease risk, with a specific focus on food environments.
In 2017, she received a personal research grant from NWO. With this Veni grant, she set up the 'Eef & Leef' study to investigate through what mechanism the food environment influences food choices. Further, 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. From 2020 onwards, Joreintje is also researcher in the H2020 Expanse project and the NWO Gravity Exposome-NL project, both focused on the exposomal (environmental) influences on cardiometabolic health. From 2022 onwards, she manages the 'Landelijk Netwerk: Gezond Leven in een Gezonde Omgeving' project, an extension of Supreme Nudge which focuses on dissemination and implementation of research findings.
Joreintje is particularly interested in understanding why and how our living environments influence behaviours and health, and she aims to combine insights from epidemiology with theories, tools and methods from other disciplines such as geography, sociology and psychology. She currently supervises 5 PhD students and 3 postdocs.
Epidemiology; public health; upstream/environmental determinants of lifestyle and chronic disease risk; food environments; food systems; interdisciplinary research
Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals
In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):
Master, Public Health research master, Erasmus University Medical Center
Award Date: 31 Aug 2012
Master, Health Economics, Policy and Law, instituut voor Beleid en Management van de Gezondheidszorg
Award Date: 31 Aug 2012
Bachelor, Health Policy and Management, instituut voor Beleid en Management van de Gezondheidszorg
Award Date: 31 Aug 2010
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1/07/2017 → 24/03/2023
Healthy Food Environments
1/09/2017 → 1/04/2021
Gezonde Buurten project
Mackenbach, J. & Altenburg, T.
1/03/2017 → 1/03/2021
1/02/2012 → 31/01/2016
The influence of unhealthy food and beverage marketing through social media and advergaming on diet-related outcomes in children—A systematic reviewMc Carthy, C. M., de Vries, R. & Mackenbach, J. D., Jun 2022, In: Obesity Reviews. 23, 6, e13441.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Review article › Academic › peer-reviewOpen Access10 Citations (Scopus)
The effect of on-shelf sugar labeling on beverage sales in the supermarket: a comparative interrupted time series analysis of a natural experimentHoenink, J. C., Stuber, J. M., Lakerveld, J., Waterlander, W., Beulens, J. W. J. & Mackenbach, J. D., Dec 2021, In: The international journal of behavioral nutrition and physical activity. 18, 1, p. 49 49.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › Academic › peer-reviewOpen Access3 Citations (Scopus)
Designing a Healthy Food-Store Intervention; A Co-Creative Process Between Interventionists and Supermarket ActorsMiddel, C. D. N. H., Schuitmaker-Warnaar, T. J., Mackenbach, J. D. & Broerse, J. E. W., 1 Oct 2022, In: International Journal of Health Policy and Management. 11, 10, p. 2175-2188 14 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › Academic › peer-reviewOpen Access1 Citation (Scopus)
Recent changes in the Dutch foodscape: Socioeconomic and urban-rural differencesPinho, M. G. M., Mackenbach, J. D., den Braver, N. R., Beulens, J. J. W., Brug, J. & Lakerveld, J., 20 Mar 2020, In: international journal of behavioral nutrition and physical activity. 17, 1, 43.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › Academic › peer-reviewOpen Access26 Citations (Scopus)
Obesogenic environments: A systematic review of the association between the physical environment and adult weight status, the SPOTLIGHT projectMackenbach, J. D., Rutter, H., Compernolle, S., Glonti, K., Oppert, J-M., Charreire, H., de Bourdeaudhuij, I., Brug, J., Nijpels, G. & Lakerveld, J., 6 Mar 2014, In: BMC public health. 14, 1, 233.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › Academic › peer-reviewOpen Access234 Citations (Scopus)
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