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prof. dr. J.J. (Jim) van Os

prof. dr. J.J. (Jim) van Os

Full Professor
prof. dr. J.J. (Jim) van Os
  • Division Neuroscience

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Biography

Biography

I have a background in Epidemiology (London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine) and Psychiatry (Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College London). My research has focused on elucidating the nature of mental variation in relation to context, and identifying the interactions between environment and genetic liability driving this variation. Over the course of my career, I have developed a passion for making psychiatry more relevant for its users in terms of diagnostic practice, the use of scientific findings to create clinical impact, health service organization, teaching and co-creation with users. I think there is an urgent need to balance the discourse and the scientific focus of the psychiatric profession on the one hand, and the needs and wishes of patients and their relatives on the other. In my work as Neuroscience Division leader at MUMC and now UMCU, I have attempted to forge collaboration between the clinical neurosciences in order to create patient value, for example in the area of neuromodulation. After several decades of directing activities in health care and research, I think effective leadership is about facilitating others, creating a community and fostering the network – in the shared belief that our work serves to inspire students and impact the lives of patients.

Education

Basic Teaching Qualification, BROK certified

Ten most important scientific publications

  • Van Os, J., Hanssen, M., Bijl, R.V. & Vollebergh, W. (2001) Prevalence of psychotic disorder and community level of psychotic symptoms: an urban-rural comparison. Archives of General Psychiatry, 58, 663-668.

  • Van Os, J., Hanssen, M., Bak, M., et al (2003) Do urbanicity and familial liability coparticipate in causing psychosis? American Journal of Psychiatry, 160, 477-482.
  • Van Os, J., Altamura, A.C., Bobes, J. et al (2004) Evaluation of the Two-Way Communication Checklist as a clinical intervention. Results of a multinational, randomised controlled trial. British Journal of Psychiatry, 184, 79-83.
  • van Os, J. & Kapur, S. (2009) Schizophrenia. Lancet, 374, 635-645.
  • van Os, J., Kenis, G. & Rutten, B.P. (2010) The environment and schizophrenia. Nature, 468, 203-212.
  • van Os, J. & Reininghaus, U. (2016) Psychosis as a transdiagnostic and extended phenotype in the general population. World Psychiatry, 15, 118-124.
  • Van Os J, Marsman A, Van Dam D, Simons CJ, GROUP Investigators (2017). Evidence That the Impact of Childhood Trauma on IQ Is Substantial in Controls, Moderate in Siblings, and Absent in Patients With Psychotic Disorder. Schizophrenia Bulletin, 43(2), 316-324.
  • Van Os J, Van Der Steen Y, Islam MA, Guloksuz S, Rutten BP, Simons CJ, GROUP Investigators (2017). Evidence that polygenic risk for psychotic disorder is expressed in the domain of neurodevelopment, emotion regulation and attribution of salience. Psychological Medicine, 47(14), 2421-2437.
  • Van Os, J. & Güloksuz, S. (2017). A critique of the popular “ultra-high risk” and “transition” paradigm in psychiatry. World Psychiatry,16, 200-206
  • Van Os, J., Verhagen, S., Marsman, et al. (2017) The Experience Sampling Method as an mHealth Tool to Support Self-monitoring, Self-Insight and Personalised Health Care in Clinical Practice. Depression and Anxiety, 34(6), 481-493.

Side Activities

Chairman of the Psychosenet Foundation

Member of the DeNieuweGGZ foundation

Member Editorial boards: Psychilogical Medicine, Schizophrenia Research, Schizophrenia Bulletin, Early intervention in Psychiatry, Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica, Journal of Mental Health, Plos One

Member of the GGZ-VS Supervisory Board (GGZ nurse specialist training)

Fellowship and Awards

Ramaer Medal Outstanding Research, Dutch Psychiatric Association, 1997

Association of European Psychiatrists research price 2003 (20.000 euro)

Member, KNAW (2011).

Fellow, King’s College London (2016).

Thompson-Reuter WoS list of ‘most influential scientific minds’ and ‘highly cited researchers’

Research Output (498)

Gender differences in the association between environment and psychosis

Pence Aysegul Yay, Pries Lotta Katrin, Ferrara Maria, Rutten Bart P.F., van Os Jim, Guloksuz Sinan May 2022, In: Schizophrenia Research. 243 , p. 120-137 18 p.

Be(com)ing social:Daily-life social interactions and parental bonding

Achterhof Robin, Schneider Maude, Kirtley Olivia J, Wampers Martien, Decoster Jeroen, Derom Catherine, De Hert Marc, Guloksuz Sinan, Jacobs Nele, Menne-Lothmann Claudia, Rutten Bart P F, Thiery Evert, van Os Jim, van Winkel Ruud, Wichers Marieke, Myin-Germeys Inez Apr 2022, In: Developmental Psychology. 58 , p. 792-805 14 p.

The collaborative outcomes study on health and functioning during infection times in adults (COH-FIT-Adults):Design and methods of an international online survey targeting physical and mental health effects of the COVID-19 pandemic

Solmi Marco, Estradé Andrés, Thompson Trevor, Agorastos Agorastos, Radua Joaquim, Cortese Samuele, Dragioti Elena, Leisch Friedrich, Vancampfort Davy, Thygesen Lau Caspar, Aschauer Harald, Schloegelhofer Monika, Akimova Elena, Schneeberger Andres, Huber Christian G, Hasler Gregor, Conus Philippe, Cuénod Kim Q Do, von Känel Roland, Arrondo Gonzalo, Fusar-Poli Paolo, Gorwood Philip, Llorca Pierre-Michel, Krebs Marie-Odile, Scanferla Elisabetta, Kishimoto Taishiro, Rabbani Golam, Skonieczna-Żydecka Karolina, Brambilla Paolo, Favaro Angela, Takamiya Akihiro, Zoccante Leonardo, Colizzi Marco, Bourgin Julie, Kamiński Karol, Moghadasin Maryam, Seedat Soraya, Matthews Evan, Wells John, Vassilopoulou Emilia, Gadelha Ary, Su Kuan-Pin, Kwon Jun Soo, Kim Minah, Lee Tae Young, Papsuev Oleg, Manková Denisa, Boscutti Andrea, Sommer Iris, van Os Jim, 15 Feb 2022, In: Journal of Affective Disorders. 299 , p. 393-407 15 p.

Physical and mental health impact of COVID-19 on children, adolescents, and their families

Solmi Marco, Estrade Andres, Thompson Trevor, Agorastos Agorastos, Radua Joaquim, Cortese Samuele, Dragioti Elena, Leisch Friedrich, Vancampfort Davy, Thygesen Lau Caspar, Aschauer Harald, Schloegelhofer Monika, Akimova Elena, Schneeberger Andres, Huber Christian G., Hasler Gregor, Conus Philippe, Do Cuenod Kim Q., von Kanel Roland, Arrondo Gonzalo, Fusar-Poli Paolo, Gorwood Philip, Llorca Pierre-Michel, Krebs Marie-Odile, Scanferla Elisabetta, Kishimoto Taishiro, Rabbani Golam, Skonieczna-Zydecka Karolina, Brambilla Paolo, Favaro Angela, Takamiya Akihiro, Zoccante Leonardo, Colizzi Marco, Bourgin Julie, Kaminski Karol, Moghadasin Maryam, Seedat Soraya, Matthews Evan, Wells John, Vassilopoulou Emilia, Gadelha Ary, Su Kuan-Pin, Kwon Jun Soo, Kim Minah, Lee Tae Young, Papsuev Oleg, Mankova Denisa, Boscutti Andrea, Sommer Iris, van Os Jim, 15 Feb 2022, In: Journal of Affective Disorders. 299 , p. 367-376 10 p.

Editorial:Gone to Pot: Examining the Association Between Cannabis Use and Medical/Psychiatric Disorders

Radhakrishnan Rajiv, Guloksuz Sinan, D'Souza Deepak C., van Os Jim 8 Feb 2022, In: Frontiers in Psychiatry. 13 , p. 1-3

Schizophrenia as a symptom of psychiatry's reluctance to enter the moral era of medicine

van Os Jim, Guloksuz Sinan 3 Jan 2022, In: Schizophrenia Research. 242 , p. 138-140 3 p.

Momentary Manifestations of Negative Symptoms as Predictors of Clinical Outcomes in People at High Risk for Psychosis:Experience Sampling Study

Paetzold Isabell, Hermans Karlijn S F M, Schick Anita, Nelson Barnaby, Velthorst Eva, Schirmbeck Frederike, van Os Jim, Morgan Craig, van der Gaag Mark, de Haan Lieuwe, Valmaggia Lucia, McGuire Philip, Kempton Matthew, Myin-Germeys Inez, Reininghaus Ulrich, 19 Nov 2021, In: JMIR mental health. 8 , p. 1-19

Individual and environmental factors associated with defecation while lying down in dairy cows

Foris B, Mangilli L G, Van Os J M C, von Keyserlingk M A G, Fregonesi J A, Weary D M 8 Oct 2021, In: Journal of Dairy Science. 105 , p. 726-733 8 p.

Symptomatic remission along the clinical psychosis spectrum:A historical and conceptual review

Binbay Tolga, Erg Ceylan, van OS Jim Oct 2021, In: Noropsikiyatri Arsivi. 58 , p. S3-S6

The complex and dynamic interplay between self-esteem, belongingness and physical activity in daily life:An experience sampling study in adolescence and young adulthood

Mazereel Victor, Vansteelandt Kristof, Menne-Lothmann Claudia, Decoster Jeroen, Derom Catherine, Thiery Evert, Rutten Bart P.F., Jacobs Nele, van Os Jim, Wichers Marieke, De Hert Marc, Vancampfort Davy, van Winkel Ruud Oct 2021, In: Mental Health and Physical Activity. 21 , p. 1-9

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