Huibert Burger was born on the February 16, 1963, in the Netherlands. He obtained his M.D. and Ph.D. degrees in 1989 and 1995, respectively. From 1991 to 1997, Dr. Burger research activities concerned osteoporosis, osteoarthritis, and fractures. Between 1998 and 2000, he worked predominantly as a research Consultant, collaborating with a variety of researchers at the University Medical Center (UMC), Utrecht. Since 2001 he has become more and more interested in psychiatric epidemiology, and since 2006, he has been with the Interdisciplinary Center for Psychiatric Epidemiology, UMC Groningen, and he is holding an Associate Professor position. His research focuses on three themes. The first addresses the etiologic role meaning of pre- and perinatal adversities for child, adolescent, and adult (mental) health. The second theme regards comorbidity of mental and physical disease, in particular, the link between depression and cardiovascular disease. The third theme concerns the treatment and prognosis of (manic) psychoses. As for methods, he has a strong interest in clinical epidemiology, notably prognostic models, and clinical trials. He participates in TRacking Adolescents' Individual Life Survey (TRAILS) and the World Mental Health Surveys, among others.
Biography Updated on 30 November 2009