Master of Science in Nutrition, Agricultural University, Wageningen, The Netherlands, 1983. Master of Science in Epidemiology, Harvard University, 1984. Doctor of Philosophy, University Limburg, Maastricht, The Netherlands, 1993.
Research fellow Dutch Cancer Society, Amsterdam, 1983-1985. Assistant professor epidemiology University Limburg, Maastricht, 1986-1995, associate professor epidemiology, 1995-1997. Professor epidemiology Maastricht University, since 1997.
Consultant on epidemiology Comprehensive Cancer Center, Maastricht, since 1987. Head division nutritional epidemiology Maastricht University, since 1993, chairman department epidemiology, since 1997.
Member Society for Epidemiologic Research, American Association for Cancer Research.
Son of André J. van den Brandt and Toos Kuysters. Married Geja J. Hageman. Children: Astrid, Irma.