Memberships

Society Membership

  • KNAW - Royal Dutch Academy of Sciences and Arts (2016 - present)
  • Netherlands Society of Epidemiology NvVE (1992 - present)
  • Dutch Federation of Medical Scientific Societies (1992 - present)
  • Gerontological Society of America GSA (1996 - present)
  • American Psychosomatic Medicine Association (2006 - present)
  • Young Academy, Royal Dutch Academy of Sciences and Arts (2005 - 2011)
  • European Psychiatric Association EPA (2010 - present)
  • International Society of Psychiatric Epidemiology ISPE (2011 - present)
  • International Society of Affective Disorders ISAD (2012 - present)
  • European College of Neuropsychopharmacology ECNP (2014 - present)
  • Society of Biological Psychiatry SOBP (2014 - present)

 

Other Professional Experience and Committee Involvement

  • 2015-present Member, NIAS-Lorentz Advisory Committee
  • 2014-present Member, External Advisory Committee, Stiftung Deutsch Depressionhilfe (German Depression Center), Leipzig, Germany
  • 2013 Member, VICI-grant review committee, NWO
  • 2013 Member, Review committee, German Research Network on Psychiatric Diseases
  • 2012-present Member, Advisory committee, Depression Society (Depressievereniging), The Netherlands.
  • 2010-present Board member, Section Epidemiology and Social Psychiatry, European Psychiatric Association
  • 2010-present Member, Awards Committee, American Psychosomatic Medicine Association.
  • 2010-2012 Jury member, Heineken Young Scientists Awards, KNAW
  • 2010-2012 Member, Scientific Committee for the LifeLines study.
  • 2007-2012 Member, VIDI-grant review committee, NWO
  • 2008-2012 Member, Selection committee for the Dr. Hendrik Muller Award voor Gedrags- en Maatschappijwetenschappen. KNAW
  • 2007-2012 Member of Health Council Committee, Committees ‘Preventive Medicine’ and ‘Undernutrition in the Elderly’
  • 2006-2010 Member, Rubicon review committee, NWO
  • 2006-2011 Member, KNAW commissie Internationaal beleid
  • 2005-2010 Member, Young Academy, KNAW
  • 2001 Consultant for the working group on ‘Prevention of disability in frail older persons’. Meeting in Florence, Italy.
  • 2001 Consultant in Healthy Brain Aging workshop, a NIH appointed advisory panel, co-sponsored by National Institute on Aging, National Institute of Mental Health and National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke.


Honors and Awards

  • 2014 Highly cited author (within highest 1st percentile of academic researchers), Thompson Reuters
  • 2010 VICI grant awardee
  • 2006 Fellow, Gerontological Society of America
  • 2005 Member, The Young Academy of the Royal Dutch Academy of Sciences and Arts.
  • 2005 VIDI grant awardee
  • 2000 Fellowship, Brookdale Foundation Leadership on Aging award, Brookdale Foundation, New York.
  • 1988 Epidemioloog B (registered senior epidemiologist) by the Netherlands Society of Epidemiology
  • 1997 EMGO-Award from the VU University, for best scientific article in 1997.
  • 1996 Stipend, Niels Stensen Stichting Amsterdam for a visiting fellowship at the National Institute on Aging in Bethesda, MD, USA ($0.1 million) in 1996.
  • 1994 Scholarship award obtained from Royal Dutch Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW) to attend the Epidemiology Summer School, New England Epidemiology Institute, Boston MA, USA.