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Martijn  Huisman

Martijn Huisman is scientificdirector of the Longitudinal Ageing Study Amsterdam (LASA). His main focus is the role of socioeconomic adversity on health in old age. Besides this, he is research coordinator of the Amsterdam Center on Aging (ACA).

Martijn obtained an MSc in Clinical and Health Psychology (1999) and an MSc in Epidemiology (2003). He received his PhD in 2004 from ErasmusMC for his thesis entitled "Socioeconomic inequalities in health in Europe; studies of middle-aged and older populations with a special focus on the role of smoking". He has worked at EMGO+ since 2009; specifically at the department of Epidemiology & Biostatistics. He currently leads several projects that use a combination of qualitative and quantitative research. Examples of specific topics in his research are: perceived control in relation to health care use in older adults (National Program of Care for the Elderly) and resilience in older adults who have been exposed to socioeconomic adversity (NWO, VIDI).