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University Medical Center Groningen

prof. dr. A.J. (Tineke) Oldehinkel

Professor Lifecourse Epidemiology of Common Mental Disorders
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Research interests

I am a professor of Lifecourse Epidemiology of Common Mental Disorders. Being trained as an (experimental) psychologist, (bio)statistician and epidemiologist, I have always worked on the crossroads of medical and social sciences. My affinity with multi- and interdisciplinary research is reflected in my leadership of the Interdisciplinary Center Psychopathology and Emotion regulation (ICPE), which performs research at the junction of various disciplines, with the aim to unravel psychobiological processes involved in the onset and course of common mental problems, in particular affective disorders. In addition, I am principal investigator of the longitudinal study TRAILS (Tracking Adolescents’ Individual Lives Survey,, which was set up over fourteen years ago to chart and explain the mental health and development of adolescents and young adults, and involves researchers working in various scientific domains and institutes in the Netherlands and abroad.

My inspiration as a scientist is driven by a great deal of curiosity as well as the desire to better understand and predict the intricacies of the onset of course of mental health problems in order to improve prevention and care. My research mainly focuses on the interplay of individual psychobiological vulnerability and resilience factors, conceived as the result of genetic endowment and past experiences, and environmental challenges in the development and course of depressive symptoms. This work is based on observational data collected in large longitudinal epidemiological surveys, complemented with studies involving many repeated measurements in smaller groups to assess temporal patterns of specific mood-related factors and the effects of interventions thereon. An example of such a study concerns the question how adolescents lose the ability to experience pleasure and may gain it back again (

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Sociodemographic, lifestyle and clinical characteristics of energy-related depression symptoms: A pooled analysis of 13,965 depressed cases in 8 Dutch cohorts

A genome-wide association study of total child psychiatric problems scores

A multi-layer functional genomic analysis to understand noncoding genetic variation in lipids

Annual Research Review: Stability of psychopathology: lessons learned from longitudinal population surveys

A saturated map of common genetic variants associated with human height

Association between adolescent oral contraceptive use and future major depressive disorder: a prospective cohort study

Cohort Profile Update: The TRacking Adolescents' Individual Lives Survey-The Next Generation (TRAILS NEXT)

Continuity of Psychopathology Throughout Adolescence and Young Adulthood

Differential and shared genetic effects on kidney function between diabetic and non-diabetic individuals

Dynamic symptom networks across different at-risk stages for psychosis: An individual and transdiagnostic perspective

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