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Susanne Heemskerk, MSc
Junior researcher Infectious Diseases in Primary Care


I am working as a junior researcher within the field of respiratory infectious diseases, working on different projects with an international focus. As part of the GERi and PROMISE project I am doing research on the epidemiology and disease burden of RSV (respiratory syncytial virus). Within these projects I collect worldwide RSV surveillance data. Additionally, I investigate the effect of COVID-19 on the epidemiology of RSV.


During my Masters I have worked on different research projects related to infectious disease epidemiology. I investigated the effect of newborn vaccination on the prevalence of hepatitis B virus in Lao People’s Democratic Republic (PDR). I also looked at the role of asymptomatic infections in the emergence and spread of antimicrobial resistance in gonorrhoea.
2018 - 2021: Master Biomedical Science, Specializations Infectious Diseases and International Public Health - VU University Amsterdam
2015 - 2018: Bachelor Biomedical Science - University of Amsterdam