For better health in university and college students: pin-pointing the interplay between social support, study stress, substance use and mental health across different study programs. University of Antwerp
Underlying dimensions of population health: a longitudinal multicountry analysis of health production and health system's efficiency. University of Antwerp
Health effects of exposure to green space, airborne pollen and air pollution A mobile health study on adults with tree pollen allergy KU Leuven
Over the past decades the prevalence of pollen allergy has increased. This trend is expected to continue due to ongoing urbanization, climate change and increasing air pollution. In order to mitigate urban heat and improve air quality in the city, urban green space has been promoted. Urban green spaces have been associated with numerous health benefits. Contact with the natural environment strengthens the human microbiome and immune system. ...
In Sickness and in Health. Health and Quality of Life in Roman imperial to late Roman and middle Byzantine Sagalassos KU Leuven
Who was the healthiest, the Roman Imperial to Late Roman (1st- early 5th century AD) or Middle Byzantine (11th-13th century AD) population at Sagalassos (Pisidia, SW Anatolia)? That was the question this Ph.D. research started with. Yet, a second question was added – why is the one population healthier than the other? –, because it is more interesting to explain differences in health than to merely asses these. As it is not possible to ...
The rise of non-communicable diseases, and implications for health care delivery and health programmes in the Philippines Institute of Tropical Medicine
Concerted research program in health economics at Kinshasa School of Public Health. University of Antwerp
Diversity in health and (access to and use of) healthcare in Belgium and Flanders: analysis of the HIS (Health Interview Survey / National Health Survey) data Ghent University
Diversity in our society is increasing in numbers and in importance. Diversity encompasses not only ethnic-cultural diversity, but also socio-economic, gender and age diversity. There is superdiversity in our society, with influence on different domains of life.
There is also an interaction between different domains of diversity, which is also called "intersectionality", and which strengthens the influence of discrimination on several of ...
An institutional approach to mental health and the mental health care use of unemployed people in Europe: Cross-national comparative research into the role of policies and social norms Ghent University
It is widely known that the unemployed have a high risk of mental health problems, however, only recently has attention been paid to their mental health care use. My PhD research shows that mental health care use by the unemployed is often higher than would be expected based on their need for care. In a European context of high variation in unemployment, labor-market policies, and health care expenditure, it is crucial to understand whether, ...
The association of mental health with the cardiometabolic risk profile of children and adolescents and the role of sleep, health behaviours and weight status in this association. Ghent University
Obesity and cardiometabolic disorders are increasing worldwide amongst children and adolescents. This PhD project aims to investigate whether mental health aspects are risk factors for cardiometabolic disorders in European children and adolescents using data from the IDEFICS/I.Family cohort to strengthen prevention and intervention strategies. Special emphasis is given to the role of sleep in this association.