Thomas Van Sloten

Post doc

Dr Thomas van Sloten studied Medicine at Maastricht University and Clinical Epidemiology at VU University Amsterdam, both in the Netherlands. The focus of his research is the epidemiological study of the role of microvascular dysfunction in the development brain diseases, including stroke, dementia and depression.

He did his PhD research under supervision of Prof. Coen Stehouwer at the Department of Internal Medicine of Maastricht UMC+, within CARIM. Thomas also worked at the National Institutes of Health (USA) and at INSERM U970, Paris Cardiovascular Research Center (France).

Currently, Thomas works as a resident internal medicine and post-doctoral research fellow with a Tenure-track position at Maastricht UMC+. Thomas has been awarded with various grants, including a Veni grant (Dutch Research Council NWO talent scheme), a Dekker clinical scientist grant (Dutch Heart Foundation) and a Diabetes Fonds Junior Fellowship (Dutch Diabetes Research Foundation).

Department of Internal Medicine
Randwycksingel 35, 6229 EG Maastrichtl
T: +31(0)621 214 590

  • 2022
    • Rebelos, E., Daniele, G., Campi, B., Saba, A., Koskensalo, K., Ihalainen, J., Saukko, E., Nuutila, P., Backes, W. H., Jansen, J. F. A., Dagnelie, P. C., Köhler, S., de Galan, B. E., van Sloten, T. T., Stehouwer, C. D. A., & Ferrannini, E. (2022). Circulating N-Acetylaspartate does not track brain NAA concentrations, cognitive function or features of small vessel disease in humans. Scientific Reports, 12(1), 11530. [11530]. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-022-15670-0
    • van Sloten, T. T., Souverein, P. C., Stehouwer, C. DA., & Driessen, J. H. (2022). Angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors and angiotensin receptor blockers and risk of depression among older people with hypertension. Journal of Psychopharmacology, 36(5), 594-603. [02698811221082470]. https://doi.org/10.1177/02698811221082470
    • Deraz, O., Range, H., Boutouyrie, P., Chatzopoulou, E., Asselin, A., Guibout, C., Van Sloten, T., Bougouin, W., Andrieu, M., Vedie, B., Thomas, F., Danchin, N., Jouven, X., Bouchard, P., & Empana, J. P. (2022). Oral Condition and Incident Coronary Heart Disease: A Clustering Analysis. Journal of Dental Research, 101(5), 526-533. [00220345211052507]. https://doi.org/10.1177/00220345211052507
    • Climie, R. E., Tafflet, M., van Sloten, T., de Lauzon-Guillain, B., Bernard, J. Y., Dargent-Molina, P., Plancoulaine, S., Lioret, S., Jouven, X., Charles, M-A., Heude, B., & Empana, J-P. (2022). Cardiovascular Health at Age 5 Years: Distribution, Determinants, and Association With Neurodevelopment. Frontiers in pediatrics, 10, [827525]. https://doi.org/10.3389/fped.2022.827525
    • Gennip, A. C. E., Sedaghat, S., Carnethon, M. R., Allen, N. B., Klein, B. E. K., Cotch, M. F., Chirinos, D. A., Stehouwer, C. D. A., & van Sloten, T. T. (2022). Retinal Microvascular Caliber and Incident Depressive Symptoms: The Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis. American Journal of Epidemiology, 191(5), 843-855. https://doi.org/10.1093/aje/kwab255
  • 2021
    • van der Heide, F. C. T., Steens, I. L. M., Geraets, A. F. J., Foreman, Y. D., Henry, R. M. A., Kroon, A. A., van der Kallen, C. J. H., van Sloten, T. T., Dagnelie, P. C., van Dongen, M. C. J. M., Eussen, S. J. P. M., Berendschot, T. T. J. M., Schouten, J. S. A. G., Webers, C. A. B., van Greevenbroek, M. M. J., Wesselius, A., Koster, A., Schaper, N. C., Schram, M. T., ... Stehouwer, C. D. A. (2021). Association of Retinal Nerve Fiber Layer Thickness, an Index of Neurodegeneration, With Depressive Symptoms Over Time. Jama network open, 4(11), e2134753. [2134753]. https://doi.org/10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2021.34753
    • van Gennip, A. C. E., Stehouwer, C. D. A., van Boxtel, M. P. J., Verhey, F. R. J., Koster, A., Kroon, A. A., Köhler, S., van Greevenbroek, M. M. J., Wesselius, A., Eussen, S. J. P. M., Backes, W. H., Jansen, J. F., Schram, M. T., Henry, R. M. A., Singh-Manoux, A., & van Sloten, T. T. (2021). Association of Type 2 Diabetes, According to the Number of Risk Factors Within Target Range, With Structural Brain Abnormalities, Cognitive Performance, and Risk of Dementia. Diabetes Care, 44(11), 2493-2502. https://doi.org/10.2337/dc21-0149
    • Empana, J. P., Boutouyrie, P., Lemogne, C., Jouven, X., & van Sloten, T. T. (2021). Microvascular Contribution to Late-Onset Depression: Mechanisms, Current Evidence, Association With Other Brain Diseases, and Therapeutic Perspectives. Biological Psychiatry, 90(4), 214-225. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biopsych.2021.04.012
    • Lisan, Q., van Sloten, T., Boutouyrie, P., Laurent, S., Danchin, N., Thomas, F., Guibout, C., Perier, M-C., Dagnelie, P., Henry, R. M., Schram, M. T., Heinzer, R., Marques-Vidal, P., van der Kallen, C. J., Crijns, H. J., van Greevenbroek, M., Reesink, K., Köhler, S., Sastry, M., ... Empana, J-P. (2021). Sleep Apnea is Associated With Accelerated Vascular Aging: Results From 2 European Community-Based Cohort Studies. Journal of the American Heart Association, 10(15), [021318]. https://doi.org/10.1161/JAHA.120.021318
    • Amidei, C. B., Fayosse, A., Dumurgier, J., Machado-Fragua, M. D., Tabak, A. G., van Sloten, T., Kivimaki, M., Dugravot, A., Sabia, S., & Singh-Manoux, A. (2021). Association Between Age at Diabetes Onset and Subsequent Risk of Dementia. JAMA-Journal of the American Medical Association, 325(16), 1640-1649. https://doi.org/10.1001/jama.2021.4001