Complex Genetics

Complex Genetics and Epidemiology

Life is short: Live, Love, Learn and Leave a Legacy

Stephen R. Covey

The Chair group Complex Genetics and Epidemiology (CCGE) aims to create knowledge to help people live a longer, healthier and happier life. Much of their research is based on disentangling the genetic en environmental risk factors of chronic complex diseases.

Their research results are being used for the prevention of chronic disease, to improve patient care, to inform legal court decisions, on the market place and to improve the scientific process itself. CCGE’s core expertise is in the field of epidemiology but it is continuous reaching outward into adjacent disciplines such as analytics, genomics and forensic medicine to lead new innovations and leave a legacy in public health.

Five collaborative research teams

Short and long-term consultancy and supervisory services

  • Systematic Reviewing
  • Study design and Epidemiology
  • Statistical analyses and big data modeling
  • Genetic Profiling

Take a look at the activities of the Medical Analytics team.

CCGE team members are supported via the Maastricht University institutes NUTRIM, CAPHRI and the Teaching Institute FHML.

European Epidemiology Federation

CCGE hosts the secretarial office of the European Council of the International Epidemiology Association, the European Epidemiology Federation.


CCGE offers a MSc in Epidemiology, post-graduate training including short courses on Systematic Reviewing and a variety of PhD opportunities.

Book publications

  • Leerboek Epidemiologie (on:
  • Forensic Epidemiology: Principles and Practice (on: