I am an Assistant Professor at the Department of Sociology at the University of Amsterdam.
My interests are in population health, social epidemiology, demography, and medical sociology. I analyze physical and mental health in comparative and longitudinal perspective. My current work focuses on three themes:
- Country differences in social norms regarding body weight (funded by a VENI grant of the Dutch Research Foundation).
- Life course trajectories and social change in mental health in comparative perspective.
- The role of health measurement in studies of health inequalities (funded by a research grant of the German Research Foundation).