Simone Eussen

Assistant Professor

Dr Simone Eussen's research focusses on the role of nutrition and underlying metabolic and molecular processes in the aetiology of common chronic diseases. She has built a strong track record on B-vitamins, related molecular one-carbon and kynurenine pathways, and chronic diseases during her PhD (Wageningen Universtiy) and post-doc (Bergen, Norway; also supported by a prestigious personal research grant from the Norwegian Research Council). She integrated this expertise to study quality of food intake at Maastricht University. Funds granted by the NWO (BBMRI) and the European JPI (Dedipac) focussed on methodological aspects of dietary assessment.

Her current work involves study of dietary quality (at nutrient and bioactive compound, food group, and dietary patterns level) in relation to chronic disease, including T2DM, CVD and mental disorders. Additionally, she expanded her focus to the emerging field of ‘chrono-nutrition’, and is member of the CIRCLE-DOME (CIRcadian CLock and timing of Eating on Diabetes, Obesity ad MEtabolism) network. Different aspects of dietary timing will be studied in relation to metabolic, cardiovascular and mental phenotypes to gain new insight in the role of chrono-nutrition in common pathologies within the framework of population based studies (for example The Maastricht Study; one of the world’s leading deep-phenotying population-based studies on T2DM and its comorbidities).

Department of Epidemiology
P. Debeyeplein 1, 6229 HX Maastricht 
PO Box 5800, 6202 AZ Maastricht
Room number: A2.018
T: +31(0)43 388 24 51

  • 2023
    • Geraets, A. F. J., Schram, M. T., Jansen, J. F. A., Backes, W. H., Schalkwijk, C. G., Stehouwer, C. D. A., van Boxtel, M. P. J., Eussen, S. J. P. M., Kooman, J. P., Verhey, F. R. J., & Köhler, S. (2023). Corrigendum to "The cardiometabolic depression subtype and its association with clinical characteristics": The Maastricht Study" [J. Affect. Disord. 313 (2022) 110-117]. Journal of Affective Disorders, 329, 589-589.
    • de Ritter, R., Sep, S. J. S., van Greevenbroek, M. M. J., Kusters, Y. H. A. M., Vos, R. C., Bots, M. L., Kooi, M. E., Dagnelie, P. C., Eussen, S. J. P. M., Schram, M. T., Koster, A., Brouwers, M. C. G., van der Sangen, N. M. R., Peters, S. A. E., van der Kallen, C. J. H., & Stehouwer, C. D. A. (2023). Sex differences in body composition in people with prediabetes and type 2 diabetes as compared with people with normal glucose metabolism: the Maastricht Study. Diabetologia, 66(5), 861-872.
    • van der Heide, F. C. T., Eussen, S. J. P. M., Houben, A. J. H. M., Henry, R. M. A., Kroon, A. A., van der Kallen, C. J. H., Dagnelie, P. C., van Dongen, M. C. J. M., Berendschot, T. T. J. M., Schouten, J. S. A. G., Webers, C. A. B., van Greevenbroek, M. M. J., Wesselius, A., Schalkwijk, C. G., Koster, A., Jansen, J. F. A., Backes, W. H., Beulens, J. W. J., & Stehouwer, C. D. A. (2023). Alcohol consumption and microvascular dysfunction: a J-shaped association: The Maastricht Study. Cardiovascular Diabetology, 22(1), [67].
    • Paschos, S., Lize, N., Eussen, S., van der Padt-pruijsten, A., van den Beuken-van Everdingen, M., van Laarhoven, H., den Boer, M., de Graeff, A., van den Borne, B., ten Have, H., Kennis, M., Beijer, S., Raijmakers, N. J. H., & van de Poll-franse, L. (2023). Are gastrointestinal problems, nutritional care, and nutritional care needs associated with quality of life in patients with advanced cancer? Results of the observational eQuiPe study. Supportive Care in Cancer, 31(3), [189].
    • Tore, E. C., Elshorbagy, A. K., Bakers, F. C. H., Brouwers, M. C. G. J., Dagnelie, P. C., Eussen, S. J. P. M., Jansen, J. F. A., Kooi, M. E., Kusters, Y. H. A. M., Meex, S. J. R., Olsen, T., Refsum, H., Retterstøl, K., Schalkwijk, C. G., Stehouwer, C. D. A., Vinknes, K. J., & van Greevenbroek, M. M. J. (2023). Associations between plasma sulfur amino acids and specific fat depots in two independent cohorts: CODAM and The Maastricht Study. European Journal of Nutrition, 62(2), 891-904.
    • Buziau, A. M., Law, P. J., Blokland, G., Schalkwijk, C., Scheijen, J., Simons, P., van der Kallen, C., Eussen, S., Dagnelie, P. C., van Greevenbroek, M., Houlston, R. S., Wesselius, A., Went, M., Stehouwer, C., & Brouwers, M. C. (2023). Genetically proxied ketohexokinase function and risk of colorectal cancer: a Mendelian randomisation study. Gut, 72(3), 604-606.
    • Gianfredi, V., Dinu, M., Nucci, D., Eussen, S. J. P. M., Amerio, A., Schram, M. T., Schaper, N., & Odone, A. (2023). Association between dietary patterns and depression: an umbrella review of meta-analyses of observational studies and intervention trials. Nutrition Reviews, 81(3), 346-359.
    • van Gennip, A. C. E., Schram, M., Kohler, S., Kroon, A. A., Koster, A., Eussen, S. J. P. M., de Galan, B. E., van Sloten, T. T., & Stehouwer, C. D. A. (2023). Association of type 2 diabetes according to the number of risk factors within the recommended range with incidence of major depression and clinically relevant depressive symptoms: a prospective analysis. The Lancet Healthy Longevity, 4(2), 63-71.
  • 2022
    • Maasen, K., Eussen, S. J. P. M., Dagnelie, P. C., Houben, A. J. H. M., Webers, C. A. B., Schram, M. T., Berendschot, T. T. J. M., Stehouwer, C. D. A., Opperhuizen, A., van Greevenbroek, M. M. J., & Schalkwijk, C. G. (2022). Habitual intake of dietary methylglyoxal is associated with less low-grade inflammation: the Maastricht Study. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 116(6), 1715-1728.
    • Gulpers, B. J. A., Verhey, F. R. J., Eussen, S. J. P. M., Schram, M. T., de Galan, B. E., van Boxtel, M. P. J., Stehouwer, C. D. A., & Köhler, S. (2022). Anxiety and cognitive functioning in the Maastricht study: A cross-sectional population study. Journal of Affective Disorders, 319, 570-579.