INRICH Member Profile Card

Hein Raat

Erasmus MC, University Medical Center Rotterdam

Physician specialised in community medicine and public health

Methodolgy of social sciences and social epidemiology

Business administration in the setting of public health

Type of member: Regular

Telephone: 0031 10 70 38 580

Email Address:

Mailing Address: P.O.Box 2040, 3000 CA Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Collaborative Projects

CIHR project.

Current research interests
Pathways between social disadvantage and adverse health outcomes

RCTs and cRCTs of inteventions to improve population health

E-health interventions (E-health4Uth)

Methodology of "Patient Reported Outcomes" (PROs) and health-related quality of life

Research priorities
Pathways and mechanisms: Cumulative and additive social risk exposures (e.g. transient v. persistent poverty). Social into the biological and epigenetic. | Methodological issues: Methods for examining change over time including longitudinal effects studies. Need to define poverty. 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

Bouthoorn, S. H., Gaillard, R., Steegers, E. A., Hofman, A., Jaddoe, V. W., Lenthe, F. J., & Raat, H. (2012). Ethnic Differences in Blood Pressure and Hypertensive Complications During Pregnancy: The Generation R Study. Hypertension, 60(1), 198-205. doi:10.1161/hypertensionaha.112.194365

Grieken, A. V., Ezendam, N. P., Paulis, W. D., Wouden, J. C., & Raat, H. (2012). Primary prevention of overweight in children and adolescents: a meta-analysis of the effectiveness of interventions aiming to decrease sedentary behaviour. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, 9(1), 61. doi:10.1186/1479-5868-9-61