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Professor Jantine (A.J.) Schuit (1964) is Vice Rector Magnificus and member of the Executive Board of Tilburg University. She is professor of Health, Behavior and Society.
In the period 2017-2020, she was Dean of the School of Social and Behavioral Sciences 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.