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Birgitte Blatter
Head Monitoring & Research, Consumer Safety Institute, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Birgitte M. Blatter (1968) is an epidemiologist. She studied Health Sciences at the Radboud University in Nijmegen. After her graduation in 1991, she started as a researcher at the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistsics at the same university. In 1997 she was awarded her doctorate for a thesis on the effect of occupational exposure to toxic substances in parents on the occurrence of spina bidfifa in offspring. 

Thereafter Birgitte worked at the research organization TNO. She was responsible for scientific and applied research on the prevention of musculoskeletal and  mental disorders due to physical and psychosocial risk factors at work. At TNO she was head of the team Prevention from 2006 until 2011 and programme manager Healthy, vital and safe work between 2011 and 2015. 
  
Since 2015 Birgitte works at the Consumer and Safety Institute (VeiligheidNL). She is head of the Department Monitoring & Research and responsible for the monitoring of injuries by means of the Dutch Injury Surveillance System (DISS). Based on the data collected  in DISS and other sources, research is conducted on causes and prevention of injury. In this capacity, she works on innovation of injury data collection and applied injury research. She also Programme manager for Safety at Work.

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