Scientific publications


  • Lam TM, Wagtendonk AJ, den Braver NR, Karssenberg D, Vaartjes I, Timmermans EJ, Beulens JWJ, Lakerveld J. (2022) Development of a neighbourhood obesogenic built environment characteristics (OBCT) index for the Netherlands. Obesity. in press.
  • Ohanyan H, Portengen L, Huss A, Traini E, Beulens JWJ, Hoek G, Lakerveld J, Vermeulen R. (2022) Machine learning approaches to characterize the obesogenic urban exposome. Environment International. 158:107015. Full Text
  • Lam TM, Wang Z, Vaartjes I, Karssenberg D, Ettema D, Helbich M, Timmermans EJ, Frank LD, den Braver NR, Wagtendonk AJ, Beulens JWJ, Lakerveld J. (2022) Development of an objectively measured walkability index for the Netherlands. Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act. 19(1):50. Full Text


  • van de Weijer MP, Baselmans BML, Hottenga J-J, Dolan CV, Willemsen G, Bartels M. (2021) Expanding the environmental scope: an environment-wide association study for mental well-being. Journal of Exposure Science & Environmental Epidemiology. Full Text
  • Pinho MGM, Lakerveld J, Harbers MC, Sluijs I, Vermeulen R, Huss A, Boer JMA, Verschuren WMM, Brug J, Beulens JWJ, Mackenbach JD. Ultra-processed food consumption patterns among older adults in the Netherlands and the role of the food environment. European Journal of Nutrition. 60(5): 2567-2580. Full Text
  • den Braver N, Rutters F, Wagtendonk AJ, Kok JG, Harms PP, Brug J, Beulens JWJ, Lakerveld J. Neighborhood walkability, physical activity and changes in glycemic markers in people with type 2 diabetes: The Hoorn Diabetes Care System cohort. Health & Place. 69, 102560. Full Text
  • Timmermans EJ, Visser M, Wagtendonk AJ, Noordzij MJ, Lakerveld J. (2021) Associations of changes in neighbourhood walkability with changes in walking activity in older adults: a fixed effects analysis. BMC Public Health.21, 1323. Full Text

  • Brook JR, Doiron D, Setton E, Lakerveld J. (2021) Centralizing environmental datasets to support (inter)national chronic disease research: values, challenges and recommendations. Environmental Epidemiology. 5(1), e129. Full Text

  • Li L, Carrino L, Reinhard E, Timmermans EJ, Claassens J, Lakerveld J, Avendano M. (2021) Aircraft noise control policy and mental health: A natural experiment based on the Longitudinal Aging Study Amsterdam (LASA). Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health. 75:458-463. Full Text

  • den Braver NR, Rutters F, Wagtendonk AJ, Kok JG, Harms PP, Brug J, Beulens JWJ, Lakerveld J. (2021) Neighborhood walkability, physical activity and changes in glycemic markers in people with type 2 diabetes: The Hoorn Diabetes Care System cohort. Health and Place.69:102560. Full Text


  • Lakerveld J, Wagtendonk AJ, Vaartjes I, Karssenberg D. (2020) Deep phenotyping meets big data: the Geoscience and health cohort consortium (GECCO) data to enable exposome studies in the Netherlands. International Journal of Health Geographics. 19:49. Full Text
  • Pinho MGM, Mackenbach JDM, den Braver NR, Beulens JWJ, Brug J, Lakerveld J. (2020) Recent changes in the Dutch foodscape: Socioeconomic and urban -rural differences. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity. 17(1): 43. Full Text
  • Canalia C, de Pinho MGM, Lakerveld J, Mackenbach JD. (2020) Field Validation of Commercially Available Food Retailer Data in the Netherlands. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health.17(6), 1946. Full Text


  • Motoc I, Timmermans EJ, Deeg D, Penninx BWJH, Huisman M. (2019) Associations of neighbourhood sociodemographic characteristics with depressive and anxiety symptoms in older age: Results from a 5-wave study over 15 years. Health and Place. 59/102172. Full Text
  • Generaal E, Hoogendijk EO, Stam M, Henke CE, Rutters F, Oosterman M, Huisman M, Kramer SE, Elders PJM, Timmermans EJ, Lakerveld J, Koomen E, ten Have M, de Graaf R, Snijder MB, Stronks K, Willemsen G, Boomsma DI, Smit JH, Penninx WJH. (2019) Neighbourhood characteristics and prevalence and severity of depression: a pooled analysis of eight Dutch cohort studies.The British Journal of Psychiatry. 6:1-8. Full Text
  • Leijssen J, Snijder MB, Timmermans EJ, Generaal E, Stronks K, Kunst AE. (2019) The association between road traffic noise and depressed mood among different ethnic and socioeconomic groups: the HELIUS study. International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental Health. corrected proof. Full Text
  • Generaal E, Timmermans EJ, Dekkers JEC, Smit JH, Penninx BWJH. (2019) Not urbanization level but socioeconomic, physical and social neighbourhood characteristics are associated with presence and severity of depressive and anxiety disorders. Psychological Medicine. 49(1):149-161. Full Text


  • Timmermans EJ, Lakerveld J, Beulens JWJ, Boomsma DI, Kramer SE, Oosterman M, Willemsen G, Stam M, Nijpels G, Schuengel C, Smit JH, Brunekreef B, Dekkers JEC, Deeg DJH, Penninx BWJH, Huisman M. (2018) Cohort Profile: The Geoscience and Health Cohort Consortium (GECCO). BMJ Open. 8:e021597. Full Text

Press release

Persbericht (in Dutch. Issued Augustus 2018)
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