Tessa van Elten, MSc

PhD Student
VUMC Amsterdam

Since October 2014 PhD student at the EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research and the department of paediatrics of the VU University Medical Centre in Amsterdam. Studied Nutrition and Dietetics, followed by a master’s degree in Nutrition and Health at Wageningen University, specialisation Epidemiology and Public Health. Has special interest in the influence of lifestyle, in particular nutrition, on disease outcomes. Developed interest about child health related to early life factors after a final internship at Julius Centre in Utrecht about early life exposure to fatty acids via breast milk and the presence of asthma, eczema, and sensitization throughout childhood.

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