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In my research, I analyze trends in population health. I apply a Social Determinants of Health (SDoH) perspective and am particularly interested in the extent to which environmental shocks experienced by an entire society (e.g., period effects) influence outcomes at both ends of the life course: fertility and mortality. In my work, I identify the health consequences of policy changes, institutional practices, and large public health crises and also reveal how these trends either exacerbate or equalize existing health inequalities. 

I've published on these, and other, topics in peer-reviewed journals such as: Demography, PNAS, American Journal of Epidemiology, Biodemography and Social Biology, and International Journal of Epidemiology. For a full list of publications, see my CV.

External Funding


Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions Postdoctoral Fellowship (PI) (€ 220,908)

“Population Health and Period Shocks” [HealthShocks]

Awarded by Horizon Europe, Funded by UKRI



Dutch Ministry of Health – Excess Mortality Call (co-PI) (€ 50,000)

Joint with ahti, M.D. Verhagen and A. Frey

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