Diewertje Sluik, DrPH (until 31 July 2017)

Diewertje Sluik, DrPH (NL, 1984) is a postdoctoral fellow at the Division of Human Nutrition at Wageningen University, NL. She has a MSc. in Nutrition and Health from Wageningen University (MSc, 2008) and a MSc. in Epidemiology from the Berlin School of Public Health (MSc, 2011). She is registered as an Epidemiologist (PhD-level) at the Dutch Society for Epidemiology and as a nutrition scientist (PhD-level) at the Netherlands Academy of Nutritional Sciences.

Dr. Sluik carried out her PhD research at the German Institute of Human Nutrition Potsdam-Rehbruecke (DrPH, 2012), where she investigated the associations between lifestyle factors and mortality risk in persons with diabetes within the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition (EPIC study).

As a postdoctoral fellow, she works under supervision of Prof. Edith Feskens on several research projects in nutritional epidemiology, including the associations between alcoholic beverage preference and dietary patterns, funded by the ERAB and the Dutch Beer Institute. Furthermore, she works on the EU-funded PREVention of diabetes In Europe and Worldwide (PREVIEW) where she studies associations between protein intake, glycemic index, and physical activity in relation to diabetes. Other research projects involve nutrient density, and sugar consumption. Diewertje has (co-)authored 18 peer review research articles.

(Dr. Sluik resigned from her academic appointment and was no longer a member of the Forum as of 31 July 2017.)