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VUmc / GGZinGeest

Prof.Dr. Brenda Penninx

Principal Investigator NESDA,professor psychiatric epidemiology

Contact
VU University Medical Center
Department of Psychiatry, NESDA
A.J. Ernststraat 1187
1081HL Amsterdam
Netherlands
T 020 788 5674 (secr.)

Interest
Course of  depressio and anxiety; Interacton mental and physical health; Biological determinants of psychopathology; Aging, depression in older age and determinants of physical limitations.

Link to the publications of B.W.J.H. Penninx.

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Prof.Dr. Jan Smit

Projectmanager NESDA, professor methodology of van longitudinal psychiatric studies

Contact
VU University Medical Center
Department of Psychiatry
A.J. Ernststraat 1187
1081HL Amsterdam
The Netherlands
T 020 788 4535 (secr.)

Interest
Methodology; Data quality; Measurement errors; Longitudinal designs and methodology

Link to the publications of J.H. Smit.

Prof.Dr. Aartjan Beekman, MD

Head department psychiatry, professor psychiatry

Contact
Vrije University Medical Center
A.J. Ernststraat 1187
1081HL Amsterdam
The Netherlands
T 020 788 4560 (secr.)

Interest
Psychiatric epidemiology, menatl health training

Link to the publications of A.T.F. Beekman.

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Prof.Dr. Ton van Balkom, MD

Professor evidence-based psychiatry

Contact
VU University Medical Center
Department of psychiatry
A.J.Ernststraat 1187
1081HL Amsterdam
The Netherlands

Interest
Evidence-based psychiatry; Diagnosis and  treatment of anxiety disorders; Comorbidity; Development and implementation of guidelines; Stepped Care

Link to the publications of A.J.L.M. van Balkom.

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Prof. Dr. Patricia van Oppen

Professor psychotherapy in psychiatry

Contact
VU University Medical Center
Department of Psychiatry
A.J. Ernststraat 1187
1081HL Amsterdam
The Netherlands
T 020 788 5639

Interest
Course of anxiety disorders/diagnostics; Specific validation of instruments, Initiating new intervention studies, Treatment and assessment of OCD.

Link to the publications of P. van Oppen.

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Prof.Dr. Dick Veltman, MD

Professor psychiatry

Contact
VUMC, EMGO Institute
PET-centrum
Postbus 7057
1007MB Amsterdam
The Netherlands
T 020 788 4555

Interest
Neuro-imaging of psychiatric disorders

Link to the publications of D.J. Veltman.

Prof. Dr. Pim Cuijpers

Head department Clinical Psychology VU, Professor clinical Psychology

Contact
VU University
Department of Clinical Psychology
Van der Boechorststraat 1
1081BT Amsterdam
The Netherlands

Interest
Causes of mood disorders, Prevention of psychiatric disorders; Psycholocal treatment depression; Depression in older age; Meta-analyses.

Link to the publications of P. Cuijpers.

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Drs. Moji Aghajani

Researcher

Contact
VU Medical University
Department of psychiatry
A.J.Ernststraat 1187
1081HL Amsterdam
The Netherlands

Interest
Psychiatric neuroimaging

Link to the publications of M. Aghajani.

Dr. Neeltje Batelaan, MD

Psychiatrist and researcher

Contact
GGZ inGeest
Research Department
A.J. Ernststraat 1187
1081HL Amsterdam
The Netherlands
T 020 788 5795

Interest
Course of symtpos/diagnosis of anxiety; Comorbidity anxiety and depression; Longitudinal follow-up of patients with depression/anxiety (NEMESIS),  special focus on subthresholds

Link to the publications of N. Batelaan.

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Dr. Mariska Bot

Researcher

Contact
VU University Medical Center
Department of Psychiatry
A.J. Ernststraat 1187
1081HL Amsterdam
The Netherlands
T 020 788 4594

Interest
Depression and diabetes; Biology of depression and anxiety; Symptom dimensions of depression

Link to the publications of M. Bot.

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Dr. Hannie Comijs

Psychologist / Associate professor

Contact
VU university Medical Center
Department of Psychiatry
A.J. Ernststraat 1187
1081HL Amsterdam
The Netherlands
T 020 788 4535 (secr.)

Interest
Sreening methods of anxiety and depression; Interaction of anxiety/depression and stress; Interaction of anxiety/depression and personality; Aging;  Depression and cognition in older age

Link to the publications of H.C.Comijs.

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Dr. Stasja Draisma

Datamanager, methodologist

Contact
GGZ inGeest
Research department
A.J. Ernststraat 1187
1081 H Amsterdam
The Netherlands
T 020 788 431

Link to the publications of S. Draisma.

 

Dr. Rick Jansen

Researcher

Contact
VU University Medical Center
Department of Psychiatry 
A.J. Ernststraat 1187
1081HL Amsterdam
The Netherlands

Interest
Genetics of depression

Dr. Adriaan Hoogendoorn

Statistician

Contact
GGZ inGeest
Research department
A.J. Ernststraat 1187
1081HL Amsterdam
T 020 788 4605

Link to the publications of A.W. Hoogendoorn.

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Dr. Femke Lamers

Researcher

Contact
VU Medical University
Department of psychiatry
A.J.Ernststraat 1187
1081HL Amsterdam
The Netherlands

Link to the publications of F. Lamers.

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Dr. Yuri Milaneschi

Researcher

Contact
VU University Medical Center
Department of Psychiatry
A.J. Ernststraat 1187
1081HL Amsterdam
The Netherlands

Interest
Biological aspects of (late-life) depression

Link to the publications of Y. Milaneschi.

Drs. Laura Nawijn

Researcher

Contact
VU Medical University
Department of psychiatry
A.J.Ernststraat 1187
1081HL Amsterdam
The Netherlands

Interest
Neurobiology of psychopathology; fear and reward; trauma / stress; neuroimaging; (epi)genetics

Link to the publications of L. Nawijn.

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Dr. Wouter Peyrot, MD

Postdoc researcher and psychiatrist

Contact
GGZ inGeest
NESDA
A.J. Ernststraat 1187
1081HL Amsterdam
The Netherlands
T 020 788 4556

Interest
Genetics of depression

Dr. Lianne Schmaal

Researcher

Contact
VU University Medical Center
Department of Psychiatry
A.J. Ernststraat 1187
1081HL Amsterdam
The Netherlands
T  020 788 4592

Interest
Neuroimaging

Link to the publications of Lianne Schmaal.

Dr. Josine Verhoeven

Researcher

Contact
GGZ inGeest
NESDA
A.J. Ernststraat 1187
1081HL Amsterdam
The Netherlands

Interest
Depression, anxiety and cellular aging

Link to the publications of J.E. Verhoeven.

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Drs. Catherine Black, MD

PhD student

Contact
GGZ inGeest / VUmc
Department of Psychiatry
A.J. Ernststraat 1187
1081HL Amsterdam
The Netherlands
T 020 788 4597

Interest
Oxidative stress in anxiety and depression 

Drs. Denise Bijlenga

Researcher and en psychologist

Contact
PsyQ Haaglanden
Kenniscentrum ADHD voor volwassenen
Carel Reinierszkade 197
2593 HR Den Haag, The Netherlands

Interest
ADHD in adults

Link to the publications of D. Bijlenga.

Drs. Sonia Difrancesco

PhD student

Contact
GGZ inGeest
NESDA
A.J. Ernststraat 1187
1081HL Amsterdam
The Netherlands

Interest
Wearable sensor data in mental Health research (NESDA and RADAR-CNS)

 

 

Drs. Richard Dinga

PhD student

Contact
VU University Medical Center
Department of Psychiatry
A.J. Ernststraat 1187
1081HL Amsterdam
The Netherlands

Mr. Merijn Eikelenboom

PhD student/ site manager

Contact
NESDA
A.J. Ernststraat 1187
1081HL Amsterdam
The Netherlands
T 020 788 4586

Interest
Predicting suicidal behavior

Link to the publications of M. Eikelenboom.

Drs. Roxanne Gaspersz, MD

PhD student

Contact
GGZ inGeest/VUmc
Department of Psychiatry
A.J. Ernststraat 1187
1081HL Amsterdam
The Netherlands
T 020 788 5506

Interest
Anxious subtype of depression

Drs. Deborah Gibson-Smith

PhD student MooDFOOD

Contact
VU Medical University
Department of psychiatry
A.J.Ernststraat 1187
1081HL Amsterdam
The Netherlands

Interest
Relation between weight and depression

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Drs. Laura Han

PhD student

Contact
VU Medical University
Department of psychiatry
A.J.Ernststraat 1187
1081HL Amsterdam
The Netherlands

Interest
Depression, metabolic factors and brain function/structure.

Drs. Mandy Hu

PhD student

Contact
VU Medical University
Department of psychiatry
A.J.Ernststraat 1187
1081HL Amsterdam
The Netherlands

Interest
The role of the autonomic nervous system in relation to stress, mental health and coronary disease.

Link to the publications of M.X. Hu.

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Drs. Hilde de Kluiver

PhD student

Contact
GGZ inGeest
NESDA
A.J. Ernststraat 1187
1081HL Amsterdam
The Netherlands

Interest

Studying subtypes of depression, using several layers of omics data (e.g. genomics, transcriptomics, metabolomics).

 

Drs. Bianca Lever- van Milligen

PhD student/coordinator field work

Contact
GGZ inGeest
NESDA
A.J. Ernststraat 1187
1081HL Amsterdam
The Netherlands
T 020 788 5679

Drs. Nadine Paans

PhD student MooDFOOD

Contact
VU Medical University
Department of psychiatry
A.J.Ernststraat 1187
1081HL Amsterdam
The Netherlands

Interest
The relationship between depression, eating behavior and obesity

Link to the publications of N.P. Paans.

Visit Nadine’s Personal Page on the EMGO website!

Drs. Thomas Pattyn, MD

PhD student, psychiatrist in training

Contact
Universiteit van Antwerpen
Universiteitsplein 1, R3.22
2610 Wilrijk
Belgium

Interest
Clinical heterogeneity of panic disorder.

Link to the publications of T. Pattyn.

Drs. Ilja Saris, MD

PhD student, psychiatrist in training

Contact
GGZ inGeest
Onderzoek & Innovatie
A.J.Ernststraat 1187
1081HL Amsterdam
The Netherlands

Interest
Social withdrawal

Drs. Sascha Struijs

PhD student/psychologist

Contact
GGZ inGeest
NESDA
A.J.Ernststraat 1187
1081HL Amsterdam
The Netherlands

Link to the publications of S.Y. Struijs.

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Drs. Roxanne Schaakxs

PhD student NESDO

Contact
GGZ inGeest
NESDO
A.J.Ernststraat 1187
1081HL Amsterdam
The Netherlands

Interest
Depression & aging

Link to the publications of R. Schaakxs.

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Drs. Carisha Thesing

PhD student

Contact
VU Medical University
Department of psychiatry
A.J.Ernststraat 1187
1081HL Amsterdam
The Netherlands

Interest
Metabolomics and depression.

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