Colette Smit

Colette.jpgSenior researcher
Colette studied human nutrition and trained as an epidemiologist at Wageningen University. After a short period working at the department of infectious disease epidemiology at the National Institute for Public Health and Environment, she subsequently started her PhD research in 2002 with the Amsterdam Cohort Studies at the Amsterdam public health service (GGD Amsterdam). This resulted in her PhD thesis entitled: ‘25 years of HIV: Trends in mortality, HIV-coinfections, and HIV-related risk behaviour’.

Since 2006, Colette has been working as a senior researcher for Stichting HIV Monitoring, where her main areas of research are: HIV co-infections, viral hepatitis, quality of HIV care, epidemiology of HIV infection in children, and pregnancies in women living with HIV.

Key publications

Progression of liver fibrosis following acute hepatitis C virus infection in HIV-positive MSM.
Newsum AM, Kooij KW, Boyd A, Smit C, Wit FWNM, van der Meer JTM, Prins M, Reiss P, van der Valk M; MOSAIC study group, ATHENA observational HIV cohort and NVHB-SHM hepatitis working group.
AIDS. 2019 Jan 14. doi: 10.1097/QAD.0000000000002138. [Epub ahead of print]

Liver decompensation in HIV/Hepatitis B coinfection in the combination antiretroviral therapy era does not seem increased compared to hepatitis B mono-infection.
Lieveld FI, Smit C, Richter C, van Erpecum KJ, Spanier BWM, Gisolf EH, Vrolijk JM, Siersema PD, Hoepelman AIM, Reiss P, Arends JE.
Liver Int. 2018 Nov 9. doi: 10.1111/liv.14000. [Epub ahead of print]

Management of drug interactions with direct-acting antivirals in Dutch HIV/hepatitis C virus-coinfected patients: adequate but not perfect.
Smolders EJ, Smit C, de Kanter C, Dofferhoff A, Arends JE, Brinkman K, Rijnders B, van der Valk M, Reiss P, Burger DM; ATHENA National HIV Observational Cohort.
HIV Med. 2018 Mar;19(3):216-226 

High treatment uptake in human immunodeficiency virus/hepatitis C virus-coinfected patients after unrestricted access to direct-acting antivirals in the Netherlands.
Boerekamps A, Newsum AM, Smit C, Arends JE, Richter C, Reiss P, Rijnders BJA, Brinkman K, van der Valk M; NVHB-SHM Hepatitis Working Group and the Netherlands ATHENA HIV Observational Cohort .
Clin Infect Dis. 2018 Apr 17;66(9):1352-1359.

Health-related quality of life of people with HIV: an assessment of patient related factors and comparison with other chronic diseases.
Engelhard EAN, Smit C, van Dijk PR, Kuijper TM, Wermeling PR, Weel AE, de Boer MR, Brinkman K, Geerlings SE, Nieuwkerk PT.
AIDS. 2018 Jan 2;32(1):103-112.

Cardiovascular disease prevention policy in human immunodeficiency virus: Recommendations from a modeling study
Smit M, van Zoest RA, Nichols BE, Vaartjes I, Smit C, van der Valk M, vanSighem A, Wit FW, Hallett TB, Reiss P; Netherlands AIDS Therapy Evaluation in TheNetherlands (ATHENA) Observational HIV Cohort.
Clin Infect Dis. 2018 Feb 10;66(5):743-750

Time to switch to second-line antiretroviral therapy in children with human immunodeficiency virus in Europe and Thailand
European Pregnancy and Paediatric HIV Cohort Collaboration (EPPICC) StudyGroup in EuroCoord.
Clin InfectDis. 2018 Feb 1;66(4):594-603.

Impact of HIV care facility characteristics on the cascade of care in HIV-infected patients in the Netherlands.
Engelhard EA, Smit C, Van Sighem A, Reiss P, Nieuwkerk PT, Kroon FP, Brinkman K, Geerlings SE. 
AIDS. 2016 Jan;30(2):301-10. doi: 10.1097/QAD.0000000000000938.