Ms Karin De Ridder PhD
Project Leader Food Consumption Survey
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 is currently senior researcher within the field of Lifestyle and Health, Department Epidemiology and Public Health at Sciensano and is Head of the Food Consumption Survey program. Current research focus and collaborations are within
1) nutritional epidemiology
2) health service research
3) register based research