Frank van Leth is an Associate Professor of Health Sciences at the VU University in Amsterdam. He has an extensive research portfolio in the fields of HIV and tuberculosis. As an epidemiologist, he has a personal affinity for novel, yet contextually relevant, methodological approaches for capturing public health needs and designing appropriate interventions. His current line of research is in the field of antimicrobial resistance.
He is currently one of the vice-directors of the Amsterdam Public Health (APH) research institute that harbours over 1,700 reseachers from the two academic teaching hospitals in Amsterdam, and their associated universities: VU University Amsterdam, and the University of Amsterdam. His portfolio in APH includes cohort studies, digital health, and scientific integrity.
Frank van leth served as the chair of TBnet (2016-2020), a European Consortium with over 650 members dedicated to collaborative basic, translational, clinical, and applied TB research. Other current international collaborations include Padjadjaran University, Jakarta, Indonesia, Univerisity of Sumatera Utara, Medan, Indonesia, Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium, HIV-NAT / Thai Red Cross Hopsital, Bangkok, Thailand, and Mahidol-Oxford Tropical Medicine Research Unit, Bangkok, Thailand.
He is an Associate Editor of the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, and a past Associate Editor of the International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Diseases.
PhD Infectious Diseases, 2005
University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
MSc Epidemiology, 2000
London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, UK
Diploma in Tropical Medicine & Hygiene, 1993
Royal Tropical Institute, The Netherlands
Medical Doctor (Distinction), 1989
University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands,