Irene Van der Horst -Bruinsma
Irene E. van der Horst-Bruinsma is Full Professor in Rheumatology at the Amsterdam University Medical Centers, location VU university Medical Centre, Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Her main focus of research is sex and gender aspects in musculoskeletal inflammatory diseases, especially in Spondyloarthitis. Following the completion of her Medical Degree at the University of Leiden in 1987, she was trained in Internal Medicine and Rheumatology at the Leiden University Medical Centre and became a Rheumatologist in 1997. In 1998 she completed her PhD thesis at the Leiden University called “The relationship between HLA Class II polymorphisms and the susceptibility to and progression of rheumatoid arthritis.” Since 1998 she works as a senior staff member at the Rheumatology department of the Amsterdam UMC, location VUmc and is head of the Center of Excellence in Ankylosing Spondylitis. She has supervised over 8 PhD theses and has over 200 peer reviewed publications. Prof Irene van der Horst-Bruinsma was member of the ASAS Executive Committee and is now member of the Advisory Board. She is also member of the EUROSpA steering group, of the IGAS steering committee, Executive Board Dutch Society of Gender and Health (Ned Vereniging voor Gender en Gezondheid, NVG& G) and Chair of the Central examination Committee of the Faculty of Medicine at the VU University School in Amsterdam.
Full name: Irene Van der Horst -Bruinsma
Current country: Netherlands
Membership level: Full
Type of membership: Advisory Board