Simon P. Mooijaart
Simon Mooijaart is a registrar in internal medicine, with a focus on geriatrics. His PhD thesis was titled "Genetic Determinants of Healthy Longevity" (Leiden University Medical Center). As a Principle Investigator in the Netherlands Consortium for Healthy Aging, he studied the metabolic determinants of healthy longevity, with a special focus on interventions to improve healthy aging and prevention of cognitive decline. He initiated the "Actief en Gezond Oud (AGO, Active and Healthy Aging study)", a randomized controlled clinical trial among 60 to 70 year olds, into the effect of an internet based program to enhance physical activity on (glucose) metabolism. At present he is the Director of the Institute for Evidence-based Medicine in Old Age | IEMO. IEMO initiates, coordinates and facilitates clinical trials among representative older people, studying end-points that are relevant for older people. Furthermore, the Institutes innovates trial methodology and technology to allow large-scale intervention studies in older age. For more information see www.iemo.nl.
Biography Updated on 1 March 2012