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Janneke Verberk

Assistant Professor

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Janneke Verberk started her career (2015) as epidemiologist for the National Immunisation Programme at the National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM) in Bilthoven, focusing on seroepidemiology (PIENTER3) and rotavirus vaccination. In August 2018 she began working as PhD researcher at the Infection Prevention unit of the UMC Utrecht in collaboration with the department Epidemiology and Surveillance of the RIVM under supervision of prof. dr. Marc Bonten (UMC Utrecht), dr. Maaike van Mourik (UMC Utrecht) and dr. Sabine de Greeff (RIVM). She performed several multicenter studies investigating automatization of surveillance of healthcare-associated infections. Besides her work as a PhD candidate, she assisted in teaching of epidemiology to medical students and Infection Preventionists, and advised RIVM-PREZIES in national implementation of semi-automated surveillance. When in March 2020 the SARS-CoV-2 became pandemic, she started simultaneously working for the EU funded project Rapid European COVID-19 Emergency Research response (RECOVER) and for the seroepidemiological study PIENTER-corona of the RIVM.

Recent publications

External validation of semi-automated surveillance algorithms for deep surgical site infections after colorectal surgery in an independent country Suzanne D. van der Werff, Janneke D.M. Verberk, Christian Buchli, Maaike S.M. van Mourik, Pontus Nauclér
Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control, 2023, vol. 12, p.1-5
Nosocomial SARS-CoV-2 Infections and Mortality During Unique COVID-19 Epidemic Waves Nishi Dave, Daniel Sjöholm, Pontus Hedberg, Anders Ternhag, Fredrik Granath, Janneke D M Verberk, Anders F Johansson, Suzanne D van der Werff, Pontus Nauclér
JAMA network open, 2023, vol. 6
The augmented value of using clinical notes in semi-automated surveillance of deep surgical site infections after colorectal surgery Janneke D M Verberk, Suzanne D van der Werff, Rebecka Weegar, Aron Henriksson, Milan C Richir, Christian Buchli, Maaike S M van Mourik, Pontus Nauclér
Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control, 2023, vol. 12
Neurological update Taco Goedemans, Janneke D M Verberk, Pepijn van den Munckhof, Dennis R Buis, W Peter Vandertop, Antonius M de Korte
Journal of Neurology, 2022, vol. 269, p.5179-5186
Automated surveillance systems for healthcare-associated infections J. D.M. Verberk, S. J.S. Aghdassi, M. Abbas, P. Nauclér, S. Gubbels, N. Maldonado, Z. R. Palacios-Baena, A. F. Johansson, P. Gastmeier, M. Behnke, S. M. van Rooden, M. S.M. van Mourik
The journal of Hospital Infection, 2022, vol. 122, p.35-43