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Mariska Stam (1987) has a background in Health Sciences and Epidemiology and obtained her PhD. on hearing epidemiology in 2015. Her main interests are on studies over the life course on the determinants and consequences of hearing impairment on adult life and comorbidity issues. Besides she is also interested in health in general, and the quality of (hearing) health care. 

Currently, Mariska is working as a postdoctoral researcher at the department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery of VU University Medical Center mainly on the following projects: 


1) Co-projectleader of the Netherlands Longitudinal Study on Hearing  

The aim of this prospective cohort study is to examine the (longitudinal) relationship between hearing impairment and various aspects of life, such as work, psychosocial health, quality of life and use of health care. More information can be found on the website of the project

Besides her own longitudinal hearing research, supervising junior researcher and interns, Mariska is also actively participating in Geoscience and Health Cohort Consortium (GECCO). In GECCO, databases of six large-scale and ongoing cohort studies within the EMGO+ institute have been enriched with a variety of existing geo-data. This collaboration between the six cohort studies within GECCO stimulates large-scale research studies on environmental impacts on health in the Netherlands.

2) Projectmanager Dutch Cholesteatoma Data 

The aim of this study is to determine the cost effectiveness between diffusion-weighted MRI and second look surgery strategy after primary cholesteatoma treatment.