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Prof. Ronald Stolk

University of Groningen

Professor Ronald Stolk (Nov 1963) is an internationally established researcher in clinical epidemiology. Currently he is general director of the Center of Information Technology (CIT), the central IT organization of the University of Groningen.

The CIT is a leading national and European institute in the field of information technology. It supports and facilitates scientific research and university teaching with Data and IT solutions. As general director he thrives on connecting IT experts, researchers and professionals to foster the use of (Big) Data. He is keen on privacy and security of these data. Moreover, he is working on collaborations of university data experts with public and private partners, in teaching and research.

He got his medical training in Rotterdam and was subsequently trained in epidemiology at the universities of Rotterdam, Utrecht and Sydney (Australia). He has been involved in many different studies, ranging from large population based studies to randomized clinical trials with invasive clinical measurements. His research within the Department of Epidemiology focuses on life course epidemiology approaches of chronic diseases, based on cohort studies and gene-environment interactions.