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Ingeborg  Brouwer

Ingeborg Brouwer is professor of Nutrition for Healthy Living at the Department of Health Sciences and the Amsterdam Public Health (APH) research institute, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, the Netherlands and she acts currently as head of the department of Health Sciences

Ingeborg Brouwer is trained as a nutritionist at Wageningen University and registered as nutritional scientist at the Netherlands Academy of Nutritional Sciences. She received her PhD in Medical Sciences at the Catholic University Nijmegen, the Netherlands in 1999. Her PhD research focussed on effects of folate and folic acid on homocysteine. In 1999 she started to work as post-doc and later as project leader for the Wageningen Centre for Food Sciences (WCFS, currently named TI Food and Nutrition).

Since 2006 she holds a tenured position at the Department of Health Sciences of the VU University Amsterdam. Her research focuses on effects of nutrition on health and sustainability. She teaches on methodology in nutrition research and on health and sustainability in the nutrition courses for BSc and MSc students in Health Sciences.

Between January 2010 and March 2012 she was the chair of the Science Committee of the EMGO+ Institute. Currently she is head of the Health Sciences department of the Vrije Universiteit. She is also board member of the Talma Institute and a member of the Program Committee of the HBCD program of the APH research institute. She has more than 180 scientific publications, including papers in international high-impact peer-reviewed journals, book chapters, reviews and invited commentaries.

- Member of the Netherlands Academy of Nutritional Sciences (Nederlandse Academie voor Voedingswetenschappen; NAV).

- Board member (treasurer) of the Dutch Academy of Food Sciences (NAV) (2006-2012).
- Vice-president of the Young Dutch Academy of Food Sciences (jong-NAV) (2006-2009).
- Chair of the science committee of the EMGO+ Institute (2010-2012).
- External Resource person for WHO NUGAG comittee as advisor for dietary guidelines.

- Associate editor of the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition (2008-2014).

- Reviewer for Netherlands Heart Foundation.
- Reviewer for the Catalan Heart Foundation (Spain).
- Peer-reviewer for scientific journals, e.g.: JAMA, Circulation, American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, European Journal of Clinical Nutrition, Journal of American Dietetic Association.

Ancillary activities

  • Gezondheidsraad | Commissie Eiwittransitie | Lid Commissie Eiwittransitie | 2022-03-22 - 2023-12-31
  • WHO | Geneva | Adviseur | 2023-06-27 - 2026-06-26
  • Gezondheidsraad | Den Haag | Lid Gezondheidsraad | 2024-01-01 - 2027-12-31

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Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being


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