Bio

Dr. Sabita Soedamah-Muthu is currently appointed as Associate Professor Diabetes Epidemiology at Tilburg University, Tilburg School of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Center of Research on Psychology in Somatic Diseases (CORPS), Department of Medical and Clinical Psychology, Tilburg, the Netherlands. She also has been appointed as a Senior Visiting Research Fellow at the University of Reading, Reading, United Kingdom, in the School of Agriculture, Policy and Development and institute for Food, Nutrition and Health. Her main research domains are: Epidemiology, Nutrition, Lifestyle, Diabetes, Cardiovascular diseases. Her current appointment at the universities of Tilburg and Reading allows her to link her experience in clinical epidemiology, nutritional epidemiology with psychological interventions. She carried out several meta-analyses and initiated new projects to study dietary, lifestyle and clinical risk factors in the development of diabetes and cardiovascular diseases

Expertise

She completed her MSc (1996) degree in Biomedical Health Sciences at the Radboud University Nijmegen and her PhD (2003) degree in Epidemiology, University College London, United Kingdom. For her PhD thesis, she studied the risk of coronary heart disease in type 1 diabetes, mainly focused on inflammatory markers and lipoprotein subclasses. She obtained funding for her PhD by the Graduate School Research Scholarship, University College London. She has many national and international collaborations (Europe, USA, Australia) and access to several large cohort studies and clinical trials. She obtained an International Award, the Wiebe Visser International Dairy Nutrition Prize, for her research on dairy products. So far, all her work led to >100 full-text publications. A combination of hypothesis-driven epidemiological studies and good understanding of mechanisms is essential to progress scientific knowledge.

Teaching

She is appointed since January 2018 as Academic Director of the Bachelor Psychology (3 year curriculum).

She is responsible for teaching in the Bachelor Psychology and in the Masters Medical Psychology (2F300):
She is teaching in the Pathology (500819) course several lectures on Diabetes in the Masters Medical Psychology.
She is teaching in the Research Skills in Psychology course (RSiP 424531 and POP 500195) in the Bachelor Psychology. 
She is teaching in the Professional Skills course: Group skills (500016) in the Bachelor Psychology.
She is appointed as coordinator of the course "Pathology (500819)", including cardiovascular diseases, cancer, respiratory diseases and diabetes mellitus in the Masters Medical Psychology.
She is appointed as coordinator of the Dutch course Professional Skills: Ethics (500143) and the International course Professional Skills: Ethical Issues (500218) in the Bachelor Psychology.
She supervises Master Thesis dissertations.

Courses

Collaboration

She has many national (UMC Groningen, University of Amsterdam, Wageningen University) and international collaborations (Europe, USA, Australia) and access to several large cohort studies and clinical trials.

Recent publications

  1. Longitudinal trajectories and psychological predictors of weight loss…

    Slurink, I. A. L., Nyklíček, I., Kint, R., Tak, D., Schiffer, A. A., Langenhoff, B., Ouwens, M. A., & Soedamah-Muthu, S. S. (2024). Longitudinal trajectories and psychological predictors of weight loss and quality of life until 3 years after metabolic and bariatric surgery. Journal of Psychosomatic Research, 178, 111590. Advance online publication.
  2. Serum MicroRNA-191-5p levels in vascular complications of type 1 diab…

    Bellini, S., Guarrera, S., Matullo, G., Schalkwijk, C. G., Stehouwer, C. D., Chaturvedi, N., Soedamah-Muthu, S. S., Barutta, F., & Gruden, G. (2023). Serum MicroRNA-191-5p levels in vascular complications of type 1 diabetes: The EURODIAB prospective complications study. Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, 109(1), e163-e174. Article dgad468.
  3. Sugar and low/no-calorie-sweetened beverage consumption and associati…

    Buso, M. E. C., Brouwer-Brolsma, E. M., Naomi, N. D., Ngo, J., Soedamah-Muthu, S. S., Mavrogianni, C., Harrold, J. A., Halford, J. C. G., Raben, A., Geleijnse, J., Mannios, Y., Serra-Majem, L., & Feskens, E. J. M. (2023). Sugar and low/no-calorie-sweetened beverage consumption and associations with body weight and waist circumference changes in five European cohort studies: The SWEET project. European Journal of Nutrition, 62(7), 2905-2918.
  4. Use of benzodiazepine and Z‐drugs and mortality in older adults after…

    Liu, S., Soedamah‐Muthu, S. S., Van Meerten, S. C., Kromhout, D., Geleijnse, J. M., & Giltay, E. J. (2023). Use of benzodiazepine and Z‐drugs and mortality in older adults after myocardial infarction. International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 38(1), Article e5861.
  5. Association of sweetened beverages consumption with all-cause mortali…

    Naomi, N. D., Brouwer-Brolsma, E. M., Buso, M. E. C., Soedamah-Muthu, S. S., Harrold, J. A., Halford, J. C. G., Raben, A., Geleijnse, J. M., & Feskens, E. J. M. (2023). Association of sweetened beverages consumption with all-cause mortality risk among Dutch adults: The Lifelines Cohort Study (the SWEET project). European Journal of Nutrition, 62(2), 797-806.

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