Curriculum Vitae

Name and titles:     Professor Daan Kromhout MSc, MPH, PhD

Date of birth:           17 January 1950


Present positions

2010-present               Academy Professor of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Sciences

2007-present               Adjunct-Professor, Division of Epidemiology and Community Health, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, USA

2005-present               Professor of Public Health Research, Wageningen University

2005-present               Vice-President of the Health Council of the Netherlands


Past positions

1994-2005                    RIVM Professor of Public Health Research,Wageningen University

1984-1994                     Nutrition Foundation Professor of Nutrition and Epidemiology, Leiden University

2002-2005                   Director Nutrition and Consumer Safety Division, National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM), Bilthoven

1991-2002                    Director Division of Public Health Research, RIVM, Bilthoven

1988-1991                     Head Department of Epidemiology, RIVM, Bilthoven

1986-1988                    Acting Chairperson Institute of Social Medicine, Leiden University

1977-1984                     Assistant and Associate Professor of Nutrition and Epidemiology, Leiden University


Honours and Awards

2011                               David Kritchevsky Lecture awarded by the Nutrition, Phyical Activity and Metabolism Council of the American Heart Association, Atlanta , USA

2009                              Awarded Academy Professor of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences

2005                              Grant awarded by the National Institute of Health, USA for the Alpha Omega Trial

1999                               Career Award of the Netherlands Federation of Medical Scientific Societies

1998                                Silver Medal of the European Society of Cardiology

1997                                 Honor Award of Excellence of the Oldways Preservation & Exchange Trust, Boston, USA

1990 CURSIEF              Annie B. Cunning Lecture awarded by the Royal Australisian College of Physicians, Melbourne Australia

1989                                 Liga Nutrition Prize awarded by the Netherlands Nutrition Foundation

1980                                 Travel grant for one-year stay at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, USA, awarded by NWO (Netherlands Organization for Research)


Evaluation of international research institutes

2007                                 Evaluation Committee Division of Epidemiology and Health Promotion, National Institute of Public Health, Helsinki, Finland (member)

1997                                  Evaluation Committee Robert Koch Institute, Berlin, Germany (member)

1995                                  Evaluation Committee National Institute of Public Health, Helsinki, Finland (member)

Committees and offices toevoegen?

Invited keynote and plenary lectures WEG?
Daan delivers yearly approximately 5 keynote or plenary lectures in international conferences:

  • Yearly Congress of the European Society of Cardiology
  • Preventive Cardiology Conferences
  • Conferences of Nutrition Societies
  • Conferences of Epidemiologic Societies
  • Conferences organized by the European Union on Nutrition or Preventive Cardiology
  • Invited lectures at renowned research institutes as Harvard School of Public Health,Boston and London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine