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Dr. Johan Van der Heyden PhD


Dr Johan Van der Heyden is a senior epidemiologist, working in the service Lifestyle and chronic diseases of Sciensano. The past 25 years he has been involved in projects and activities at the national and international level in a wide range of domains including health survey research, infectious disease epidemiology, public health genomics, quality in health care, socio-economic inequalities, determinants of use of health care, data linkage studies, frailty and chronic disease epidemiology. He is part of the scientific research team that organizes the national Belgian health interview survey (BHIS) since 1996 and was project leader of the first national health examination survey which was organized in Belgium in 2018. Johan has a Medical Doctor degree, a PhD degree in Health Sciences, a MSc degree in Public Health Methodology and a Diploma in Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. He also holds the title of medical specialist in data management.

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