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Rachel Bakker

Rachel Bakke rcurrently is a Research Policy Advisor at the Erasmus University Medical Center in Rotterdam, the Netherlands

  Rachel Bakker Rachel Bakker currently is a Research Policy Advisor at the Erasmus University Medical Center in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. Rachel has a Masters degree in Human Movement Sciences and in Epidemiology. In 2011 she obtained her PhD on the topic of Maternal Lifestyle and Pregnancy Complications. These studies were performed within The Generation R Study (www.generationr.nl). After her PhD she worked as senior researcher at the Department of Gynaecology of the Erasmus University Medical Center. From May 2012 until April 2013 she worked as a Postdoc Researcher at the Department of Epidemiology of the Erasmus University Medical Center in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. 

Her primary focus at the Department of Epidemiology concerned a project within the BBMR -NL, a Dutch biobank collaboration: Towards a joint strategy for the return of results and optimal communication with biobank donors. This project aims to provide guidelines for Dutch biobanks to clarify and quantify what data and describe the conditions when data can be returned to biobank donors.

Education
2011 PhD: Maternal Lifestyle and Pregnancy Complications. The Generation R Study.
Department of Epidemiology, Erasmus University Medical Center, Rotterdam, the Netherlands.
2009 MSc: Health Sciences, specialization Epidemiology 
Netherlands Institute for Health Sciences, Rotterdam, the Netherlands
2003 MSc: Human Movement Sciences   
Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Research
Rachel Bakker worked in the research group Translational Epidemiology, supervised by Prof. Cecile Janssens. This research group focused on the translation of genomics research to applications in clinical practice and public health. Projects within the research group concerned the prediction of complex diseases by genomic profiling and the evaluation of the usefulness of genetic testing.

Projects
Rachel was involved in the following project:

  • http://www.bbmri.nl/en-gb/activities/rainbow-projects/180