Basic epidemiologic research


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Title Basic epidemiologic research
Period 01 / 1988 - unknown
Status Completed
Dissertation Yes
Research number OND1288868
Data Supplier METIS Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam


This program includes research in the fields of genetic epidemiology and endocrinologic epidemiology. Genetic epidemiologic research aims at quantifying the population risk of disorders associated with genetic risk factors and at identifying new genetic factors involved in complex genetic disorders. For the empirical studies the emphasis is on neurodegenerative and neurovascular disorders. The work in endocrinological epidemiology focuses on the question whether circulating hormone levels are associated with incident diseases of the elderly and with parameters of frailty. The emphasis is on determinants of locomotor diseases (osteoporosis, osteoarthritis) and on sex hormones and thyroid hormones as determinants of disease.

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Supervisor Prof.dr. A. Hofman
Project leader Prof.dr. C.M. van Duijn
Project leader Prof.dr. H.A.P. Pols


D21400 Genetics
D21700 Physiology
D23210 Dermatology, venereology, rheumatology, orthopaedics
D23363 Geriatrics

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