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Mariëtte Hooiveld, PhD
Senior researcher General Practice Care; project coördinator Nivel Surveillance - Primary Care Database


Mariëtte Hooiveld is an epidemiologist with expertise on (infectious) diseases in primary care. She leads the real-time surveillance system of Nivel Primary Care Database (PCD), aiming at signalling expected and unexpected trends in health problems. She jointly leads the Sentinel Practices network within Nivel PCD, that is designed to collect information on certain illnesses, events and procedures in general practice that cannot be obtained from routine electronic medical records: influenza-like illness, end of life care, mental and sexual health, etc. Mariëtte collaborates in the European I-MOVE studies on influenza vaccine effectiveness and is project leader of the national monitor of influenza vaccine uptake. Other research projects focus on zoonotic infections, health effects of heat waves, influenza and other infectious diseases. She is part-time seconded to the National institute for public health and the environment (RIVM).



• Senior researcher at Nivel (2009 – present)
• TALENT fellowship from the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) for a 5 months working visit at the Dept. of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (NC), USA (2006)
• Assistant Professor at the Dept. of Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Health Technology Assessment, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, Nijmegen, the Netherlands (2003 – 2009)
• PhD student at the Institute for Risk Assessment Sciences (IRAS), Utrecht University, Utrecht, the Netherlands (1997 – 2003)
• Junior researcher at the Dept. of Public Health and Epidemiology, Wageningen Agricultural University, Wageningen and at the National institute for public health and the environment (RIVM), the Netherlands (1993 – 1997)
• Certified epidemiologist (B level) by the Foundation for training as medical-biological scientific researcher (SMBWO)
• PhD Utrecht University. Thesis: Cancer risk among asphalt workers with exposure to bitumen fumes – an international retrospective cohort study (2004)
• MSc in Human Nutrition. Wageningen Agricultural University, the Netherlands (1993)
(Board) Memberships
Member of the Netherlands Epidemiology Society (since 1992) and member of the International Society for Disease Surveillance (2016 – 2019)