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Lidewij  Henneman

Lidewij Henneman (health scientist) is Associate Professor at the Department of Clinical Genetics, section Community Genetics, Amsterdam UMC, location VUMC. She is co-Director of the Amsterdam Reproduction & Development research institute

Her research focuses on the implementation, dynamics and impact of (reproductive) genetic tests, including the views, prior knowledge and expectations of potential users such as health care professionals, patients and wider society. She (co-)published over 100 international articles (H-index 25) and supervised 13 PhD students. 

Specific projects are in the field of community genetics and public health genomics such as:
• implementation of preconception carrier screening and non-invasive prenatal testing (NIPT);
• genetic risk and (reproductive) decision making;
• genetic knowledge, communication and education.
See also under Projects and Publications

She is chair of the Netherlands Association of Community Genetics and Public Health Genomics (NACGG). She won the EMGO+ Societal Impact Award 2016 (topic NIPT), and received the Dutch Public Health Award (Volksgezondheidsprijs) for her PhD thesis on Preconceptional cystic fibrosis carrier screening. 

More information on our research group at: www.vumc.com/researchcommunitygenetics.