Exposome powered tools for healthy living in urban settings

The EXPANSE project is studying the complex mixture of social and environmental factors in the urban environment that collectively have an impact on health. The aim of the project is to address one of the central dilemmas facing urban planners, policy makers, and European citizens: “How to improve one’s health and wellbeing in a modern urban environment?”

The project’s objectives are presented in the graphic below.


Key publications

Read the Expanse project profile paper published in Environmental Epidemiology. A full list of scientific publications linked to the project is available here.

Public deliverables

For a full list of public deliverables, click here.

Prof Roel Vermeulen
Institute for Risk Assessment Sciences, Utrecht University, Netherlands
Dr Jelle Vlaanderen
Institute for Risk Assessment Sciences, Utrecht University, Netherlands

Laurien Ulfman (Project Manager)


Utrecht University, Netherlands (Project Coordination)

Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal), Spain

Columbia University, USA

Department of Epidemiology of the Regional Health Service Lazio, Italy

French National Institute of Health and Medical Research (INSERM), France

Game Solutions Lab BV, Netherlands

Helmholtz Research Centre for Environmental Health, Germany

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, USA

Imperial College London, United Kingdom

International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), France

Karolinska Institute, Sweden

Masaryk University, Czech Republic

M2M4ALL, Netherlands

National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece

Nofer Institute of Occupational Medicine, Poland

Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Switzerland

Utrecht University Medical Centre, Netherlands

VU University Medical Center Amsterdam, Netherlands

University of Tartu, Estonia

December 20, 2019