Dr. Karin De Ridder DrPH
Head of Service of Lifestyle and chronic disease
Karin De Ridder obtained the degree of PhD Community Health at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology in 2014. The doctoral thesis focused on advanced epidemiologic methods within the field of social epidemiology and longitudinal register based research: “Adolescent health and the risk of school dropout and labour market exclusion in young adulthood: A prospective family study of the Young-HUNT1 cohort”. Her basic training is in medicine (Medical Doctor, Catholic University Leuven, Belgium, 2000), supplemented by a doctor-specialisation in Community Health (Norway, 2008).
Karin De Ridder was project leader of Food Consumption Survey program (nutritional epidemiology). Karin De Ridder is currently Head of Service of Lifestyle and Health, Department Epidemiology and Public Health at Sciensano. The Service focuses on population health, nutrition and food environment, illegal drugs, morbidity and mortality, health impact assessments, survey methodology.