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Research interests

Aartjan Beekman studied medicine at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (1977-1985). He  specialized in Psychiatry at GGZ-BuitenAmstel and the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (1987-1991). 
He was trained in Child and adolescent psychiatry at Curium Oegstgeest and Social Psychiatry at the CRD Amsterdam.
He recieved his PhD in 1996 (cum laude) and was registered as an epidemiologist-B in 1999. 

  • From 2003 untill 2008 Aartjan Beekman was Head of the training facility of GGZ Buitenamstel/VUmc. 

  • In 2003 he became Professor of Psychiatry.

  • From 2004-2010 Aartjan was Head of the research program  Mental Health at the EMGO+ Institute VUmc

  • in 2007 he became Head of department Psychiatry VUmc.      

  • In 2008 he also became a member of the board of GGZ inGeest.      

  • In 2011 - 2016 he was appointed President of NVvP (Dutch association of Psychiatry)

Research interests

a.beekman@ggzingeest.nl

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Research Output 1997 2019

Association of Whole-Genome and NETRIN1 Signaling Pathway–Derived Polygenic Risk Scores for Major Depressive Disorder and White Matter Microstructure in the UK Biobank

Major Depressive Disorder Working Group of the Psychiatric Genomics Consortium & 23andMe Research team, 1 Jan 2019, In : Biological Psychiatry: Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuroimaging. 4, 1, p. 91-100 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

EFFORT-D: Results of a randomised controlled trial testing the EFFect of running therapy on depression

Kruisdijk, F., Hopman-Rock, M., Beekman, A. T. F. & Hendriksen, I., 2019, In : BMC Psychiatry. 19, 1, 170.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access

Identification of common genetic risk variants for autism spectrum disorder

Autism Spectrum Disorder Working Group of the Psychiatric Genomics Consortium, 2019, In : Nature Genetics.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Activities 2012 2017

  • 7 Membership of board
  • 2 Editorial work
  • 1 Membership of guidelines

American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry (Journal)

Aartjan Beekman (Reviewer)
1 Jan 20171 Jan 2019

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workEditorial work

Journal of Aging and Mental Health (Journal)

Aartjan Beekman (Reviewer)
20172019

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workEditorial work

KIBG (External organisation)

Aartjan Beekman (Chair)
1 Jan 20142019

Activity: MembershipMembership of board

Continuum Psychiatrie (External organisation)

Aartjan Beekman (Chair)
1 Jan 20142019

Activity: MembershipMembership of board

The Irisch Longitudinal Study of Ageing (TILDA) (External organisation)

Aartjan Beekman (Chair)
1 Jan 20142019

Activity: MembershipMembership of board