Bram Jozef Berntzen is a postdoctoral researcher intrigued by the complexity of obesity, its treatment, and prevention. He is dedicated to help improve the lives of people living with obesity.
Bram is a postdoc at the Department of Public Health at the University of Helsinki in Finland. He obtained his PhD degree in Population Health at the Obesity Research Unit at the University of Helsinki (Dec 2021). His PhD thesis focused on physical activity, eating behaviors, and sleep in genetically identical twin pairs who became discordant for body weight during young adulthood.
His research currently focuses on the genetic risk of obesity, lifestyle behaviors, and long-term (36 y) BMI trajectories in genetically identical and non-identical twin pairs. He further holds the position of Doctoral Training Coordinator at the Institute for Molecular Medicine Finland. In this role, he contributes to building a strong PhD student community.
He is thrilled to be a member of the EASO Early Career Network board, and he is looking forward to networking and collaborating with people involved with a wide variety of obesity-related topics.
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