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Amy Van Grieken

Erasmus University Medical Center Rotterdam

Senior researcher at department of Public Health of Erasmus MC Rotterdam, the Netherlands. Research topics evolve around the health and development of children and parents' impact; both epidemiology and intervention studies.

Type of member: Post graduate Researcher

Telephone: +31107043498

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Current research interests
Child health, promoting healthy child development, families, parenting.

Research priorities
Pathways and mechanisms: Cumulative and additive social risk exposures (e.g. transient v. persistent poverty). | Methodological issues: Methods for examining change over time including longitudinal effects studies. Need to study social gradients as well as poverty. Multi-level studies - Society, Family & Individual. Regional studies (within countries). Which indicators? for example, perception of health vs. objective measures of health (these may be more reliable in studying mechanisms).

Selected publications

Grieken, A. V., Renders, C. M., Veldhuis, L., Looman, C. W., Hirasing, R. A., & Raat, H. (2014). Promotion of a healthy lifestyle among 5-year-old overweight children: health behavior outcomes of the Be active, eat right’ study. BMC Public Health, 14(1). doi:10.1186/1471-2458-14-59