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Research interests

As psychiatrist my main focus in clinical work is neuropsychiatry with specific focus on the neuropsychiatric disorders in Parkinson's disease. My research focuses on the mechanisms underlying cognitive, emotional and behavioral disturbances in both mental disorders (e.g. obsessive-compulsive disorder and related anxiety and neurodevelopmental disorders) and neurological disorders (e.g. Parkinson's disease). Translation between bed and bench is central to understand psychopathology and to develop innovative treatments.

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam


Master, Erasmus MC


Bachelor, Erasmus MC


External positions

visiting professor, Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine

28 Nov 201828 Nov 2020

visiting professor, Haukeland University Hospital

1 Feb 2014 → …

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Research Output 2003 2019

An Empirical Comparison of Meta- and Mega-Analysis With Data From the ENIGMA Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Working Group

Boedhoe, P. S. W., Heymans, M. W., Schmaal, L., Abe, Y., Alonso, P., Ameis, S. H., Anticevic, A., Arnold, P. D., Batistuzzo, M. C., Benedetti, F., Beucke, J. C., Bollettini, I., Bose, A., Brem, S., Calvo, A., Calvo, R., Cheng, Y., Cho, K. L. K., Ciullo, V., Dallaspezia, S. & 46 othersDenys, D., Feusner, J. D., Fitzgerald, K. D., Fouches, J-P., Fridgeirsson, E. A., Gruner, P., Henna, G. L., Hibar, D. P., Hoexter, M. Q., Hu, H., Huyser, C., Jahanshad, N., James, A., Kathmann, N., Kaufmann, C., Koch, K., Kwon, J. S., Lazaro, L., Lochner, C., Marsh, R., Martinez-Zalacain, I., Mataix-Cols, D., Menchon, J. M., Minuzzi, L., Morer, A., Nakamae, T., Nakao, T., Narayanaswamy, J. C., van den Heuvel, O. A., Twisk, J. W. R., Nishida, S., Nurmi, E. L., Stein, D. J., Thompson, P. M., Yun, J-Y., Wang, Z., Walitza, S., Venkatasubramanian, G., van Wingen, G. A., Tolin, D. F., Szeszko, P. R., Stevens, M., Spalletta, G., Soriano-Mas, C., Soreni, N. & ENIGMA OCD Working Group, 8 Jan 2019, In : Frontiers in Neuroinformatics. 12

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Concordance of genetic variation that increases risk for tourette syndrome and that influences its underlying neurocircuitry

Psychiatric Genomics Consortium - Tourette Syndrome working group, 2019, In : Translational psychiatry. 9, 1, 120.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Activities 2010 2018

Vulnerability & neuroplasticity in OCD

Odile van den Heuvel (Speaker)
4 Oct 2018

Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

Neuropsychiatrie: de ziekte van Parkinson als voorbeeld’

Odile van den Heuvel (Speaker)
21 Jun 2018

Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

Pillen, exposure en neurostimulatie voor angst en dwang

Odile van den Heuvel (Speaker)
15 Feb 2018

Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

Hollands Glorie. Plasticiteit van gedrag en hersenen

Odile van den Heuvel (Speaker)
12 Apr 2018

Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

Press / Media

“Hoe vertraag je de achteruitgang van het denkvermogen”

Chris Vriend, Tim van Balkom & Odile van den Heuvel


1 media contribution

Press/Media: Public Engagement Activities