Noreen Siddiqui

Noreen Siddiqui is a PhD candidate at the Department of Epidemiology and Data Science at the Amsterdam UMC. She has a background in Nutrition and Dietetics and Epidemiology. Her research focuses on the role of environmental exposures, psychosocial factors, and lifestyle (nutrition and sleep) on the risk of type 2 diabetes.

In addition, she will study the interaction of individuals with the food environment. Noreen is also involved in data collection (the panel study) in which more elaborate measures are conducted to better study the environment and lifestyle of the participants.     


Global positioning system-based food environment exposures, diet-related, and cardiometabolic health outcomes: a systematic review and research agenda

Noreen Z. Siddiqui, Lai Wei, Joreintje D. Mackenbach, Marco Helbich, Joline W. J. Beulens
International Journal of Health Geographics volume 23, Article number: 3 (2024)

Environmental risk factors of type 2 diabetes-an exposome approach

Beulens JWJ, Pinho MGM, Abreu TC, den Braver NR, Lam TM, Huss A, Vlaanderen J, Sonnenschein T, Siddiqui NZ, Yuan Z, Kerckhoffs J, Zhernakova A, Brandao Gois MF, Vermeulen RCH.
Diabetologia. 2021 Nov 18.

Noreen Siddiqui

Contact information

Amsterdam UMC, location VUmc            

Epidemiology and Data Science
De Boelelaan 1089a, Medical Faculty building
1081 HV  Amsterdam   


Areas of Expertise

Epidemiology Nutritional Epidemiology

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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