Edwin Van Den Heuvel PhD

Adjunct Professor, Preventive Medicine & Epidemiology

Professor, Biostatistics

72 E. Concord Street | (617) 358-2734
Edwin Van Den Heuvel

Preventive Medicine & Epidemiology


Framingham Heart Study


Dr. Edwin van den Heuvel studied mathematics at the University of Amsterdam, where he also obtained his PhD in mathematical statistics. He has been working as a consultant on quality control and quality improvement, he has been a director of a statistical unit in a pharmaceutical company for more than eight years, and he has been a professor of medical statistics at the University of Groningen. He considers himself as an all-round research statistician with a broad range of expertise and he specializes in the analysis of complex structured data sets.


Statistics, PhD, University of Amsterdam

Mathematics, MSc, University of Amsterdam


Published on 6/3/2024

Heidema S, Stoepker IV, Flaherty G, Angelo KM, Post RAJ, Miller C, Libman M, Hamer DH, van den Heuvel ER, Huits R. From GeoSentinel data to epidemiological insights: a multidisciplinary effort towards artificial intelligence-supported detection of infectious disease outbreaks. J Travel Med. 2024 Jun 03; 31(4). PMID: 38236181.

Published on 3/15/2024

van den Berge BA, Groenhof F, Werker PMN, Furniss D, Kuo R, van den Heuvel ER, Broekstra DC. Mortality in patients with Dupuytren's disease in the first 5 years after diagnosis: a population-based survival analysis. J Hand Surg Eur Vol. 2024 Mar 15; 17531934241235546. PMID: 38488516.

Published on 3/11/2024

Post RAJ, van den Heuvel ER, Putter H. Bias of the additive hazard model in the presence of causal effect heterogeneity. Lifetime Data Anal. 2024 Apr; 30(2):383-403. PMID: 38466520.

Published on 3/9/2024

van den Heuvel ER, Almalik O, Zhan Z. Simulation models for aggregated data meta-analysis: Evaluation of pooling effect sizes and publication biases. Stat Methods Med Res. 2024 Mar; 33(3):359-375. PMID: 38460950.

Published on 2/20/2024

Fazlalizadeh H, Khan MS, Fox ER, Douglas PS, Adams D, Blaha MJ, Daubert MA, Dunn G, van den Heuvel E, Kelsey MD, Martin RP, Thomas JD, Thomas Y, Judd SE, Vasan RS, Budoff MJ, Bloomfield GS. Closing the Last Mile Gap in Access to Multimodality Imaging in Rural Settings: Design of the Imaging Core of the Risk Underlying Rural Areas Longitudinal Study. Circ Cardiovasc Imaging. 2024 Feb; 17(2):e015496. PMID: 38377236.

Published on 2/15/2024

Post RAJ, van den Heuvel ER, Putter H. The built-in selection bias of hazard ratios formalized using structural causal models. Lifetime Data Anal. 2024 Apr; 30(2):404-438. PMID: 38358572.

Published on 1/30/2024

van den Berge BA, Omar FMA, Werker PMN, Zhan Z, van den Heuvel ER, Broekstra DC. Treatment durability of limited fasciectomy vs. percutaneous needle fasciotomy for Dupuytren's disease. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2024 Jan 30. PMID: 38289897.

Published on 1/29/2024

Mulders PJAM, van den Heuvel ER, Reidsma P, Duivesteijn W. Introducing exceptional growth mining-Analyzing the impact of soil characteristics on on-farm crop growth and yield variability. PLoS One. 2024; 19(1):e0296684. PMID: 38285649.

Published on 11/28/2023

Andreacchi AT, Brini A, Van den Heuvel E, Muniz-Terrera G, Mayhew A, St John P, Stirland LE, Griffith LE. An Exploration of Methods to Resolve Inconsistent Self-Reporting of Chronic Conditions and Impact on Multimorbidity in the Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging. J Aging Health. 2023 Nov 28; 8982643231215476. PMID: 38016065.

Published on 10/25/2023

Post RAJ, Petkovic M, van den Heuvel IL, van den Heuvel ER. Flexible Machine Learning Estimation of Conditional Average Treatment Effects: A Blessing and a Curse. Epidemiology. 2024 Jan 01; 35(1):32-40. PMID: 37889951.

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