Monique Breteler is Director of Population Health Sciences at the DZNE, and professor of Population Health Sciences at the University Bonn, Germany.
Prof. Breteler obtained her medical degree from the University of Nijmegen in 1987 and her PhD in Epidemiology from the University of Rotterdam in 1993. From 1989 to 2011 she worked at Erasmus University Rotterdam, the Netherlands, where she was the PI for neurological diseases of the Rotterdam Study and founded the Rotterdam Scan Study, internationally leading population studies in the area of neurodegenerative diseases. In 2011 she moved to Bonn, Germany, to develop population research within the DZNE and to establish the Rhineland Study, a prospective cohort study of 30,000 individuals aged 30 years and over, that aims to identify causes and preclinical biomarker profiles of neurodegenerative and neuropsychiatric diseases, and to investigate determinants of normal and pathological brain structure and function over the adult life course.
Since 2002, Monique Breteler also is Professor of Epidemiology (adjunct) at the Harvard School of Public Health in Boston, Massachusetts.