Voornaam: Pieter C.
Werkgever: Maastricht University
Functie: hoogleraar voedingsepidemiologie
Expertise: Epidemiologie - interventie, Epidemiologie - observationeel, Klinisch onderzoek, Methodiek, Ontwikkelingshulp, Preventies, Voedselcompositie / samenstelling, Volksgezondheid, Ziektes en levensfases
Prof. P.C. Dagnelie, nutritionist-epidemiologist, is professor at the Department of Epidemiology, Maastricht University. He studied human nutrition at Wageningen University, followed by a PhD in 1988 based on a population-based, mixed-longitudinal cohort study of the nutritional status and growth of children fed macrobiotic diets. Subsequently, he received fellowships from the Dutch Cancer Society (1989) and the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (1991) to work on the etiology of cancer cachexia in patient cohorts, using advanced technologies such as magnetic resonance spectroscopy and stable isotope tracers as main research tools.
Prof. Dagnelie is currently program leader of the program “Clinical Epidemiology & Primary Care” within the Care and Public Health Research Institute (CAPHRI) at Maastricht University, and also participates in the CARIM program “Vascular Biology” (leader: Prof. C.D.A. Stehouwer). Prof. Dagnelie has strong interest in both public health and clinical nutrition, and has supervised many observational studies and RCTs on the role of nutrition and bioactive compounds in the prevention and treatment of chronic diseases and the improvement of transmural health care. He is a member of the Management Team of The Maastricht Study and of the KOALA Birth Cohort Study.