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Mirjam Heinen

Post Doc Research Fellow Lvl I

School Of Public Hlth, Physio & Pop Sc
Woodview House
Belfield
Dublin 4

Tel: +353 1 7163432
Email: mirjam.heinen@ucd.ie

Professional

 

Associations

Association: The Nutrition Society, Function/Role: Member
Association: The Netherlands Epidemiological Society, Function/Role: Member
           

Education

Year 2006 Institution: Wageningen Univ. Netherlands
Qualification: MSc Subject:
Year 2011 Institution: University of Maastricht
Qualification: PhD Subject:
Year 2001 Institution:
Qualification: BSc Subject: Arnhem-Nijmegen University of Professional Education

Languages

Dutch:
German:
       

Publications

     

Peer Reviewed Journals

Eijgenraam P, Heinen MM, Verhage BA, Keulemans YC, Schouten LJ, van den Brandt PA (2013) 'Diabetes type II, other medical conditions and pancreatic cancer risk: a prospective study in The Netherlands'. British Journal of Cancer, . [Details]
Heinen MM, Verhage BA, Schouten LJ, Goldbohm RA, Schouten HC, van den Brandt PA (2013) 'Alcohol consumption and risk of lymphoid and myeloid neoplasms: results of the Netherlands Cohort Study'. International Journal of Cancer, 133 (7):1701-1712. [Details]
Heinen MM, Verhage BA, Goldbohm RA, van den Brandt PA (2012) 'Intake of vegetables, fruits, carotenoids and vitamins C and E and pancreatic cancer risk in the Netherlands Cohort Study'. International Journal of Cancer, 130 (1):147-158. [Details]
Heinen MM, Verhage BA, Goldbohm RA, Lumey LH, van den Brandt PA (2011) 'Physical activity, energy restriction, and the risk of pancreatic cancer: a prospective study in the Netherlands'. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 94 (5):1314-1323. [Details]
Heinen MM, Verhage BA, Goldbohm RA, van den Brandt PA (2010) 'Active and passive smoking and the risk of pancreatic cancer in the Netherlands cohort study'. Cancer Epidemiology Biomarkers & Prevention, 19 (6):1612-1622. [Details]
Keszei AP, Verhage BA, Heinen MM, Goldbohm RA, van den Brandt PA (2009) 'Dietary folate and folate vitamers and the risk of pancreatic cancer in the Netherlands cohort study'. Cancer Epidemiology Biomarkers & Prevention, 18 (6):1785-1791. [Details]
Heinen MM, Verhage BA, Goldbohm RA, van den Brandt PA (2009) 'Meat and fat intake and pancreatic cancer risk in the Netherlands Cohort Study'. International Journal of Cancer, 125 (5):1118-1126. [Details]
Van der Pols JC, Heinen MM, Hughes MC, Ibiebele TI, Marks GC, Green AC (2009) 'Serum antioxidants and skin cancer risk: an 8-year community-based follow-up study'. Cancer Epidemiology Biomarkers & Prevention, 18 (4):1167-1173. [Details]
Heinen MM, Verhage BA, Ambergen TA, Goldbohm RA, van den Brandt PA (2009) 'Alcohol consumption and risk of pancreatic cancer in the Netherlands cohort study'. American Journal of Epidemiology, 169 (10):1233-1242. [Details]
Heinen MM, Verhage BA, Lumey L, Brants HA, Goldbohm RA, van den Brandt PA (2008) 'Glycemic load, glycemic index, and pancreatic cancer risk in the Netherlands Cohort Study'. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 87 (4):970-977. [Details]
Weijenberg MP, Mullie PF, Brants HA, Heinen MM, Goldbohm RA, van den Brandt PA (2008) 'Dietary glycemic load, glycemic index and colorectal cancer risk: results from the Netherlands Cohort Study'. International Journal of Cancer, 122 (3):620-629. [Details]
Heinen MM, Hughes MC, Ibiebele TI, Marks GC, Green AC, van der Pols JC (2007) 'Intake of antioxidant nutrients and the risk of skin cancer'. European Journal of Cancer, 43 (18):2707-2716. [Details]
 

Conference Publications

Heinen MM, Eldin N, O'Dwyer U, Hayes C, Heavey P, Lynam A, Mulhern LM, O'Brien JK, O'Brien MC, Scully H, Murrin CM, Kelleher CC (2013) Prevalence of overweight children aged 7 years: Results of the World Health Organisation Childhood Growth Surveillance Initiative in the Republic of Ireland Proceeding of Nutrition Society Dublin, Republic of Ireland, , 19-JUN-13 - 21-JUN-13 [Details]
                                                                                         

Research

Research Interests

Dr Mirjam Heinen has a BSc in Nutrition and Dietetics from Arnhem-Nijmegen University of Professional Education (the Netherlands), an MSc in Nutrition and Health from Wageningen University (the Netherlands), and a PhD in Epidemiology from Maastricht University (the Netherlands). Her PhD was on 'Nutrition and other lifestyle factors in relation to pancreatic cancer in the Netherlands Cohort Study'. After her PhD, she worked for 2 years as a postdoctoral researcher with a heavy teaching load. Her research project was on the role of alcohol intake in the aetiology of lymphatic malignancies and her teaching was focused on courses in methodology, statistics and nutrition. She is currently working as a postdoctoral research fellow at the National Nutrition Surveillance Centre (NNSC) in UCD. Her role involves managing the NNSC and collecting and analysing data on the Irish part of the WHO Childhood Obesity Surveillance Initiative.