Naam K Pertiwi PhD

OrganisatieDepartement Agrotechnologie en Voedingswetenschappen
OrganisatieeenheidHumane Voeding & Gezondheid
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I obtained my BSc diploma in 2009 from Bogor Agricultural University, Indonesia (Institut Pertanian Bogor) majoring in Food Technology with a minor in Functional Management. After working for 5 years in the food industry, I decided to do an MSc in Nutrition and Health in Wageningen University, the Netherlands. I graduated from this MSc programme in 2016, with a specialization in Epidemiology and Public Health. For my PhD position in the Nutrition and Disease group (2016-2020), I received a grant from the NWO (Dutch Research Council) through its Graduate Programme on Food Structure, Digestion and Health.  

My PhD project focussed on the role of dietary fatty acids in coronary heart disease. I investigated the relation of dietary with plasma fatty acids, and their relations to cardiometabolic diseases (cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes). Specifically, I am interested in the use of plasma fatty acids as biomarker of fatty acid intake in epidemiological studies of patients with a history of myocardial infarction. During my PhD project, I mainly used the data from the Alpha Omega Cohort, a cohort of 4837 Dutch post-myocardial infarction patients, but I also collaborated with investigators from South-West University, South Africa for analyses using the data from the Prospective Urban Rural Epidemiology (PURE) South Africa study. My PhD project was supervised by Prof. Dr JM (Marianne) Geleijnse and Dr Leanne Küpers. I defended my PhD thesis on January 13, 2021 at 13.30. More information:         

During my PhD I was active in the editorial board of Newtrition (2016-2019), a newsletter for postgraduate studies in the Division of Human Nutrition and Health, and I was appointed the PhD representative in the Supervisory board of the Studium Generale Wageningen University (2019-2020).


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HNE-24806  Introduction to Epidemiology and Public Health (2016-2019, teaching assistant)

HNE-28803 Introduction Analytical Epidemiology and Public Health* (2017, course coordinator)

HNH-32106  Nutrition and Cardiometabolic Diseases (2016, teaching assistant; 2020, course coordinator)

HNE-27806  General Medicine (2017, exam reviewer)

HNE-32306  Clinical Nutrition Research (2017-2018, teaching assistant)

HNE-30806 Analytical Epidemiology (2017-2019, teaching assistant)

HNE-38802 Concepts and Methods in Epidemiology (2017-2020, course coordinator)

HNH-28303 Introduction Descriptive Epidemiology and Public Health* (2020, teaching assistant)

HNH-32903 Intermediate Analytical Epidemiology: Confounding and Effect Measure Modification* (2020, teaching assistant)

HNH-33403 Advanced Analytical Epidemiology* (2020, teaching assistant)

*Distance learning MSc course

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