The Frailty Project is a research project of Emiel O. Hoogendijk.

Dr. Emiel O. Hoogendijk is an assistant professor (NWO/ZonMw VENI fellow) at the Department of Epidemiology & Data Science and the Department of General Practice of Amsterdam UMC – location VU University Medical Center (VUmc) in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. He holds a PhD in Medicine from VUmc, where he performed his PhD research on care for frail older people at the Department of General Practice & Elderly Care Medicine. He gained international experience at the Department of Internal Medicine and Geriatrics (Gérontopôle) of the Toulouse University Hospital in France, where he worked for the EU IMI SPRINTT project. Currently, he is part of the research group of the Longitudinal Aging Study Amsterdam, and he is involved with various (international) research projects on physical and cognitive functioning of older adults. He works, amongst others, as senior researcher for the H2020 I-CARE4OLD project on care for older adults with complex chronic conditions.

His main area of interest and expertise is frailty in older adults. In 2017, he received a prestigious VENI grant (250k), which enabled him to start his own frailty research line (see: He published more than 130 peer-reviewed papers in leading journals, such as American Journal of Epidemiology, European Journal of Epidemiology, Journal of Clinical Epidemiology, European Journal of Internal Medicine, The Journals of Gerontology: Medical Sciences and Nature Aging. He published multiple papers in The Lancet: amongst others, he coordinated a Frailty series (2019): and led a review on Malnutrition in older adults (2023). 

Areas of expertise: Frailty in older adults, physical functioning, malnutrition, sarcopenia, social functioning, longitudinal analyses, stepped wedge RCT designs, multistate survival models.

Registered as senior Epidemiologist (“Epidemioloog B” – VVE and SMBWO).  

Grants and prizes: SEW research grant (100k euro, PI), VENI fellowship 2017 (250k euro, PI), EMGO fellowship (56k euro, PI), FWF Austria research grant (364k euro, collaborator), Regional Health Authority Norway research grant (342k euro, collaborator), Professor  Schreuder award (best Dutch PhD thesis in gerontology / geriatrics), Heert Dokter award (scientific research prize Dutch College of General Practitioners), Van Coeverden Adriani foundation travel fellowship, Professor Munnichs thesis award. 

Check his publications in Pubmed or his profile in Google Scholar.