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Professor Jantine (A.J.) Schuit (1964) is Dean of the Tilburg School of Social and Behavioral Sciences and professor of Health, Behavior and Society at Tilburg University. Before joining Tilburg University, she was head of the Center for Nutrition, Prevention and Health Services at the National Institute for Public Health and the Environment and she worked as endowed professor of Health Promotion and Policy at VU University in Amsterdam.

Jantine Schuit graduated from Wageningen University with a specialization in Health and Epidemiology in 1989 and obtained her PhD from the same university.



Jantine Schuit is senior scientist in the field of health behavior and health promotion. Her research focusses on the effectiveness of behavioral interventions, environmental interventions and upstream policy measures on health and health behavior, e.g. the contribution of social and built environments on the physical activity level of children; effectiveness of food polices and pricing policies on a healthy diet and the impact of transport policies on active transport behavior.  In addition, her expertise covers the translation of scientific evidence into effective public policy and practice.


Recent publications

  1. Effect of diet with or without exercise on abdominal fat in postmenop…

    Van Gemert, W. A., Peeters, P. H., May, A. M., Doornbos, A. J. H., Elias, S. G., Van Der Palen, J., ... Monninkhof, E. M. (2019). Effect of diet with or without exercise on abdominal fat in postmenopausal women: A randomised trial. BMC Public Health, 19(1), [174].
  2. Citizen Science for public health

    Den Broeder, L., Devilee, J., Van Oers, J. A. M., Schuit, A. J., & Wagemakers, A. (2018). Citizen Science for public health. Health Promotion International, 33(3), 505-514.
  3. Effect in zijn context

    Kremers, S. P. J., Visscher, T. L. S., & Schuit, A. J. (2018). Effect in zijn context: Evaluatie van Jongeren op Gezond Gewicht (JOGG). TSG: Tijdschrift voor Gezondheidswetenschappen, 96(3-4), 128-131.
  4. The INHERIT model

    van der Vliet, N., Staatsen, B., Kruize, H., Morris, G., Costongs, C., Bell, R., ... Schuit, A. J. (2018). The INHERIT model: A tool to jointly improve health, environmental sustainability and health equity through behavior and lifestyle change. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 15(7), [e1435].
  5. Local professionals' perceptions of health assets in a low-SES Dutch …

    Den Broeder, L., Uiters, E., Hofland, A., Wagemakers, A., & Schuit, A. J. (2017). Local professionals' perceptions of health assets in a low-SES Dutch neighbourhood: A qualitative study. BMC Public Health, 18(1), [12].

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