Meike Vernooij, M.D., Ph.D.,

Neuroradiologist, Head & Neck Radiologist; Professor of Population Imaging at the Departments of Radiology & Nuclear Medicine and Epidemiology, Erasmus University Medical Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands.


Meike Vernooij, M.D., Ph.D., is a Neuroradiologist, Head & Neck Radiologist, and Professor of Population Imaging at the Departments of Radiology & Nuclear Medicine and Epidemiology at Erasmus University Medical Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands.

Dr. Vernooij completed her MSc in Epidemiology from the Netherlands Institute of Health Sciences, and her M.D. and Ph.D. (both with honors) from Erasmus University, Rotterdam, The Netherlands. Additionally, she has completed a residency in Radiology at Erasmus MC University Medical Center and a clinical fellowship in Neuroradiology and Head & Neck Radiology from the same medical center.

Since 2005, Dr. Vernooij has been studying the use of MRI in the investigation of age-related brain changes, specifically those which may be used as preclinical markers for cerebrovascular and neurodegenerative diseases. Within the population-based setting of The Rotterdam Study, she focuses on the determinants and consequences of advanced imaging markers such as cerebral microbleeds, cerebral blood flow, and microstructural white matter integrity; with a particular focus on markers of cerebral small vessel disease. Her work has been recognized with the European Prize for Neuroradiology (Lucien Appel Prize 2014), the Stroke Innovation Award by the Journal Stroke, and the Lourens Penning Prize of the Dutch Society of Radiology. Dr. Vernooij has authored over 350 peer-reviewed publications in the field of Population Neuroimaging and is currently supervising seven Ph.D. students and three postdoctoral researchers.

Funded Research

These projects were made possible from Cure Alzheimer's Fund support.

Selected Publications

These published papers resulted from Cure Alzheimer’s Fund support.

van den Beukel, T. C., Wolters, F. J., Siebert, U., Spiering, W., Ikram, M. A., Vernooij, M. W., de Jong, P. A., & Bos, D. Intracranial arteriosclerosis and the risk of dementia: A population-based cohort study, Alzheimer's & Dementia, October 9, 2023, Read More