Visiting Fellow

Vrije Universiteit (VU) Amsterdam

Feb 2024 – Present Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Health Sciences - Infectious Diseases

Senior Researcher & Team Lead

Public Health Service (GGD) Amsterdam

May 2023 – Present Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Department of Infectious Diseases Research and Prevention

  • Senior researcher, working on the themes: sexual health and STIs among men who have sex with men (through the Amsterdam Cohort Studies; ACS), pandemic preparedness, science communication & infodemic management

  • Co-leading a team of 25 researchers, data managers and study nurses

  • PhD and MSc student supervision


Research Associate, Infodemic Manager

Robert Koch Institute

Apr 2022 – May 2023 Berlin, Germany

Project Group for Risk Communication

Main projects:

  • Establishing infodemic management, with a focus on social listening and integrated insights analysis

  • Supporting the monkeypox outbreak response in Germany

  • Digital/online science communication, contributor to RKI’s Social Media Task Force: on Twitter (@rki_de), Instagram (@rki_fuer_euch) and LinkedIn

  • PhD co-supervisor of the project ‘Social listening – Using social media to address public health issues’, in collaboration with RKI’s Centre for Artificial Intelligence in Public Health Research

  • WHO working group member to provide expertise to the WHO project on evidence gap mapping on infodemic management interventions

  • Involved in field epidemiology training: ECDC EPIET fellow supervision and training


Research Associate, Epidemiologist

Robert Koch Institute

Sep 2020 – Apr 2022 Berlin, Germany

Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Surveillance Unit.

Main projects:

  • Supporting the COVID-19 outbreak response

  • Establishing a syndromic surveillance system using routine emergency department data

  • Investigating the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and associated non-pharmaceutical interventions on other notifiable infectious diseases

  • Involved in field epidemiology training: ECDC EPIET fellow supervision, TEPHINET member of Alumni Needs Working Group


Field Epidemiologist

Robert Koch Institute

Sep 2018 – Sep 2020 Berlin, Germany

Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology.

Fellow of the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) Fellowship Programme.


Field-Epidemiology Fellow (EPIET)

European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control

Sep 2018 – Sep 2020

EU-track fellow, field epidemiology path.

EPIET: European Programme for Intervention Epidemiology Training.


Epidemiologist & Postdoctoral Researcher

Stichting HIV Monitoring

Feb 2016 – Jun 2018 Amsterdam, the Netherlands
National surveillance and monitoring of HIV at the Dutch HIV Monitoring Foundation, on behalf of the ATHENA (AIDS Therapy Evaluation in the Netherlands) national observational HIV cohort.

PhD Fellow

Amsterdam Institute for Global Health and Development

Feb 2013 – Jan 2016 Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Monitoring HIV drug resistance in adults and children in sub-Saharan Africa.


Lecturer - Department of Health Sciences

VU University Amsterdam

Apr 2012 – Feb 2013 Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Lecturer at the Section Infectious Diseases and the Section Methodology & Applied Biostatistics.