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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 2019

A longitudinal mixed methods study on changes in body weight, body composition, and lifestyle in breast cancer patients during chemotherapy and in a comparison group of women without cancer: Study protocol

de Kruif, J. T. C. M., Visser, M., van den Berg, M. M. G. A., Derks, M. J. M., de Boer, M. R., van Laarhoven, H. W. M., de Vries, J. H. M., de Vries, Y. C., Kampman, E., Winkels, R. W. & Westerman, M. J., 5 Jan 2019, In : BMC Cancer. 19, 1, p. 1-8 8 p., 7.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Body Weight Changes
Body Composition
Life Style
Breast Neoplasms
Drug Therapy

Appetite and protein intake strata of older adults in the European union: Socio-demographic and health characteristics, diet-related and physical activity behaviours

Hung, Y., Wijnhoven, H. A. H., Visser, M. & Verbeke, W., 4 Apr 2019, In : Nutrients. 11, 4, p. 1-23 23 p., 777.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

European Union
protein intake
physical activity

Associations of depressive symptoms and history with three a priori diet quality indices in middle-aged and older adults

Elstgeest, L. E. M., Winkens, L. H. H., Penninx, B. W. J. H., Brouwer, I. A. & Visser, M., 15 Apr 2019, In : Journal of Affective Disorders. 249, p. 394-403 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Mediterranean Diet
Longitudinal Studies

Bidirectional associations between food groups and depressive symptoms: longitudinal findings from the Invecchiare in Chianti (InCHIANTI) study

Elstgeest, L. E. M., Visser, M., Penninx, B. W. J. H., Colpo, M., Bandinelli, S. & Brouwer, I. A., Feb 2019, In : British Journal of Nutrition. 121, 4, p. 439-450 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Epidemiologic Studies

Comparison of protein intake per eating occasion, food sources of protein and general characteristics between community-dwelling older adults with a low and high protein intake

Hengeveld, L. M., Pelgröm, A. D. A., Visser, M., Haveman-Nies, A., Wijnhoven, H. A. H. & Boer, J. M. A., Feb 2019, In : Clinical Nutrition ESPEN. 29, p. 165-174 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Independent Living

Activities 2000 2000

  • 1 Lecture / Presentation

Is lichaamsbeweging een determinant van verandering in mobiliteit bij ouderen

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

Activity: Lecture / PresentationAcademic