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Prof. dr. M.H.W. (Monique) Frings-Dresen

Program leader of Societal Participation and Health

‘’No work, no health’’

Monique H.W. Frings-Dresen (1952) is Full Professor and Principal Investigator in ‘Occupational Health and Medicine’ and director of the  Coronel Institute of  Occupational Health, Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. She is an expert on the topic of (prevention) occupational diseases, especially in (work-related) musculoskeletal and mental disorders.

She was director of AmCOGG (Amsterdam Centre for Health and Health Care Research).

Before she worked as researcher at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Amsterdam (Department Physiology), as Assistant Professor at "Centre Hospitalier et Univer­sitaire de Grenoble, consul­tations de Medecine du Sport" Grenoble, France.

She was member of the Health Council of the Netherlands.

She was Dutch ICOH National Secretary and is now board member of the International Commission on Occupational Health (ICOH).

She is Program leader of Societal Participation and Health, Amsterdam Public Health research institute, Amsterdam The Netherlands. She is member of different (inter)national committees and advisory/editorial boards of journals.

Main research topics are etiology of occupational diseases, chronic diseases and work, and top-referent care for complex work-related disorders.

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Contact information

Academic Medical Center, Coronel Institute of Occupational Health

T: + 31 (0)20 566 5385/ +31 (0)20 566 5325, E: m.frings@amc.uva.nl

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