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Johan Ormel

Netherlands
Johan Ormel
Johan Ormel

Netherlands

Expert biography

Johan Ormel, (calling name Hans) is emeritus-professor of Psychiatric Epidemiology at the University Medical Center Groningen (UMCG), the Netherlands (NL). He is an internationally recognized, highly cited, scientist in the field of psychopathology, especially common mental disorders like depression, integrating epidemiological studies with basic science and intervention and clinical studies.   

His teaching and research have focused on the causes and consequences of psychopathology, especially person-environment interplay and functional outcomes.  His publications cover a variety of topics in psychiatry, clinical and health psychology. He established the Groningen Longitudinal Aging Study (GLAS, 1991-2000), the Myocardial Infarction and Depression-Intervention Trial (MIND-IT), a series of Intervention Studies in Primary Care (INSTEL), and the ongoing Tracking Adolescents Individual Life Survey (TRAILS, since 2002; www.trails.nl). He founded the Interdisciplinary Center for Psychopathology and Emotion regulation (ICPE; www.icpe.nl). While he formally retired when turning 65 a few years ago (mandatory in the Netherlands), he continues part-time as professor of Psychiatric Epidemiology at the UMCG.

 

EM-53628 - Date of preparation: February 2021

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