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Dick Heederik

Division of Environmental and Occupational Health, Institute for Risk Assessment Sciences

Utrecht University, The Netherlands

Name: Dick Heederik
Title: Professor, Associate Professor, UBC School of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene
Degrees: MSc 1984, PhD 1990, both Wageningen Agricultural University, The Netherlands
Phone: +31 30 2539480
Fax: +31 30 2535077
Email: .heederik@uu.nl
Website: Publications

Research Interests

  • Occupational lung diseases, respiratory allergies
  • Biological agents (allergens, endotoxins, glucans)
  • Occupational exposures

Current Research

  • lung cancer in asfalt pavers - an international nested case control study -
  • heterogeneity in response to occupational endotoxin exposure
  • development of a health monitoring system for allergen exposure based on diagnostic and prognostic models
  • epidemiological study on di-isocyanate exposure and respiratory allergy
  • development of a framework for risk assessment and health impact assessment using epidemiological information

Courses Taught

  • Occupational and Environmental Health
  • Risk Assessment
  • Epidemiology
  • Exposure assessment in environmental and occupational epidemiology

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