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Prof. dr. ir. J. (Hans) Brug

Faculteit der Maatschappij- en Gedragswetenschappen
Programmagroep: Persuasive Communication
Fotograaf: Daniël Rommens

  • Nieuwe Achtergracht 166
  • Postbus 15791
    1001 NG Amsterdam
  • Profile

    I am professor of Health Behavior and Health Education at the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences at the University of Amsterdam.

    Before my present position I worked as dean and member of the executive board, and before that in different research and management positions  at the VU university medical center in Amsterdam. I am an honorary professor at the School of Nutrition and Exercise Sciences of Deakin University, Melbourne Australia.

    I have also worked for the Dutch TNO Nutrition Institute, the Dutch Cancer Society, the School of Social Sciences of the Netherlands Open University (as dean of education), for the Faculty of Health Sciences at Maastricht University (as professor of Nutrition Education and director of education), and for the Erasmus University Medical Center (as professor of Determinants of Population Health). 

    I am trained as a health scientist and (social) epidemiologist, and my own research was and is mainly in health behaviour, prevention and public health. 


    For more information please visit:

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  • Ancillary activities


    • Chair of the permanent committee on nutrition of the Health Council of the Netherlands, until 1 September 2018
    • Member of the supervisory board of the Netherlands Nutrition Center, until 1 September 2018
    • Member of the Scientific Advisory Board of  Leibniz-Institut für Präventionsforschung und Epidemiologie - BIPS GmbH, Bremen
    • Editor of the Dutch handbook on health behavior and health education
  • Publicaties


    • Van Vulpen, J. K., Sweegers, M. G., Peeters, P. H. M., Courneya, K. S., Newton, R. U., Aaronson, N. K., Jacobsen, P. B., Galvão, D. A., Chinapaw, M. J., Steindorf, K., Irwin, M. L., Stuiver, M. M., Hayes, S., Griffith, K. A., Mesters, I., Knoop, H., Goedendorp, M. M., Mutrie, N., Daley, A. J., ... Buffart, L. M. (2020). Moderators of Exercise Effects on Cancer-related Fatigue: A Meta-analysis of Individual Patient Data. Medicine and science in sports and exercise, 52(2), 303-314. https://doi.org/10.1249/MSS.0000000000002154 [details]


    • Bernard, P., Savard, J., Steindorf, K., Sweegers, M. G., Courneya, K. S., Newton, R. U., Aaronson, N. K., Jacobsen, P. B., May, A. M., Galvao, D. A., Chinapaw, M. J., Stuiver, M. M., Griffith, K. A., Mesters, I., Knoop, H., Goedendorp, M. M., Bohus, M., Thorsen, L., Schmidt, M. E., ... Buffart, L. M. (2019). Effects and moderators of exercise on sleep in adults with cancer: Individual patient data and aggregated meta-analyses. Journal of Psychosomatic Research, 124, [109746]. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jpsychores.2019.109746 [details]
    • Sweegers, M. G., Altenburg, T. M., Brug, J., May, A. M., van Vulpen, J. K., Aaronson, N. K., Arbane, G., Bohus, M., Courneya, K. S., Daley, A. J., Galvao, D. A., Garrod, R., Griffith, K. A., Van Harten, W. H., Hayes, S. C., Herrero-Román, F., Kersten, M. J., Lucia, A., McConnachie, A., ... Buffart, L. M. (2019). Effects and moderators of exercise on muscle strength, muscle function and aerobic fitness in patients with cancer: a meta-analysis of individual patient data. British journal of sports medicine, 53(13), [812]. https://doi.org/10.1136/bjsports-2018-099191 [details]
    • Sweegers, M. G., Boyle, T., Vallance, J. K., Chinapaw, M. J., Brug, J., Aaronson, N. K., D'Silva, A., Kampshoff, C. S., Lynch, B. M., Nollet, F., Phillips, S. M., Stuiver, M. M., van Waart, H., Wang, X., Buffart, L. M., & Altenburg, T. M. (2019). Which cancer survivors are at risk for a physically inactive and sedentary lifestyle? Results from pooled accelerometer data of 1447 cancer survivors. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, 16, [66]. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12966-019-0820-7 [details]


    • Persoon, S., Chinapaw, M. J. M., Buffart, L. M., Brug, J., Kersten, M. J., & Nollet, F. (2018). Lessons learnt from a process evaluation of an exercise intervention in patients treated with autologous stem cell transplantation. European Journal of Cancer Care, 27(1), [e12779]. https://doi.org/10.1111/ecc.12779 [details]
    • Pinho, M. G. M., Mackenbach, J. D., Charreire, H., Oppert, J-M., Bárdos, H., Glonti, K., ... Lakerveld, J. (2018). Exploring the relationship between perceived barriers to healthy eating and dietary behaviours in European adults. European Journal of Nutrition, 57(5), 1761-1770. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00394-017-1458-3 [details]
    • Sweegers, M. G., Altenburg, T. M., Chinapaw, M. J., Kalter, J., Verdonck- de Leeuw, I. M., Courneya, K. S., ... Buffart, L. M. (2018). Which exercise prescriptions improve quality of life and physical function in patients with cancer during and following treatment? A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials. British journal of sports medicine, 52(8), 505-513. https://doi.org/10.1136/bjsports-2017-097891 [details]




    • Buffart, L. M., Kalter, J., Chinapaw, M. J. M., Heymans, M. W., Aaronson, N. K., Courneya, K. S., Jacobsen, P. B., Newton, R. U., Verdonck-de Leeuw, I. M., & Brug, J. (2013). Predicting OptimaL cAncer RehabIlitation and Supportive care (POLARIS): rationale and design for meta-analyses of individual patient data of randomized controlled trials that evaluate the effect of physical activity and psychosocial interventions on health-related quality of life in cancer survivors. Systematic Reviews, 2, [75]. https://doi.org/10.1186/2046-4053-2-75 [details]


    • Chinapaw, M. J. M., Buffart, L. M., van Mechelen, W., Schep, G., Aaronson, N. K., van Harten, W. H., Stuiver, M. M., Kersten, M. J., Nollet, F., Kaspers, G. J. L., van Dulmen-den Broeder, E., Huisman, J., Takken, T., van Tulder, M., & Brug, J. (2012). Alpe d'HuZes Cancer Rehabilitation (A-CaRe) research: Four randomized controlled exercise trials and economic evaluations in cancer patients and survivors. International Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 19(2), 143-156. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12529-011-9158-5 [details]
    • Kremers, S. P. J., de Bruijn, G. J., Visscher, T. L. S., Deeg, D. J. H., Thomése, G. C. F., Visser, M., van Mechelen, W., & Brug, J. (2012). Associations between safety from crime, cycling, and obesity in a Dutch elderly population: results from the longitudinal aging study Amsterdam. Journal of Environmental and Public Health, 2012, [127857]. https://doi.org/10.1155/2012/127857 [details]


    • Liu, R. D. K., Buffart, L. M., Kersten, M. J., Spiering, M., Brug, J., van Mechelen, W., & Chinapaw, M. J. M. (2011). Psychometric properties of two physical activity questionnaires, the AQuAA and the PASE, in cancer patients. BMC Medical Research Methodology, 11, [30]. https://doi.org/10.1186/1471-2288-11-30 [details]


    • Martens, M., van Assema, P., Knibbe, R., Engels, R. C. M. E., & Brug, J. (2010). Family environmental factors do not explain differences in the behavioral effect of a healthy diet promotion program in lower vocational schools among 12- to 14-year-old adolescents. American Journal of Health Promotion, 24(3), 182-185. https://doi.org/10.4278/ajhp.08041435 [details]
    • Persoon, S., Kersten, M. J., Chinapaw, M. J. M., Buffart, L. M., Burghout, H., Schep, G., Brug, J., & Nollet, F. (2010). Design of the EXercise Intervention after Stem cell Transplantation (EXIST) study: a randomized controlled trial to evaluate the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of a individualized high intensity physical exercise program on fitness and fatigue in patients with multiple myeloma or (non-) Hodgkin's lymphoma treated with high dose chemotherapy and autologous stem cell transplantation. BMC Cancer, 10(1), 671. https://doi.org/10.1186/1471-2407-10-671 [details]


    • de Bruijn, G. J., Brug, J., & van Lenthe, F. J. (2009). Neuroticism, Conscientiousness and fruit consumption: exploring mediator and moderator effects in the Theory of Planned Behaviour. Psychology & Health, 24(9), 1051-1069. https://doi.org/10.1080/08870440802428241 [details]


    • de Bruijn, G. J., Kroeze, W., Oenema, O., & Brug, J. (2008). Saturated fat consumption and the Theory of Planned Behaviour: exploring additive and interactive effects of habit strength. Appetite, 51(2), 318-323. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.appet.2008.03.012 [details]


    • Kremers, S. P. J., de Bruijn, G. J., Droomers, M., van Lenthe, F., & Brug, J. (2007). Moderators of environmental intervention effects on diet and activity in youth. American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 32(2), 163-172. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.amepre.2006.10.006 [details]
    • de Bruijn, G. J., Kremers, S. P. J., de Vet, E., de Nooijer, J., van Mechelen, W., & Brug, J. (2007). Does habit strength moderate the intention-behaviour relationship in the Theory of planned behaviour? The case of fruit consumption. Psychology & Health, 22(8), 899-916. https://doi.org/10.1080/14768320601176113 [details]
    • de Bruijn, G. J., Kremers, S. P. J., de Vries, H., van Mechelen, W., & Brug, J. (2007). Associations of social-environmental and individual-level factors with adolescent soft drink consumption: results from the SMILE study. Health Education Research, 22(2), 227-237. https://doi.org/10.1093/her/cyl066 [details]


    • de Bruijn, G-J., Kremers, S. P. J., Lensvelt-Mulders, G., de Vries, H., van Mechelen, W., & Brug, J. (2006). Modeling individual and physical environmental factors with adolescent physical activity. American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 30(6), 507-512. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.amepre.2006.03.001


    • Brug, J. (2016). Childhood Obesity Prevention: What Do We Need and How Are We Doing? A European Perspective. Hormone research in paediatrics, 86(Suppl. 1), 8. [S6.3]. https://doi.org/10.1159/000449142 [details]
    • Pischke, C. R., Muellmann, S., Steenbock, B., Zeeb, H., De Cocker, K., De Craemer, M., ... Brug, J. (2016). Views of policy makers and intervention implementes on factors facilitating the implementation and transferability of interventions and policies for the promotion of physical activity and a healthy diet in Europe. International Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 23(S1), S226. [O697]. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12529-016-9586-3 [details]
    • Sleddens, E. F. C., Kroeze, W., Kohl, L. F. M., Bolten, L. M., Velema, E., Kaspers, P. J., ... Kremers, S. P. J. (2016). Determinants of Dietary Behavior Among Youth: An Umbrella Review. In A. Hassan (Ed.), Pediatric Behavioral Nutrition Factors: environment, education, and self-regulation (pp. 3-36). New York: Apple Academic Press. https://doi.org/10.1201/9781315365732-2


    • Kamphuis, C. B. M., Giskes, K., de Bruijn, G. J., Brug, J., & van Lenthe, F. J. (2006). Environmental determinants of fruit and vegetable consumption among adults: A systematic review. British Journal of Nutrition, 96(4), 620-635. https://doi.org/10.1079/BJN20061896
    • Kremers, S. P. J., de Bruijn, G. J., Visscher, T. L. S., van Mechelen, W., de Vries, N. K., & Brug, J. (2006). Environmental influences on energy-balance related behaviors: A dual-process view. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, 3, [9]. https://doi.org/10.1186/1479-5868-3-9


    • Lakerveld, J., Hart, E., McKee, M., Oppert, J. M., Charreire, H., Rutter, H., ... Mackenbach, J. D. (2017). Contextual correlates of happiness in European adults - the SPOTLIGHT study. European Journal of Public Health, 27(Suppl. 3), 176. https://doi.org/10.1093/eurpub/ckx187.451
    • Lakerveld, J., den Braver, N. R., den Braver, N. R., Rutters, F., Schoonmade, L. J., Brug, J., & Beulens, J. W. J. (2017). Built environmental characteristics and diabetes: a systematic review and meta-analysis. European Journal of Public Health, 27(Suppl. 3), 264. https://doi.org/10.1093/eurpub/ckx187.701


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