As of December 2021, APH researcher Janet MacNeil Vroomen is the new program leader of Aging & Later Life (A&LL). She will take over this role from Nathalie van der Velde (professor Geriatric Medicine, Falls Prevention at Amsterdam UMC).
Keep calm and carry on

Janet MacNeil Vroomen (assistant professor in Internal Medicine (Geriatrics) at the Department of Data Sciences and Epidemiology at Amsterdam UMC) did a B.Sc. (Hon) of Science at the University of Toronto (2003), a M.Sc. in Management, Policy Analysis and Entrepreneurship in Health and Life Sciences at VU Amsterdam (2010), and a PhD in Medicine at Amsterdam UMC (2015). She worked as a postdoctoral affiliate at Yale School of Medicine, Program on Aging, Biostatistics core (2018) and then returned to the Amsterdam UMC in 2018 while maintaining a cross-appointment at Yale (2020). She is also a researcher at Haukeland University Hospital in Norway. 

Janet's research line develops evidence-based health policies for older adults, particularly for persons with dementia and informal caregivers. Her VENI research evaluates the effects of long-term care reforms on persons with and without dementia in Norway, the Netherland and Japan using national level datasets. While part of her research line evaluates national care policies, Janet also wants her research focus to be part of the solution to enable aging in place.