Sarphati Amsterdam

Sarphati Amsterdam, research for healthy living - is a unique scientific research institute in Amsterdam.

We are Sarphati Amsterdam

The Municipality of Amsterdam (GGD) and the Amsterdam knowledge institutes (UvA, Amsterdam UMC, VU and HvA) work together within Sarphati Amsterdam on innovative multi-disciplinary research. This research focuses on effective and sustainable prevention of diseases of affluence. Multi-disciplinary teams work on prevention and care solutions for Amsterdam youth. We do this by connecting practice, research and policy.

This website contains all the information you need on our approach, current activities and new developments.

'Sarphati Amsterdam, research for healthy living'

Sarphati Amsterdam, research for healthy living – is a unique scientific research institute in Amsterdam. The Sarphati Amsterdam mission is to use research to contribute to a healthy lifestyle and optimal living conditions for young Amsterdam residents. This forms the foundation for long-term prevention and eradication of such things as obesity among current and future generations. Our organisation aims to contribute to this foundation through initiating research projects and programmes. The research results can then be translated into practical guides for practice and policy advice.

The Sarphati Cohort

The core of Sarphati Amsterdam is formed by the Sarphati Cohort. Here data collection is linked to the youth healthcare infrastructure in Amsterdam. This means that all children from 0 to 18 years in Amsterdam can form part of the cohort.


Latest news

You can find all current and relevant news about Sarphati Amsterdam here.
Monday 14 November 2022

4th Edition Sarphati Explore: oral health in children

On 7 April 2022 Sarphati Amsterdam organizes the 4th edition of Sarphati Explore, a meeting platform for researchers, […]

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Wednesday 10 February 2021

Program Symposium 2021

  14:00 – 14:15:    Opening by Karien Stronks, professor of public health (Amsterdam UMC), chair of the dayo    […]

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Thursday 21 January 2021

Sarphati Amsterdam Symposium 2021

This year we will organise another edition of the Sarphati Amsterdam Symposium. Due to the current corona situation […]

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Monday 6 January 2020

Sarphati Amsterdam Symposium 2020

On the 14th of February 2020 we will organize the second Sarphati Amsterdam Symposium, from 12:30 – 18:00h,  […]

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Thursday 21 November 2019

Double interview with Arnoud Verhoeff and Jaap Seidell

The new, cross-disciplinary Sarphati Amsterdam project makes local children the focus of cutting-edge research on lifestyle-related diseases, predominantly […]

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Thursday 21 November 2019

Interview with Programme Manager Joanne Ujcic-Voortman

Epidemiologist Joanne Ujcic-Voortman aims to take control of obesity, together with her colleagues from Sarphati Amsterdam research institute: […]

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Thursday 21 November 2019

Samuel Sarphati: the man who gave us our name

The son of Portuguese-Jewish parents, Samuel Sarphati was born in 1813 in the heart of the Jewish neighbourhood, […]

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