Brecht Devleesschauwer

Senior epidemiologist, PhD DVM MVSc MStat

Sciensano, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health

| Skype: brecht.devleesschauwer
Rue Juliette Wytsman 14, 1050 Brussels, Belgium | +32 2 642 5035

Research interests

  • Epidemiology, burden of disease, health impact assessment, risk assessment;
  • Bayesian data analysis, true prevalence estimation, disease transmission modeling;
  • Zoonotic diseases, food safety, veterinary public health.

Employment

  • Visiting professor, risk analysis, 04/2018–present
    Ghent University, Merelbeke, Belgium

  • Senior epidemiologist, coordinator national burden of disease studies, 04/2016–present
    Sciensano, Brussels, Belgium

  • Visiting professor, advanced epidemiology, 10/2018–09/2019
    Université catholique de Louvain, Brussels, Belgium

  • Visiting professor, health economic evaluations, 10/2016–09/2018
    Université catholique de Louvain, Brussels, Belgium

  • Assistant scientist, global food safety and zoonoses, 06/2015–03/2016
    University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, USA

  • Post-doctoral researcher, 04/2015
    Ghent University, Merelbeke, Belgium

  • Contracted technical expert, 09/2013–12/2013, 02/2014–03/2014
    World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland

  • Doctoral researcher, 10/2010–03/2015
    Ghent University, Merelbeke, Belgium
    Université catholique de Louvain, Brussels, Belgium

Education

Academic titles

  • Ph.D. Veterinary Sciences & Ph.D. Public Health, 2010–2015
    Ghent University, Merelbeke, Belgium
    Université catholique de Louvain, Brussels, Belgium
    Dissertation topic: The Burden of Zoonoses in Nepal
    Promoters: Prof. Dr. P. Dorny, Prof. Dr. N. Speybroeck, Prof. Dr. L. Duchateau

  • Doctoral Training Programme, 2010–2015
    Doctoral School of Life Sciences and Medicine, Ghent University, Belgium

  • M.Sc. Statistics (biometrics), 2011–2014
    Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Louvain, Belgium; Great distinction
    Dissertation topic: Quantitative Microbial Risk Assessment with R
    Promoters: Prof. Dr. G. Molenberghs, Prof. Dr. C. Faes

  • M.Sc. Veterinary Medicine (research & industry), 2007–2010
    Ghent University, Merelbeke, Belgium; Greatest distinction
    Dissertation topic: The Epidemiology of Taenia solium in Nepal
    Promoter: Prof. Dr. P. Dorny

  • B.Sc. Veterinary Medicine, 2004–2007
    Ghent University, Merelbeke, Belgium; Greatest distinction

Short courses

  • Introductory teacher training, Ghent University, 2019

  • Speaking in Public - With Exercises from the Theater, Klein Barnum, 2019

  • Introduction to the Statistical Program to Assess Dietary Exposure (SPADE), RIVM, 2018

  • Workshop Evaluation Interviews, WIV-ISP, 2017

  • SAS Basics, BI Knowledge Sharing, 2016

  • GBD Technical Training Workshop, IHME (University of Washington), 2014

  • Advanced Academic English Conference Skills, UCT (Ghent University), 2013

  • Introduction to Health Economics, Francqui Chair Pr. Annemans, Université catholique de Louvain, 2013

  • Introduction to Infectious Disease Modelling and Its Applications, LSHTM, 2013

  • Modelling Infectious Diseases and Health Economic Evaluation of Vaccines, Antwerp University, 2013

  • Writing for Non-Specialists and Press, UCT (Ghent University), 2013

  • Analyses and Graphics with RExcel, Université catholique de Louvain, 2012

  • Getting Started with High Performance Computing, Ghent University, 2012

  • Mathematical and Epidemiological Modeling of Endemic Infectious Disease, Cornell University, 2012

  • Workshop Impact and Research Communication Skills, Ghent University, 2012

  • Basic Course on Veterinary Epidemiology, Ghent University, 2011

Professional experiences

Contributions to peer review

  • Academic/Associate Editor
    PLOS ONE (2017–present)
    Food and Waterborne Parasitology (2017–present)
    BMC Veterinary Research, Parasitology section (2017–2019)

  • Guest Editor
    Archives of Public Health: burden of disease article collection (2019–present)

  • Reviewer for international scientific journals, e.g.:
    Acta Tropica, Advances in Parasitology, Archives of Public Health, BMC Infectious Diseases, BMJ Case Reports, Bulletin of the World Health Organization, Epidemiology and Infection, Health Affairs, Parasites & Vectors, Parasitology International, PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases, PLOS ONE, Risk Analysis, The Lancet, Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene, Vector-Borne and Zoonotic Diseases

Participation in national projects

  • Principal investigator, 2020–2025
    HELICON – Unravelling the long-term and indirect health impact of the coronavirus crisis in Belgium—www.brain-helicon.be

  • Principal investigator, 2020–2023
    AHEAD – Towards the development of a national health data platform

  • Principal investigator, 2019–2024
    ELLIS – Monitoring and mitigating environmental health inequalities in Belgium—www.brain-ellis.be

  • Principal investigator, 2019–2023
    WaIST – Contribution of excessive weight status to the social impact of non-communicable diseases, multimorbidity and disability in Belgium: past, present, and future

  • Project manager, 2018–2019
    Diagnosis-based morbidity statistics – Pilot data collection

  • Project co-manager, 2017–present
    Belgian Health Status Report

  • Project manager, 2016–present
    Belgian National Burden of Disease Study

  • Project manager, 2016–present
    Belgian contribution to the WHO/EURO Health for All Database

  • Project collaborator, 2016–present
    Belgian Health System Performance Assessment

Participation in international projects

  • Computational Task Force member, 2021–2025
    Impact Measurement Task Force member, 2021–2025
    Foodborne Disease Burden Epidemiology Reference Group, WHO

  • WP member, 2021–present
    WP4 Data analysis, Unravelling Data for Rapid Evidence-Based Response to COVID-19—www.uncover-eu.net

  • WP member, 2021–present
    WP5 Research methodologies to assess the impact of COVID-19, The Population Health Information Research Infrastructure—www.phiri.eu

  • Human Health Theme co-lead, 2021–present
    Global Burden of Animal Diseases programme—www.animalhealthmetrics.org

  • Main Action Proposer and Chair, 2019–present
    COST Action CA18218 European Burden of Disease Network—www.burden-eu.net

  • Country representative, 2017–present
    EUROSTAT Technical Group on Morbidity Statistics

  • Country representative, 2016–present
    European Burden of Disease Network (WHO/EURO, IHME)

  • Epidemiology workgroup leader, 2013–2018
    COST Action TD1302 CYSTINET—www.cystinet.org

  • Risk forecasting workgroup vice-leader, 2015–2016
    COST Action FA1408 EURO-FBP

  • USAID Feed the Future Innovation Lab on Livestock Systems, 2015–2016
    Project granted to UF, aiming to improve livestock systems in Mali, Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Rwanda, Nepal and Cambodia

    • Contribution to project proposal
    • Participation in Livestock Disease Management and Food Safety AOI
  • Computational Task Force member, 2011–2015
    Country Studies Task Force member, 2011–2015
    Foodborne Disease Burden Epidemiology Reference Group, WHO

  • VLIR-UOS Institutional University Cooperation with Jimma University, Ethiopia, 2012–2015 Collaboration between Jimma University and different Flemish universities to strenghten institutional capacity

    • Organisation of a workshop on design of experiments
    • Supervision of Master students
  • Doctoral research in Nepal, 2010–2015
    Collection and analysis of data on the burden of zoonotic and foodborne diseases, during a 6 months’ stay

  • Impact assessment and control of cysticercosis in the Indian Subcontinent, 2007–2009
    VLIR-UOS collaboration between Institute of Tropical Medicine (Antwerp, Belgium) and National Zoonoses and Food Hygiene Research Centre (Kathmandu, Nepal)

    • Field work, lab work, data analysis

Contributions as invited expert

  • EFSA working group on foodborne parasites. European Food Safety Authority, Parma, Italy; 2017–2018.

  • Steering committee of KCE project 292, Exploratory steps for the formulation of Belgian health system targets. Belgian Health Care Knowledge Centre, Brussels, Belgium; 2017.

  • FAO/WHO expert meeting on verotoxigenic Escherichia coli (VTEC) / Shigatoxigenic E. coli (STEC). World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland; 2016–2017.

  • Expert consultation on diet-related health problems to support the development of food-based dietary guidelines. Superior Health Council, Brussels, Belgium; 2016–2017.

  • Expert panel on FDA-iRisk DALY templates. Research Triangle International, NC, USA; 2016.

  • Expert consultation to discuss preliminary results of the joint WHO/IHME analysis of causes of death among children aged 5–14 years in the WHO European Region. WHO Regional Office for Europe, Copenhagen, Denmark; 2015.

  • Trend analysis applied to parameter/matrix combinations from the the control plan. Federal Agency for the Safety of the Food Chain, Brussels, Belgium; 2014.

  • FAO/WHO Expert Meeting on Risk-based examples for Control of Trichinella spp. and Taenia saginata in meat. World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland; 2013–2014.

Institutional responsibilities

  • Coordinator, 2021–present
    Sciensano R Introduction Course

  • Founder, 2018–present
    Sciensano R User Group

  • Member, 2017–present
    Sciensano Redactional Council

  • Workgroup leader, 2017–2019
    Sciensano Translational Research Working Group

Skills

Languages

Language Speaking Reading Writing
Dutch +++ +++ +++
English +++ +++ +++
French +++ +++ ++
German + ++ +
Nepali + + +

Computer skills

  • Statistical software: R, JAGS, WinBUGS, OpenBUGS, SAS, Stata
  • Advanced R skills: package development, Tcl/Tk interfaces, Shiny applications
  • Design and programming: html, javascript, php, mysql, LaTeX, markdown, C++
  • Windows and MS Office: Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Access

Teaching

Courses

  • Advanced epidemiology
    WFSP2238, Université catholique de Louvain, 2018–2019

  • Health economic evaluations
    WFSP2103, Université catholique de Louvain, 2016–2018

  • Quantitative microbial risk assessment of pathogens in food systems
    ANS 6932 / FOS 6936, University of Florida, February 26–March 4 2016

Workshops

  • General Concepts of Burden of Disease, 28 May–11 June 2021
    European Burden of Disease Network—www.burden-eu.net/training

  • R Introduction Course, 1st edition, 19–30 April 2021
    Sciensano, Brussels, Belgium

  • Burden of Disease and the DALY metric, 2nd edition, 11–12 October 2017
    WIV-ISP, Brussels, Belgium

  • Burden of Disease and the DALY metric, 1st edition, 5–6 October 2016
    WIV-ISP, Brussels, Belgium

  • CYSTINET Epidemiology Training School, 1–3 September 2014
    Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium
    Contents: introduction to R, systematic review and meta-analysis, GIS

  • National Workshop on Design of Experiments for Statisticians and Practitioners, 28–29 March 2013
    Jimma University, Jimma, Ethiopia
    Partims: introduction to R, analysis of variance

Lectures

  • Risk analysis: concepts and metrics, 2017–present
    MSc Veterinary Medicine, Ghent University

  • Topics in tropical veterinary medicine, 2013–2016
    MSc Veterinary Medicine, Ghent University

  • Food safety: an introduction, 2015
    Environmental Health Concepts in Public Health, PHC 6313, University of Florida

  • Concepts of health economics, 2013–2014
    MSc Public Health, Université catholique de Louvain

  • Burden of disease and the Disability-Adjusted Life Year, 2013–2015
    MSc Public Health, Université catholique de Louvain
    MSc Health and Development, Université catholique de Louvain
    MSc Occupational Medicine, Université catholique de Louvain
    BSc Biomedical Sciences, Université catholique de Louvain

  • Diagnostic test characteristics and true prevalence, 2013–2014
    MSc Public Health, Université catholique de Louvain
    MSc Health and Development, Université catholique de Louvain

Practicals

  • Biomedical statistics, 2012–2014
    BSc Veterinary Medicine, Ghent University

  • Applied biomedical statistics, 2013–2014
    MSc Veterinary Medicine, Ghent University

PhD students (6)

  • Martina Otavova, 2020–2024
    PhD Social Sciences (Demography), Université catholique de Louvain
    Development and application of a Belgian Index of Multiple Deprivation
    Promoters: Bruno Masquelier, Brecht Devleesschauwer

  • Vanessa Gorasso, 2020–2024
    PhD Public Health, Ghent University
    Health impact assesssment of excess weight status prevention policies
    Promoters: Delphine De Smedt, Brecht Devleesschauwer

  • Margot Cooreman-Algoed, 2018–2024
    PhD Bioscience Engineering, Ghent University
    Integrating environmental and nutritional aspects of diets
    Promoters: Jo Dewulf, Brecht Devleesschauwer

  • Lisa Van Wilder, 2018–2022
    PhD Public Health, Ghent University
    Quality of life in patients with chronic disease
    Promoters: Delphine De Smedt, Els Clays, Brecht Devleesschauwer

  • Frederik Engelen, 2018–2021
    PhD Veterinary Sciences, Ghent University
    Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli: A dangerous gut feeling Promoters: Eric Cox, Lieven De Zutter, Jacques Mainil, Brecht Devleesschauwer

  • Sofie Theresa Thomsen, 2016–2019
    PhD Nutrition, National Food Institute, Danish Technical University
    Risk-benefit assessment of food substitutions
    Promoters: Rikke Andersen, Sara Monteiro Pires, Morten Poulsen, Brecht Devleesschauwer

MSc students (46)

  • Eva De Meulemeester (2021) The burden of neuromuscular disorders in Belgium: a registry-based study. MSc Health Care Management and Policy, Ghent University. Promoters: Devleesschauwer B, Cosyns M.

  • Melanie Sioen (2021) The disease burden of injuries in Belgium. MSc Health Care Management and Policy, Ghent University. Promoter: Devleesschauwer B.

  • Wendy Verlinde (2021) Drug-related mortality in Belgium, 2002-2016. MSc Health Care Management and Policy, Ghent University. Promoter: Devleesschauwer B.

  • Joren Verbeke (2021) Sample size calculation for animal trials based on data from virulence tests. MSc Statistical Data Analysis, Ghent University. Promoters: De Neve J, Devleesschauwer B.

  • Manu Claessens (2021) Past, present and future trends of obesity in Belgium: an age-period-cohort modeling study. MSc Statistical Data Analysis, Ghent University. Promoters: Devleesschauwer B, Vansteelandt S.

  • Polina Putrik (2021) Spatial distribution of smoking attributable mortality in Belgium. MSc Statistics, Hasselt University. Promoters: Devleesschauwer B, Faes C.

  • Léonore Nasiadka (2021) The health and economic impact of lower respiratory infections and influenza in Belgium. MSc Public Health, Université catholique de Louvain. Promoters: Devleesschauwer B, Speybroeck N.

  • Emilie Lemaire (2020) The health and economic burden of lupus in Belgium. MSc Public Health, Université catholique de Louvain. Promoters: Speybroeck N, Devleesschauwer B.

  • Gil Derycke (2020) Causes of death in Belgium, 2020-2050. MSc Statistical Data Analysis, Ghent University. Promoter: Devleesschauwer B.

  • Kristiaan Proesmans (2020) Trends and impacts of obesity in Belgium, 2020-2050: an agent-based microsimulation model. MSc Statistical Data Analysis, Ghent University. Promoter: Devleesschauwer B.

  • Stacey Wilmaer (2020) The disease burden of Alzheimer’s disease in Belgium. MSc Public Health, Université catholique de Louvain. Promoters: Devleesschauwer B, Speybroeck N.

  • Delphine Losseau (2019) The health and ecomonic impact of low back and neck pain in Belgium. MSc Public Health, Université catholique de Louvain. Promoter: Devleesschauwer B.

  • Ellen De Ren (2019) Comparative risk assessment of alcohol use in Belgium. MSc Health Care Management and Policy, Ghent University. Promoters: De Smedt D, Devleesschauwer B.

  • Jinane Ghattas (2019) The state of health in Belgium, 1990–2017: A benchmarking analysis based on the Global Burden of Disease 2017 study. MSc Public Health, Université catholique de Louvain. Promoter: Devleesschauwer B.

  • Judith Ngoufo (2019) The burden of coronary heart disease in Belgium. MSc Public Health, Université catholique de Louvain. Promoter: Devleesschauwer B.

  • Korneel Van Den Driessche (2019) The disease burden of vaccine-preventable diseases in Belgium. MSc Health Care Management and Policy, Ghent University. Promoters: Devleesschauwer B, De Smedt D.

  • Leen Van Doorslaer (2019) Comparative risk assessment of tobacco use in Belgium. MSc Health Care Management and Policy, Ghent University. Promoters: De Smedt D, Devleesschauwer B.

  • Luna Gongal (2019) Knowledge, attitudes and practices on rabies in Nepal. MSc Tropical Animal Health, Institute of Tropical Medicine. Promoters: Dorny P, Devleesschauwer B.

  • Marie Denis (2019) Comparative risk assessment of dietary risk factors in Belgium. MSc Public Health, Université catholique de Louvain. Promoter: Devleesschauwer B.

  • Senne Terryn (2019) The disease burden of sexually transmitted infections in Belgium. MSc Health Care Management and Policy, Ghent University. Promoters: Devleesschauwer B, De Smedt D.

  • Silke Thomas, Stephanie Marinus (2019) Health impact assessment of sugar reduction in Belgium. MSc Health Care Management and Policy, Ghent University. Promoters: De Smedt D, Devleesschauwer B.

  • Aline Scohy (2018) The impact of chronic diseases on quality of life. MSc Demography, Université catholique de Louvain. Promoter: Devleesschauwer B.

  • Astrid Cornez (2018) The disease burden of cancer in Belgium. MSc Public Health, Université catholique de Louvain. Promoters: Speybroeck N, Devleesschauwer B.

  • Martina Otavova (2018) Impact of tobacco control interventions on health expectancies: use of dynamic modelling for health impact assessment in Belgium. MSc Statistics, Hasselt University. Promoters: Molenberghs G, Devleesschauwer B.

  • Orchina Hanna (2018) Relations entre dénutrition et dépendances fonctionnelles chez les résidents d’une maison de repos et de soins. MSc Public Health, Université catholique de Louvain. Promoters: Boland B, Devleesschauwer B.

  • Steff De Smet (2018) The disease burden of cystic fibrosis in Belgium. MSc Health Care Management and Policy, Ghent University. Promoters: De Smedt D, Devleesschauwer B.

  • Thomas Pelseneer (2018) Self-reported morbidity and health-related quality of life in injecting drug users in Brussels, Belgium. MSc Public Health, Université catholique de Louvain. Promoters: Nicaise P, Devleesschauwer B.

  • Angela Vega Rodriguez (2017) The burden of diabetes in Belgium and Spain. MSc Public Health, Université catholique de Louvain. Promoters: Speybroeck N, Devleesschauwer B.

  • Damien Blondeau (2017) The disease burden of Yersinia enterocolitica in Belgium. MSc Veterinary Medicine, Ghent University. Promoters: Houf K, Devleesschauwer B.

  • Jade Vincent Membrebe (2017) Development of an incidence-prevalence-mortality model. MSc Statistics, Hasselt University. Promoters: Shkedy Z, Devleesschauwer B.

  • Alexia Lescart (2016) Socioeconomic inequalities in diarrhea in Nepal. MSc Public Health, Université catholique de Louvain. Promoters: Speybroeck N, Devleesschauwer B.

  • Febe Vanpoucke (2016) Parasitic zoonoses in Ethiopia. MSc Veterinary Medicine, Ghent University. Promoters: Devleesschauwer B, Dorny P.

  • Louise Vanhecke (2016) Vector-borne diseases in Nepal. MSc Veterinary Medicine, Ghent University. Promoters: Devleesschauwer B, Dorny P.

  • Sara Hanna (2016) Burden of Crohn disease in Belgium. MSc Public Health, Université catholique de Louvain. Promoters: Speybroeck N, Devleesschauwer B.

  • Sonia Chebac (2016) Clinical impact of Giardia. MSc Public Health, Université catholique de Louvain. Promoters: Speybroeck N, Devleesschauwer B.

  • Eveline Jansen (2015) Rabies in Ethiopia. MSc Veterinary Medicine, Ghent University. Promoters: Dorny P, Devleesschauwer B.

  • Judth Verduijn (2015) Tick-borne zoonoses in Belgium. MSc Veterinary Medicine, Ghent University. Promoters: Devleesschauwer B, Claerebout E.

  • Tom Slegh (2015) Diapause in Anopheles mosquitoes. MSc Veterinary Medicine, Ghent University. Promoters: Duchateau L, Devleesschauwer B.

  • Gerhardina (Gerdien) Huisman (2014) Zooprophylaxis: a malaria control strategy. MSc Veterinary Medicine, Ghent University. Promoters: Duchateau L, Yewhalaw D, Devleesschauwer B.

  • Joke Yzerwyn (2014) Opisthorchis spp. in South-East Asia. MSc Veterinary Medicine, Ghent University. Promoters: Dorny P, Devleesschauwer B.

  • Norbert van de Velde (2014) Toxoplasmosis in marine mammals. MSc Veterinary Medicine, Ghent University. Promoters: Dorny P, Devleesschauwer B.

  • Eveline Jansen (2013) Rabies in Ethiopia. MSc Veterinary Medicine, Ghent University. Promoters: Dorny P, Devleesschauwer B.

  • Gerhardina (Gerdien) Huisman (2013) Zooprophylaxis: a malaria control strategy. MSc Veterinary Medicine, Ghent University. Promoters: Duchateau L, Yewhalaw D, Devleesschauwer B.

  • Norbert van de Velde (2013) Toxoplasmosis in marine mammals. MSc Veterinary Medicine, Ghent University. Promoters: Dorny P, Devleesschauwer B.

  • Jani Van Pelt (2012) Echinococcosis in Ethiopia. MSc Veterinary Medicine, Ghent University. Promoters: Dorny P, Devleesschauwer B.

  • Rudolf Spiekers (2012) Toxoplasmosis in wild felids. MSc Veterinary Medicine, Ghent University. Promoters: Dorny P, Devleesschauwer B.

BSc students (8)

  • Carolina De La Rosa Mateo (2016) Burden of free-living protozoa in the USA. BSc Health Sciences, University of Florida. Promoter: Devleesschauwer B.

  • Natalie Bonilla (2016) Toxoplasma gondii risk in different food items. BSc Health Sciences, University of Florida. Promoter: Devleesschauwer B.

  • Ziqi Wang (2016) Epidemiology of Taenia solium in Central America. BSc Biochemistry, University of Florida. Promoter: Devleesschauwer B.

  • Jolien De Keulenaer (2015) Taenia saginata taeniosis/cysticercosis in Belgium. BSc Biomedical Sciences, Antwerp University. Promoters: Devleesschauwer B, Smit S.

  • Liene Bossaerts (2014) Lyme disease in the Benelux. BSc Biomedical Sciences, Antwerp University. Promoters: Devleesschauwer B, Speybroeck N.

  • Nina Redzic (2013) Neurological symptoms of toxoplasmosis in adults. BSc Biomedical Sciences, Antwerp University. Promoters: Devleesschauwer B, Speybroeck N.

  • Yannick Van der Venne (2013) Listeriosis in Belgium. BSc Biomedical Sciences, Antwerp University. Promoters: Devleesschauwer B, Speybroeck N.

  • Anne Declercq (2012) Rabies in Nepal. BSc Biomedical Sciences, Antwerp University. Promoters: Devleesschauwer B, Speybroeck N.

Short-term scientific missions (4)

  • Fabian Dupont, October 2015
    MSc Medicine, Technische Universität München
    Health and economic impact of Taenia solium neurocysticercosis in Uganda

  • Uffe Christian Braae, December 2014
    PhD Veterinary Medicine, University of Copenhagen
    Development of a Taenia solium transmission model

  • Hardy Richter, September 2014
    Research associate, Munich Global Neurology Group
    Landscape analysis of Taenia solium neurocysticercosis in Europe

  • Chiara Trevisan, July 2014
    PhD Veterinary Medicine, University of Copenhagen
    Burden assessment of Taenia solium cysticercosis in Tanzania

PhD examination committees (4)

  • Lea Sletting Jakobsen, November 2017
    PhD Nutrition, National Food Institute, Danish Technical University
    Method development in the study of burden of disease of foodborne chemicals
    Promoters: Morten Poulsen; Sara Monteiro Pires, Maarten Nauta

  • Malgorzata Jennes, October 2017
    PhD Veterinary Sciences, Ghent University
    Novel insights in the host-pathogen interaction of porcine toxoplasmosis
    Promoters: Eric Cox; Pierre Dorny, Stéphane De Craeye

  • Elvire Mfueni Bikundi, June 2016
    PhD Public Health, Université catholique de Louvain
    Mieux comprendre les relations entre les déterminants socioéconomiques, la couverture en moustiquaires et la prévalence du paludisme chez les enfants en R.D Congo et en Afrique
    Promoters: Niko Speybroeck; Robert Snow

  • Marco Coral Almeida, February 2016
    PhD Veterinary Sciences, Ghent University
    Epidemiological transmission patterns of Taenia solium cysticercosis in endemic areas: The case of Ecuador
    Promoters: Pierre Dorny; Sarah Gabriël, Emmanuel Nji Abatih, Washington Benitez

Scientific output

Book chapters (8)

  • Pires SM, Devleesschauwer B (2021) Estimates of global disease burden associated with foodborne pathogens. In: Morris JGJ, Vugia D (eds) Foodborne Infections and Intoxications, 5th ed, pp 3-17. doi: 10.1016/B978-0-12-819519-2.00020-7

  • Devleesschauwer B, Pires SM, Kowalcyk BB, Scharff RL, Havelaar AH, Speybroeck N (2021) Risk Metrics: Quantifying the Impact of Adverse Health Effects. In: Pérez-Rodríguez F (ed) Risk Assessment Methods for Biological and Chemical Hazards in Food, pp 47-78. doi: 10.1201/9780429083525-4

  • Devleesschauwer B, Scharff RL, Kowalcyk BB, Havelaar AH (2018) Burden and Risk Assessment of Foodborne Disease. In: Roberts T (ed) Food Safety Economics: Incentives for a Safer Food Supply, pp 83-106. doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-92138-9_6

  • Kowalcyk BB, Pires SM, Scallan E, Lamichhane A, Havelaar AH, Devleesschauwer B (2018) Improving Burden of Disease and Source Attribution Estimates. In: Roberts T (ed) Food Safety Economics: Incentives for a Safer Food Supply, pp 143-174. doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-92138-9_9

  • Devleesschauwer B, Haagsma JA, Mangen M-JM, Lake RJ, Havelaar AH (2018) The Global Burden of Foodborne Disease. In: Roberts T (ed) Food Safety Economics: Incentives for a Safer Food Supply, pp 107-122. doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-92138-9_7

  • Devleesschauwer B, Dorny P, Faes C, Havelaar AH, Torgerson PR, Speybroeck N (2018) Burden and Risk Assessment of Foodborne Parasites. In: Ortega Y, Sterling C (eds) Foodborne Parasites, 2nd ed, pp 341-365. doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-67664-7_15

  • Devleesschauwer B, Bouwknegt M, Mangen M-JJ, Havelaar AH (2017) Health and Economic Burden of Campylobacter. In: Klein G (ed) Campylobacter: Features, Detection, and Prevention of Foodborne Disease, pp 27-40. doi: 10.1016/B978-0-12-803623-5.00002-2

  • Levecke B, Anderson RM, Berkvens D, Charlier J, Devleesschauwer B, Speybroeck N, Vercruysse J, Van Aelst S (2015) Mathematical inference on helminth egg counts in stool and its applications in mass drug administration programmes to control soil-transmitted helminthiasis in public health. In: Anderson RM, Basáñez MG (eds) Advances in Parasitology, Volume 87, Mathematical Models for Neglected Tropical Diseases: Essential Tools for Control and Elimination, Part A, pp 193-247. doi: 10.1016/bs.apar.2015.01.001

Peer-reviewed papers (178)

Google Scholar metrics: 9784 citations · h-index 38 · i10-index 118

  • Dupont F, Trevisan C, Kaducu JM, Ovuga E, Schmidt V, Winkler AS, Devleesschauwer B (2021) Human health and economic impact of neurocysticercosis in Uganda. Trop Med Int Health, in press

  • Molenberghs G, Faes C, Aerts J, Theeten H, Devleesschauwer B, Bustos Sierra N, Braeye T, Renard F, Herzog S, Lusyne P, Van der Heyden J, Van Oyen H, Van Damme P, Hens N (2021) Belgian COVID-19 mortality, excess deaths, number of deaths per million, and infection fatality rates (8 March – 9 May 2020). Euro Surveill, in press

  • Renard F, Scohy A, Van der Heyden J, Peeters I, Dequeker S, Vandael E, Van Goethem N, Dubourg D, De Viron L, Kongs A, Hammami N, Devleesschauwer B, Sasse A, Rebolledo Gonzalez J, Bustos Sierra N (2021) Setting up an ad hoc COVID-19 mortality surveillance in Belgium during the first wave of the epidemic, March 1st - June 21st 2020. Euro Surveill, in press

  • Van Wilder L, Devleesschauwer B, Clays E, De Buyser S, Van der Heyden J, Charafeddine R, Boeckxstaens P, De Bacquer D, Vandepitte S, De Smedt D (2021) The impact of multimorbidity patterns on health-related quality of life in the general population: results of the Belgian Health Interview Survey. Qual Life Res, in press. doi: 10.1007/s11136-021-02951-w

  • Van Wilder L, Charafeddine R, Beutels P, Bruyndonckx R, Cleemput I, Demarest S, De Smedt D, Hens N, Scohy A, Speybroeck N, Van der Heyden J, Yokota RTC, Van Oyen H, Bilcke J, Devleesschauwer B (2021) Belgian population norms for the EQ-5D-5L, 2018. Qual Life Res, in press. doi: 10.1007/s11136-021-02971-6

  • Wyper G, Assunçao R, Fletcher E, Gourley M, Grant I, Haagsma J, Hilderink H, Idavain J, Lesnik T, von der Lippe E, Majdan M, McCartney G, Pallari E, Pires S, Plass D, Porst M, Santos J, Santric-Milicevic M, de Haro Moro MT, Stockton D, Devleesschauwer B (2021) The increasing significance of disease severity. Scand J Public Health, in press. doi: 10.1177/14034948211024478

  • Van der Heyden J, Berete F, Renard F, Vanoverloop J, Devleesschauwer B, De Ridder K, Bruyère O (2021) Assessing polypharmacy in the older population: comparison of a self-reported and prescription based method. Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf 30:1716-1726. doi: 10.1002/pds.5321

  • Van Wilder L, Pype P, Mertens F, Rammant E, Clays E, Devleesschauwer B, Boeckxstaens P, De Smedt D (2021) Living with a chronic disease: insights from patients with a low socioeconomic status. BMC Fam Pract 22:233. doi: 10.1186/s12875-021-01578-7

  • Peñalvo JL, Mertens E, Ademovic E, Akgun S, Baltazar AL, Buonfrate D, Coklo M, Devleesschauwer B, Diaz Valencia PA, Fernandes JC, Gómez EJ, Hynds P, Kabir Z, Klein J, Kostoulas P, Llanos Jiménez L, Lotrean LM, Majdan M, Menasalvas E, Nguewa P, Oh I-H, O’Sullivan G, Pereira DM, Reina Ortiz M, Riva S, Soriano G, Soriano JB, Spilki F, Tamang ME, Trofor AC, Vaillant M, Van Ierssel S, Vukovic J, Castellano JM, on behalf of the unCoVer network (2021) Unravelling data for rapid evidence-based response to COVID-19: A summary of the unCoVer protocol. BMJ Open 11:e055630. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2021-055630

  • Santos JV, Gorasso V, Souza J, Wyper GMA, Grant I, Pinheiro V, Viana J, Ricciardi W, Haagsma JA, Devleesschauwer B, Plass D, Freitas A (2021) Risk factors and their contribution to population health in the European Union (EU-28) countries in 2007 and 2017. Eur J Public Health 31:958-967. doi: 10.1093/eurpub/ckab145

  • Cuschieri S, Calleja N, Devleesschauwer B, Wyper GMA (2021) Estimating the direct Covid-19 disability-adjusted life years impact on the Malta population for the first full year. BMC Public Health 21:1827. doi: 10.1186/s12889-021-11893-4

  • Kayiba NK, Yobi DM, Kouoneyou VRT, Mvumbi DM, Kabututu PZ, Devleesschauwer B, Sompwe EM, De Mol P, Hayette M-P, Mvumbi GL, Rosas-Aguirre A, Dikassa PL, Speybroeck N (2021) Evaluation of the usefulness of intermittent preventive treatment of malaria in pregnancy with sulfadoxine-pyrimethamine in a context with increased resistance of Plasmodium falciparum in Kingasani Hospital, Kinshasa in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Infect Genet Evol 94:105009. doi: 10.1016/j.meegid.2021.105009

  • Schäfer AC, Schmidt A, Bechthold A, Boeing H, Watzl B, Darmon N, Devleesschauwer B, Heckelei T, Pires SM, Nadaud P, van Dooren C, Vieux F (2021) Integration of various dimensions in food-based dietary guidelines via mathematical approaches. Report of a DGE/FENS Workshop in Bonn, Germany, 23-24 September 2019. Br J Nutr 126:942. doi: 10.1017/S0007114520004857

  • Dehanne F, Gourdin M, Devleesschauwer B, Bihin B, Van Wilder P, Mareschal B, Leclercq P, Pirson M (2021) Cost–DALY comparison of hip replacement care in 12 Belgian hospitals. BMJ Open Qual 10:e001263. doi: 10.1136/bmjoq-2020-001263

  • Tshibangu-Kabamba E, Phuc BH, Tuan VP, Fauzia KA, Kabongo-Tshibaka A, Kalenda NK, Rosas-Aguirre A, Devleesschauwer B, Cimuanga-Mukanya A, de Jésus Ngoma Kisoko P, Matsumoto T, Akada J, Disashi GT, Ngoyi DM, Kido Y, Speybroeck N, Yamaoka Y (2021) Assessment of the diagnostic accuracy and relevance of a novel ELISA system developed for seroepidemiologic surveys of Helicobacter pylori infection in African settings. PLOS Negl Trop Dis 15:e0009763. doi: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0009763

  • Van Goethem N, Robert A, Bossuyt N, Van Poelvoorde L, Quoilin S, De Keersmaecker SCJ, Devleesschauwer B, Thomas I, Vanneste K, Roosens NHC, Van Oyen H (2021) Evaluation of the added value of viral genomic information for predicting severity of influenza infection. BMC Infect Dis 21:785. doi: 10.1186/s12879-021-06510-z

  • Engelen F, Thiry D, Devleesschauwer B, Heyndrickx M, Mainil J, De Zutter L, Cox E (2021) Pathogenic potential of Escherichia coli O157 and O26 isolated from young Belgian dairy calves by recto-anal mucosal swab culturing. J Appl Microbiol 131:964-972. doi: 10.1111/jam.14909

  • Charalampous P, Pallari E, Tyrovolas S, Middleton N, Economou M, Devleesschauwer B, Haagsma JA (2021) Burden of non-communicable diseases in Cyprus, 1990–2017: findings from the Global Burden of Disease 2017 study. Arch Public Health 79:138. doi: 10.1186/s13690-021-00655-8

  • Santos JV, Viana J, Devleesschauwer B, Haagsma J, Costa-Santos C, Ricciardi W, Freitas A (2021) Health expectancies in the European Union: same concept, different methods, different results. J Epidemiol Community Health 75:764-771. doi: 10.1136/jech-2020-213791

  • Haneef R, Schmidt J, Gallay A, Devleesschauwer B, Grant I, Rommel A, Wyper GMA, Van Oyen H, Hilderink H, Ziese T, Newton J (2021) Recommendations to plan a national Burden of Disease study. Arch Public Health 79:126. doi: 10.1186/s13690-021-00652-x

  • Cooreman-Algoed M, Minnens F, Boone L, Botterman K, Taelman SE, Verbeke W, Devleesschauwer B, Hung Y, Dewulf J (2021) Consumer and food product determinants of food wasting – a case study on chicken meat. Sustainability 13:7027. doi: 10.3390/su13137027

  • Van Baelen L, Plettinckx E, Antoine J, De Ridder K, Devleesschauwer B, Gremeaux L (2021) Use of health care services by people with substance use disorders in Belgium: a register-based cohort study. Arch Public Health 79:112. doi: 10.1186/s13690-021-00620-5

  • Kayiba Kalenda N, Yobi DM, Devleesschauwer B, Mvumbi DM, Kabututu PZ, Losimba JL, Azama LK, De Mol P, Hayette M-P, Mvumbi GL, Dikassa PL, Beutels P, Rosas-Aguirre A, Speybroeck N (2021) Care-seeking behaviour and socio-economic burden associated with uncomplicated malaria in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Malar J 20:260. doi: 10.1186/s12936-021-03789-w

  • Pires SM, Desta BN, Mughini-Gras L, Mmbaga BT, Fayemi OE, Salvador EM, Gobena T, Majowicz SE, Hald TM, Hoejskov PS, Minato Y, Devleesschauwer B (2021) Burden of foodborne diseases: think global, act local. Curr Opin Food Sci 39:152-159. doi: 10.1016/j.cofs.2021.01.006

  • Cuschieri S, Pallari E, Terzic N, Alkerwi A, Sigurvinsdottir R, Sigfusdottir ID, Devleesschauwer B (2021) Conducting national burden of disease studies in small countries in Europe– a feasible challenge? Arch Public Health 79:73. doi: 10.1186/s13690-021-00599-z

  • Pelgrims I, Bastiaens H, Devleesschauwer B, Guyot M, Keune H, Nawrot TS, Remmen R, Saenen N, Trabelsi S, Thomas I, De Clercq EM (2021) Association between urban environment and mental health in Brussels, Belgium. BMC Public Health 21:635. doi: 10.1186/s12889-021-10557-7

  • Engelen F, Thiry D, Devleesschauwer B, Mainil J, De Zutter L, Cox E (2021) Occurrence of ‘gang of five’ Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC) serogroups on Belgian dairy cattle farms by overshoe sampling. Lett Appl Microbiol 72:415-419. doi: 10.1111/lam.13434

  • Kalenda NK, Malekita DY, Tshibangu-Kabamba E, Rosas-Aguirre A, Tuan VP, Yamaoka Y, Devleesschauwer B, Mvumbi DM, Wemakoy EO, De Mol P, Hayette M-P, Mvumbi GL (2021) Spatial and molecular mapping of the PfKelch13 gene polymorphism in Africa in the era of emerging Plasmodium falciparum resistance to artemisinin: A systematic review. Lancet Infect Dis 21:E82-E92. doi: 10.1016/S1473-3099(20)30493-X

  • Wyper GMA, Assunçao RMA, Colzani E, Grant I, Haagsma JA, Lagerweij G, Von der Lippe E, McDonald SA, Pires SM, Porst M, Speybroeck N, Devleesschauwer B (2021) Burden of disease methods: a guide to calculate COVID-19 disability-adjusted life years. Int J Public Health 66:619011. doi: 10.3389/ijph.2021.619011

  • Rushton J, Huntington B, Gilbert W, Herrero M, Torgerson PR, Shaw APM, Bruce M, Marsh TL, Pendell DL, Bernardo TM, Stacey D, Grace D, Watkins K, Bondad-Reantaso M, Devleesschauwer B, Pigott DM, Stone M, Mesenhowski S (2021) Roll-out of the Global Burden of Animal Diseases programme. Lancet 397:1045-1046. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(21)00189-6

  • Huntington B, Bernardo TM, Bruce M, Devleesschauwer B, Gilbert W, Havelaar A, Herrero M, Marsh TL, Mesenhowski S, Pendell D, Pigott D, Grace D, Bondad-Reantaso M, Shaw AP, Stacey D, Stone M, Torgerson P, Watkins K, Wieland B, Rushton J (2021) Global Burden of Animal Disease: a novel approach to understanding and managing disease in livestock and aquaculture. Why is it needed, what is its theoretical basis and what will it contribute? Rev Sci Tech 40:567-584. doi: 10.20506/rst.40.2.3246

  • von der Lippe E, Devleesschauwer B, Gourley M, Haagsma J, Hilderink H, Porst M, Wengler A, Wyper G, Grant I (2020) Reflections on key methodological decisions in national burden of disease assessments. Arch Public Health 78:137. doi: 10.1186/s13690-020-00519-7

  • Habets A, Engelen F, Duprez J-N, Devleesschauwer B, Heyndrickx M, De Zutter L, Thiry D, Cox E, Mainil J (2020) Identification of Shigatoxigenic and enteropathogenic Escherichia coli serotypes in healthy young dairy calves in Belgium by recto-anal mucosal swabbing. Vet Sci 7:167. doi: 10.3390/vetsci7040167

  • Vaernewyck V, Mwape KE, Mubanga C, Devleesschauwer B, Gabriël S, Trevisan C (2020) Effects of ‘The Vicious Worm’ educational software on Taenia solium knowledge among key pork supply chain workers in Zambia. PLOS Negl Trop Dis 14:e0008790. doi: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0008790

  • Fastl C, Devleesschauwer B, van Cauteren D, Lajot A, Leroy M, Laisnez V, Schirvel C, Mahieu R, Pierard D, Michel C, Jacquinet S (2020) The burden of legionnaires’ disease in Belgium, 2013 to 2017. Arch Public Health 78:92. doi: 10.1186/s13690-020-00470-7

  • Van Wilder L, Clays E, Devleesschauwer B, Pype P, Boeckxstaens P, Schrans D, De Smedt D (2020) Health-related quality of life in patients with non-communicable disease: study protocol of a cross-sectional survey. BMJ Open 10:e037131. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2020-037131

  • Van Goethem N, Struelens Marc J, De Keersmaecker SCJ, Roosens NHC, Robert A, Quoilin S, Van Oyen H, Devleesschauwer B (2020) Perceived utility and feasibility of pathogen genomics for public health practice: a survey among public health professionals working in the field of infectious diseases, Belgium, 2019. BMC Public Health 20:1318. doi: 10.1186/s12889-020-09428-4

  • Cuschieri S, Wyper GMA, Calleja N, Gorasso V, Devleesschauwer B (2020) Measuring disability-adjusted life years (DALYs) due to low back pain in Malta. Arch Public Health 78:68. doi: 10.1186/s13690-020-00451-w

  • Gabriël S, Mwape KE, Dorny P, Hobbs EC, Devleesschauwer B, Van Damme I, Zulu G, Chembensouf M, Mubanga C, Masuku M, Mambwe M, De Coster T, Phiri IK, Berkvens D, Colston A, Bottieau E, Speybroeck N, Ketzis J, Willingham AL, Trevisan C (2020) Potential elimination of active Taenia solium transmission in Africa. N Engl J Med 383:396-397. doi: 10.1056/NEJMc1909955

  • Devleesschauwer B, McDonald S, Speybroeck N, Wyper GMA (2020) Valuing the years of life lost due to COVID-19: the differences and pitfalls. Int J Public Health 65:719-720. doi: 10.1007/s00038-020-01430-2

  • Hobbs EC, Mwape KE, Phiri AM, Mambwe M, Mambo R, Thys S, Zulu G, Chembensofu M, Trevisan C, Van Damme I, Phiri IK, Devleesschauwer B, Ketzis JK, Dorny P, Willingham AL, Gabriël S (2020) Perceptions and acceptability of piloted Taenia solium control and elimination interventions in two endemic communities in eastern Zambia. Transbound Emerg Dis 67:69-81. doi: 10.1111/tbed.13214

  • Wyper GM, Assunção RM, Cuschieri S, Devleeschauwer B, Fletcher E, Haagsma JA, Hilderink H, Idavain J, Lesnik T, Von der Lippe E, Majdan M, Santric-Milicevic M, Pallari E, Peñalvo JL, Pires SM, Plass D, Santos JV, Stockton DL, Thomsen ST, Grant I (2020) Population vulnerability to COVID-19 in Europe: a burden of disease analysis. Arch Public Health 78:47. doi: 10.1186/s13690-020-00433-y

  • Eichenberger RM, Thomas LF, Gabriël S, Bobic B, Devleesschauwer B, Robertson LJ, Saratsis A, Torgerson PR, Braae UC, Dermauw V, Dorny P (2020) Epidemiology of Taenia saginata taeniosis/cysticercosis: a systematic review of the distribution in East, Southeast and South Asia. Parasit Vectors 13:234. doi: 10.1186/s13071-020-04095-1

  • McDonald SA, Haagsma JA, Cassini A, Devleesschauwer B (2020) Adjusting for comorbidity in incidence-based DALY calculations: an individual-based modeling approach. BMC Med Res Methodol 20:100. doi: 10.1186/s12874-020-00987-z

  • Abraham A, Schmidt V, Kaminski M, Stelzle D, De Meijere R, Bustos J, Sahunm PS, Garcia HH, Bobic B, Cretu C, Chiodini P, Deksne G, Dermauw V, Devleesschauwer B, Dorny P, Fonseca A, Gabriël S, Gómez Morales MÁ, Kucsera I, Trevisan C, Vilhena M, Walker NF, Zammarchi L, Winkler AS (2020) Epidemiology and surveillance of human (neuro)cysticercosis in Europe: is enhanced surveillance required? Trop Med Int Health 25:566-578. doi: 10.1111/tmi.13384

  • Becker P, Lecerf P, Clareboudt J, Devleesschauwer B, Packeu A, Hendrickx M (2020) Superficial mycoses in Belgium: burden, costs, and antifungal drugs consumption. Mycoses 63:500-508. doi: 10.1111/myc.13063

  • Dixon MA, Braae UC, Winskill P, Devleesschauwer B, Trevisan C, Van Damme I, Walker M, Hamley JID, Ramiandrasoa SN, Schmidt V, Gabriël S, Harrison W, Basáñez M-G (2020) Modelling for Taenia solium control strategies beyond 2020. Bull World Health Org 98:198-205. doi: 10.2471/blt.19.238485

  • Otavova M, Van Oyen H, Yokota RTC, Charafeddine R, Joossens L, Molenberghs G, Nusselder WJ, Boshuizen HC, Devleesschauwer B (2020) Potential impact of reduced tobacco use on life and health expectancies in Belgium. Int J Public Health 65:129-138. doi: 10.1007/s00038-019-01315-z

  • Devleesschauwer B (2020) European burden of disease network: strengthening the collaboration. Eur J Public Health 30:2-3. doi: 10.1093/eurpub/ckz225

  • Van Wilder L, Rammant E, Clays E, Devleesschauwer B, Pauwels N, De Smedt D (2019) A comprehensive catalogue of EQ-5D scores in chronic disease: results of a systematic review. Qual Life Res 28:3153-3161. doi: 10.1007/s11136-019-02300-y

  • Devleesschauwer B, De Backer G (2019) Welke voedingsmiddelen hebben de grootste impact op de volksgezondheid in België? Food Sci Law 4:205-2015

  • Moyersoen I, Devleesschauwer B, Dekkers A, Verkaik-Kloosterman J, De Ridder K, Vandevijvere S, Tafforeau J, Van Oyen H, Lachat C, Van Camp J (2019) A novel approach to optimize vitamin D intake in Belgium through fortification based on representative food consumption data. J Nutr 149:1852-1862. doi: 10.1093/jn/nxz119

  • CystiTeam Group for Epidemiology and Modelling of Taenia solium Taeniasis/Cysticercosis (2019) The World Health Organization 2030 goals for Taenia solium: Insights and perspectives from transmission dynamics modelling [version 1; peer review: awaiting peer review]. Gates Open Res 3:1546. doi: 10.12688/gatesopenres.13068.1

  • Geebelen L, Van Cauteren D, Devleesschauwer B, Moreels S, Tersago K, Van Oyen H, Speybroeck N, Lernout T (2019) Schatting van de incidentie van de klinische manifestaties van Lyme borreliose in Vlaanderen op basis van primaire surveillancegegevens en een meta-analyse, 2015-2017. Vlaams Infectieziektenbulletin 3:2

  • Van Goethem N, Descamps T, Devleesschauwer B, Roosens N, Boon N, Van Oyen H, Robert A (2019) Status and potential of pathogen genomics for public health practice: a scoping review. Implement Sci 14:79. doi: 10.1186/s13012-019-0930-2

  • Birnie E, Virk HS, Savelkoel J, Spijker R, Bertherat E, Dance DAB, Limmathurotsakul D, Devleesschauwer B, Haagsma JA, Wiersinga WJ (2019) Global burden of melioidosis, 2015: a systematic review and data synthesis. Lancet Infect Dis 19:892-902. doi: 10.1016/S1473-3099(19)30157-4

  • Schwingshackl L, Knüppel S, Michels N, Schwedhelm C, Hoffmann G, Iqbal K, Dehenauw S, Boeing H, Devleesschauwer B (2019) Intake of 12 food groups and disability-adjusted life years from coronary heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, and colorectal cancer in 16 European countries. Eur J Epidemiol 34:765-775. doi: 10.1007/s10654-019-00523-4

  • Devleesschauwer B, Pires SM, Young I, Gill A, Majowicz SE (2019) Associating sporadic, foodborne illness caused by Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli with specific foods: a systematic review and meta-analysis of case-control studies. Epidemiol Infect 147:e235. doi: 10.1017/S0950268819001183

  • Pires SM, Majowicz S, Gill A, Devleesschauwer B (2019) Global and regional source attribution of Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli infections using analysis of outbreak surveillance data. Epidemiol Infect 147:e236. doi: 10.1017/S095026881900116X

  • Gibb HJ, Barchowsky A, Bellinger D, Bolger PM, Carrington C, Havelaar AH, Oberoi S, Zang Y, O’Leary K, Devleesschauwer B (2019) Estimates of the 2015 global and regional disease burden from four foodborne metals – arsenic, cadmium, lead and methylmercury. Environ Res 174:188-194. doi: 10.1016/j.envres.2018.12.062

  • Hendrickx E, Thomas LF, Dorny P, Bobic B, Braae UC, Devleesschauwer B, Eichenberger RM, Gabriël S, Saratsis A, Torgerson PR, Robertson LJ, Dermauw V (2019) Epidemiology of Taenia saginata taeniosis/cysticercosis: a systematic review of the distribution in Western and Central Africa. Parasit Vectors 12:324. doi: 10.1186/s13071-019-3584-7

  • Havelaar AH, Li M, Hoffmann S, Hald T, Kirk MD, Torgerson PR, Devleesschauwer B (2019) Global disease burden of pathogens in animal source foods, 2010. PLOS ONE 14:e0216545. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0216545

  • Bechthold A, Boeing H, Schwedhelm C, Hoffmann G, Knüppel S, Iqbal K, De Henauw S, Michels N, Devleesschauwer B, Schlesinger S, Schwingshackl L (2019) Food groups and risk of coronary heart disease, stroke and heart failure: a systematic review and dose-response meta-analysis of prospective studies. Crit Rev Food Sci Nutr 59:1071-1090. doi: 10.1080/10408398.2017.1392288

  • Renard F, Devleesschauwer B, Speybroeck N, Deboosere P (2019) Monitoring health inequalities when the socio-economic composition changes: are the Slope and Relative Indices of Inequality appropriate ? Results of a simulation study. BMC Public Health 19:662. doi: 10.1186/s12889-019-6980-1

  • Hobbs EC, Mwape KE, Devleesschauwer B, Van Damme I, Krit M, Berkvens D, Zulu G, Mambwe M, Chembensofu M, Trevisan C, Baauw J, Phiri IK, Speybroeck N, Ketzis J, Dorny P, Willingham III AL, Gabriël S (2019) Effects of ‘The Vicious Worm’ educational tool on Taenia solium knowledge retention in Zambian primary school students after one year. PLOS Negl Trop Dis 13:e0007336. doi: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0007336

  • Zuhair M, Smit GSA, Wallis G, Jabbar F, Smith C, Devleesschauwer B, Griffiths P (2019) Estimation of the worldwide seroprevalence of cytomegalovirus: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Rev Med Virol 29:e2034. doi: 10.1002/rmv.2034

  • Carrington C, Devleesschauwer B, Gibb HJ, Bolger PM (2019) Global burden of intellectual disability resulting from dietary exposure to lead, 2015. Environ Res 172:420-429. doi: 10.1016/j.envres.2019.02.023

  • Plass D, Tobollik M, Devleesschauwer B, Grill E, Hoffmann B, Hurrass J, Künzli N, Peters A, Rothenbacher D, Schneider A, Wichmann HE, Wintermeyer D, Wolf J, Zeeb H, Straff W (2019) Kritik an Population Attributable Fraction bei genauerem Hinsehen nicht gerechtfertigt. Gesundheitswesen 81:444-447. doi: 10.1055/a-0915-1215

  • Torgerson PR, Abdybekova AM, Minbaeva G, Shapiyeva Z, Thomas LF, Dermauw V, Devleesschauwer B, Gabriël S, Dorny P, Braae UC, Saratsis A, Robertson LJ, Bobic B (2019) Epidemiology of Taenia saginata taeniosis/cysticercosis: a systematic review of the distribution in Central and Western Asia and the Caucasus. Parasit Vectors 12:175. doi: 10.1186/s13071-019-3438-3

  • Smit GSA, Vu BTL, Do DT, Do QH, Pham HQ, Speybroeck N, Devleesschauwer B, Padalko E, Roets E, Dorny P (2019) Sero-epidemiological status and risk factors of toxoplasmosis in pregnant women in Northern Vietnam. BMC Infect Dis 19:329. doi: 10.1186/s12879-019-3885-7

  • Dixon MA, Braae UC, Winskill P, Walker M, Devleesschauwer B, Gabriël S, Basáñez M-G (2019) Strategies for tackling Taenia solium taeniosis/cysticercosis: A systematic review and comparison of transmission models, including an assessment of the wider Taeniidae family transmission models. PLOS Negl Trop Dis 13:e0007301. doi: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0007301

  • Thomsen ST, de Boer W, Pires SM, Devleesschauwer B, Fagt S, Andersen R, Poulsen M, van der Voet H (2019) A probabilistic approach for risk-benefit assessment of food substitutions: a case study on substituting meat by fish. Food Chem Toxicol 126:79-96. doi: 10.1016/j.fct.2019.02.018

  • Geebelen L, Van Cauteren D, Devleesschauwer B, Moreels S, Tersago K, Van Oyen H, Speybroeck N, Lernout T (2019) Combining primary care surveillance and a meta-analysis to estimate the incidence of the clinical manifestations of Lyme borreliosis in Belgium, 2015-2017. Ticks Tick Borne Dis 10:598-605. doi: 10.1016/j.ttbdis.2018.12.007

  • Oberoi S, Devleesschauwer B, Gibb HJ, Barchowsky A (2019) Global burden of cancer and coronary heart disease resulting from dietary exposure to arsenic, 2015. Environ Res 171:185-192. doi: 10.1016/j.envres.2019.01.025

  • Smit GSA, Abrams S, Dorny P, Speybroeck N, Devleesschauwer B, Hutse V, Jansens H, Theeten H, Beutels P, Hens N (2019) The seroprevalence of cytomegalovirus infection in Belgium anno 2002 and 2006: a comparative analysis with hepatitis A virus seroprevalence. Epidemiol Infect 147:e154. doi: 10.1017/S0950268819000487

  • Saratsis A, Sotiraki S, Braae UC, Devleesschauwer B, Dermauw V, Eichenberger RM, Thomas LF, Bobic B, Dorny P, Gabriël S, Robertson LJ (2019) Epidemiology of Taenia saginata taeniosis/cysticercosis: a systematic review of the distribution in the Middle East and North Africa. Parasit Vectors 12:113. doi: 10.1186/s13071-019-3339-5

  • Papadopoulos T, Klamer S, Jacquinet S, Catry B, Litzroth A, Mortgat L, Mamouris P, Rebolledo J, Vaes B, Van Cauteren D, Van der Heyden J, Beutels P, Devleesschauwer B (2019) The health and economic impact of acute gastroenteritis in Belgium, 2010–2014. Epidemiol Infect 147:e146. doi: 10.1017/S095026881900044X

  • Bellinger DC, Devleesschauwer B, O’Leary K, Gibb HJ (2019) Global burden of intellectual disability resulting from prenatal exposure to methylmercury, 2015. Environ Res 170:416-421. doi: 10.1016/j.envres.2018.12.042

  • Renard F, Devleesschauwer B, Van Oyen H, Gadeyne S, Deboosere P (2019) Evolution of educational inequalities in life and health expectancies at 25 years in Belgium between 2001 and 2011: a census-based study. Arch Public Health 77:6. doi: 10.1186/s13690-019-0330-8

  • Zang Y, Devleesschauwer B, Bolger PM, Goodman E, Gibb HJ (2019) Global burden of late-stage chronic kidney disease resulting from dietary exposure to cadmium, 2015. Environ Res 169:72-78. doi: 10.1016/j.envres.2018.10.005

  • Gabriël S, Mwape KE, Phiri IK, Devleesschauwer B, Dorny P (2019) Taenia solium control in Zambia: the potholed road to success. Parasite Epidemiol Control 4:e00082. doi: 10.1016/j.parepi.2018.e00082

  • Rahman AKMA, Smit S, Devleesschauwer B, Kostoulas P, Abatih E, Saegerman C, Shamsuddin M, Berkvens D, Dhand NK, Ward MP (2019) Bayesian evaluation of three serological tests for the diagnosis of bovine brucellosis in Bangladesh. Epidemiol Infect 147:e73. doi: 10.1017/S0950268818003503

  • Cassini A, Högberg LD, Plachouras D, Quattrocchi A, Hoxha A, Simonsen GS, Colomb-Cotinat M, Kretzschmar ME, Devleesschauwer B, Cecchini M, Ouakrim DA, Oliveira TC, Struelens MJ, Suetens C, Monnet DL, the Burden of AMR collaborative group (2019) Attributable deaths and disability-adjusted life-years caused by infections with antibiotic-resistant bacteria in the EU and the European Economic Area in 2015: a population-level modelling analysis. Lancet Infect Dis 19:56-66. doi: 10.1016/S1473-3099(18)30605-4

  • Bobic B, Thomas L, Djurkovic Djakovic O, Devleesschauwer B, Dermauw V, Dorny P, Braae UC, Robertson L, Saratsis A, Eichenberger R, Torgerson P (2018) Epidemiology of Taenia saginata taeniosis/cysticercosis in the Russian Federation. Parasit Vectors 11:636. doi: 10.1186/s13071-018-3236-3

  • EFSA Panel on Biological Hazards (BIOHAZ), Koutsoumanis K, Allende A, Alvarez-Ordóñez A, Bolton D, Bover-Cid S, Chemaly M, Davies R, De Cesare A, Herman L, Hilbert F, Lindqvist R, Nauta M, Peixe L, Ru G, Simmons M, Skandamis P, Suffredini E, Cacciò S, Chalmers R, Deplazes P, Devleesschauwer B, Innes E, Romig T, van der Giessen J, Hempen M, Van der Stede Y, Robertson L (2018) Public health risks associated with food-borne parasites. EFSA J 16:e05495. doi: 10.2903/j.efsa.2018.5495

  • Goudet S, Jayaraman A, Chanani S, Osrin D, Devleesschauwer B, Bogin B, Madise N, Griffiths P (2018) Cost effectiveness of a community based prevention and treatment of acute malnutrition programme in Mumbai slums, India. PLOS ONE 13:e0205688. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0205688

  • Dermauw V, Dorny P, Braae UC, Devleesschauwer B, Robertson LJ, Saratsis A, Thomas LF (2018) Epidemiology of Taenia saginata taeniosis/cysticercosis: a systematic review of the distribution in southern and eastern Africa. Parasit Vectors 11:578. doi: 10.1186/s13071-018-3163-3

  • Trevisan C, Sotiraki S, Laranjo-González M, Dermauw V, Wang Z, Kärssin A, Cvetkovikj A, Winkler AS, Abraham A, Bobic B, Lassen B, Cretu C, Vasile C, Arvanitis D, Deksne G, Boro I, Kucsera I, Karamon J, Stefanovska J, Bretislav K, Pavlova MJ, Varady M, Pavlak M, Sarkunas M, Kaminski M, Djurkovic-Djakovic O, Jokelainen P, Stojcevic Jan D, Schmidt V, Dakic Z, Dorny P, Gabriël S, Devleesschauwer B (2018) Epidemiology of taeniosis/cysticercosis in Europe, a systematic review: Eastern Europe. Parasit Vectors 11:569. doi: 10.1186/s13071-018-3153-5

  • Braae UC, Thomas LF, Robertson LJ, Dermauw V, Dorny P, Willingham AL, Saratsis A, Devleesschauwer B (2018) Epidemiology of Taenia saginata taeniosis/cysticercosis: a systematic review of the distribution in the Americas. Parasit Vectors 11:518. doi: 10.1186/s13071-018-3079-y

  • Okello W, Okello A, Inthavong P, Tiemann T, Phengvilasouk A, Devleesschauwer B, Shaw A, Allen J (2018) Improved methods to capture the total societal benefits of zoonotic disease control: Demonstrating the cost-effectiveness of an integrated control programme for Taenia solium, soil transmitted helminths and classical swine fever in northern Lao PDR. PLOS Negl Trop Dis 12:e0006782. doi: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0006782

  • Teng KT-Y, Devleesschauwer B, Maertens de Noordhout C, Bennett P, McGreevy PD, Chiu P-Y, Toribio J-AL, Dhand NK (2018) Welfare-Adjusted Life Years (WALY): A novel metric of animal welfare that combines the impacts of impaired welfare and abbreviated lifespan. PLOS ONE 13:e0202580. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0202580

  • Thomsen ST, Pires SM, Devleesschauwer B, Poulsen M, Fagt S, Ygil KH, Andersen R (2018) Investigating the risk-benefit balance of substituting red and processed meat with fish in a Danish diet. Food Chem Toxicol 120:50-63. doi: 10.1016/j.fct.2018.06.063

  • Laranjo-González M, Devleesschauwer B, Jansen F, Dorny P, Dupuy C, Requena-Méndez A, Allepuz A (2018) Epidemiology and economic impact of bovine cysticercosis and taeniosis caused by Taenia saginata in North-eastern Spain (Catalonia). Parasit Vectors 11:376. doi: 10.1186/s13071-018-2931-4

  • Maertens de Noordhout C, Van Oyen H, Speybroeck N, Devleesschauwer B (2018) Changes in health in Belgium, 1990-2016: a benchmarking analysis based on the Global Burden of Disease 2016 study. BMC Public Health 18:775. doi: 10.1186/s12889-018-5708-y

  • Torgerson PR, Rüegg S, Devleesschauwer B, Abela-Ridder B, Havelaar AH, Shaw A, Rushton J, Speybroeck N (2018) zDALY: an adjusted indicator for the burden of zoonotic diseases. One Health 5:40-45. doi: 10.1016/j.onehlt.2017.11.003

  • Schwingshackl L, Schwedhelm C, Hoffmann G, Knüppel S, Preterre AL, Iqbal K, Bechthold A, De Henauw S, Michels N, Devleesschauwer B, Schlesinger S, Boeing H (2018) Food groups and risk of colorectal cancer. Int J Cancer 142:1748-1758. doi: 10.1002/ijc.31198

  • Schwingshackl L, Schlesinger S, Devleesschauwer B, Hoffmann G, Bechthold A, Schwedhelm C, Iqbal K, Knüppel S, Boeing H (2018) Generating the evidence for risk reduction – a contribution to the future of food-based dietary guidelines. Proc Nutr Soc 77:432-444. doi: 10.1017/S0029665118000125

  • Deng H, Devleesschauwer B, Liu M, Li J, Wu Y, van der Giessen J, Opsteegh M (2018) Seroprevalence of Toxoplasma gondii in pregnant women and livestock in the mainland of China: a systematic review and hierarchical meta-analysis. Sci Rep 8:6218. doi: 10.1038/s41598-018-24361-8

  • Jansen F, Dorny P, Trevisan C, Dermauw V, Laranjo-González M, Allepuz A, Dupuy C, Krit M, Gabriël S, Devleesschauwer B (2018) Economic impact of bovine cysticercosis and taeniosis caused by Taenia saginata in Belgium. Parasit Vectors 11:241. doi: 10.1186/s13071-018-2804-x

  • Al-Kappany YM, Abbas IEA, Devleesschauwer B, Dorny P, Jennes M, Cox E (2018) Seroprevalence of anti-Toxoplasma gondii antibodies in filter paper elutes from sera of Egyptian sheep and goats. BMC Vet Res 14:120. doi: 10.1186/s12917-018-1440-1

  • Trevisan C, Devleesschauwer B, Praet N, Pondja A, Assane YA, Dorny P, Thamsborg SM, Magnussen P, Johansen MV (2018) Assessment of the societal cost of Taenia solium in Angónia district, Mozambique. BMC Infect Dis 18:127. doi: 10.1186/s12879-018-3030-z

  • Hobbs EC, Mwape KE, Van Damme I, Berkvens D, Zulu G, Mambwe M, Chembensofu M, Phiri IK, Masuku M, Bottieau E, Devleesschauwer B, Speybroeck N, Colston A, Dorny P, Willingham III AL, Gabriël S (2018) Preliminary assessment of the computer-based Taenia solium educational program ‘The Vicious Worm’ on knowledge uptake in primary school children in rural areas in eastern Zambia. Trop Med Int Health 23:306-314. doi: 10.1111/tmi.13029

  • Bouwknegt M, Devleesschauwer B, Graham H, Robertson LJ, van der Giessen J, EURO-FBP Workshop Participants (2018) Prioritisation of food-borne parasites in Europe, 2016. Euro Surveill 23:17-00161. doi: 10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2018.23.9.17-00161

  • Moyersoen I, Lachat C, Cuypers K, De Ridder K, Devleesschauwer B, Tafforeau J, Vandevijvere S, Vansteenland M, De Meulenaer B, Van Camp J, Van Oyen H (2018) Do current fortification and supplementation programs assure adequate intake of fat-soluble vitamins in Belgian infants, toddlers, pregnant women, and lactating women? Nutrients 10:223. doi: 10.3390/nu10020223

  • Hobbs EC, Mwape KE, Devleesschauwer B, Gabriël S, Chembensofu M, Mambwe M, Phiri IK, Masuku M, Zulu G, Colston A, Willingham III AL, Berkvens D, Dorny P, Bottieau E, Speybroeck N (2018) Taenia solium from a community perspective: preliminary costing data in the Katete and Sinda districts in eastern Zambia. Vet Parasitol 251:63-67. doi: 10.1016/j.vetpar.2018.01.001

  • Mfueni E, Devleesschauwer B, Van Malderen C, Rosas-Aguirre A, Brandt P, Dorsey G, Ogutu B, Snow RW, Tshilolo L, Zurovac D, Vanderelst D, Speybroeck N (2018) True malaria prevalence in children under five: Bayesian estimation using data of malaria household surveys from three sub-Saharan countries. Malar J 17:65. doi: 10.1186/s12936-018-2211-y

  • Maertens de Noordhout C, Devleesschauwer B, Salomon JA, Turner H, Cassini A, Colzani E, Speybroeck N, Polinder S, Kretzschmar ME, Havelaar AH, Haagsma JA (2018) Disability weights for infectious diseases in four European countries: comparison between countries and across respondent characteristics. Eur J Public Health 28:124-133. doi: 10.1093/eurpub/ckx090

  • Asale A, Duchateau L, Devleesschauwer B, Huisman G, Yewhalaw D (2017) Zooprophylaxis as a malaria control strategy for Anopheles arabiensis: a systematic review. Infect Dis Poverty 6:160. doi: 10.1186/s40249-017-0366-3

  • Devleesschauwer B, Bouwknegt M, Dorny P, Gabriël S, Havelaar AH, Quoilin S, Robertson LJ, Speybroeck N, Torgerson PR, van der Giessen JWB, Trevisan C (2017) Risk ranking of foodborne parasites: state of the art. Food Waterborne Parasitol 8-9:1-13. doi: 10.1016/j.fawpar.2017.11.001

  • Mwelma C, Mwape KE, Van Damme I, Hobbs E, Phiri IK, Masuku M, Zulu G, Colston A, Willingham AL, Devleesschauwer B, Van Hul A, Chota A, Speybroeck N, Berkvens D, Dorny P, Gabriël S (2017) Re-visiting the detection of porcine cysticercosis based on full carcass dissections of naturally Taenia solium infected pigs. Parasit Vectors 10:572. doi: 10.1186/s13071-017-2520-y

  • Gómez-Morales MA, Gárate T, Blocher J, Devleesschauwer B, Smit GSA, Schmidt V, Pereguer MJ, Ludovisi A, Pozio E, Dorny P, Gabriël S, Winkler AS (2017) Present status of laboratory diagnosis of human taeniosis/cysticercosis in Europe. Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis 36:2029-2040. doi: 10.1007/s10096-017-3029-1

  • Renard F, Devleesschauwer B, Gadeyne S, Tafforeau J, Deboosere P (2017) Educational inequalities in premature mortality by region in the Belgian population in the 2000s. Arch Public Health 75:44. doi: 10.1186/s13690-017-0212-x

  • Charafeddine R, Demarest S, Cleemput I, Van Oyen H, Devleesschauwer B (2017) Gender and educational differences in the association between smoking and health-related quality of life in Belgium. Prev Med 105:280-286. doi: 10.1016/j.ypmed.2017.09.016

  • Maertens de Noordhout C, Devleesschauwer B, Haagsma JA, Havelaar AH, Bertrand S, Vandenberg O, Quoilin S, Brandt PT, Speybroeck N (2017) Burden of salmonellosis, campylobacteriosis and listeriosis: a time series analysis, Belgium, 2012 to 2020. Euro Surveill 22:30615. doi: 10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2017.22.38.30615

  • Braae UC, Devleesschauwer B, Sithole F, Wang Z, Willingham AL (2017) Mapping occurrence of Taenia solium taeniosis/cysticercosis and areas at risk of porcine cysticercosis in Central America and the Caribbean basin. Parasit Vectors 10:424. doi: 10.1186/s13071-017-2362-7

  • Hoffmann S, Devleesschauwer B, Aspinall W, Cooke R, Corrigan T, Havelaar AH, Angulo FJ, Gibb HJ, Kirk MD, Lake RJ, Speybroeck N, Torgerson PR, Hald T (2017) Attribution of global foodborne disease to specific foods: Findings from a World Health Organization structured expert elicitation. PLOS ONE 12:e0183641. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0183641

  • Devleesschauwer B, Marvasi M, Giurcanu MC, Hochmuth GJ, Speybroeck N, Havelaar AH, Teplitski M (2017) High relative humidity pre-harvest reduces post-harvest proliferation of Salmonella in tomatoes. Food Microbiol 66:55-63. doi: 10.1016/j.fm.2017.04.003

  • Smit GSA, Padalko E, Van Acker J, Hens N, Dorny P, Speybroeck N, Devleesschauwer B (2017) The public health impact of congenital toxoplasmosis and cytomegalovirus infection in Belgium. Clin Infect Dis 65:661-668. doi: 10.1093/cid/cix344

  • Moyersoen I, Devleesschauwer B, Dekkers A, De Ridder K, Tafforeau J, Van Camp J, Van Oyen H, Lachat C (2017) Intake of fat-soluble vitamins in the Belgian population: adequacy and contribution of foods, fortified foods and supplements. Nutrients 9:860. doi: 10.3390/nu9080860

  • Laranjo-González M, Devleesschauwer B, Trevisan C, Allepuz A, Sotiraki S, Abraham A, Boaventura Afonso M, Blocher J, Cardoso L, Manuel Correia da Costa J, Dorny P, Gabriël S, Gomes J, Ángeles Gómez-Morales M, Jokelainen P, Kaminski M, Krt B, Magnussen P, Robertson LJ, Schmidt V, Schmutzhard E, Smit SA, Šoba B, Stensvold CR, Staric J, Troell K, Vergles Rataj A, Vieira-Pinto M, Vilhena M, Wardrop NA, Winkler AS, Dermauw V (2017) Epidemiology of taeniosis/cysticercosis in Europe, a systematic review: Western Europe. Parasit Vectors 10:349. doi: 10.1186/s13071-017-2280-8

  • Smit GSA, Vu Thi Lam B, Do Trung D, Speybroeck N, Devleesschauwer B, Padalko E, Roets E, Dorny P (2017) Prenatal diagnosis and prevention of toxoplasmosis in pregnant women in Northern Vietnam: study protocol. BMC Infect Dis 17:364. doi: 10.1186/s12879-017-2446-1

  • Renard F, Gadeyne S, Devleesschauwer B, Tafforeau J, De Boosere P (2017) Trends in educational inequalities in premature mortality in Belgium between the 1990s and the 2000s: the contribution of specific causes of deaths. J Epidemiol Community Health 71:371-380. doi: 10.1136/jech-2016-208370

  • Maertens de Noordhout C, Devleesschauwer B, Gielens L, Plasmans MHD, Haagsma JA, Speybroeck N (2017) Mapping EQ-5D utilities to GBD 2010 and GBD 2013 disability weights: results of two pilot studies in Belgium. Arch Public Health 75:6. doi: 10.1186/s13690-017-0174-z

  • Steckling N, Devleesschauwer B, Winkelnkemper J, Fischer F, Ericson B, Krämer A, Hornberg C, Fuller R, Plass D, Bose-O’Reilly S (2017) Disability weights for chronic mercury intoxication resulting from gold mining activities: results from an online pairwise comparisons survey. Int J Environ Res Public Health 14:57. doi: 10.3390/ijerph14010057

  • Smit GSA, Apers L, Arrazole de Onate W, Beutels P, Dorny P, Forier A-M, Janssens K, Macq J, Mak R, Schol S, Wildemeersch D, Speybroeck N, Devleesschauwer B (2017) Cost-effectiveness of screening for active cases of tuberculosis in Flanders, Belgium. Bull World Health Org 95:27-35. doi: 10.2471/BLT.16.169383

  • Devleesschauwer B, Allepuz A, Dermauw V, Johansen MV, Laranjo-González M, Smit GSA, Sotiraki S, Trevisan C, Wardrop NA, Dorny P, Gabriël S (2017) Taenia solium in Europe: still endemic? Acta Trop 165:96-99. doi: 10.1016/j.actatropica.2015.08.006

  • Trevisan C, Devleesschauwer B, Schmidt V, Winkler AS, Harrison W, Johansen MV (2017) The societal cost of Taenia solium cysticercosis in Tanzania. Acta Trop 165:141-154. doi: 10.1016/j.actatropica.2015.12.021

  • Braae UC, Devleesschauwer B, Gabriël S, Dorny P, Speybroeck N, Magnussen P, Torgerson P, Johansen MV (2016) cystiSim—an agent-based model for Taenia solium transmission and control. PLOS Negl Trop Dis 10:e0005184. doi: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0005184

  • McDonald SA, Devleesschauwer B, Wallinga J (2016) The impact of individual-level heterogeneity on estimated infectious disease burden: a simulation study. Popul Health Metr 14:47. doi: 10.1186/s12963-016-0116-y

  • McKenzie JS, Dahal R, Kakkar M, Debnath N, Rahman M, Dorjee S, Naeem K, Wijayathilaka T, Sharma B, Maidanwal N, Halimi A, Kim E, Chatterjee P, Devleesschauwer B (2016) One Health research and training and government support for One Health in South Asia. Infect Ecol Epidemiol 6:33842. doi: 10.3402/iee.v6.33842

  • van de Velde N, Devleesschauwer B, Leopold M, Begeman L, Ijsseldijk LL, Hiemstra S, Ijzer J, Brownlow A, Davison N, Haelters J, Jauniaux T, Siebert U, Dorny P, De Craeye S (2016) Toxoplasma gondii in stranded marine mammals from the North Sea and Eastern Atlantic Ocean: findings and diagnostic difficulties. Vet Parasitol 230:25-32. doi: 10.1016/j.vetpar.2016.10.021

  • Tromme I, Legrand C, Devleesschauwer B, Leiter U, Suciu S, Eggermont A, Sacré L, Baurain J-F, Thomas L, Beutels P, Speybroeck N (2016) Cost-effectiveness analysis in melanoma detection: a transition model applied to dermoscopy. Eur J Cancer 67:38-45. doi: 10.1016/j.ejca.2016.07.020

  • Maertens de Noordhout C, Devleesschauwer B, Maertens de Noordhout A, Blocher J, Haagsma JA, Havelaar AH, Speybroeck N (2016) Comorbidities and factors associated with central nervous system infections and death in non-perinatal listeriosis: a clinical case series. BMC Infect Dis 16:256. doi: 10.1186/s12879-016-1602-3

  • Robertson LJ, Devleesschauwer B, de Noya BA, Noya González O, Torgerson PR (2016) Trypanosoma cruzi—time for international recognition as a foodborne pathogen. PLOS Negl Trop Dis 10:e0004656. doi: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0004656

  • Sharma BK, Manandhar S, Devleesschauwer B (2016) Serological evidence of type 2 (North American genotype) porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus in Nepal. Trop Anim Health Prod 48:663-666. doi: 10.1007/s11250-015-0986-1

  • Devleesschauwer B, Aryal A, Sharma BK, Ale A, Declercq A, Depraz S, Gaire TN, Gongal G, Karki S, Pandey BD, Pun SB, Duchateau L, Dorny P, Speybroeck N (2016) Epidemiology, impact and control of rabies in Nepal: a systematic review. PLOS Negl Trop Dis 10:e0004461. doi: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0004461

  • Laranjo-González M, Devleesschauwer B, Gabriël S, Dorny P, Allepuz A (2016) Epidemiology, impact and control of bovine cysticercosis in Europe: a systematic review. Parasit Vectors 9:81. doi: 10.1186/s13071-016-1362-3

  • Hoffmann S, Aspinall W, Cooke R, Cawthorne A, Corrigan T, Havelaar A, Gibb H, Torgerson P, Kirk M, Angulo F, Lake R, Speybroeck N, Devleesschauwer B, Hald T (2016) Research synthesis methods in an age of globalized risks: Lessons from the global burden of foodborne disease expert elicitation. Risk Anal 36:191-202. doi: 10.1111/risa.12385

  • Hald T, Aspinall T, Devleesschauwer B, Cooke R, Corrigan T, Havelaar AH, Gibb HJ, Torgerson PR, Kirk MD, Angulo FJ, Lake RJ, Speybroeck N, Hoffmann S (2016) World Health Organization estimates of the relative contributions of food to the burden of disease due to selected foodborne hazards: a structured expert elicitation. PLOS ONE 11:e0145839. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0145839

  • Tromme I, Legrand C, Devleesschauwer B, Leiter U, Suciu S, Eggermont A, Francart J, Calay F, Haagsma JA, Baurain J-F, Thomas L, Beutels P, Speybroeck N (2016) Melanoma burden by melanoma stage: assessment through a disease transition model. Eur J Cancer 53:33-41. doi: 10.1016/j.ejca.2015.09.016

  • Tigre W, Deresa B, Haile A, Gabriël S, Victor B, Van Pelt J, Devleesschauwer B, Vercruysse J, Dorny P (2016) Molecular characterisation of Echinococcus granulosus s.l. cysts from cattle, camels, goats and pigs in Ethiopia. Vet Parasitol 215:17-21. doi: 10.1016/j.vetpar.2015.10.022

  • Pires SM, Fischer-Walker CL, Lanata CF, Devleesschauwer B, Hall AJ, Kirk MD, Duarte ASR, Black RE, Angulo FJ (2015) Aetiology-specific estimates of the global and regional incidence and mortality of diarrhoeal diseases commonly transmitted through food. PLOS ONE 10:e0142927. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0142927

  • Devleesschauwer B, Haagsma JA, Angulo FJ, Bellinger DC, Cole D, Döpfer D, Fazil A, Fèvre EM, Gibb H, Hald T, Kirk MD, Lake RJ, Maertens de Noordhout C, Mathers CD, McDonald SA, Pires SM, Speybroeck N, Thomas MK, Torgerson PR, Wu F, Havelaar AH, Praet N (2015) Methodological framework for World Health Organization estimates of the global burden of foodborne disease. PLOS ONE 10:e0142498. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0142498

  • Lake R, Devleesschauwer B, Nasinyama G, Havelaar A, Kuchenmüller T, Haagsma J, Jensen H, Jessani N, Maertens de Noordhout C, Angulo F, Ehiri J, Molla L, Agaba F, Aungkulanon S, Kumagai Y, Speybroeck N (2015) National studies as a component of the World Health Organization initiative to estimate the global and regional burden of foodborne disease. PLOS ONE 10:e0140319. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0140319

  • Torgerson PR, Devleesschauwer B, Praet N, Speybroeck N, Willingham AL, Kasuga F, Rokni MB, Zhou X-N, Fevre E, Sripa B, Gargouri N, Fürst T, Budke CM, Carabin H, Kirk MD, Angulo FJ, Havelaar AH, de Silva N (2015) World Health Organization estimates of the global and regional disease burden of 11 foodborne parasitic diseases, 2010: a data synthesis. PLoS Med 12:e1001920. doi: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1001920

  • Kirk MD, Pires SM, Black RE, Caipo M, Crump JA, Devleesschauwer B, Döpfer D, Fazil A, Fischer-Walker CL, Hald T, Hall AJ, Keddy KH, Lake R, Lanata CF, Torgerson PR, Havelaar AH, Angulo FJ (2015) World Health Organization estimates of the global and regional disease burden of 22 foodborne bacterial, protozoal and viral diseases, 2010: a data synthesis. PLoS Med 12:e1001921. doi: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1001921

  • Gibb HJ, Devleesschauwer B, Bolger PM, Wu F, Ezendam J, Cliff J, Zeilmaker M, Verger P, Pitt J, Baines J, Adegoke G, Afshari R, Liu Y, Bokkers B, van Loveren H, Mengelers M, Havelaar A, Bellinger D (2015) World Health Organization estimates of the global and regional disease burden of four foodborne chemical toxins, 2010: a data synthesis. F1000 Research 4:1393. doi: 10.12688/f1000research.7340.1

  • Havelaar AH, Kirk MD, Torgerson PR, Gibb H, Hald T, Lake RJ, Praet N, Angulo FJ, Bellinger DC, De Silva NR, Gargouri N, Speybroeck N, Cawthorne A, Mathers C, Stein C, Devleesschauwer B (2015) World Health Organization global estimates and regional comparisons of the burden of foodborne disease, 2010. PLoS Med 12:e1001923. doi: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1001923

  • Salomon JA, Haagsma JA, Davis A, Maertens de Noordhout C, Polinder S, Havelaar AH, Cassini A, Devleesschauwer B, Kretzschmar M, Speybroeck N, Murray CJ, Vos T (2015) Disability weights for the Global Burden of Disease 2013 study. Lancet Glob Health 3:712-723. doi: 10.1016/S2214-109X(15)00069-8

  • Gabriël S, Johansen MV, Pozio E, Smit S, Devleesschauwer B, Allepuz A, Dorny P (2015) Human migration and pig/pork import in the European Union: what are the implications for Taenia solium infections? Vet Parasitol 213:38-45. doi: 10.1016/j.vetpar.2015.03.006

  • Braae UC, Saarnak CF, Mukaratirwa S, Devleesschauwer B, Magnussen P, Johansen MV (2015) Taenia solium taeniosis/cysticercosis and the co-distribution with schistosomiasis in Africa. Parasit Vectors 8:323. doi: 10.1186/s13071-015-0938-7

  • Devleesschauwer B, Smit GSA, Dorny P, van der Giessen JW, Gabriël S (2015) Neurocysticercosis in Europe: need for a one health approach [Letter to the Editor]. Neuropediatrics 46:354-355. doi: 10.1055/s-0035-1558437

  • Dorny P, Devleesschauwer B, Stoliaroff V, Meas S, Chea R, Chea B, Sourloing H, Samuth S, Kong S, Nguong K, Sorn S, Holl D, Vercruysse J (2015) Prevalence and associated risk factors of Toxocara vitulorum infections in buffalo and cattle calves in central Cambodia. Korean J Parasitol 53:197-200. doi: 10.3347/kjp.2015.53.2.197

  • Gowda TK, Reddy VR, Devleesschauwer B, Zade N, Chaudhari S, Khan W, Shinde S, Patil A (2015) Isolation and seroprevalence of Aeromonas spp. among common food animals slaughtered in Nagpur, Central India. Foodborne Pathog Dis 12:626-630. doi: 10.1089/fpd.2014.1922

  • Haagsma JA, Maertens de Noordhout C, Polinder S, Vos T, Havelaar AH, Cassini A, Devleesschauwer B, Kretzschmar M, Speybroeck N, Salomon JA (2015) Assessing disability weights based on the responses of 30,660 people from four European countries. Popul Health Metr 13:10. doi: 10.1186/s12963-015-0042-4

  • McDonald SA, Devleesschauwer B, Speybroeck N, Hens N, Praet N, Torgerson PR, Havelaar AH, Wu F, Tremblay M, Amene EW, Döpfer D (2015) Data-driven methods for imputing national-level incidence rates in global burden of disease studies. Bull World Health Org 93:228-236. doi: 10.2471/BLT.14.139972

  • Speybroeck N, Devleesschauwer B, Depoorter P, Dewulf J, Berkvens D, Van Huffel X, Saegerman C (2015) Needs and expectations regarding risk ranking in the food chain: a pilot survey amongst decision makers and stakeholders. Food Control 54:135-143. doi: 10.1016/j.foodcont.2014.12.041

  • Devleesschauwer B, Praet N, Speybroeck N, Torgerson PR, Haagsma JA, De Smet K, Murrell D, Pozio E, Dorny P (2015) The low global burden of trichinellosis: evidence and implications. Int J Parasitol 45:95-99. doi: 10.1016/j.ijpara.2014.05.006

  • Tromme I, Devleesschauwer B, Beutels P, Richez P, Leroy A, Baurain JF, Cornélis F, Bertrand C, Legrand N, Degueldre J, Thomas L, Legrand C, Haagsma JA, Speybroeck N (2014) Health-related quality of life in patients with melanoma expressed as utilities and disability weights. Br J Dermatol 171:1443-1450. doi: 10.1111/bjd.13262

  • Devleesschauwer B, Maertens de Noordhout C, Smit GSA, Duchateau L, Dorny P, Stein C, Van Oyen H, Speybroeck N (2014) Quantifying burden of disease to support public health policy in Belgium: opportunities and constraints. BMC Public Health 14:1196. doi: 10.1186/1471-2458-14-1196

  • Tromme I, Devleesschauwer B, Beutels P, Richez P, Praet N, Sacré L, Marot L, Van Eeckhout P, Theate I, Baurain JF, Thomas L, Speybroeck N (2014) Selective use of digital dermoscopy allows a cost reduction in the melanoma detection process: a Belgian study of patients with a single or a small number of atypical nevi. PLOS One 9:e109339. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0109339

  • Maertens de Noordhout C, Devleesschauwer B, Angulo FJ, Verbeke G, Haagsma J, Kirk M, Havelaar A, Speybroeck N (2014) The global burden of listeriosis: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Lancet Infect Dis 14:1073-1082. doi: 10.1016/S1473-3099(14)70870-9

  • Coral-Almeida M, Rodríguez-Hidalgo R, Celi-Erazo M, García HH, Rodríguez S, Benítez-Ortiz W, Devleesschauwer B, Dorny P, Praet N (2014) Incidence and transmission dynamics of human cysticercosis in a Taenia solium Ecuadorian endemic area: implications for disease burden assessment and control. PLOS Negl Trop Dis 8:e2887. doi: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0002887

  • Devleesschauwer B, Havelaar AH, Maertens de Noordhout C, Haagsma JA, Praet N, Dorny P, Duchateau L, Torgerson PR, Van Oyen H, Speybroeck N (2014) DALY calculation in practice: a stepwise approach. Int J Public Health 59:571-574. doi: 10.1007/s00038-014-0553-y

  • Devleesschauwer B, Havelaar AH, Maertens de Noordhout C, Haagsma JA, Praet N, Dorny P, Duchateau L, Torgerson PR, Van Oyen H, Speybroeck N (2014) Calculating disability-adjusted life years to quantify burden of disease. Int J Public Health 59:565-569. doi: 10.1007/s00038-014-0552-z

  • Henrard S, Devleesschauwer B, Beutels P, Callens M, De Smet F, Hermans C, Speybroeck N (2014) The health and economic burden of haemophilia in Belgium: a rare, expensive and challenging disease. Orphanet J Rare Dis 9:39. doi: 10.1186/1750-1172-9-39

  • Ale A, Victor B, Praet N, Gabriël S, Speybroeck N, Dorny P, Devleesschauwer B (2014) Epidemiology and genetic diversity of Taenia asiatica: a systematic review. Parasit Vectors 7:45. doi: 10.1186/1756-3305-7-45

  • Devleesschauwer B, Ale A, Torgerson P, Praet N, Maertens de Noordhout C, Pandey BD, Pun SB, Lake R, Vercruysse J, Joshi DD, Havelaar AH, Duchateau L, Dorny P, Speybroeck N (2014) The burden of parasitic zoonoses in Nepal: a systematic review. PLOS Negl Trop Dis 8:e2634. doi: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0002634

  • Devleesschauwer B, Pruvot M, Joshi DD, De Craeye S, Jennes M, Ale A, Welinski A, Lama S, Aryal A, Victor B, Duchateau L, Speybroeck N, Vercruysse J, Dorny P (2013) Seroprevalence of zoonotic parasites in pigs slaughtered in the Kathmandu Valley of Nepal. Vector Borne Zoonotic Dis 13:872-876. doi: 10.1089/vbz.2013.1313

  • Speybroeck N, Van Malderen C, Harper S, Müller B, Devleesschauwer B (2013) Simulation models for socioeconomic inequalities in health: a systematic review. Int J Environ Res Public Health 10:5750-5780. doi: 10.3390/ijerph10115750

  • Speybroeck N, Devleesschauwer B, Joseph L, Berkvens D (2013) Misclassification errors in prevalence estimation: Bayesian handling with care. Int J Public Health 58:791-795. doi: 10.1007/s00038-012-0439-9

  • Kanobana K, Devleesschauwer B, Polman K, Speybroeck N (2013) An agent-based model of exposure to human toxocariasis: a multi-country validation. Parasitology 140:986-998. doi: 10.1017/S0031182013000310

  • Devleesschauwer B, Ale A, Duchateau L, Dorny P, Lake R, Dhakal P, Pun SB, Pandey BD, Speybroeck N (2013) Understanding the burden of disease in Nepal: a call for local evidence. J Nepal Health Res Counc 11:221-224

  • Devleesschauwer B, Aryal A, Tharmalingam J, Joshi DD, Rijal S, Speybroeck N, Gabriël S, Victor B, Dorny P (2013) Complexities in using sentinel pigs to study Taenia solium transmission dynamics under field conditions. Vet Parasitol 193:172-178. doi: 10.1016/j.vetpar.2012.12.010

  • Speybroeck N, Williams CJ, Lafia KB, Devleesschauwer B, Berkvens D (2012) Estimating the prevalence of infections in vector populations using pools of samples. Med Vet Entomol 26:361-371. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2915.2012.01015.x

  • Devleesschauwer B, Aryal A, Joshi DD, Rijal S, Sherchand JB, Praet N, Speybroeck N, Duchateau L, Vercruysse J, Dorny P (2012) Epidemiology of Taenia solium in Nepal: is it influenced by the social characteristics of the population and the presence of Taenia asiatica? Trop Med Int Health 17:1019-1022. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-3156.2012.03017.x

  • Charlier J, Levecke B, Devleesschauwer B, Vercruysse J, Hogeveen H (2012) The economic effects of whole-herd versus selective anthelmintic treatment strategies in dairy cows. J Dairy Sci 95:2977-2987. doi: 10.3168/jds.2011-4719

  • Pant B, Devleesschauwer B, Shrestha P, Shrestha I, Praet N, Dorny P (2011) Intraventricular Taenia solium neurocysticercosis: a report of three cases. JNMA J Nepal Med Assoc 51:192-195

Submitted manuscripts (14)

  • Quang VH, Levecke B, Trung DD, Devleesschauwer B, Lam BVT, Polman K, Callens S, Dorny P, Dermauw V. Fasciola spp. in Southeast Asia: A systematic review and meta-analysis protocol. Syst Rev

  • Ghattas J, Gorasso V, De Pauw R, Thunus S, Speybroeck N, Devleesschauwer B. The state of health in Belgium, 1990–2019: A benchmarking analysis based on the Global Burden of Disease 2019 study. Arch Public Health

  • Vandael E, Latour K, Islamaj E, Int Panis L, Callies M, Haarhuis F, Proesmans K, Devleesschauwer B, Rebolledo Gonzalez J, Hannecart A, Mahieu R, de Viron L, De Clercq E, Kongs A, Hammami N, François J-M, Dubourg D, Henz S, Catry B, Dequeker S. COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations and deaths in Belgian nursing homes: results of a surveillance conducted between April and December 2020. Arch Public Health

  • Plass D, Hilderink H, Lehtomäki H, Øverland S, Eikemo TA, Lai T, Gorasso V, Devleesschauwer B. Estimating risk factor attributable burden – challenges and potential solutions when using the comparative risk assessment methodology. Arch Public Health

  • Janssens H, Heytens S, Meyers E, Deschepper E, De Sutter A, Devleesschauwer B, Formukong A, Keirse S, Padalko E, Geens T, Cools P. SARS-CoV-2 seroprevalence in staff and residents from nursing homes in Flanders, Belgium. Infection

  • Geebelen L, Lernout T, Devleesschauwer B, Kabamba-Mukadi B, Saegeman V, De Munter P, Dubois B, Westhoven R, Humtick hospital group, Van Oyen H, Speybroeck N, Tersago K. Non-specific symptoms and post-treatment Lyme disease syndrome in patients with Lyme borreliosis: a prospective cohort study in Belgium (2016-2020). BMC Infect Dis

  • Gorasso V, Moyersoen I, Van der Heyden J, De Ridder K, Vandevijvere S, Vansteelandt S, De Smedt D, Devleesschauwer B. Health care costs and lost productivity costs related to excess weight in Belgium. BMC Public Health

  • Singh BB, Devleesschauwer B, Khatkar MS, Lowerison M, Singh B, Dhand NK, Barkema HW. Disability-adjusted life years (DALYs) due to the direct health impact of COVID-19 in India, 2020. Sci Rep

  • Van Wilder L, Devleesschauwer B, Clays E, Van der Heyden J, Charafeddine R, Scohy A, De Smedt D. QALY losses for chronic diseases and its social distribution in the general population: results from the Belgian Health Interview Survey. Qual Life Res

  • Pires SM, Thomsen ST, Jakobsen LS, Redondo HG, Outzen M, Fagt S, Devleesschauwer B, Hansen M, Fabricius FA. Burden of disease of dietary exposure to four chemical contaminants in Denmark in 2019. Expo Health

  • Gorasso V, Silversmit G, Arbyn M, Cornez A, De Pauw R, De Smedt D, Grant I, Wyper GM, Devleesschauwer B, Speybroeck N. The non-fatal burden of cancer in Belgium, 2004–2018. BMC Cancer

  • Charalampous P, Gorasso V, Plass D, Pires SM, von der Lippe E, Mereke A, Idavain J, Kissimova-Skarbek K, Nazaré Morgado J, Ngwa CH, Noguer I, Padron-Monedero A, Santi-Cano MJ, Sarmiento R, Devleesschauwer B, Haagsma JA, The COST Action CA18218 participants. Burden of non-communicable disease studies in Europe: a systematic review of data sources and methodological choices. Eur J Public Health

  • Wyper GMA, Fletcher E, Grant I, McCartney G, Fischbacher C, Harding O, Jones H, de Haro Moro MT, Speybroeck N, Devleesschauwer B, Stockton DL. Measuring the direct population impact of COVID-19 in Scotland, 2020: estimating disability-adjusted life years (DALYs) during the first full calendar year. BMC Med

  • Brusselmans J, De Sutter A, Devleesschauwer B, Verstraelen H, Cools P. The emotional, sexual and social impact of (recurrent) bacterial vaginosis: a systematic review. BJOG

Oral presentations (16)

  • Devleesschauwer B (2017) Estimates of the global and regional burden of foodborne parasites as determined by the World Health Organization. Presented at the WAAVP 2017; 6 Sep 2017; Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

  • Devleesschauwer B (2017) WHO/FERG Estimates of the Global and Regional Burden of STEC. Presented at the Joint FAO/WHO Expert Meeting on Shiga Toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC); 25 Sep 2017; Rome, Italy.

  • Devleesschauwer B (2017) The disease burden of infectious diseases in Belgium. Presented at the Seminar diagnosis and surveillance of infectious diseases WIV-ISP; 18 May 2017; Brussels, Belgium.

  • Devleesschauwer B (2016) Estimating the true burden of infectious diseases: methodological considerations. Presented at the UCL Doctoral Day; 29 Sep 2016; Brussels, Belgium.

  • Devleesschauwer B (2016) Methodology to estimate disease burden. Presented at the IAFP 2016; 3 Aug 2016; St. Louis, MO, USA.

  • Devleesschauwer B (2015) Methodological framework for WHO estimates of the global burden of foodborne disease. Presented at the FERG symposium: Global burden foodborne diseases–from data to action; 15-16 Dec 2015; Amsterdam, Netherlands.

  • Devleesschauwer B (2015) Tips and tricks on writing a paper and getting it published. Presented at the Animal Genetics Seminar; 1 Dec 2015; Gainesville, FL, USA.

  • Devleesschauwer B, Claes L, Dorny P (2015) Foodborne parasites in Belgium. Presented at the 1st EURO-FBP Working Group Meeting; 26 Oct 2015; Zagreb, Croatia.

  • Devleesschauwer B (2015) Quantifying uncertainty in Disability-Adjusted Life Year calculations. Presented at the 6th SIMID Workshop; 29 Apr 2015; Antwerp, Belgium.

  • Devleesschauwer B, Torgerson P, Charlier J, Levecke B, Praet N, Roelandt S, Smit S, Dorny P, Berkvens D, Speybroeck N (2014) Bayesian estimation of true prevalence from apparent prevalence in R: Introducing the “prevalence” package. Presented at the Berliner Kolloquium—Statistische Methoden in der Empirischen Forschung; 9 Dec 2014; Berlin, Germany.

  • Devleesschauwer B (2014) Unravelling the burden of zoonoses in Nepal. Presented at the University of Florida, Emerging Pathogens Institute, Seminar Series; 18 Nov 2014; Gainesville, FL, USA.

  • Devleesschauwer B, Speybroeck N (2014) Understanding, interpreting and calculating Disability-Adjusted Life Years. Presented at the Scientific Institute of Public Health (WIV-ISP), Seminar Series; 11 Mar 2014; Brussels, Belgium.

  • Devleesschauwer B, Praet N, Dorny P, Duchateau L, Speybroeck N (2013) DALY calculation in practice: a stepwise approach. Presented at the 6th European Public Health Conference (EUPHA 2013): Health in Europe, are we there yet?; 14-16 Nov 2013; Brussels, Belgium.

  • Devleesschauwer B, Dorny P, Duchateau L, Speybroeck N (2013) Unravelling the burden of parasitic zoonoses in Nepal. Presented at the Joint NVP/BSP scientific meeting 2012: Challenges for the control of parasites; 19 Oct 2013; Antwerp, Belgium.

  • Devleesschauwer B (2013) DALY’s and burden of disease. Presented at the Institute of Tropical Medicine, Methodological Seminar Series; 7 Jun 2013; Antwerp, Belgium.

  • Devleesschauwer B, Dorny P, Duchateau L, Speybroeck N (2012) Élucidation du fardeau des zoonoses parasitaires au Népal. Presented at the 5ième Congrès international d’Épidémiologie (ADELF-EPITER): Épidémiologie et santé mondialisée; 12-14 Sep 2012; Brussels, Belgium.

Poster presentations (8)

  • Maertens de Noordhout C, Devleesschauwer B, Speybroeck N (2017) Changes in health in Belgium 1990–2015: a benchmarking analysis based on the Global Burden of Disease 2015 study. Presented at the GBD 20th Anniversary Event; 25-27 Sep 2017; Seattle, WA, USA.

  • Levecke B, Ghebretinsae AH, Anderson RM, Berkvens D, Vlaminck J, Devleesschauwer B, Speybroeck N, Vercruysse J, Van Aelst S (2016) Guidance in designing surveys for monitoring the progress of school-based deworming programmes to control soil-transmitted helminths. Presented at the 65th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene; 13-17 Nov 2016; Atlanta, GA, USA.

  • Steckling N, Plass D, Winkelnkemper J, Fischer F, Devleesschauwer B, Krämer A, Hornberg C, Bose-O’Reilly S (2016) Disability weights for chronic metallic mercury vapor intoxication to improve estimates of the burden of disease resulting from mercury use in gold mining. Presented at the 28th Annual Conference of the International Society For Environmental Epidemiology; 1-4 Sep 2016; Rome, Italy.

  • Smit GSA, Padalko E, Van Acker J, Dorny P, Speybroeck N, Claerebout E, Devleesschauwer B (2016) The public health impact of congenital cytomegalovirus infection in Belgium. Presented at the European Congenital Cytomegalovirus Initiative Conference; 24-26 Apr 2016; Venice, Italy.

  • van de Velde N, Devleesschauwer B, Decraeye S, Barnett J, Begeman L, Brownlow A, Davison N, Ijzer J, Jauniaux T, Hiemstra S, Siebert U, Dorny P (2014) Toxoplasma gondii in marine mammals. Presented at the 28th Annual Conference of the European Cetacean Society: Marine mammals as sentinels of a changing environment; 5-9 Apr 2014; Liège, Belgium.

  • Devleesschauwer B, Havelaar A, Haagsma J, Praet N, Dorny P, Duchateau L, Speybroeck N (2012) Le “DALY Calculator” : une interface graphique pour le calcul des DALYs en R. Presented at the 5ième Congrès international d’Épidémiologie (ADELF-EPITER): Épidémiologie et santé mondialisée; 12-14 Sep 2012; Brussels, Belgium.

  • Nalon E, Maes D, Devleesschauwer B, Millet S, Van Riet M, Janssens G, Tuyttens F (2012) Assessment of mechanical nociception thresholds in lame versus non-lame sows with two methods. Presented at the 4th European symposium of Porcine Health Management; 25-27 Apr 2012; Bruges, Belgium.

  • Devleesschauwer B, Dorny P, Duchateau L, Speybroeck N (2011) Unravelling the burden of parasitic zoonoses in Nepal. Presented at the Journée des doctorants: école doctorale thématique: santé publique, santé et société; 17 Nov 2011; Brussels, Belgium.

Reports (13)

  • Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, World Health Organization (2019) Attributing illness caused by Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC) to specific foods. JEMRA Microbiological Risk Assessment Series. http://www.fao.org/publications/card/en/c/CA5758EN

  • Devos C, Cordon A, Lefèvre M, Obyn C, Renard F, Bouckaert N, Gerkens S, Maertens de Noordhout C, Devleesschauwer B, Haelterman M, Léonard C, Meeus P. Performance of the Belgian health system – report 2019. Health Services Research (HSR) Brussels: Belgian Health Care Knowledge Centre (KCE). 2019. KCE Reports 313. D/2019/10.273/34. https://kce.fgov.be/en/performance-of-the-belgian-health-system-%E2%80%93-report-2019

  • Renard F, Devleesschauwer B (2019) Health Status Report 2019: De gezondheidstoestand in België. Brussels, Belgium: Sciensano; 48p. Report number D/2019/14.440/4. https://doi.org/10.25608/reh4-ty02

  • Renard F, Devleesschauwer B (2019) Health Status Report 2019: L’état de santé en Belgique. Brussels, Belgium: Sciensano; 48p. Report number D/2019/14.440/3. https://doi.org/10.25608/a42z-ah78

  • Federal Agency for the Safety of the Food Chain (2019) The FASFC analyses program regarding process contaminants (dossier SciCom 2018/03). http://www.afsca.be/scientificcommittee/opinions/2019/_documents/Advice02-2019.pdf

  • Federal Agency for the Safety of the Food Chain (2018) The analysis program regarding microbiological analyses in prepared products, fish products, vegetables, fruit, herbs, vegetable oil, fertilizers, beverages and water not intended for drinks (dossier SciCom 2017/24). http://www.afsca.be/scientificcommittee/opinions/2018/_documents/Advice15-2018.pdf

  • Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, World Health Organization (2018) Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC) and food: attribution, characterization, and monitoring. JEMRA Microbiological Risk Assessment Series. http://www.fao.org/documents/card/en/c/CA0032EN

  • Graham H, Martijn Bouwknegt M, Devleesschauwer B, Robertson L, van der Giessen L (2016) COST Action FA1408: European ranking of foodborne parasites. Results of a workshop held to prioritise foodborne parasites in Europe using multicriteria decision analyses, 8–12 February 2016, RIVM Bilthoven.

  • World Health Organization (2015) WHO estimates of the global burden of foodborne diseases. Foodborne diseases burden epidemiology reference group 2007–2015. Geneva: WHO Press. http://www.who.int/foodsafety/publications/foodborne_disease/fergreport/en/

  • Smit S, Devleesschauwer B, Apers L, Macq J, Beutels P, Speybroeck N (2015) Evaluation of the cost-effectiveness of the tuberculosis policies in Flanders. Report submitted to the Agency for Care and Health.

  • Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, World Health Organization (2014) Risk based examples for control of Trichinella spp. and Taenia saginata in meat. Report of a joint FAO/WHO expert meeting, 22–25 October 2013, WHO Headquarters, Geneva, Switzerland. ftp://ftp.fao.org/codex/meetings/CCFH/ccfh46/Trichinella%20Mtg%20Report%20241014.pdf

  • World Health Organization (2014) WHO initiative to estimate the global burden of foodborne diseases: fifth formal meeting of the Foodborne Disease Burden Epidemiology Reference Group (FERG), 8–12 April 2013, Geneva, Switzerland. Geneva: WHO Press. http://www.who.int/foodsafety/publications/ferg5/en/

  • World Health Organization (2014) WHO initiative to estimate the global burden of foodborne diseases: fourth formal meeting of the Foodborne Disease Burden Epidemiology Reference Group (FERG): Sharing New Results, Making Future Plans, and Preparing Ground for the Countries. Geneva: WHO Press. http://www.who.int/foodsafety/publications/ferg4/en/

R Packages

  • Devleesschauwer B, McDonald S, Haagsma J, Praet N, Havelaar A, Speybroeck N (2016) DALY: The DALY Calculator—Graphical User Interface for Probabilistic DALY Calculation in R. R package version 1.5.0. https://cran.r-project.org/package=DALY

  • Devleesschauwer B, Braae UC (2016) cystiSim: Agent-Based Model for Taenia solium Transmission and Control. R package version 0.1.0. https://cran.r-project.org/package=cystiSim

  • Devleesschauwer B (2016) bd: brechtdv’s helper functions. R package version 0.0.11. https://github.com/brechtdv/bd

  • Devleesschauwer B, Faes C, Havelaar A, Speybroeck N (2016) QMRA: Parametric Models for Quantitative Microbial Risk Assessment. R package version 0.0.14. https://github.com/brechtdv/QMRA

  • Devleesschauwer B (2016) HFA: R Interface to European Health for All Database (HFA-DB). R package version 0.0.0.9004. https://github.com/brechtdv/HFA

  • Devleesschauwer B, McDonald S (2015) FERG: DALY Calculation Framework for WHO/FERG. R package version 0.1.0. https://github.com/brechtdv/FERG

  • Devleesschauwer B, Willimès S, Van Malderen C, Konings P, Speybroeck N (2015) rineq: Statistical Analysis of Health Inequalities. R package version 0.0.1. https://github.com/brechtdv/rineq

  • Devleesschauwer B, Torgerson PR, Charlier J, Levecke B, Praet N, Roelandt S, Smit G, Dorny P, Berkvens D, Speybroeck N (2015) prevalence: Tools for Prevalence Assessment Studies. R package version 0.4.0. https://cran.r-project.org/package=prevalence

Vulgarizing articles

Scientific honors and awards

  • Odile Bain Memorial Prize, Parasites & Vectors; 2018
  • PhD Scholarship, Special Research Fund (BOF), Ghent University; 2010
  • Pfizer Award for the best Master thesis in Veterinary Medicine; 2010
  • Dr Paul Janssen Award for the best Master student in Veterinary Medicine; 2010
  • Floribert Jurion Fund, Royal Academy for Overseas Sciences; 2009
  • Travel grant, BIOS, Ghent University; 2008
  • Travel grant, Flemish Inter-University Council—University Development Cooperation (VLIR-UOS); 2007

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