The research line employs epidemiology and intervention studies to advance community-based mental healthcare.
The research line leverages neuroscience and genomics towards an understanding of the pathophysiology of psychiatric illness.
PI Pim Pijnappel, PhD
We aim to address research questions with clinical relevance for patients and general practitioners in primary care. Our research is mainly focused on (I) musculoskeletal disorders and (II) diseases in children in general practice.
The department has a long tradition of measuring health-related quality of life, of which the EQ-5D is our current focus.
This area involves studies related to treatment motivation and the prevention of coercion. Motivation is studied for treatment as it relates to treatment outcome and coercion.
Our research focuses on the various biological, psychological and social factors involved in the predisposition to, onset of, and maintenance of common psychiatric disorders that accompany the risk of criminal offending.
We aim to understand if and how changes in climate, farming, water management and travel lead to mosquito-borne disease outbreaks, to be better prepared.