Prof. Rick Grobbee MD, PhD
Diederick Grobbee is Professor of Clinical Epidemiology at the University Medical Center Utrecht and was appointed University Professor International Health Sciences and Global Health in 2010. In 1996 he founded the Julius Center and served as its director for 14 years. He is Chief Scientific Officer of Julius Clinical Research, ltd. He obtained an MD at the Utrecht University and a PhD in Epidemiology at Erasmus University, Rotterdam. After a residency in Internal Medicine, he was appointed Associate Professor and subsequently full Professor of Clinical Epidemiology at Erasmus University. He was a Visiting Associate Professor at Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, and is Visiting Professor at the University of Sydney. He is a fellow of the Royal Dutch Academy of Sciences and acted as chair of its Medical Section and its Medical Advisory Committee. In 2010 he was appointed Distinguished University Professor of International Health Sciences and Global Health by Utrecht University. He is a past president of the Netherlands Epidemiological Association. At Utrecht University he directs the MSc/PhD program “Epidemiology”. Diederick Grobbee has been on the editorial board of several journals and (inter)national scientific, search and site–visit committees. He is Editor–in–Chief of the Global Heart, the Journal of the World Heart Federation and immediate Past President of the European Association for Preventive Cardiology. He serves on the board of the European Society of Cardiology and is chair of the Global Affairs Committe. Since 2012 he is chairman of the Center for Circulatory Health at the University Medical Center Utrecht. In 2017 he was knighted by the Dutch King (Knight in the Order of the Dutch Lion).