Kaat Bollaerts is a methodologist/statistician with a passion for epidemiology. She obtained her master in theoretical psychology at Leuven University in 2001 and a master in statistics at Hasselt University in 2004. She received her PhD in statistics from Hasselt University in 2009 with a thesis entitled “Statistical Models in Epidemiology and Quantitative Microbial Risk Assessment”.

After obtaining her PhD, she started working as a senior scientist at the Scientific Institute of Public Health, Belgium. Here she gained experience in diverse aspects of epidemiological research, ranging from setting up epidemiological studies to analyzing secondary databases.

Throughout her professional career, she was involved in consulting activities for private industry,

governments and (inter)national public health institutions. Kaat joined P95 as Biostatistician and IMI Coordinator in September 2013.