Principal Investigators

Prof. dr. C. L. (Claudi) Bockting

Co-Director

Faculty of Medicine, Amsterdam UMC (location AMC), dept. Psychiatry / IAS

PI: Micro factors and interventions in common mental health problems and severe psychiatric disorders

PhD Students:

  • Junus van der Wal ('Understanding the dynamics of depression in high-risk urban populations using a complex systems approach')

  • Hanan Bozhar ('Understanding affective and addictive disorders in adolescents in an urban background using a life-course complex systems approach') [involved as co-director]

  • Karoline Huth ('Networks of addiction and depression in multi-ethnic urban settings') [involved as co-director]

  • Amber Koert ('Exercise training and the prevention of stress in high-risk adolescents') [involved as co-director]

  • Lotte Brinkhof ('Promoting preventive interventions based on resilience network for aging individuals in urban settings') [involved as co-director]

Email: c.l.bockting@amsterdamumc.nl

dr. C. (Christian) Bröer

Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences, FMG, group: Political Sociology: Power, Place and Difference

PI: Qualitative and interpretive approaches to the social context of interventions, perceptions of problems and interventions and involvement of stakeholders

Email: c.broer@uva.nl

Prof. dr. D. A. J. P. (Damiaan) Denys

Faculty of Medicine, Amsterdam UMC (location AMC), dept. Psychiatry

PI: Autonomy and psychiatric disorder

Email: d.denys@amsterdamumc.nl

dr. S. (Sacha) Epskamp

Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences, FMG-PSY

PI: Statistical and computational modeling, more specifically network analysis of symptoms of common mental disorders over time in relation to context and interventions

PhD Students:

  • Alessandra Mansueto ('Urban mental health and modelling symptom networks. From network analysis to interventions')

  • Maarten van den Ende ('Computational modelling of psychological and social dynamics in urban mental health conditions: the case of addictive substance use')

Email: mail@sachaepskamp.com

dr. R. J. (Ruth) van Holst

Faculty of Medicine, Amsterdam UMC (location AMC), dept. Psychiatry

PI: Autonomy and psychiatric disorders

PhD Student: Karoline Huth ('Networks of addiction and depression in multi-ethnic urban settings')

Email: r.j.vanholst@amsterdamumc.nl

dr. M. (Mary) Nicolaou

Faculty of Medicine, Amsterdam UMC (location AMC), Public Health

PI: Social determinant of mental health problems at macro level

PhD Student: Junus van der Wal ('Understanding the dynamics of depression in high-risk urban populations using a complex systems approach')

Email: m.nicolaou@amsterdamumc.nl

Prof. dr. B. (Bram) Orobio de Castro

Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences, FMG, Developmental psychopathology

PI: Interventions in a group-setting, including school- and family setting

Email: b.castro@uva.nl

dr. B. C. (Barbara) Schouten

Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences, FMG-PSY

PI: Adapting and testing interventions for vulnerable groups, including ethnic minorities

PhD Student: Alessandra Mansueto ('Urban mental health and modelling symptom networks. From network analysis to interventions')

Email: B.C.Schouten@uva.nl

Prof. dr. K (Karien) Stronks

Faculty of Medicine, Amsterdam UMC (location AMC), dept. , Public Health

PI: Ethnicity and common mental health problems

PhD Student: Junus van der Wal ('Understanding the dynamics of depression in high-risk urban populations using a complex systems approach')

Email: k.stronks@amsterdamumc.nl

dr. V. (Vitor) Vasconcelos

Faculty of Science, Institute for Advanced Studies

TT: Assistant Professor in Data-driven Systems Dynamics

Email: vvvasconcelos@gmail.com

dr. R. (Rixt) van der Veen

Faculty of Science, FNWI

​PI: The impact of (early) life experiences on coping in a complex environment

Email: r.vanderveen@uva.nl

dr. G. (Gerlieke) Veltkamp

Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences, FMG

PI: Social context of interventions, perceptions of problems and interventions and involvement of stakeholders

Email: g.veltkamp@uva.nl

Prof. dr. R. W. H. J. (Reinout) Wiers

Co-Director

Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences, FMG-PSY

PI: Developing and testing personalized interventions

PhD Students:

  • Alessandra Mansueto ('Using network science to study familiar and individual mental health issues in urban settings')

  • Hanan Bozar ('Understanding affective and addictive disorders in adolescents in an urban background using a life-course complex systems approach') [involved as co-director]

  • Lotte Brinkhof ('Promoting preventive interventions based on resilience network for aging individuals in urban settings') [involved as co-director]

  • Maarten van den Ende ('Computational modelling of psychological and social dynamics in urban mental health conditions: the case of addictive substance use') [involved as co-director]

  • Karoline Huth ('Networks of addiction and depression in multi-ethnic urban settings') [involved as co-director]

Email: R.W.H.J.Wiers@uva.nl