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John Owen Younge

John Younge currently is working as a medical resident (ANIOS) at the department of Cardiology of the Erasmus Medical Center.



John Owen Younge, MD, PhD enrolled in Health Policy and Management (BMG) at the Erasmus University in Rotterdam in 2004. After receiving his Bachelor 1 in 2005, he began medical school at the Erasmus University in Rotterdam from which he obtained the degree of medical doctor in 2011. Subsequently he worked on his PhD-thesis at the department of cardiology and epidemiology under the supervision of Prof.dr. J.W. Roos-Hesselink and Prof.dr. M.G.M. Hunink. His work focused on ''lifestyle intervention in cardiac disease''. 

In 2012 he also enrolled in a Master of Science program in Clinical Epidemiology coordinated by the Netherlands Institute of Health sciences (NIHES), Rotterdam, The Netherlands. He obtained the MSc degree in 2014.




May 19, 2015: John Owen Younge defended his thesis ‘Lifestyle in cardiovascular disease' successfully.

  J.O. Younge thesis cover



2012 - 2014

Master of Clinical Epidemiology, NIHES

2011 - 2014 

PhD-student, Departments of Cardiology and Epidemiology,  Erasmus University Medical Center

2005 - 2011 

Medicine, Erasmus University Rotterdam

2004 - 2005 

Propedeuse, Health policy & management, Erasmus University   Rotterdam

John Younge is interested in the primary and secondary prevention of cardiovascular disease (CVD). His research focuses on lifestyle interventions in CVD with a focus on the effect of mind-body therapies (i.e. meditation, mindfulness training) in patients with heart disease. He was involved in the execution of a randomized controlled trial of mindfulness training in patients with structural heart disease at the outpatient clinic of Cardiology at the Erasmus Medical Center Rotterdam.  

Currently he is working as a medical resident (ANIOS) at the department of Cardiology of the Erasmus Medical Center.

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