Judy Veldhuijzen, PhD

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Judy Veldhuijzen is an Assistant Professor of Health Psychology at the Health, Medical, and Neuropsychology unit at Leiden University. Her research focuses on the psychoneurobiological mechanisms underlying somatic conditions, with a particular interest in somatosensory profiling and cognition in chronic pain (e.g., fibromyalgia), and long-term cognitive outcomes of postoperative patients surviving intensive care unit treatment. Her research relates somatosensory and cognitive outcomes to brain (dys)function, inflammatory processes, and stress mechanisms. In addition she is interested in aging processes and sex differences in chronic somatic conditions.

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  • How important is the 1,5 meter? The more the virus appears to be contained, the greater the resistance to the Corona measures. How important is the 1,5 meter and can it still be maintained?Andrea Evers catches up with us 'Met het oog op morgen' on NPO Radio 1.
  • Andrea Evers appointed Medical Delta Professor for Healthy Society Nine professors can now also call themselves "Medical Delta professors". They received a dual appointment to at least two of the five academic institutions in South Holland affiliated with Medical Delta. This will boost health & technology.
  • Expectations guide our health - PhD defense Stefanie Meeuwis Positive expectations about a particular medicine support the actual health outcomes, even when people are told that that it is a placebo-effect. The opposite, the nocebo-effect, does also work that way. Health psychologist Stefanie Meeuwis found proof
  • Behavioral consequences of Corona Andrea Evers as a behavioral expert about Corona in multiple news broadcasts as for example 'Feiten en Fabels' (NPO 1, Dutch news broadcast) and M (NPO 1). What are psychological consequences of the Corona pandemic? What does it mean for our mental health
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