Medical Center Groningen (University of Groningen) in the Netherlands

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					Prof. dr. J. (hans) Ormel, (MA, Sociology; Epidemiology B; PhD) is full professor at the University
Medical Center Groningen (University of Groningen) in the Netherlands, first in Social Epidemiology,
and since 1996 in Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology. Before that he worked as a
government official in The Hague. He held visiting professorships at the University of Washington in
Seattle (Department of Psychiatry and Center for Health Studies) and at the Institute of Psychiatry in
London. During 2002/3 he was Fellow-in-Residence at the Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study in
the Humanities and Social Sciences of the KNAW (Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences).
He received several awards, published over 200 peer-reviewed articles in international journals, and is
one of the most frequently cited Dutch scholars in psychiatry (>6000 Web of Science). He established
the Groningen Longitudinal Aging Study (GLAS 1991-2000) and the Tracking Adolescents Individual
Life Survey (TRAILS: www.trails.nl; since 2002), which tracks and tries to explain the mental and
social health development of more than 2.500 pre-adolescents into adulthood. He is involved in
several large national and international collaborative research projects on the epidemiology and
etiology of common mental disorders, including the Netherland Study of Depression and Anxiety
(NESDA) and the World Mental Health Initiative (WMH surveys). He has been a member of multiple
research and policy advice committees of the Medical and Social Science Divisions of Dutch Science
Foundation (NWO) and the National Council for Health (Gezondheidsraad). He is involved in
NEMESIS-2 and the National Monitor Mental Health of the Trimbos Institute. He is a fellow of the
Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities and Social Sciences of the Royal
Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences. He has been the recipient of multiple research grants
from the Medical (ZonMW) and Social Science (MAGW) sections of the Dutch Science Foundation
including various program grants and a NWO-Large investment grant. He is a member of the CIDI
advisory committee of the WHO. In 2005 he received the best researcher award of the University
Medical Center Groningen.