Master of Science, Agricultural University, Wageningen, Netherlands, 1981. Doctor of Philosophy, Maastricht University, The Netherlands, 1990.
Assistant professor department epidemiology Maastricht University, 1981—1993, associate professor, 1993—1999, professor Clinimetrics, since 2000. Director research program Research Institute Extramural Medicine Institute Research.VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam.
Member of Dutch Society Epidemiologists (president 1998—2001).
Daughter of Petrus Johannes de Vet and Henrica Wilhelmina Zebregts.