Maurice Zeegers

Phone: +31 43 388 2012, +31 43 388 2314
Birthdate: 11-04-1972
Room: C2.532


Personal statement:


Head of School, Epidemiologist

Maurice Zeegers is the director of the CAPHRI Care and Public Health Research Institute at Maastricht University. With over 400 employees in the fields of family medicine, epidemiology, methodology and statistics, international health, health promotion, health services research, orthopaedic surgery, rheumatology, geriatrics, emergency medicine, pharmacy, rehabilitation, social medicine and ethics, CAPHRI provides high quality multidisciplinary research and PhD supervision aimed innovating Public Health and Health Care.

As the head of school, Maurice is responsible for helping CAPHRI researchers to excel, enjoy their work and contribute to society, both internationally and in the region. He maintains a broad network of partners, develops the institutional strategy, policies and supervises the daily management of the Institute, including the financial responsibility, the multidisciplinary cohesion, the scientific quality control and production mechanisms, and the external review cycles.  

He is full professor of Complex Genetics and Epidemiology and head of the department of Complex Genetics where he and his team perform their scientific studies, within CAPHRI but also within the NUTRIM School of Nutrition and Translational Research in Metabolism.

Maurice received formal training across diverse scientific domains ranging from the allied Medical to the Behavioural Sciences, the Data Sciences, the Biotechnological and now Business Administration. His main research interest is in Epidemiology from which he recombines and integrates other bodies of knowledge. He has published over 200 scientific papers and two books in the fields of Nutritional Epidemiology, Cancer Epidemiology, Genetic Epidemiology, Forensic Epidemiology, Systematic Reviews and the Responsible Conduct of Research. So far, these have been used over 8000 times by other researchers in their publications (H-index: 52).


CAPHRI Care and Public Health Research Institute (Full professor)
Complex Genetics and Epidemiology
Work for third parties:
Honorary professor in Epidemiology at Huiyang People's Hospital (China), Visiting professor of Epidemiology at University of Birmingham (United Kingdom), Former president of the Netherlands Epidemiology Association, Vice-president of the European Epidemiological Federation, Chairman of the International Association for Law and Epidemiology., Member/chair of several research or teaching committees for advice, review or inspection, Ad hoc lecturer or advisor on epidemiology, systematic reviews or analytics, Ad hoc expert witness in forensic epidemiology, Book royalties: Inleiding in Evidence-based Medicine, Leerboek Epidemiologie, Textbook of Epidemiology, Forensic Epidemiology: Principles and Practises, Rental Income:
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