Dr. ir. Stefanie Vandevijvere DrPH
Senior Scientist Public Health Nutrition
Dr Stefanie Vandevijvere is a senior public health nutrition scientist and her research focuses on nutrition policies for obesity prevention locally, nationally and globally. Her work aims to support the development and implementation of policies to effectively and equitably improve the quality of population diets. In particular she has an interest in the role of food environments in determining people’s dietary habits and how to hold governments and food businesses to account for their actions to create healthy food environments to effectively reduce obesity.
She is a member of the leadership team of the International Network for Food and Obesity / non-communicable diseases Research, Monitoring and Action Support (INFORMAS), which aims to monitor, benchmark and support public and private sector actions to create healthy food environments and reduce obesity and non-communicable diseases. She is leading the implementation of the Healthy Food Environment Policy Index (Food-EPI) to measure extent of implementation of recommended actions to create healthy food environments by governments internationally.
She holds a PhD from the Université Libre de Bruxelles (2012). She is also affiliated with Wageningen University and Research (Chairgroup Global Nutrition) and the University of Auckland (New Zealand). She has more than 180 peer reviewed publications.