Sabita Soedamah-Muthu

Sabita Soedamah-Muthu


  • Warandelaan 2, Tias Building, room T 502

    5037 AB Tilburg



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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

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External positions

Presentaties geven tijdens besloten workshop (NZO)

14 Apr 202416 Apr 2024

3 meetings (TNO/ZonMw)

3 Apr 202331 Dec 2023


  • Clinical Epidemiology
  • Lifestyle
  • Longitudinal studies
  • Diabetes Mellitus
  • RCTs
  • Nutritional Epidemiology
  • Meta-Analysis
  • type 2 diabetes, type 1 diabetes, gestational diabetes
  • psychological interventions
  • positive psychology
  • Mindfulness


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