Miranda Schram

Associate professor

Dr Miranda Schram holds a MSc in Biomedical Sciences (1999) and in Epidemiology (2002). She recieved her PhD entitled 'Patophysiology of diabetic complications, arterial stiffness, endothelial dysfunction and inflammation' at VU University Medical Center in Amsterdam in 2004, and is a registered Epidemiologist B. She has worked as post-doc epidemiologist at Erasmus MC in Rotterdam, at Leiden University Medical Center and as senior investigator at the National Institute for Public Health and the Environment in Bilthoven. From 2008 onwards, she has been working at Maastricht UMC+ as senior investigator at The Maastricht Study.

Miranda Schram is one of the founders of The Maastricht Study, a novel population-based cohort study on type 2 diabetes and its complications. Her scientific work focusses on the etiology and epidemiology of cognitive decline and depression in type 2 diabetes with a specific interest in the role of early vascular dysfunction. A second research line focusses on psychosocial aspects of diabetes, to understand how social networks, but also ethnicity and diabetes distress can affect diabetes treatment and the development of complications. Miranda is board member of The Maastricht Study, coordinator of the Dutch Diabetes Pearlstring Initiative, active member of the PSAD study group of the EASD and involved in the Netherlands Consortium of Demetia Cohorts.

Department of Internal Medicine
Randwycksingel 35, 6229 EG Maastricht
T: +31(0)6 122 64 289

  • 2023
    • Sezer, B., Koster, A., Albers, J., Meisters, R., Schram, M., Eussen, S., Dukers, N., de Rijk, A., Stehouwer, C., & Bosma, H. (2023). Socioeconomic Position and Type 2 Diabetes: The Mediating Role of Psychosocial Work Environment- the Maastricht Study. International Journal of Public Health, 68, Article 1606036. https://doi.org/10.3389/ijph.2023.1606036
    • Geraets, A. F. J., Köhler, S., Vergoossen, L. W., Backes, W. H., Stehouwer, C. D. A., Verhey, F. R., Jansen, J. F., van Sloten, T. T., & Schram, M. T. (2023). The association of white matter connectivity with prevalence, incidence and course of depressive symptoms: The Maastricht Study. Psychological Medicine, 53(12), 5558-5568. Article 0033291722002768. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0033291722002768
    • van der Heide, F. C. T., Steens, I. L. M., Limmen, B., Mokhtar, S., van Boxtel, M. P. J., Schram, M. T., Köhler, S., Kroon, A. A., van der Kallen, C. J. H., Dagnelie, P. C., van Dongen, M. C. J. M., Eussen, S. J. P. M., Berendschot, T. T. J. M., Webers, C. A. B., van Greevenbroek, M. M. J., Koster, A., van Sloten, T. T., Jansen, J. F. A., Backes, W. H., & Stehouwer, C. D. A. (2023). Thinner inner retinal layers are associated with lower cognitive performance, lower brain volume, and altered white matter network structure-The Maastricht Study. Alzheimer's & Dementia. https://doi.org/10.1002/alz.13442
    • Mokhtar, S. B. A., van der Heide, F. C. T., Oyaert, K. A. M., van der Kallen, C. J. H., Berendschot, T. T. J. M., Scarpa, F., Colonna, A., de Galan, B. E., van Greevenbroek, M. M. J., Dagnelie, P. C., Schalkwijk, C. G., Nuijts, R. M. M. A., Schaper, N. C., Kroon, A. A., Schram, M. T., Webers, C. A. B., & Stehouwer, C. D. A. (2023). (Pre)diabetes and a higher level of glycaemic measures are continuously associated with corneal neurodegeneration assessed by corneal confocal microscopy: the Maastricht Study. Diabetologia. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00125-023-05986-5
    • Albers, J. D., Meertens, R. M., Savelberg, H. H. C. M., Köhler, S., Wesselius, A., Schram, M. T., Stehouwer, C. D. A., de Galan, B. E., van Greevenbroek, M. M. J., van der Kallen, C. J. H., Eussen, S. J. P. M., Bosma, H., Schaper, N. C., & Koster, A. (2023). Both short and long sleep durations are associated with type 2 diabetes, independent from traditional lifestyle risk factors-The Maastricht Study. Sleep Health. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sleh.2023.06.009
    • van der Heide, F. C. T., Khawaja, A., Berendschot, T. T. J. M., Littlejohns, T. J., Kuźma, E., Luben, R., Patel, P. J., Foster, P. J., Webers, C., Kroon, B., van der Kallen, C., van Dongen, M., Eussen, S., Schalkwijk, C., Bosma, H., Koehler, S., Schram, M., Blokland, G., Linden, D., ... Stehouwer, C. D. A. (2023). Associations of inner retinal layers with risk of incident dementia: An individual participant data analysis of four prospective cohort studies. Alzheimer's & Dementia, Article 13167. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1002/alz.13167
    • Erdős, B., Van sloun, B., Goossens, G. H., O’donovan, S. D., De galan, B. E., Van greevenbroek, M. M. J., Stehouwer, C. D. A., Schram, M. T., Blaak, E. E., Adriaens, M. E., Van riel, N. A. W., & Arts, I. C. W. (2023). Quantifying postprandial glucose responses using a hybrid modeling approach: Combining mechanistic and data-driven models in The Maastricht Study. PLOS ONE, 18(7), e0285820. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0285820
    • Chan, J. A., Bosma, H., Drosinou, C., Timmermans, E. J., Savelberg, H., Schaper, N., Schram, M. T., Stehouwer, C. D. A., Lakerveld, J., & Koster, A. (2023). Association of perceived and objective neighborhood walkability with accelerometer-measured physical activity and sedentary time in the Maastricht Study. Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports, Article 14455. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1111/sms.14455
    • van Kruining, D., Losen, M., Crivelli, S. M., de Jong, J. J. A., Jansen, J. F. A., Backes, W. H., Monereo-Sánchez, J., van Boxtel, M. P. J., Köhler, S., Linden, D. E. J., Schram, M. T., Mielke, M. M., & Martinez-Martinez, P. (2023). Plasma ceramides relate to mild cognitive impairment in middle-aged men: The Maastricht Study. Alzheimer's and Dementia: Diagnosis, Assessment and Disease Monitoring, 15(3), Article e12459. https://doi.org/10.1002/dad2.12459
    • Wauben, B., van der Poel, M. W. M., Greevenbroek, M. M. J., van Yperen, N. C., Schram, M. T., van Boxtel, M. P. J., Sastry, M., Simons, S. O., Stehouwer, C. D. A., Dagnelie, P. C., Wesselius, A., Schouten, H. C., & Köhler, S. (2023). Cognitive Functioning in Survivors of Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation Compared With a Matched General Population Sample—The Maastricht Observational Study of Late Effects After Stem Cell trAnsplantation Study. Transplantation and Cellular Therapy, 29(7), 468.e1-468.e8. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jtct.2023.03.026