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Jessica Kiefte-de Jong

Professor Population Health

Prof.dr. J.C. Kiefte-de Jong
+31 71 5 26 91 11

Jessica Kiefte-de Jong is Professor of Population Health with emphasis on lifestyle-related health outcomes. She is appointed at the Department of Public Health and Primary Care and LUMC Campus The Hague of Leiden University Medical Center. She also teaches in the major Global Public Health at Leiden University College in The Hague.

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Jessica Kiefte-de Jong is an Assistant Professor in Nutrition and Public Health. At LUC she teaches in the major Global Public Health. She is also affiliated with the Department of Public Health and Primary Care/LUMC Campus The Hague and with the Department of Epidemiology and Pediatrics at Erasmus Medical Center in Rotterdam, The Netherlands.

Her primary research is focused on the role of nutrition on the risk of chronic diseases in different stages of life (eg. during pregnancy, childhood and adulthood) as well as psychosocial and environmental aspects of public health nutrition such as food insecurity.

Jessica became a registered nutritionist at the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences. After that she obtained her MSc in Public Health Research and Nutrition at the VU University (The Netherlands). In 2012 she obtained a PhD in Early Life Nutrition from the Sophia Children's Hospital/Erasmus Medical Center (The Netherlands). In 2014 and 2016 she was a visiting research fellow at the Harvard School of Public Health (USA) to study dietary fators involved in the development of type 2 diabetes mellitus.

For further details please see her CV.

Academic Expertise

  • Public Health Nutrition
  • Clinical Nutrition
  • Lifecourse and nutritional epidemiology
  • Prevention of non-communicable diseases


  • Introduction to Epidemiology and Global Public Health
  • Nutrition and Health
  • Primary and Secondary Prevention Strategies
  • Maternal and Child Health

Grants and Awards

  • NutsOhra (2013)
  • LUF - Den Dulk Moermans Fund (2015)
  • The Hague Municipality (2017, 2018)
  • Dutch Heart Foundation Den Dekker Laureate (2018)

Professor Population Health

  • Faculteit Geneeskunde
  • Divisie 3
  • Public Health en Eerstelijnsgeneeskunde

Work address

LUMC Main Building
Albinusdreef 2
2333 ZA Leiden


Lecturer / Guest

  • Faculty Governance and Global Affairs
  • Leiden University College

Work address

Turfmarkt 99
2511 DP The Hague



  • Gezondheidsraad Commissielid 'Voedingsaanbevelingen voor zwangerschap en lactatie en kinderen tot 2 jaar'
  • Journal of Public Health Nutrition Associate editor
  • Academische Werkplaats Publieke Gezondheidszorg Noorderlijk Zuid Holland Opleidingscommissie

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