Bio

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.

 

Expertise

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. Energy compensation and adiposity in humans

    Careau, V., Halsey, L. G., Pontzer, H., Ainslie, P. N., Andersen, L. F., Anderson, L. J., Arab, L., Baddou, I., Bedu-addo, K., Blaak, E. E., Blanc, S., Bonomi, A. G., Bouten, C. V. C., Buchowski, M. S., Butte, N. F., Camps, S. G. J. A., Close, G. L., Cooper, J. A., Das, S. K., ... Speakman, J. R. (2021). Energy compensation and adiposity in humans. Current Biology, 31(20), 4659-4666.
  2. Daily energy expenditure through the human life course

    Pontzer, H., Yamada, Y., Sagayama, H., Ainslie, P. N., Andersen, L. F., Anderson, L. J., Arab, L., Baddou, I., Bedu-addo, K., Blaak, E. E., Blanc, S., Bonomi, A. G., Bouten, C. V. C., Bovet, P., Buchowski, M. S., Butte, N. F., Camps, S. G., Close, G. L., Cooper, J. A., ... Speakman, J. R. (2021). Daily energy expenditure through the human life course. Science, 373(6556), 808-812.
  3. A standard calculation methodology for human doubly labeled water stu…

    Speakman, J. R., Yamada, Y., Sagayama, H., Berman, E. S. F., Ainslie, P. N., Andersen, L. F., Anderson, L. J., Arab, L., Baddou, I., Bedu-addo, K., Blaak, E. E., Blanc, S., Bonomi, A. G., Bouten, C. V. C., Bovet, P., Buchowski, M. S., Butte, N. F., Camps, S. G. J. A., Close, G. L., ... Wong, W. W. (2021). A standard calculation methodology for human doubly labeled water studies. Cell Reports Medicine, 2(2), [100203].
  4. Towards OPtimal TIming and Method for promoting sUstained adherence t…

    Van Cappellen-van Maldegem, S. J. M., Mols, F., Horevoorts, N., De Kruif, A., Buffart, L. M., Schoormans, D., Trompetter, H., Beijer, S., Ezendam, N. P. M., De Boer, M., Winkels, R., Kampman, E., Schuit, J., Van De Poll-franse, L., Seidell, J. C., & Hoedjes, M. (2021). Towards OPtimal TIming and Method for promoting sUstained adherence to lifestyle and body weight recommendations in postMenopausal breast cancer survivors (the OPTIMUM-study): Protocol for a longitudinal mixed-method study. BMC Women's Health, 21(1), [268].
  5. Physical activity and fat-free mass during growth and in later life

    Westerterp, K. R., Yamada, Y., Sagayama, H., Ainslie, P. N., Andersen, L. F., Anderson, L. J., Arab, L., Baddou, I., Bedu-addo, K., Blaak, E. E., Blanc, S., Bonomi, A. G., Bouten, C. V. C., Bovet, P., Buchowski, M. S., Butte, N. F., Camps, S. G. J. A., Close, G. L., Cooper, J. A., ... Velthuis-te Wierik, E. J. (2021). Physical activity and fat-free mass during growth and in later life. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 114(5), 1583-1589.

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