Heart + Lung Health FEST 2015

David Bates Lecture Recipient

Headshot-BertBrunekreefBert Brunekreef is Professor of Environmental Epidemiology and Director of the Institute for Risk Assessment Sciences at Utrecht University. In 2000, prof. Brunekreef’s Wageningen Department was moved to Utrecht University where it merged with the existing RITOX Institute to create the ‘Institute for Risk Assessment Sciences (IRAS)’. In 2005 IRAS absorbed the Veterinary Public Health Department, and prof. Brunekreef has been the Director of IRAS since January 1, 2005. IRAS has currently about 130 employees.

Prof. Brunekreef is Professor of Environmental Epidemiology in both the Faculties of Veterinary Medicine, and the Faculty of Medicine at the Utrecht University.

On several occasions, Bert Brunekreef served as advisor on national and internati­onal panels in the field of environmental health, including the Dutch National Health Council, of which he is a member, WHO and the US EPA.

Bert Brunekreef is co-author of more than 400 peer reviewed journal articles in the field of environmental epidemiology and exposure assessment. In recent years, he received the ISEE John Goldsmith award (2007), the European Lung Foundation Award (2007), an honorary doctorate of the Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium (2008), the Heineken Prize for Environmental Sciences (2008), and an Academy Professorship of the Dutch Royal Academy of Sciences (2009) to which he also was elected to become a member in 2009.