Rolf Groenwold studied theoretical physics, as well as medicine at Rijksuniversiteit Groningen. After graduating as MD (with distinction) he worked as a physician at the department of internal medicine in Amersfoort. In 2006 he started as a PhD student at the Julius Center and obtained an MSc degree in Clinical Epidemiology (with distinction) in 2008. In May 2009 Rolf obtained his PhD on his thesis 'Quantifying confounding'. Since then he is assistant professor in Clinical Epidemiology.
Interests and Focus
The focus of his research is on methodological aspects of epidemiologic research into the effect of medical interventions (in particular drugs). In 2012, he received a prestigious personal research grant on this topic (ZonMW Veni). His teaching experience includes courses in epidemiology as well as statistics.