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Esmée Essers

Esmée Essers

Predoctoral Researcher Radiation, Childhood & Environment, Air Pollution

Esmée Essers is a Master's Graduate from the Netherlands. She obtained a bachelor's and master's in Bio-Pharmaceutical Sciences from Leiden University and a Master's in Global Health from Maastricht University.

Her master internships focused on clinical and epidemiological research, covering the topics of “home-monitoring of pediatric patients and healthy children with wearable devices” at the Centre for Human Drug Research in Leiden, and “noise exposure and emotional, aggressive and ADHD symptoms” and “air pollution exposure, APOE e4 status, and brain structural morphology and connectivity” at ISGlobal.

She currently works within the Childhood and Environment programme of ISGlobal on the EMBRYORAD PhD project, a collaboration between ISGlobal and the Erasmus MC, Rotterdam. She will work on evaluating the associations between radiofrequency electromagnetic fields and other environmental factors, and the development of the embryo and fetus.

Esmée Essers presented her work on wearable devices at the Shaping the Future of Pediatrics Conference in Rome in 2019, and her work on noise exposure at the INMA Scientific Conference in 2020 and the ICBEN Congress on Noise in 2021.

Throughout her studies at Leiden University, she was part of the board of the study association L.P.S.V. „Aesculapius”, and organized various social and educational activities for the 800 members.

Main publications

  • Kruizinga MD, Essers E, Stuurman FE, Zhuparris A, van Eik N, Janssens HM, Groothuis I, Sprij AJ, Nuijsink M, Cohen AF, Driessen GJA. Technical validity and usability of a novel smartphone-connected spirometry device for pediatric patients with asthma and cystic fibrosis. Pediatr Pulmonol. 2020 Sep;55(9):2463-2470. doi: 10.1002/ppul.24932. Epub 2020 Jul 8. PMID: 32592537; PMCID: PMC7496177.