Drs. Heiko Schmengler

Drs. Heiko Schmengler

Interdisciplinary Social Science

I am a social epidemiologist and PhD candidate at the Department of Interdisciplinary Social Science. My main research interest is the development of health inequalities (e.g. by sexual identity, ethnicity, and socioeconomic status) over the lifecourse.

For my PhD project, I focus on the role of social causation and health-related selection mechanisms in the development and maintenance of socioeconomic health inequalities in adolescence and young adulthood.


Academic background

  • Bachelor of Science in Liberal Arts and Sciences (major in Biomedical and Health Sciences; cum laude; Amsterdam University College, 2015)
  • Master of Public Health (major in Advanced Biostatistics and Epidemiology; with Distinction; double degree from the School of Health and Related Research, University of Sheffield and EHESP French School of Public Health; Europubhealth+ Erasmus Mundus Programme, 2018)
  • Registered epidemiologist at Master's level (Epidemioloog A) with the Dutch Epidemiological Association (Vereniging voor Epidemiologie) since 2019