Curriculum Vitae
Witte Hoogendijk

Witte J.G. Hoogendijk, MD, PhD

Professor of Psychiatry
Head of the Department of Psychiatry

Department of Psychiatry
Erasmus MC: University Medical Center Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Van Big Bang tot Burn Out
Van big bang tot burn-out
Het grote verhaal over stress

Witte Hoogendijk publiceerde samen met journalist Wilma de Rek, onlangs een boek over stress. In dit boek pleiten zij voor een radicaal andere visie op stress-gerelateerde aandoeningen.


Biographical sketch
Witte J.G. Hoogendijk received his medical degree from the University of Amsterdam (1989). From 1989-1998 he was appointed by the National Research Counsil to combine a medical specialisation in Psychiatry (1995) with his research training (PhD project: 'Post-mortem changes in depression', 1998) at the VU University medical center (VUmc) Amsterdam.
In 1999 he was awarded the two-yearly Ramaermedaille for Psychiatric research in the Netherlands by the Dutch Society for Psychiatry and also the two-yearly young researcher´s medal by the Interdisciplinary Society for Biological Psychiatry. The same year he was appointed as associate professor in Biological Psychiatry at the VUmc.
In 2001 he was granted by the National Research Council as Clinical Research Fellow at the VUmc, followed by his appointment as member of the Health Council of the Netherlands by her Majesty the Queen (2002).
In 2003 he was appointed as full professor in Biological Psychiatry at both the faculty of Medicine, department of Psychiatry, and the faculty of Earth and Life Sciences, department of Molecular Neurobiology, in order to stimulate translational research collaborations.
From 2003-2008 he was co-director of the centre for neurogenomics and cognitive research (CNCR) and from 2003-2010 he was member of the board of the Netherlands study on depression and anxiety (NESDA).
From 2004-2007 he was a member of the National Research Council committee on post-doctoral research grants.
From 2008-current he is a member of the Research Council of the Dutch Brain Foundation.
From 2011-current he is head of the department of Psychiatry, Erasmus MC Rotterdam.

Research interests
Dr. Hoogendijk´s research focuses on biological aspects of depression, such as light treatment and other RCT´s, (pharmaco)genetics, neuroimaging, endocrinology and biological epidemiology. Now he facilitates both the Neurobiological and the Applied research of the department of Psychiatry.

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'The association between maternal selective-serotonin reuptake inhibitor use during pregnancy, embryonic growth trajectories and birth outcomes.'

Wetenschapslunch Psychiatry meeting by Zoom on Monday November 30th at 12 h

Presenter: Hilmar Bijma (MPP)

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