Dr. Yannick Nielen

Hospital Pharmacist, Clinical Pharmacologist, PharmD PhD

Focus areas

  • Pharmacoepidemiology
  • Clinical pharmacology
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Diabetes Mellitus


Maastricht UMC+
Dept. Clinical Pharmacy & Toxicology
PO Box 5800
NL-6202 AZ Maastricht

T: +31 43 387 1881

E: research.apotheek@mumc.nl

E: yannick.nielen@mumc.nl


In 2013, Yannick Nielen graduated as a pharmacist at the University of Groningen. During his studies, he did a research internship at the University of Sydney on the topic of anticholinergic drug use in elderly men. This research project stimulated him to continue working in the field of pharmacoepidemiology.

Hereafter, Yannick Nielen started a PhD at the department of Clinical Epidemiology within the Care and Primary Health Research Institute (CAPHRI) of Maastricht University. His research focused on the association between diabetes mellitus and osteoarthritis of the knee and hip, and outcomes associated with the treatment of osteoarthritis. In 2014 he also started following the clinical pharmacology training program of the Dutch Society of Clinical Pharmacology and Biopharmacy. After finishing his PhD in 2017, he started working as a pharmacist at the department of Clinical Pharmacy and Toxicology at the Maastricht University Medical Center. In 2022 he finished his residency at this department and continued working here as a hospital pharmacist. In this capacity he combines working in clinical practice with teaching and research activities. His research focuses on diabetes mellitus and complications associated with the disease. 

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