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Professor Albert Hofman
Chair of the Department of Epidemiology
Stephen B. Kay Family Professor of Public Health and Clinical Epidemiology,
Harvard T H Chan School of Public Health
Boston, Massachusetts (USA)


Before moving to Harvard, Professor Hofman was chair of the Department of Epidemiology of the Erasmus Medical Center/Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands, from 1988 - 2016. Professor Hofman is the initiator and principal investigator of two population-based, prospective cohort studies in the Netherlands: the Rotterdam Study and the Generation R study. The study of multiple outcomes in these cohorts, in particular neurological, cardiovascular and endocrine diseases, has enabled the investigation of the interrelations of those diseases, and thereby of the co-morbidity and co-etiology of various diseases with a large population burden. The Rotterdam Study was one of the five founding cohorts of the very productive CHARGE consortium which has performed many successful genome-wide association studies that found a large number of genes involved in common diseases. The Rotterdam Study also pioneered new population imaging modalities, including magnetic resonance imaging since 1995. More recently the Generation R study has an MRI facility and is conducting one of the first large-scale populations based brain-imaging studies in children.

Forthcoming events

Introduction to Principles of Statistics: A short course using R

Monday, 09 December 2019 to Friday, 13 December 2019, 9am - 4pm @ Richard Doll Building, Old Road Campus, OX3 7LF

HERC Seminar: Difference-in-differences estimation when the dependent variable is ordinal

Monday, 09 December 2019, 12.30pm to 1.30pm @ Seminar Room 0, BDI, Old Road Campus, OX3 7LF

Richard Doll Seminar - Global diabetes epidemiology: past, present and future

Tuesday, 10 December 2019, 2pm to 3pm @ Seminar rooms, BDI, Old Road Campus, OX3 7LF

WEH/Ethox Seminar: A Social Connection Theory of Justice for Global Health Equity

Wednesday, 11 December 2019, 11am to 12.30pm @ L1 Ax Meeting Room, BDI, Old Road Campus, OX3 7LF

NPEU Seminar - The genetics of reproductive behaviour

Tuesday, 17 December 2019, 10.30am to 11.30am @ Seminar room 0, BDI, Old Road Campus, OX3 7LF

WEH/Ethox Seminar: Interpersonal Comparisons of Well-Being

Wednesday, 18 December 2019, 11am to 12.30pm @ Seminar room 0, BDI, Old Road Campus, OX3 7LF