Currently I am working as a Research Scientist at the Laboratory of Population Health at the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research. I am involved in several projects focusing on social determinants of health and life expectancy; “Social and Economic Determinants of Mental and Cognitive Health“,  “Social and Economic Determinants of Hospital Use, Morbidity, and Mortality over the Life Course“, “Assessment of Methods in Population Health“, and “The Role of Health Behaviors in Social Differentials in Mortality“.

Previously I have been affiliated with the Department of Public Health at the Erasmus University Medical Center in Rotterdam as a PhD candidate. The research in my PhD thesis focused on the contribution of inequalities in work-family factors and socioeconomic status to the US health disadvantage.

A full overview of my publications and other (research) activities can be found in my curriculum vitae (as of January 2018).