Miranda (M.T. ) Schram

Phone: +31 43 3871104
Birthdate: 04-12-1976
Room: Randwycksingel 35, Maastricht


Personal statement:

The prevalence of type 2 diabetes is rising rapidly. However, the impact of diabetes on future health and life expectancy is largely underestimated. To study this, we initiated the Maastricht Study, a longitudinal population-based cohort study using a deep-phenotyping approach. In particular, my research focuses on the role of cardiometabolic changes, like diabetes and vascular dysfunction, in the development of brain diseases like cognitive decline and depression. Additionally, I investigate the psychosocial consequences of type 2 diabetes, with a focus on the impact of social networks, ethnicity and diabetes distress on the development and treatment of type 2 diabetes and its complications. Working at both MeNs and CARIM I represent the strong connection between mental and cardiovascular disease research at Maastricht University.




1999-2004 PhD in Health Sciences, Department of Internal Medicine, VU University Medical Center. PhD thesis entitled: “Pathophysiology of diabetic complications, arterial stiffness, endothelial function and inflammation.” 1999-2002 Postdoctoral training in Epidemiology, EMGO-institute, VU University, Amsterdam, registered Epidemiologist B at the SMBWO in the Netherlands since 2004. 1995 – 1999 MSc Biomedical Science, Faculty of Medicine, State University of Leiden, Leiden, the Netherlands 

epidemiology, diabetes, Dementia, cognitive decline, depression, stroke

Diabetes epidemiology, observational cohort studies, neuroepidemiology


Internal Medicine (Associate professor)
Working days:
not available on Wednesday