Tabea Sonnenschein

Tabea is a PhD candidate for Exposome-NL as well as the European research project EXPANSE (focus on urban exposome), focused on building and testing a spatial agent-based model of urban interventions to prevent cardio-metabolic pulmonary diseases. The goal is a simulation model that predicts behavioural and environmental exposure change, health impacts and social costs and benefits caused by interventions in domains, such as transport, land use or commercial regulation. Her background is GIS, Complex Systems Sciences and Computational Social Sciences.


Validating and constructing behavioral models for simulation and projection using automated knowledge extraction

Tabea S. Sonnenschein, G. Ardine de Wit, Nicolette R. den Braver, Roel C.H. Vermeulen, Simon Scheider
Information Sciences Volume 662 (2024)

Agent-based Modeling of Urban Exposome Interventions: Prospects, Model Architectures and Methodological Challenges

Tabea Sonnenschein, Simon Scheider, G Ardine de Wit, Cathryn C Tonne, Roel Vermeulen
Exposome, Volume 2

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.

Tabea Sonnenschein

Contact information

Utrecht University
Human Geography and Spatial Planning
Health Technology Assessment (HTA)


Areas of Expertise

Computational modelling Geosciences Geospatial analyses Social Sciences Spatial modelling

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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