Jeroen van Leuken is a scientific researcher focused on environmental pathogen transmission based at the Centre for Zoonoses and Environmental Microbiology at RIVM.

Jeroen obtained his BSc degree (soil sciences, hydrology & meteorology) and his MSc degree (meteorology and air quality) at Wageningen University. In 2015, he obtained his PhD degree on atmospheric and environmental dispersion modelling of Coxiella burnetii, the causative agent of Q fever, at the Institute for Risk Assessment Sciences of Utrecht University.

Jeroen is ad interim project coordinator on environmental changes and infectious diseases. His work is based on quantitative microbial risk assessment (mainly exposure) in projects investigating Legionellosis, antimicrobial resistance, tularemia, water, climate, and manure.

Within BlueHealth, Jeroen will contribute to work on developing scenarios in terms of risk assessment of waterborne infectious diseases.