dr.
(David) DJ Blok

Academic Researcher Erasmus School of Social and Behavioural Sciences Erasmus School of Social and Behavioural Sciences/ Behavioural Change
Location
Burg. Oudlaan 50, Rotterdam
Room
T19-16
Email
blok@eshpm.eur.nl

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David Blok is an academic researcher at the Erasmus Movez Lab. In June 2018, he successfully defended his dissertation, entitled “Introducing systems approaches to health behavioral research”. His current research focuses on developing and applying complex system methods, in particular agent-based modeling, to study health behaviors in the context of (online) social networks. Next to his work at the Erasmus Movez Lab, he also has a position as a senior scientist of infectious disease modeling at the Department of Public Health at Erasmus MC.

Research interests: health, health behaviors, complex systems, agent-based modeling

    • D.J. Blok, F.J. van Lenthe & S.J. de Vlas (2018). The impact of individual and environmental interventions on income inequalities in sports participation: explorations with an agent-based model. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, 15 (1):107. doi: 10.1186/s12966-018-0740-y
    • D.J. Blok, S.J. de Vlas, R. Bakker & F.J. van Lenthe (2015). Reducing income inequalities in food consumption: Explorations with an agent-based model. American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 49 (4), 605-613. doi: 10.1016/j.amepre.2015.03.042
      • D.J. Blok, F.J. van Lenthe & S.J. de Vlas (2018). The impact of individual and environmental interventions on income inequalities in sports participation: explorations with an agent-based model. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, 15 (1):107. doi: 10.1186/s12966-018-0740-y
      • D.J. Blok, S.J. de Vlas, R. Bakker & F.J. van Lenthe (2015). Reducing income inequalities in food consumption: Explorations with an agent-based model. American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 49 (4), 605-613. doi: 10.1016/j.amepre.2015.03.042
      • J.H. Richardus, A. Tiwari, T. Barth-Jaeggi, M.A. Arif, N.L. Banstola, R. Baskota, D. Blaney, D.J. Blok, M. Bonenberger, T. Budiawan, A. Cavaliero, Z. Gani, H. Greter, E. Ignotti, D.V. Kamara, C. Kasang, P.R. Manglani, L. Mieras, B.F. Njako, T. Pakasi, B.D. Pandey, P. Saunderson, R. Singh, W.C.S. Smith, R. Staheli, N.D. Suriyarachchi, A. Tin Maung, T. Shwe, J. van Berkel, W.H. van Brakel, B. Vander Plaetse, M. Virmond, M.S.D. Wijesinghe, A. Aerts & P. Steinmann (2021). Leprosy post-exposure prophylaxis with single-dose rifampicin (LPEP): an international feasibility programme. The Lancet Global Health, 9 (1), e81-e90. doi: 10.1016/S2214-109X(20)30396-X
      • D.J. Blok, J. Kamgno, S.D. Pion, H.C. Nana-Djeunga, Y. Niamsi-Emalio, C.B. Chesnais, C.D. Mackenzie, A.D. Klion, D.A. Fletcher, T.B. Nutman, S.J. de Vlas, M.D. Boussinesq & W.A. Stolk (2021). Feasibility of onchocerciasis elimination using a “test and not treat” strategy in Loa loa co endemic areas. Clinical Infectious Diseases. doi: 10.1093/cid/ciaa1829
      • D.J. Blok (2019). Subgroup on Epidemiologic Modeling and Socioeconomic Research. Leprosy Review, 90 (3), 237-289. doi: 10.47276/lr.90.3.237
      • C. Gilkison, S. Chambers, D.J. Blok, J.H. Richardus, E. Timeon, E. Rimon & P. Priest (2019). Predicting the impact of household contact and mass chemoprophylaxis on future new leprosy cases in South Tarawa, Kiribati: A modelling study. PLoS neglected tropical diseases, 13 (9):e0007646. doi: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0007646
      • D.J. Blok, A. Tiwari, P. Suryawanshi, A. Raikwar, M. Arif & J.H. Richardus (2019). Leprosy services in primary health care in India: comparative economic cost analysis of two public-health settings. Tropical Medicine and International Health, 24 (2), 155-165. doi: 10.1111/tmi.13182
      • D.J. Blok, F.J. van Lenthe & S.J. de Vlas (2018). The impact of individual and environmental interventions on income inequalities in sports participation: explorations with an agent-based model. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, 15 (1):107. doi: 10.1186/s12966-018-0740-y
      • D.J. Blok, S.J. de Vlas, A. Geluk & J.H. Richardus (2018). Minimum requirements and optimal testing strategies of a diagnostic test for leprosy as a tool towards zero transmission: A modeling study. PLoS neglected tropical diseases, 12 (5):e0006529. doi: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0006529
      • G. Medley, D.J. Blok, R. Crump, T. Hollingsworth, A. Galvani, M.L. Ndeffo-Mbah, T. Porco & J.H. Richardus (2018). Policy Lessons From Quantitative Modeling of Leprosy. Clinical Infectious Diseases, 66 (suppl_4), S281-S285. doi: 10.1093/cid/ciy005
      • D.J. Blok, R. Crump, R. Sundaresh, M. Ndeffo-Mbah, A. Galvani, T. Porco, S.J. de Vlas, G. Medley & J.H. Richardus (2017). Forecasting the new case detection rate of leprosy in four states of Brazil: A comparison of modelling approaches. Epidemics, 18, 92-100. doi: 10.1016/j.epidem.2017.01.005
      • D.J. Blok, S.J. de Vlas & J.H. Richardus (2016). Finding undiagnosed leprosy cases. Lancet Infectious Diseases, 16 (10), 1113. doi: 10.1016/S1473-3099(16)30370-X
      • H.J. de Matos, D.J. Blok, S.J. de Vlas & J.H. Richardus (2016). Leprosy new case detection trends and the future effect of preventive interventions in Para State, Brazil: A modelling study. PLoS neglected tropical diseases, 10 (3):e0004507. doi: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0004507
      • S.J. de Vlas, W.A. Stolk, E.A. le Rutte, J.A.C. Hontelez, R. Bakker, D.J. Blok, R. Cai, T.A.J. Houweling, M.C. Kulik, E.J. Lenk, M. Luyendijk, S.M. Matthijsse, W.K. Redekop, I. Wagenaar, J. Jacobson, N.J.D. Nagelkerke & J.H. Richardus (2016). Concerted Efforts to Control or Eliminate Neglected Tropical Diseases: How Much Health Will Be Gained? PLoS neglected tropical diseases, 10 (2):e0004386. doi: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0004386
      • D.J. Blok, S.J. de Vlas & J.H. Richardus (2015). Global elimination of leprosy by 2020: are we on track? Parasites & Vectors, 8, 548. doi: 10.1186/s13071-015-1143-4
      • D.J. Blok, S.J. de Vlas, E.A.J. Fischer & J.H. Richardus (2015). Mathematical modelling of leprosy and its control. Advances in Parasitology, 87, 33-51. doi: 10.1016/bs.apar.2014.12.002
      • T. Hollingsworth, E. Adams, R.M. Anderson, K. Atkins, S. Bartsch, M.G. Basáñez, M. Behrend, D.J. Blok, L. Chapman, L.E. Coffeng, O. Courtenay, R. Crump, S.J. de Vlas, A. Dobson, L. Dyson, H. Farkas, A. Galvani, M. Gambhir, D. Gurarie, M. Irvine, S. Jervis, M. Keeling, L. Kelly-Hope, C. King, B. Lee, E.A. le Rutte, T. Lietman, M. Ndeffo-Mbah, G. Medley, E. Michael, A. Pandey, J. Peterson, A. Pinsent, T. Porco, J.H. Richardus, L. Reimer, K. Rock, B. Singh, W.A. Stolk, S. Swaminathan, S. Torr, J. Townsend, J. Truscott, M. Walker, A. Zoueva & . NTD Modelling Consortium (2015). Quantitative analyses and modelling to support achievement of the 2020 goals for nine neglected tropical diseases. Parasites & Vectors, 8:630. doi: 10.1186/s13071-015-1235-1
      • D.J. Blok, S.J. de Vlas, R. Bakker & F.J. van Lenthe (2015). Reducing income inequalities in food consumption: Explorations with an agent-based model. American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 49 (4), 605-613. doi: 10.1016/j.amepre.2015.03.042
      • D.J. Blok, S.J. de Vlas, P. van Empelen, J.H. Richardus & F.J. van Lenthe (2013). Changes in smoking, sports participation and overweight: does neighborhood prevalence matter? Health & Place, 23, 33-38. doi: 10.1016/j.healthplace.2013.04.008
  • Academic Researcher

    University
    Erasmus University Rotterdam
    School
    Erasmus School of Social and Behavioural Sciences
    Department
    Erasmus School of Social and Behavioural Sciences/ Behavioural Change
    Country
    The Netherlands

Address

Visiting address

Burg. Oudlaan 50 3062 PA Rotterdam

Postal address

Postbus 1738 3000 DR Rotterdam