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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. Intersectoral cooperation in 12 European case studies aiming for bett…

    Van Der Vliet, N., Den Broeder, L., Romeo-velilla, M., Kruize, H., Staatsen, B., & Schuit, J. (2020). Intersectoral cooperation in 12 European case studies aiming for better health, environmental sustainability, and health equity: Protocol for a qualitative evaluation. JMIR Research Protocols, 9(6), [e17323].
  2. Key elements of a successful integrated community-based approach aime…

    Wilderink, L., Bakker, I., Schuit, A. J., Seidell, J. C., & Renders, C. M. (2020). Key elements of a successful integrated community-based approach aimed at reducing socioeconomic health inequalities in the Netherlands: A qualitative study. PLoS ONE, 15(10), [e0240757].
  3. Chronically ill patients’ preferences for a financial incentive in a …

    Molema, C. M., Veldwijk, J., Wendel-Vos, W., van de Goor, I., & Schuit, J. (2019). Chronically ill patients’ preferences for a financial incentive in a lifestyle intervention: Results of a discrete choice experiment. PLoS ONE, 14(7), e0219112.
  4. Perceived barriers and facilitators of the implementation of a combin…

    Molema, C. C. M., Wendel-Vos, G. C. W., ter Schegget, S., Schuit, A. J., & van de Goor, L. A. M. (2019). Perceived barriers and facilitators of the implementation of a combined lifestyle intervention with a financial incentive for chronically ill patients. BMC Family Practice, 20(1), [137].
  5. 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., Veldhuis, W., Stapper, M., Schuit, J. A., & 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].

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