Clinical and Psychosocial Epidemiology is characterized by its problem-based research; our research groups focus on the diagnosis, prevention, treatment and prevention of mental health problems. As a student, you will study and work side by side with leading scientists. You will be considered a member of one of these cutting-edge research groups and in that way gather invaluable hands-on research experience.
Examples of research questions:
- Can mindfulness support people in dealing with chronic disease?
- What is the relationship between depressive symptoms and cardiovascular disease?
- How can patients learn to become more resilient (how can they break out of a negative mental loop)?
- What is the impact of mental health on the school-to-work transition of young adults?
- How do people function at work having survived cancer?
- What is the effectiveness of a family centred approach in preventive child healthcare?
- What is the effectiveness of individual Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) and individual Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) in depressed patients with diabetes?
- Do patients and their partners experience less depressive symptoms when they are able to share their worries?
- How do partners deal with one of them having a chronic or life-threatening disease?
- What is the process people go through resuming work after having undergone a knee or hip operation?
- What are depression related physiological markers?