Jeroen de Bont

Jeroen de Bont

Postdoctoral Researcher
Telephone: +46852487312
Visiting address: Nobels väg 13, 17177 Stockholm
Postal address: C6 Institutet för miljömedicin, C6 Miljömedicinsk epidemiologi Ljungman, 171 77 Stockholm

About me

  • I am a postdoctoral researcher at Karolinska Institutet. I am an environmental scientist and public health specialist by training, and did my PhD in environmental epidemiology at ISGlobal and IDIAP Jordi Gol in Spain. During my PhD I focused on the effects of the urban environment, especially ambient air pollution, on the development of childhood obesity. Nowadays, my main research of interest is evaluating the effect of multiple urban exposures on multiple health outcomes in children and adults across Sweden, Europe and India. I have a special interest in issues related to the environment, climate change, public health, urban environment and cardio-metabolic outcomes, especially in lower-middle-income countries and across the different socioeconomic layers.


  • I am currently the PI of the Improvement in CARDIOvascular health by reducing exposure to Air Pollution and NOIse (CARDIO-APNOI) Project, funded by FORMAS and Ulla Hamberg Angeby and Lennart Angeby Foundation. The projects aim to:

    * To evaluate the complex mixture of air pollution and noise on adverse cardiovascular events in Scandinavian countries.
    * To evaluate how changes in air pollution and noise levels related to residential relocation influence the development of adverse cardiovascular events in multiple Scandinavian countries.
    * To systematically evaluate, in multiple adult and administrative cohorts across Europe, the association between air pollution and noise with adverse cardiovascular events and to assess which aspects of the urban exposome have the greatest impact on this association.


  • Supervision:


  • Postdoc supervision:

    Antoni Colom - main supervisor - 2024

    Mian Bao - co-supervisor - 2024-2026


  • PhD supervision

    Huyen Nguyen - main supervisor - 2023-2027


  • Master student

    Nikolaus Mezger - main supervisor - 2024

    Nabeel Aziz - Co-supervisor - 2023

    Francisca Sunyer - main supervisor - 2022

    Mariona Rigau Sabadell - main supervisor - 2022



All other publications


  • Improvement in Stroke incidence by reducing exposure to Air pollution and Noise (ISAN)
    Ulla Hamberg Angeby and Lennart Angeby's Foundation, Sweden
    1 January 2023 - 31 December 2024
  • Swedish Research Council for Environment Agricultural Sciences and Spatial Planning
    1 January 2023 - 31 December 2025
  • Heat Indicators for Global Health: Surveillance, Early Warning Systems and adaptation-mitigation actions to reduce heat impacts in pregnant women, infants and health workers in the EU and Africa
    1 January 2022 - 31 December 2026
  • Urban and social environment and childhood obesity – a natural moving2health experiment
    Fundació la Caixa, Spain
    1 January 2022 - 31 December 2024


  • Postdoctoral Researcher, Institute of Environmental Medicine, Karolinska Institutet, 2021-2025
  • PhD Researcher, Barcelona Institute for Global Health, 2017-2020
  • Research Assistant, Barcelona Institute for Global Health, 2013-2017

Degrees and Education

  • PhD in Biomedicine, Pompeu Fabra University, 2020
  • Master in Public Health, Pompeu Fabra University, 2017
  • Bachelor in Environmental Sciences, Autonomous University of Barcelona, 2013


  • Antoni Colom, 2024
  • Nguyen Huyen, 2023

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