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Chiara Brück

PhD Candidate
Chiara Brück

Research group

Evaluation of screening
Chiara Brück

Chiara Brück pursues a PhD at the Department of Public Health at the Erasmus Medical Center. Her research focuses on the development of a microsimulation model for dementia in the Dutch population.

Microsimulation models can evaluate uncertainties, synthesize complex information, take trends in risk factors into account, and estimate long-term and population wide effects of (hypothetical) interventions. Based on the well‐known Microsimulation Screening Analysis (MISCAN) model from cancer research, Chiara is developing a dementia microsimulation model. MISCAN-Dementia can be used to predict how the burden of dementia will develop over the coming decades in terms of incidence, prevalence, mortality, costs, and quality of life.

Chiara has presented the MISCAN-Dementia model at the “Modelling Workshop Cross Comparison Challenge” for Alzheimer’s disease and dementia models organized by the IPECAD modelling group.

 

Chiara holds an MSc degree in Econometrics and Operations Research from the School of Business and Economics, Maastricht University.

CV Curriculum Vitae

Erasmus Medical Center Rotterdam
Internal post address Na-2401
P.O. Box 2040
3000 CA Rotterdam

Visitor address:

Erasmus MC
Building: NA-23
Dr. Molewaterplein 40
3015 GD Rotterdam

  • InterAct Beurs awarded by Alzheimer Nederland to support my research visit in fall 2022 to Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Center for Health Decision Science, Boston, MA, United States (€ 8,400)
  • Travel grant awarded by Alzheimer Nederland to attend the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference (AAIC) 2022 in San Diego, CA, United States (€ 750)

In 2021, Chiara has joined the Academic Center of Excellence (ACE) – Alzheimer’s working group. The aim of the working group is to create a platform for all dementia researchers in ErasmusMC as well as organize meetings and guest lectures (i.e. ACE Alzheimer Day).

Chiara participated in the “Modelling Workshop Cross Comparison Challenge” for Alzheimer’s disease and dementia models organized by the IPECAD modelling group. The aim of the workshop was to increase the understanding of modelling methods in the area of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia, and to facilitate methodological development, transparency and comparability.

From 2020 to 2022, Chiara has been a member of the Junior Representative Committee (in Dutch: Junioren Vertegenwoordigersoverleg [JVO]). In her first year on the committee, she has held the Introduction role, which is responsible for helping new junior researchers find their way in the department. In her second year, she was the Chairwoman of the committee.

Publications list

Most relevant publications

Projected prevalence and incidence of dementia accounting for secular trends and birth cohort effects: a population-based microsimulation study

Brück CC, Wolters FJ, Ikram MA, de Kok IMCM

European Journal of Epidemiology

Cost-effectiveness Models for Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias: IPECAD Modelling Workshop Cross Comparison Challenge

Handels RLH, Green C, Gustavsson A, Herring WL, Winblad B, Wimo A, Sköldunger A, Karlsson A, Anderson R, Belger M, Brück C, Espinosa R, Hlávka JP, Jutkowitz E, Lin P, Lopez Mendez M, Mar J, Shewmaker P, Spackman E, Tafazzoli A, Tysinger B, Jönsson L, IPECAD modelling workshop 2020 participants

Alzheimer's & Dementia

2022; Accepted

Heterogeneity in Reports of Dementia Disease Duration and Severity: A Review of the Literature

Brück CC, Wolters FJ, Ikram MA, de Kok IMCM

Journal of Alzheimer's Disease

Letter to the Editor Regarding “Fluoxetine May Enhance VEGF, BDNF and Cognition in Patients with Vascular Cognitive Impairment No Dementia: An Open-Label Randomized Clinical Study”

Brück CC

Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment

Onderzoekers Erasmus MC: komende jaren mogelijk veel minder dementiegevallen dan voorspeld

Online newspaper Nu.nl on June 23, 2022.

Onderzoekers Erasmus MC: komende jaren mogelijk veel minder dementiegevallen dan voorspeld

Newspaper AD (Algemeen Dagblad) on June 23, 2022.

Onderzoekers Erasmus MC: komende jaren mogelijk veel minder dementiegevallen dan voorspeld

Newspaper PZC (Provinciale Zeeuwse Courant) on June 23, 2022.

Dementia may not become as big a problem as thought

Amazing Erasmus MC on June 22, 2022.

Dementie mogelijk minder groot probleem dan gedacht

Amazing Erasmus MC on June 22, 2022.

Dementie is een hersenaandoening met veel impact op mensen en de maatschappij

Ouder Worden 2040 LinkedIn on June 29, 2022.