A.T.F. (Aartjan) Beekman, PhD

Professor of Psychiatry (Prof.dr.), head of department of Psychiatry Amsterdam UMC/VUmc
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Affiliated with LASA since 1991

When LASA started out, I had just finished training as a Psychiatrist and was offered the chance to do a PhD in Psychiatric Epidemiology. LASA was a once in a lifetime lucky opportunity for me to train as an epidemiologist and to further my interest in geriatric psychiatry. After finishing my PhD on late life depression in 1996 I worked with the LASA team to further develop our work on the emotional and cognitive functioning of older people in the Netherlands. This has proven fruitful, and, using LASA methods,


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  • Core research group (KGO)
  • Steering group