Femke Rutters

Dr. Femke Rutters is an assistant professor at VUmc, interested in the role of psychosocial factors, such as stress, sleep and circadian misalignment in the development and regulation of Type 2 Diabetes. Dr. Rutters supervises over 8 PhD students, manages the Hoorn studies cohorts [www.hoornstudies.com], teaches several courses for post graduate Epidemiology students and Medical students as well as treasuring for the Epidemiology Diabetes Europe Group. Dr. Rutters currently holds the Senior Fellowship of the Dutch Diabetes foundation.


Higher Neighborhood Drivability Is Associated With a Higher Diabetes Risk in Younger Adults: A Population-Based Cohort Study in Toronto, Canada

Nicolette R. den Braver; Joline W.J. Beulens; C. Fangyun Wu; Ghazal S. Fazli; Peter Gozdyra; Nicholas A. Howell; Jeroen Lakerveld; John S. Moin; Femke Rutters; Johannes Brug; Rahim Moineddin; Gillian L. Booth
Diabetes Care, dc221549

Development of a neighborhood drivability index and its association with transportation behavior in Toronto

N.R. den Braver, J. Lakerveld, P. Gozdyra, T. van de Brug, J.S. Moin, G.S. Fazli, F. Rutters, J. Brug, R. Moineddin, J.W.J. Beulens, G.L. Booth
Environ Int . 2022 May;163:107182

Neighborhood walkability, physical activity and changes in glycemic markers in people with type 2 diabetes: The Hoorn Diabetes Care System cohort

N.R. den Braver, F. Rutters, A.J. Wagtendonk, J.G. Kok, P.P. Harms, J. Brug, J.W.J. Beulens, J. Lakerveld
Health Place . 2021 May;69:102560.

Femke Rutters

Contact information



Amsterdam University Medical Centrer
Location VUmc
Department :
Epidemiology and Data Science
ACS - Diabetes & metabolism
APH - Aging & Later Life
APH - Health Behaviors & Chronic Diseases

De Boelelaan 1089a
1081 HV Amsterdam

Areas of Expertise

Bioinformatics Genetics Microbiomics

Decoding the exposome

Decoding the exposome

The environment we live in has a dominant impact on our health. It explains an estimated seventy percent of the chronic disease burden. Where we live, what we eat, how much we exercise, the air we breathe and whom we associate with; all of these environmental factors play a role. The combination of these factors over the life course is called the exposome. There is general (scientific) consensus that understanding more about the exposome will help explain the current burden of disease and that it provides entry points for prevention and ...

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