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Alicia Uijl


Alicia is currently working as assistant professor in cardiovascular epidemiology, associated with the BigData@Heart consortium of the Innovative Medicines Initiative. Main fields of interest: heart failure, electronic health records, real-world data, phenotyping, causal inference and personalised medicine.

In 2016 Alicia Uijl started her PhD project on Opportunities and Challenges of Real-world Data in Heart Failure at the Julius Center for Primary Care and Health Sciences, University Medical Center Utrecht. She was under supervision of prof. dr. F.W. Asselbergs, prof. dr. A.W. Hoes, dr. S. Koudstaal and dr. I. Vaartjes.

She spent a research period abroad from September 2016 – September 2017, where she worked at the Institute for Health Informatics at University College London with CALIBER and CPRD data, United Kingdom, under supervision of dr. R.H.H. Groenwold and prof. Spiros Denaxas.

She spent a second research period abroad, at Karolinska Institutet, Sweden, where she worked from September 2018 – June 2019. Here she studied the Swedish Heart Failure registry, working together with dr. Gianluigi Savarese and prof. dr. Lars Lund. During her PhD trajectory she obtained a second Master's degree, the online post-graduate Master’s degree in Clinical Epidemiology, in 2019. In June 2020 she succesfully defended her PhD.

Recent publications

Sex Differences in the Primary Prevention of Cardiovascular Diseases in a Dutch Primary Care Setting Pauline A J Kiss, Alicia Uijl, Estefania Betancur, Annemarijn R de Boer, Diederick E Grobbee, Monika Hollander, Charlotte N Onland-Moret, Miriam C J M Sturkenboom, Sanne A E Peters
Global Heart, 2024, vol. 19, p.1-12
Embedding routine health care data in clinical trials M Louis Handoko, Frances S de Man, Jasper J Brugts, Peter van der Meer, Hanneke F M Rhodius-Meester, Jeroen Schaap, H J Rik van de Kamp, Saskia Houterman, Dennis van Veghel, Alicia Uijl, Folkert W Asselbergs
Netherlands Heart Journal, 2024, vol. 32, p.106-115
Redefining clinical venous thromboembolism phenotypes Maria A. de Winter, Alicia Uijl, Harry R. Büller, Marc Carrier, Alexander T. Cohen, John Bjarne Hansen, Karin H.A.H. Kaasjager, Ajay K. Kakkar, Saskia Middeldorp, Gary E. Raskob, Henrik Toft Sørensen, Philip S. Wells, Mathilde Nijkeuter, Jannick A.N. Dorresteijn
Journal of thrombosis and haemostasis : JTH, 2023, vol. 21, p.573-585
Multimorbidity in Heart Failure Mariëlle C van de Veerdonk, Gianluigi Savarese, M Louis Handoko, Joline W J Beulens, Folkert Asselbergs, Alicia Uijl
Current Heart Failure Reports, 2023, vol. 20, p.461-470
Discovering Distinct Phenotypical Clusters in Heart Failure Across the Ejection Fraction Spectrum Claartje Meijs, M Louis Handoko, Gianluigi Savarese, Robin W M Vernooij, Ilonca Vaartjes, Amitava Banerjee, Stefan Koudstaal, Jasper J Brugts, Folkert W Asselbergs, Alicia Uijl
Current Heart Failure Reports, 2023, vol. 20, p.333-349
Preventing heart failure Massimo F Piepoli, Marianna Adamo, Andrea Barison, Reinaldo B Bestetti, Jan Biegus, Michael Böhm, Javed Butler, Jonathan Carapetis, Claudio Ceconi, Ovidiu Chioncel, Andrew Coats, Maria G Crespo-Leiro, Giovanni de Simone, Heinz Drexel, Michele Emdin, Dimitros Farmakis, Martin Halle, Stephane Heymans, Tiny Jaarsma, Ewa Jankowska, Mitja Lainscak, Carolyn S P Lam, Maja-Lisa Løchen, Yuri Lopatin, Aldo Maggioni, Benedetta Matrone, Marco Metra, Katharine Noonan, Ileana Pina, Eva Prescott, Giuseppe Rosano, Petar M Seferovic, Karen Sliwa, Simon Stewart, Alicia Uijl, Ilonca Vaartjes, Roel Vermeulen, W M Monique Verschuren, Maurizio Volterrani, Stephan von Heahling, Arno Hoes
European Journal of Heart Failure, 2022, vol. 24, p.143-168

External positions

Researcher, Karolinska Institutet

Researcher, University College London