Susanne S. Pedersen
Susanne S. Pedersen graduated from the University of Aarhus, Denmark, with an M.S. degree in psychology (1996) and with a Ph.D. in clinical health psychology (2002). She was awarded a prize for the best Ph.D. dissertation within the Faculty of Social Sciences that year by Aarhus University Research Foundation. During her Ph.D. work, she was affiliated with the Thoraxcenter, the Erasmus Medical Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands, and later as a Postdoctoral Fellow. In 2003, she was appointed as an Assistant Professor at the Department of Medical Psychology and Neuropsychology, Tilburg University, The Netherlands, and became an Associate Professor in 2007 and a Full Professor in 2009. She is still affiliated with the Erasmus Medical Center as a visiting scientist. Her research has focused on the interface between psychology and cardiology, specifically the impact of psychosocial factors on patient-centered outcomes and prognosis in patients with heart disease, the determinants of these health outcomes, and the underlying mechanisms (e.g., heart rate variability, inflammation, and health-related behaviors) responsible for this relationship.
Biography Updated on 27 April 2010