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Prof. dr. Maurice Zeegers



Maurice Zeegers is full professor (professor ordinarius) at Maastricht University, the Netherlands. He received a Bachelor degree in Occupational Therapy in 1994; three different Master degrees in Health Education and Promotion, Epidemiology and Genetic Epidemiology in respectively 1997, 1998 and 2002; and a PhD degree in Cancer Epidemiology in 2001. He was promoted to Chair in 2006 at the age of 34 at the university of Birmingham, which made him the youngest-ever professor at this university. He has published over 175 scientific research papers. Each paper been cited by on average 40 other researchers in his field and he has an H-index of 50. So far 20 young scientists have obtained their doctorates under his supervision. His main interest is in Epidemiology, Analytics, Forensic Epidemiology, Research Integrity, Nutrition, Genetics and Meta-analyses.


Management responsibilities Maastricht University

External Activities

  • Honorary professor in Epidemiology at Huiyang People's Hospital (China) and the universities of Birmingham (UK) and Leuven (Belgium)
  • Member board of Netherlands Society of Epidemiology (as president)
  • Member board of European Epidemiological Federation (as vice-chairman)
  • Chairman of the International Association for Law and Epidemiology.
  • Member editorial board of several scientific journals of which in particular OA Epidemiology (as editor-in-chief).
  • 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.



Email: m.zeegers@maastrichtuniversity.nl

Phone number: +31 43 388 2012 (secretariat)

Location: Department of Complex Genetics, Maastricht University

Prof. dr.  Maurice  Zeegers