E.P. Moll Van Charante MD PhD

Other Academic Staff, Research Associate
Main activities
Prevention of cardiovascular disease and dementia
Focus of research

My research focuses on the prevention of cardiovascular disease and dementia, in the context of both primary and public health care. Important themes are cardiovascular risk prediction modelling aimed at vulnerable populations (including older people, ethnic minorities and low-SES populations), development of effective, ethnic-specific interventions to improve overall cardiovascular risk, and technological innovations that integrate both domains.

Current or recent studies:

1. Healthy Life in an Urban Setting (HELIUS study;

2. Prevention of Dementia using Mobile Phone Applications (PRODEMOS study;

3. Healthy Aging Through Internet Counseling of the Elderly (HATICE study;

4. Prevention of dementia (and CVD) by intensive vascular care in primary health care (pre-DIVA study)



Key publications
  • Moll van Charante Eric P., Richard Edo, Eurelings Lisa S., van Dalen Jan-Willem, Ligthart Suzanne A., van Bussel Emma F., Hoevenaar-Blom Marieke P., Vermeulen Marinus, van Gool Willem A. Effectiveness of a 6-year multidomain vascular care intervention to prevent dementia (preDIVA): a cluster-randomised controlled trial Lancet 2016;388 (10046):797-805 [PubMed]
  • van Bussel E. F., Hoevenaar-Blom M. P., Poortvliet R. K. E., Gussekloo J., van Dalen J. W., van Gool W. A., Richard E., Moll van Charante E. P. Predictive value of traditional risk factors for cardiovascular disease in older people: A systematic review Preventive medicine 2020;132 [PubMed]
  • Beishuizen Cathrien R. L., Akenine Ulrika, Barbera Mariagnese, Rosenberg Anna, Fallah Pour Mandana, Richard Edo, Soininen Hilkka, Mangialasche Francesca, Kivipelto Miia, Pols A. Jeannette, Moll van Charante Eric Integrating nurses' experiences with supporting behaviour change for cardiovascular prevention into a self-management internet platform in Finland and the Netherlands: A qualitative study BMJ open 2019;9 (6) [PubMed]
  • van Bussel Emma F., Hoevenaar-Blom Marieke P., Busschers Wim B., Richard Edo, Peters Ron J. G., van Gool Willem A., Moll van Charante Eric P. Effects of Primary Cardiovascular Prevention on Vascular Risk in Older Adults American journal of preventive medicine 2018;55 (3):368-375 [PubMed]
  • van Bussel Emma F., Richard Edo, Arts Derk L., Nooyens Astrid C. J., Coloma Preciosa M., de Waal Margot W. M., van den Akker Marjan, Biermans Marion C. J., Nielen Markus M. J., van Boven Kees, Smeets Hugo, Matthews Fiona E., Brayne Carol, Busschers Wim B., van Gool Willem A., Moll van Charante Eric P. Dementia incidence trend over 1992-2014 in the Netherlands: Analysis of primary care data PLoS medicine 2017;14 (3):e1002235 [PubMed]
All Publications
Research programmes

E.P. Moll Van Charante MD PhD (Cardiovascular prevention in older people)

The main aim of the collaboration between the Departments of General Practice and Neurology (AMC) is to study the effectiveness of improved overall cardiovascular risk on the prevention of cognitive decline and dementia in community-dwelling people aged 55 years and older.

M.P. Hoevenaar-Blom PhD
L.A. van Vught MD PhD

PhD Students
T. van Middelaar

Prof. W.A. van Gool PhD (Changes in cognition, behavior and mood in brain diseases)

Current research funding
  • AMC (Vrijgesteld)
  • ZonMw