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Discipline name D-index D-index (Discipline H-index) only includes papers and citation values for an examined discipline in contrast to General H-index which accounts for publications across all disciplines. Citations Publications World Ranking National Ranking
Immunology D-index 117 Citations 53,625 553 World Ranking 135 National Ranking 4
Medicine D-index 140 Citations 77,303 793 World Ranking 660 National Ranking 18
Best female scientists D-index 142 Citations 79,840 1,063 World Ranking 134 National Ranking 5

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Awards & Achievements

2022 - Research.com Best Female Scientist Award

2022 - Research.com Immunology in Netherlands Leader Award

2000 - Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences


What is she best known for?

The fields of study she is best known for:

  • Internal medicine
  • Gene
  • Asthma

Her primary areas of investigation include Asthma, COPD, Internal medicine, Immunology and Respiratory disease. Her Asthma research is multidisciplinary, incorporating perspectives in Anesthesia, Cohort study, Bronchial hyperresponsiveness, Allergy and Pediatrics. Her COPD study integrates concerns from other disciplines, such as Intensive care, Chronic bronchitis, Lung, Physical therapy and Risk factor.

Her Internal medicine research incorporates themes from Gastroenterology, Endocrinology, Surgery and Cardiology. As part of her studies on Immunology, Dirkje S. Postma often connects relevant subjects like Genetics. Her research on Respiratory disease also deals with topics like

  • Lung function most often made with reference to Airway obstruction,
  • Pulmonary function testing together with El Niño.

Her most cited work include:

  • Optimal assessment and management of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). The European Respiratory Society Task Force (1455 citations)
  • Genetic susceptibility to asthma--bronchial hyperresponsiveness coinherited with a major gene for atopy. (730 citations)
  • The ENFUMOSA cross-sectional European multicentre study of the clinical phenotype of chronic severe asthma (633 citations)

What are the main themes of her work throughout her whole career to date?

Dirkje S. Postma mostly deals with Asthma, Immunology, Internal medicine, COPD and Allergy. The various areas that Dirkje S. Postma examines in her Asthma study include Respiratory disease, Bronchial hyperresponsiveness, Anesthesia and Pediatrics. Her Pediatrics research integrates issues from Odds ratio and Cohort study.

Her Immunology research is multidisciplinary, incorporating elements of Single-nucleotide polymorphism, Lung and Gene. Dirkje S. Postma combines subjects such as Gastroenterology, Endocrinology, Surgery and Cardiology with her study of Internal medicine. Her studies in COPD integrate themes in fields like Intensive care medicine, Pathology, Chronic bronchitis, Physical therapy and Spirometry.

She most often published in these fields:

  • Asthma (39.84%)
  • Immunology (35.30%)
  • Internal medicine (29.06%)

What were the highlights of her more recent work (between 2013-2020)?

  • Asthma (39.84%)
  • Immunology (35.30%)
  • COPD (25.20%)

In recent papers she was focusing on the following fields of study:

Her main research concerns Asthma, Immunology, COPD, Internal medicine and Pediatrics. Her work carried out in the field of Asthma brings together such families of science as Anesthesia, Cohort study, Disease, Allergy and Cohort. Her Immunology research includes themes of Genome-wide association study, Single-nucleotide polymorphism, Gene and DNA methylation.

Her COPD study also includes

  • Physical therapy which intersects with area such as Exacerbation,
  • FEV1/FVC ratio which intersects with area such as Airway obstruction. Her research on Internal medicine often connects related topics like Gastroenterology. The Pediatrics study combines topics in areas such as Pregnancy, Relative risk, Overweight, Meta-analysis and Risk factor.

Between 2013 and 2020, her most popular works were:

  • DNA Methylation in Newborns and Maternal Smoking in Pregnancy: Genome-wide Consortium Meta-analysis (458 citations)
  • Parent-of-origin-specific allelic associations among 106 genomic loci for age at menarche (411 citations)
  • Multi-ancestry genome-wide association study of 21,000 cases and 95,000 controls identifies new risk loci for atopic dermatitis (326 citations)

In her most recent research, the most cited papers focused on:

  • Internal medicine
  • Gene
  • Asthma

The scientist’s investigation covers issues in Asthma, Immunology, COPD, Genome-wide association study and Genetics. Her Asthma study combines topics in areas such as Disease, Pediatrics, Allergy and Cohort. Dirkje S. Postma has researched Immunology in several fields, including Fibroblast and Extracellular matrix.

Her COPD study contributes to a more complete understanding of Internal medicine. Her Internal medicine research includes elements of Physical therapy and Health knowledge. Her study in Genome-wide association study is interdisciplinary in nature, drawing from both Genetic association and Bioinformatics.

This overview was generated by a machine learning system which analysed the scientist’s body of work. If you have any feedback, you can contact us here.

Best Publications

Optimal assessment and management of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). The European Respiratory Society Task Force

N M Siafakas;P Vermeire;N B Pride;P Paoletti.
European Respiratory Journal (1995)

2297 Citations

Genetic susceptibility to asthma - Bronchial hyperresponsiveness coinherited with a major gene for atopy

Dirkje S. Postma;Eugene R. Bleecker;Pamela J. Amelung;Kenneth J. Holroyd.
The New England Journal of Medicine (1995)

1014 Citations

The ENFUMOSA cross-sectional European multicentre study of the clinical phenotype of chronic severe asthma

B Abraham;JM Anto;E Barreiro;Ehd Bel.
European Respiratory Journal (2003)

977 Citations

An Official American Thoracic Society Public Policy Statement: Novel Risk Factors and the Global Burden of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Mark D. Eisner;Nicholas Anthonisen;David Coultas;Nino Kuenzli.
American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine (2010)

919 Citations

Effect of SCH55700, a humanized anti-human interleukin-5 antibody, in severe persistent asthma - A pilot study 164/rccm.200206-5250C

Johan C. Kips;Brian J. O'Connor;Stephen J. Langley;Ashley Woodcock.
American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine (2003)

693 Citations

Air pollution and development of asthma, allergy and infections in a birth cohort.

M. Brauer;G. Hoek;H. A. Smit;J. C. de Jongste.
European Respiratory Journal (2007)

591 Citations

DNA Methylation in Newborns and Maternal Smoking in Pregnancy: Genome-wide Consortium Meta-analysis

Bonnie R. Joubert;Janine F. Felix;Paul Yousefi;Kelly M. Bakulski.
American Journal of Human Genetics (2016)

530 Citations


D.A. Meyers;D.S. Postma;C.I.M. Panhuysen;J. Xu.
Genomics (1994)

511 Citations

Ambient air pollution and low birthweight: a European cohort study (ESCAPE)

Marie Pedersen;Lise Giorgis-Allemand;Claire Bernard;Inmaculada Aguilera.
The Lancet Respiratory Medicine (2013)

482 Citations

Indirect airway challenges

GF Joos;B O'Connor;SD Anderson;F Chung.
European Respiratory Journal (2003)

461 Citations

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