Research Scientist

Maarten Jacob Bijlsma

Laboratory of Population Health

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I am an applied statistician, epidemiologist, and demographer with a special interest in advanced statistical methods for counterfactual causal inference.

Since November 2015, I have been employed at the Population Health laboratory of the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research (MPIDR). At the MPIDR, I am primarily concerned with applying causal inference methods to study the social determinants of population health and mortality, but lately I have also been making some forays into fertility research.

For more info, see my personal website.

Projects

Assessment of Methods in Population Health Projects details
Behavioral Determinants of Health and Mortality Projects details
Causal Inference Approaches to Fertility over the Life Course Projects details
Early Life Determinants of Cognitive Functioning, Health, and Mortality Projects details
Methods to Analyze Trends in the Age Patterns of Morbidity and Mortality Projects details
Methods, Models, and Measures in Population Health Projects details
Social and Economic Determinants of Mental and Cognitive Health Projects details
The Baltic Sea States Project Projects details
The Role of Health Behaviors in Social Differentials in Mortality Projects details

MPIDR Publications

Recent All

Bijlsma, M. J.; Wilson, B.; Tarkiainen, L.; Myrskylä, M.; Martikainen, P.:
Epidemiology 30:3, 388–395. (2019)
Nisén, J.; Bijlsma, M. J.; Martikainen, P.; Wilson, B.; Myrskylä, M.:
MPIDR Working Paper WP-2019-017. (2019)
Sudharsanan, N.; Bijlsma, M. J.:
MPIDR Working Paper WP-2019-004. (2019)
Vidra, N.; Bijlsma, M. J.; Trias Llimós, S.; Janssen, F.:
International Journal of Public Health 63:6, 683–692. (2018)
Bijlsma, M. J.; Daniel, R. M.; Janssen, F.; De Stavola, B. L.:
Demography 54:2, 721–743. (2017)

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