Harm W. J. van Marwijk
Harm W. J. van Marwijk, M.D., Ph.D., serves as an Associate Professor of general practice at the Department of General Practice and the EMGO+-Institute for Health and Care Research of VU University Medical Center in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. He also works as a General Practitioner, and he teaches at the VUmc department of vocational training for general practice. His focus in research, teaching and practice is to improve primary mental health care from a patient-centered perspective. He advises various studies aimed at case finding, prevention and improving care, vocational learning, psychological and drug treatment, patient doctor communication, and frail elderly. He coauthored over 150 peer-reviewed publications. He collaborates closely with the Department of Psychiatry of VUmc, the Department of Clinical Psychology of VU University and The Netherlands Institute of Mental Health and Addiction. He is involved in several large-scale studies such as The Netherlands Study of Depression and Anxiety. He has advised ten PhD students, and is advising a further ten. He obtained several million euros in research support and was involved in most national guideline committees on mental health. He serves as the National Representative for The Netherlands for the European General Practice Research Network.
Biography Updated on 2 October 2011