Ronald Henry

Assistant Professor

Dr Ronald Henry graduated in medicine at the University of Amsterdam and defended his PhD thesis at the VU Medical Centre also in Amsterdam (at that time separate institutions). He continued his education first at the VU Medical Centre and then at Maastricht UMC+ to become a consultant in the field of internal medicine and focuses amongst others upon diabetology. Next to being an internist, he is also registered in the field of acute medicine.

During his entire career, he has been (and is) involved in clinical epidemiology with a focus on both structural and functional properties of the circulatory system, in particular in relation to glucose metabolism status.

Ronald currently works as a senior staff member at the Department of Internal Medicine and serves as a member of the Maastricht Study managerial board. He supervises several PhD theses and recently received grants from the Diabetes Fund/Eye Fund and the European Foundation for the Study of Diabetes.

Ronald is omnivorous in his passion for internal medicine and clinical research.

Department of Internal Medicine
P. Debyelaan 25, 6229 HX Maastricht 
PO Box 5800, 6202 AZ Maastricht
Room number: 5.B2.013
T: +31(0)43 387 15 62
M: +31(0)612 264 281

  • 2013
    • van Bussel, B. C. T., Soedamah Muthu, S. S., Henry, R. M., Schalkwijk, C. G., Ferreira, I., Chaturvedi, N., Toeller, M., Fuller, J. H., & Stehouwer, C. D. A. (2013). Unhealthy dietary patterns associated with inflammation and endothelial dysfunction in type 1 diabetes: The EURODIAB study. Nutrition Metabolism and Cardiovascular Diseases, 23(8), 758-764. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.numecd.2012.04.005
    • van Bussel, B. C. T., Ferreira, I., van de Waarenburg, M. P., van Greevenbroek, M. M. J., van der Kallen, C. J. H., Henry, R. M., Feskens, E. J., Stehouwer, C. D. A., & Schalkwijk, C. G. (2013). Multiple inflammatory biomarker detection in a prospective cohort study: a cross-validation between well-established single-biomarker techniques and an electrochemiluminescense-based multi-array platform.PLOS ONE, 8(3), [58576]. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0058576
    • Esser, D., Oosterink, E., 't Roodt, J. O., Henry, R. M. A., Stehouwer, C. D. A., Muller, M., & Afman, L. A. (2013). Vascular and Inflammatory High Fat Meal Responses in Young Healthy Men; A Discriminative Role of IL-8 Observed in a Randomized Trial. PLOS ONE, 8(2), [e53474]. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0053474
    • Knapen, L. M., Dittrich, S. T., de Vries, F., Starup-Linde, J., Vestergaard, P., Henry, R. M. A., Stolk, L. M., Neef, C. K., & Bazelier, M. T. (2013). Use of biguanides and the risk of colorectal cancer: a register-based cohort study. Current Drug Safety, 8(5), 349-356. https://doi.org/10.2174/15680266113136660068
  • 2012
    • Kroon, M. H., Diamant, M., Van Den Hurk, K., Boomsma, F., Alssema, M., Nijpels, G., Kamp, O., Paulus, W. J., Stehouwer, C. D. A., Dekker, J. M., & Henry, R. M. A. (2012). Prospective Associations of B-Type Natriuretic Peptide With Markers of Left Ventricular Function in Individuals With and Without Type 2 Diabetes An 8-year follow-up of the Hoorn Study. Diabetes Care, 35(12), 2510-2514. https://doi.org/10.2337/dc11-1959
    • van den Hurk, K., Alssema, M., Kamp, O., Henry, R. M., Stehouwer, C. D., Smulders, Y. M., Nijpels, G., Paulus, W. J., & Dekker, J. M. (2012). Independent Associations of Glucose Status and Arterial Stiffness With Left Ventricular Diastolic Dysfunction An 8-year follow-up of the Hoorn Study. Diabetes Care, 35(6), 1258-1264. https://doi.org/10.2337/dc11-1336
    • van Bussel, B. C. T., Henry, R. M., Schalkwijk, C. G., Dekker, J. M., Nijpels, G., & Stehouwer, C. D. A. (2012). Low-grade inflammation, but not endothelial dysfunction, is associated with greater carotid stiffness in the elderly: the Hoorn Study. Journal of Hypertension, 30(4), 744-752. https://doi.org/10.1097/HJH.0b013e328350a487
    • van Ballegooijen, A. J., Snijder, M. B., Visser, M., van den Hurk, K., Kamp, O., Dekker, J. M., Nijpels, G., Stehouwer, C. D. A., Henry, R. M. A., Paulus, W. J., & Brouwer, I. A. (2012). Vitamin D in Relation to Myocardial Structure and Function after Eight Years of Follow-Up: The Hoorn Study. Annals of Nutrition and Metabolism, 60(1), 69-77. https://doi.org/10.1159/000336173
  • 2011
    • Beijers, H. J. B. H., Henry, R. M., Bravenboer, B., Ferreira, I., Dekker, J. M., Nijpels, G., & Stehouwer, C. D. A. (2011). Metabolic syndrome in nondiabetic individuals associated with maladaptive carotid remodeling: the Hoorn study. American Journal of Hypertension, 24(4), 429-436. https://doi.org/10.1038/ajh.2010.256
    • van Bussel, B. C. T., Schouten, F., Henry, R. M., Schalkwijk, C. G., de Boer, M. R., Ferreira, I., Smulders, Y. M., Twisk, J. W., & Stehouwer, C. D. A. (2011). Endothelial Dysfunction and Low-Grade Inflammation Are Associated With Greater Arterial Stiffness Over a 6-Year Period. Hypertension, 58(4), 588-595. https://doi.org/10.1161/HYPERTENSIONAHA.111.174557
    • van Bussel, B. C. T., Henry, R. M., Schalkwijk, C. G., Ferreira, I., Feskens, E. J., Streppel, M. T., Smulders, Y. M., Twisk, J. W., & Stehouwer, C. D. A. (2011). Fish consumption in healthy adults is associated with decreased circulating biomarkers of endothelial dysfunction and inflammation during a 6-year follow-up. Journal of Nutrition, 141(9), 1719-1725. https://doi.org/10.3945/jn.111.139733
    • van Sloten, T. T., Savelberg, H. H., Duimel-Peeters, I. G. M., Meijer, K., Henry, R. M., Stehouwer, C. D. A., & Schaper, N. C. (2011). Peripheral neuropathy, decreased muscle strength and obesity are strongly associated with walking in persons with type 2 diabetes without manifest mobility limitations.Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice, 91(1), 32-39. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.diabres.2010.09.030
  • 2010
    • Van der Zwan, L. P., Teerlink, T., Dekker, J. M., Henry, R. M., Stehouwer, C. D. A., Jakobs, C., Heine, R. J., & Scheffer, P. G. (2010). Plasma myeloperoxidase is inversely associated with endothelium-dependent vasodilation in elderly subjects with abnormal glucose metabolism.Metabolism-Clinical and Experimental, 59(12), 1723-1729. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.metabol.2010.04.012
    • Ketel, I. J., Stehouwer, C. D. A., Henry, R. M., Serne, E. H., Hompes, P., Homburg, R., Smulders, Y. M., & Lambalk, C. B. (2010). Greater arterial stiffness in polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is an obesity--but not a PCOS-associated phenomenon.Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, 95(10), 4566-4575. https://doi.org/10.1210/jc.2010-0868
    • Van den Hurk, K., Alssema, M., Kamp, O., Henry, R. M., Stehouwer, C. D. A., Diamant, M., Boomsma, F., Heine, R. J., Nijpels, G., Paulus, W. J., & Dekker, J. M. (2010). Slightly elevated B-type natriuretic peptide levels in a non-heart failure range indicate a worse left ventricular diastolic function in individuals with, as compared with individuals without, type 2 diabetes: the Hoorn Study.European journal of heart failure, 12(9), 958-965. https://doi.org/10.1093/eurjhf/hfq119
    • Engelen, L., Ferreira, I., Gaens, K. H. J., Henry, R. M. A., Dekker, J. M., Nijpels, G., Heine, R. J., 't Hart, L. M., van Greevenbroek, M. M. J., van der Kallen, C. J. H., Blaak, E. E., Feskens, E. J. M., ten Cate, H., Stehouwer, C. D. A., & Schalkwijk, C. G. (2010). The association between the-374T/A polymorphism of the receptor for advanced glycation endproducts gene and blood pressure and arterial stiffness is modified by glucose metabolism status: the Hoorn and CoDAM studies. Journal of Hypertension, 28(2), 285-293. https://doi.org/10.1097/HJH.0b013e3283330931
    • Pilz, S., Henry, R. M., Snijder, M. B., van Dam, R. M., Nijpels, G., Stehouwer, C. D. A., Kamp, O., Tomaschitz, A., Pieber, T. R., & Dekker, J. M. (2010). Vitamin D deficiency and myocardial structure and function in older men and women: The Hoorn Study.Journal of Endocrinological Investigation, 33(9), 612-617. https://doi.org/10.1007/BF03346658
  • 2009
    • Pilz, S., Henry, R. M., Snijder, M. B., van Dam, R. M., Nijpels, G., Stehouwer, C. D., Tomaschitz, A., Pieber, T. R., & Dekker, J. M. (2009). 25-Hydroxyvitamin D is not Associated with Carotid Intima-Media Thickness in Older Men and Women. Calcified Tissue International, 84(5), 423-424. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00223-009-9238-6
    • Henry, R. M., Ferreira, I., Dekker, J. M., Nijpels, G., Scheffer, P. G., & Stehouwer, C. D. (2009). The metabolic syndrome in elderly individuals is associated with greater muscular, but not elastic arterial stiffness, independent of low-grade inflammation, endothelial dysfunction or insulin resistance-The Hoorn Study. Journal of Human Hypertension, 23(11), 718-727. https://doi.org/10.1038/jhh.2009.8
  • 2008
    • Hermans, M. M., Henry, R. M., Dekker, J. M., Nijpels, G., Heine, R. J., & Stehouwer, C. D. (2008). Albuminuria, but not estimated glomerular filtration rate, is associated with maladaptive arterial remodeling: the Hoorn Study. Journal of Hypertension, 26(4), 791-7. https://doi.org/10.1097/HJH.0b013e3282f50066
    • Stehouwer, C. D. A., Henry, R. M. A., & Ferreira, I. (2008). Arterial stiffness in diabetes and the metabolic syndrome: a pathway to cardiovascular disease. Diabetologia, 51(4), 527-539. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00125-007-0918-3
  • 2005
    • Henry, R. M. A., Kamp, O., Kostense, P. J., Spijkerman, A. M., Dekker, J. M., Nijpels, G., Heine, R. J., Bouter, L. M., & Stehouwer, C. D. A. (2005). Mild renal insufficiency is associated with increased left ventricular mass in men but not in women an arterial-stiffness-related phenomenon - The Hoorn Study. Kidney International, 68, 673-679. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1523-1755.2005.00445.x
    • Spijkerman, A. M., Smulders, Y. M., Kostense, P. J., Henry, R. M. A., Becker, A., Teerlink, T., Jakobs, C., Dekker, J. M., Nijpels, G., Heine, R. J., Bouter, L. M., & Stehouwer, C. D. (2005). S-adenosylmethionine and 5-methyltetrahydrofolate are associated with endothelial function after controlling for confounding by homocysteine: the Hoorn Study. Arteriosclerosis Thrombosis and Vascular Biology, 25(4), 778-784. https://doi.org/10.1161/01.ATV.0000157981.57694.d2
  • 2004
    • Scheffer, P. G., Henry, R. M. A., Wever, E. J. M., van Rooij, G. J., Bos, G. M. J., Heine, R. J., Dekker, J. M., Diamant, M., Stehouwer, C. D. A., Nijpels, G., Blankenstein, M. A., & Teerlink, T. (2004). LDL oxidative modifications in well- or moderately controlled type 2 diabetes. Diabetes-metabolism Research and Reviews, 20(4), 298-304. https://doi.org/10.1002/dmrr.461
    • Spijkerman, A. M., Henry, R. M. A., Dekker, J. M., Nijpels, G., Kostense, P. J., Kors, J. A., Ruwaard, D., Stehouwer, C. D. A., Bouter, L. M., & Heine, R. J. (2004). Prevalence of macrovascular disease amongst type 2 diabetic patients detected by targeted screening and patients newly diagnosed in general practice: the Hoorn Screening Study. Journal of Internal Medicine, 256(5), 429-436. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2796.2004.01395.x
    • Snijder, M. B., Henry, R. M. A., Visser, M., Dekker, J. M., Seidell, J. C., Ferreira, I., Bouter, L. M., Yudkin, J. S., Westerhof, N., & Stehouwer, C. D. A. (2004). Regional body composition as a determinant of arterial stiffness in the elderly: The Hoorn Study. Journal of Hypertension, 22(12), 2339-2347. https://doi.org/10.1097/00004872-200412000-00016