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Christina van der Feltz-Cornelis

prof.dr.

  • Prof. Cobbenhagenlaan 125, Reitse Poort, room RP 216

    5037 DB Tilburg

    Netherlands

20092018
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Research interests

Professor Christina van der Feltz-Cornelis holds an endowed Chair for GGz Breburg as full Professor of Social Psychiatry at Tranzo, Tilburg University since 2010. She founded and directs the Clinical Centre of excellence for Body Mind and Health (CLGG) at GGz Breburg that under her leadership obtained the award of clinical excellence from the Foundation TOPGGz in 2014. Christina is a recognized mental health researcher who combines research with clinical work, management and teaching. She was awarded the distinction International Fellow at the American Psychiatric Association (APA) in recognition of significant contributions to Psychiatry (2013). Her research draws on her clinical background; she was awarded a Cum Laude at her MD graduation at the School of Medicine Amsterdam in 1988 and combines clinical work and academics since her graduation. She registered as psychiatrist in 1992 and as an epidemiologist in 1996. She completed her doctorate (MD/PhD 2002) on Psychiatric consultation for patients with somatoform disorder in general practice in the EMGO+ Instituut at VU University Medical Centre, Amsterdam. As a psychiatrist and epidemiologist, Christina takes a population approach to mental health, and conducts large epidemiological studies, clinical trials and reviews of trials to promote effective, efficient and equitable mental health services. Her work focuses on common mental disorders such as medically unexplained symptoms, depression and anxiety, and the promotion of mental and physical health amongst those with combined chronic medical conditions and mental disorders, such as, for example, diabetes and depression.

PhD supervision

  1. December 2nd 2016. Arjan Videler. Treatment of personality disorders in later life: Beyond therapeutic nihilism. Promotores: Prof.dr. B. van Alphen, Prof.dr. C.M. van der Feltz-Cornelis. Vrije Universiteit Bruxelles. Bidoctoraat met Tilburg University.

  2. September 30th 2016. Danielle Volker. Cost effectiveness of a Return To Work blended E health module embedded in collaborative care for sicklisted employees with Major Depressive Disorder. A Multicenter Randomised controlled trial: ECO. First Promotor: Prof.dr. C.M. Van der Feltz-Cornelis. Other (co-) promotors: Dr. Moniek VlasveldDr. Evelien Brouwers. Tilburg University. Funding: ZOnMw, Achmea.

  3. June 28th 2016. Eline Jochems. Motivation and Treatment Engagement Intervention Trial: The effects on motivation feedback to therapists on treatment engagement in patients with severe mental illness, Motivate-it. Multi Center trial. First promotor: Prof.dr. N. Mulder. Second promotor: Prof.dr. C. van der Feltz-Cornelis. Co-promotores: Dr. A. van Dam, Dr. H. van Duijvenvoorden. Erasmus university. Funding: GGz WNB, GGz Breburg. 

  4. September 6th, 2013. Kirsten Van Steenbergen-Weijenburg. ?Cost effectiveness of collaborative care for depressive disorder in the medically ill. A thesis from the Depression Initiative.? First Promotor: Prof.dr. C.M. Van der Feltz-Cornelis. Other Promotors: Prof. dr. F. Rutten, iMTA and Prof.dr. A. Beekman. Co-promotor: Mw. Dr. L. Hakkaart, iMTA. iBMG. Erasmus University, Rotterdam. Funding: Innovatiefonds Zorgverzekeraars, OLVG Hospital.
  5. April 8th, 2013. Klaas Huijbregts. ?Collaborative care for depression in primary care, body and mind connected. A thesis from the Netherlands Depression Initiative. First Promotor: Prof.dr. C.M. Van der Feltz-Cornelis. Other promotor: Prof. dr. A.T.F. Beekman. Co-promotors: Dr. H.W.J. van Marwijk and Dr. HJ Adèr. VUmc, Amsterdam. Funding: Innovatiefonds Zorgverzekeraars
  6. January 11th, 2013. Anna Muntingh. "Collaborative stepped care for anxiety disorders in Primary care". First Promotor: Prof.dr. C.M. Van der Feltz-Cornelis. Other promotors: Prof.dr. A van Balkom, Prof.dr. Ph. Spinhoven and Dr. H.W.J. van Marwijk. Tilburg University, Tilburg. Funding: ZonMw.
  7. September 12, 2012. Moniek Vlasveld. "Sickness absence and return to work in workers with major depressive disorder. The Netherlands Depression Initiative in the occupational healthcare setting." First Promotor: Prof.dr. C.M. Van der Feltz-CornelisOther promotors: Prof.dr. H. Anema, Prof.dr. A.T.F. Beekman, Prof.dr. W. van Mechelen, VUmc, Amsterdam. Funding: Innovatiefonds Zorgverzekeraars,

Career

Christina was awarded a Cum Laude at her MD graduation at the School of Medicine Amsterdam in 1988 and combines clinical work and academics since her graduation. She registered as psychiatrist in 1992 and as an epidemiologist in 1996. She completed her doctorate (MD/PhD 2002) on Psychiatric consultation for patients with somatoform disorder in general practice in the EMGO+ Instituut at VU University Medical Centre, Amsterdam. 

Teaching

Extensive teaching experience at VUmc, UvA, Erasmusmc and Tilburg University for BSc and MSc students medicine and psychology, as well as teaching in the context of CME to general practitioners and medical specialists.

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Research Output 2009 2018

A European research agenda for somatic symptom disorders, bodily distress disorders, and functional disorders: Results of an estimate-talk-estimate Delphi expert study

van der Feltz-Cornelis, C. M., Elfeddali, I., Werneke, U., Malt, U. F., Van den Bergh, O., Schaefert, R., Kop, W. J., Lobo, A., Sharpe, M., Sollner, W., Lowe, B. & European Alliance for Personalised Medicine (EAPM) 2018 In : Frontiers in Psychology. 9, 151

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Open Access
File
Delphi Technique
Translational Medical Research
Mental Health
Patient Participation
Patient Preference
Open Access
File
Affective Symptoms
Odds Ratio
Medically Unexplained Symptoms
Physiologic Monitoring
Diabetes Mellitus

Collaborative case management to aid return to work after long-term sickness absence: A pilot randomised controlled trial.

van der Feltz-Cornelis, C., Kenning, C., Lovell, K., Hann, M., Agius, R., Bee, P. E., Chew-Graham, C., Coventry, P. A., Gilbody, S., Hardy, G., Kellet, S., Kessler, D., McMillan, D., Reeves, D., Rick, J., Sutton, M. & Bower, P. 2018 In : Public Health Research. 6, 2

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Case Management
Occupational Health
Organizations
Occupational Health Services
General Practitioners

Combined physical symptoms and mental disorders

van Eck van der Sluijs, J. F. 2018 s.l.: Ipskamp. 186 p.

Research output: ThesisDoctoral ThesisScientific

Mental Disorders
Physical
Huns
Leiden

Comparative effect of collaborative care, pain medication, and duloxetine in the treatment of major depressive disorder and comorbid (sub)chronic pain: Results of an exploratory randomized, placebo-controlled, multicenter trial (cc: paindip)

de Heer, E. W., Dekker, J., Beekman, A. T. F., van Marwijk, H. W. J., Holwerda, T. J., Bet, P. M., Roth, J., Timmerman, L. & van der Feltz-Cornelis, C. M. 2018 In : Frontiers in Psychology. 118

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Open Access
File
Major Depressive Disorder
Chronic Pain
Multicenter Studies
Placebos
Depression