Miriam Sturkenboom is a professor in Observational Data Analysis, a pharmacoepidemiologist, currently working at the Julius Global Health group of University Medical Center Utrecht in the Netherlands. She worked 20 years in the department of Medical Informatics at Erasmus MC. She is a past president of the International Society for Pharmacoepidemiology. Her research interests focus on knowledge discovery from data collected in routine health care to improve evidence on drug and vaccine safety in particular in vulnerable populations (children, pregnancy and elderly). She is coordinator of the European commission funded ADVANCE project aiming to establish a tested system for the monitoring of benefits and risks of vaccines and the ConcepTION project (Ecosystem about drugs safety & lactation). She pioneered and implemented the data managament and data sharing infrastructures for large collaborative distributed data network studies to allow for European vaccines safety studies during the pandemic VAESCO) and global vaccine and drug studies (SOMNIA, GVS-MCC). In terms of quantitative research outputs: she supervises/d more than 50 PhD students, has more than 380 peer reviewed papers in the area of pharmacovigilance, pharmacoepidemiology and medical informatics and an h-index of 73.