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Frank Verhulst, MD, PhD May 1, 2012, 12:00 pm Thomas Starzl Biomedical Science Tower – Room W1695

Department of Psychiatry Lecture Series
Special Guest Lecture

Child Psychiatric Epidemiology: Using Large-scale Longitudinal Cohorts to Unravel Etiologic Mechanisms

Frank Verhulst, MD, PhD
Professor and Director of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Erasmus University Medical Center
Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Frank Verhulst is professor and director of child and adolescent psychiatry at Erasmus University Medical Center in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. His main field of interest is child psychiatric epidemiology, especially longitudinal studies. He is currently involved in a large prospective cohort study, GenerationR, in which nearly 10,000 pregnant mothers are included and in which children are followed up from pre-birth onwards. He is also involved in the development and testing of standardized assessment procedures for assessing child psychopathology. He is author of over 400 peer reviewed articles and has published 15 books in the Dutch language and 6 books in the English language. He was editor of the Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry and is currently Editor at Large of the Journal of the American academy of Child and Adolescent psychiatry, member of the Dutch Health Council and member of the board of the Dutch Medical Research Council.

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