Marinka’s research interests include exploring the aetiological role of nutrition in long-term health and disease, using large-scale observational data including self-reported dietary intake data as well as objective measures such as nutritional biomarkers and genetics in large-scale observational studies.
Marinka’s research has included the investigation of dietary fatty acids, specific macronutrient substitutions, and their food sources in relation to cardiovascular diseases in the EPIC-CVD cohort. Other projects involve analyses of gene-diet interactions, and plant- and animal-based nutrition in relation to cardiometabolic diseases.
Marinka has a PhD and an MPhil (Distinction) in Epidemiology from the University of Cambridge, and an MSc Nutrition and Health from Wageningen University (NL). She works as a nutritional scientist at the Erasmus Medical Centre, University of Rotterdam (NL).