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Dr. Helma IJzelenberg

VU University Amsterdam,
De Boelelaan 1085,
1081 HV Amsterdam
Phone: +31 (0)20 598 2520
Fax:     +31 (0)20 598 7123
Office: U-446,
Position: Assistant Professor

Short biography

Helma IJzelenberg studied Human Movement Sciences at the VU University in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. 
From 2001 till 2005 she worked as a researcher at the department of Public Health at Erasmus University Medical Center in Rotterdam. During this period she specialized in epidemiology (Msc Epidemiology, Postgraduate Epidemiology Program, Netherlands Institute for Health Sciences) and started research in the field of musculoskeletal disorders, including the cost-effectiveness study of a preventive intervention for musculoskeletal disorders. The work at the Erasmus University Medical Center was concluded with a PhD-degree and the defense and publication of the dissertation entitled “Prevention of work-related musculoskeletal disorders”. 

In 2005 she was appointed as post-doctoral researcher at the department for Health Sciences at the VU University, where she worked on a study to assess the cost-effectiveness of a comprehensive multidisciplinary structured lifestyle program for patients with manifest cardiovascular disease. Research that is embedded in the research program “Diabetes and Overweight” of the EMGO Institute of VU University Medical Center. 

Since august 2007 she works as a assistant professor at the Department for Health Sciences of the VU University. Besides research activities she there teaches and coordinates courses for the sections Health Promotion and Disease Prevention and Health Technology Assessment and Health Economics.