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Research interests

I have a position as Program Director (Bachelor Psychology) and as Associate Professor (Universitair Hoofddocent) Diabetes Epidemiology at Tilburg University, Afdeling Medische en Klinische Psychologie, Center of Research on Psychology in Somatic Diseases (CORPS). I completed my MSc (1996) degree in Biomedical Health Sciences at the Radboud University Nijmegen and my PhD (2003) degree in Epidemiology, University College London, United Kingdom. During my PhD, I studied the risk of coronary heart disease in type 1 diabetes, mainly inflammatory markers and lipoprotein subclasses. My appointment at the Tilburg University allows me to link my experience in clinical epidemiology, nutritional epidemiology with psychological interventions. I carried out several meta-analyses and initiated new projects to study nutritional factors (from nutrients, foods and dietary patterns) in the development of diabetes and cardiovascular diseases. I have access to several large cohort studies and clinical trials. I obtained an International Award, the Wiebe Visser International Dairy Nutrition Prize, for my research on dairy products. So far, all my work led to 100 full-text publications in Pubmed. A combination of hypothesis-driven epidemiological studies and good understanding of mechanisms from randomised controlled trials is essential to progress scientific knowledge.


Sabita Soedamah-Muthu is appointed as Program Director Bachelor Psychology.

She is responsible for teaching in the Bachelor Psychology and in the Masters Medical Psychology (2F300):

She is teaching in the Pathology (500819) course several lectures on Diabetes.

She is teaching in the Research Skills in Psychology course (RSiP 424531 and POP 500195).

She is teaching in the Professional Skills course: Group skills (500016).

She is appointed as coordinator of the course "Pathology (500819)", including cardiovascular diseases, cancer, respiratory diseases and diabetes mellitus.

She is appointed as coordinator of the Dutch course Professional Skills: Ethics (500143) and the International course Professional Skills: Ethical Issues (500218).

She supervises Master Thesis dissertations

Current courses

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  • Meta-Analysis
  • Heart And Vascular Diseases
  • Food
  • Diabetes Mellitus
  • Epidemiology

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Research Output 2000 2020

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Adherence to a food group based dietary guideline and incidence of prediabetes and type 2 diabetes

den Braver, N. R., Rutters, F., Kortelever van der Spek, A. L. J., Ibi, D., Looman, M., Geelen, A., Elders, P., van der Heijden, A. A., Brug, J., Lakerveld, J., Soedamah-Muthu, S. S. & Beulens, J. W. J., 2020, In : European Journal of Nutrition. 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Open Access
Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
Linear Models

Plasma and dietary linoleic acid and 3-year risk of type 2 diabetes after myocardial infarction: A prospective analysis in the alpha omega cohort

Pertiwi, K., Wanders, A. J., Harbers, M. C., Kuepers, L. K., Soedamah-Muthu, S. S., de Goede, J., Zock, P. L. & Geleijnse, J. M., Feb 2020, In : Diabetes Care: The Journal of Clinical and Applied Research and Education. 43, 2, p. 358-365

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Systematic review of salutogenic-oriented lifestyle randomised controlled trials for adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus in patients education and counseling

Polhuis, C. M. M., Bouwman, L. I., Vaandrager, L., Soedamah-Muthu, S. S. & Koelen, M. A., 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : Patient Education and Counseling. 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus

Corrigendum: WHO draft guidelines on dietary saturated and trans fatty acids: Time for a new approach?

Astrup, A., Bertram, H. C. S., Bonjour, J. P., de Groot, L. C. P., De Oliveira Otto, M. C., Feeney, E. L., Garg, M. L., Givens, I., Kok, F. J., Krauss, R. M., Lamarche, B., Lecerf, J. M., Legrand, P., Mckinley, M. C., Micha, R., Michalski, M. C., Mozaffarian, D. & Soedamah-Muthu, S. S., 2019, In : BMJ, British Medical Journal. 366, 1 p., 5683.

Research output: Contribution to journalEditorialScientificpeer-review

Trans Fatty Acids
Fatty Acids
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High dietary intake of vegetable protein is associated with lower prevalence of renal function impairment: Results of the Dutch DIALECT-1 cohort

Oosterwijk, M. M., Soedamah-Muthu, S. S., Geleijnse, J. M., Bakker, S. J. L., Navis, G., Binnenmars, S. H., Gant, C. M. & Laverman, G. D., 2019, In : Kidney International Reports. 4, 5, p. 710-719

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Open Access
Vegetable Proteins
Confidence Intervals
Glomerular Filtration Rate
Proportional Hazards Models