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.

 

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Recent publications

  1. Total daily energy expenditure has declined over the past three decad…

    Speakman, J. R., de Jong, J. M. A., Sinha, S., Westerterp, K. R., Yamada, Y., Sagayama, H., Ainslie, P. N., Anderson, L. J., Arab, L., Bedu-Addo, K., Blanc, S., Bonomi, A. G., Bovet, P., Brage, S., Buchowski, M. S., Butte, N. F., Camps, S. G. J. A., Cooper, J. A., Cooper, R., ... Wong, W. W. (2023). Total daily energy expenditure has declined over the past three decades due to declining basal expenditure, not reduced activity expenditure. Nature Metabolism, 5(4), 579-588.
  2. Facilitators and barriers of intersectoral co-operation to promote he…

    Van Der Vliet, N., Den Broeder, L., Romeo-Velilla, M., Staatsen, B., Kruize, H., Friedrich, B., & Schuit, A. J. (2022). Facilitators and barriers of intersectoral co-operation to promote healthier and more environmentally friendly behaviour: A qualitative evaluation through focus groups for the INHERIT project. BMC Public Health, 22, Article 617.
  3. A theoretical perspective on why socioeconomic health inequalities ar…

    Wilderink, L., Bakker, I., Schuit, A. J., Seidell, J. C., Pop, I. A., & Renders, C. M. (2022). A theoretical perspective on why socioeconomic health inequalities are persistent: Building the case for an effective approach. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 19(14), Article 8384.
  4. Total energy expenditure is repeatable in adults but not associated w…

    IAEA DLW Database Consortium, Rimbach, R., Yamada, Y., Sagayama, H., Ainslie, P. N., Anderson, 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., ... Schuit, J. (2022). Total energy expenditure is repeatable in adults but not associated with short-term changes in body composition. Nature Communications, 13, Article 99.
  5. 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.

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