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  • Coordinator Horizon2020 collaborative project PROMISS (grant agreement no. 678732)   2014-2020
  • Coordinator KP7 collaborative project MooDFOOD (grant agreement no. 613598)   2013-2018
  • Co-coordinator HDHL JPI Knowledge Hub MaNuEL   2016-2018
  • Member Steering Board Longitudinal Aging Study Amsterdam  2012-present
  • Head section Nutrition and Health, department of Health Sciences, faculty of Science, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

Ancillary activities

  • Gezondheidsraad | Den Haag | Member Health Council of the Netherlands | 2018-01-24 - present

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Ancillary activities

  • Chair of Standing committee Nutrition - Health Council of the Netherlands
  • Chair Special Interest Group Nutrition - European Union Geriatric Medicine Society
  • Member CTB committee for registration as Nutritional Scientist
  • Member Scientific Board - Dutch Steering Group Malnutrition


  • Coordinator and lecturer ‘Research Integrity’ course, mandatory for all PhD students of Faculty of Science, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
  • Main lecturer ‘Geriatrics and Aging’ of the BSc program Health Sciences, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
  • Lecturer in BSc courses ‘Nutrition and Health’ and ‘Nutritional research in practice’ of the Health Sciences program, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
  • Lecturer in MSc courses ‘Public Health Nutrition’ of the Health Sciences program, VU University Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
  • Lecturer in Pre-MSc course ‘Voedingsleer en onderzoek’ of the Health Sciences program, VU University Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
  • Lecturer BSc course 'Nutrition'of the Amsterdam University College, Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
  • Lecturer European Academy for Medicine of Ageing (EAMA) Advanced Postgraduate Course in Geriatrics, Blankenberge / Brussels, Belgium.
  • Lecturer Student en Voeding VU University Medical Center, SELF-course (Students Experienced in Lifestyle and Food), Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
  • Lecturer, Geriatric Dental Care, Academic Centre for Dentistry (ACTA), Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
  • Lecturer, Leyden Academy of Aging, Leiden University, the Netherlands.

Education/Academic qualification

Human Nutrition, PhD, Wageningen University

Human Nutrition, Master, Wageningen University


  • R Medicine
  • Healthy aging, Nutrition, Malnutrition, Physical activity, Sedentary behaviour, Sarcopenia

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Research Output 1999 2018

A healthy lifestyle in old age and prospective change in four domains of functioning

Visser, M., Wijnhoven, H. A. H., Comijs, H. C., Thomese, F., Twisk, J. W. R. & Deeg, D. J. H., 29 May 2018, In : Journal of Aging and Health. 2018, p. 1-18 18 p., 1

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

social relations
old age
human being
alcohol consumption

A review of the validity of malnutrition screening tools used in older adults in community and healthcare settings – A MaNuEL study

MaNuEL Consortium, Apr 2018, In : Clinical Nutrition ESPEN. 24, p. 1-13 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to JournalReview articleAcademicpeer-review

Community Health Services
Validation Studies
Nutrition Assessment

Associations of mindful eating domains with depressive symptoms and depression in three European countries

Winkens, L. H. H., van Strien, T., Brouwer, I. A., Penninx, B., Visser, M. & Lähteenmäki, L., 1 Mar 2018, In : Journal of Affective Disorders. 228, 1 March, p. 26-32 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Accidental Falls
Longitudinal Studies
National Institutes of Health (U.S.)

Change in serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D and parallel change in depressive symptoms in Dutch older adults

Elstgeest, L. E. M., De Koning, E. J., Brouwer, I. A., Van Schoor, N. M., Penninx, B. W. J. H. & Visser, M., Oct 2018, In : European Journal of Endocrinology. 179, 4, p. 239-249 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Epidemiologic Studies
Prospective Studies
25-hydroxyvitamin D

Activities 2000 2000

  • 1 Lecture / Presentation

Is lichaamsbeweging een determinant van verandering in mobiliteit bij ouderen

Visser, M. (Speaker), R.J. Bosscher (Speaker), S.M.F. Pluijm (Speaker), D.J.H. Deeg (Speaker)

Activity: Lecture / PresentationAcademic