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Research interests

As a biologist at the CoRPS research group, I am involved in projects which investigate biological mediating mechanisms of personality in heart disease.
My research interests focuses on biological mechanisms involved in the psychology of health and disease. Differences between persons in biological functioning forms a basis for disease development, and disease progression.
These ingredients are present in the "TweeSteden mild stenosis cohort study" [TWiST], a research project on biochemical risk factors as potential mediators in the relation between Type D personality and cardiovascular disease progression at an early stage, in close collaboration with the Cardiology department of the TweeSteden Hospital, Tilburg.
At the same time, I keep an open mind for research opportunities and collaborations.
I enjoy working in a challenging, collaborative environment at the interface of biological and psychological research projects.


Students of the master Medical Psychology have created WIKI pages for the psychopharmacology course. Their goal was to create a site which combines information on somatic conditions and psychological complaints, with potential medication interaction.

The result of this online assignment can be found here (in Dutch):

Current courses

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  • Personality And Health
  • Heart And Vascular Diseases
  • Stress Hormones
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Quality Of Life
  • Health Psychology
  • Fatigue
  • Gender
  • Stress And Disease
  • Psychophysiology
  • Gender Differences
  • Psychoneuroimmunology
  • Psychopharmacology

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Research Output 1999 2019

Gender differences in associations of depressive symptoms and anxiety with inflammatory markers in patients with non-obstructive coronary artery disease

Mommersteeg, P. M. C., Naudé, P. J. W., Bagijn, W., Widdershoven, J. W. G. M., Westerhuis, B. W. J. J. M. & Schoemaker, R. G., 2019, In : Journal of Psychosomatic Research. 125, 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Hospital Inventories
Pathologic Constriction
Body Mass Index
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Sex- and gender stratified risks of psychological factors for incident ischemic heart disease: Systematic review and meta analysis

Smaardijk, V. R., Lodder, P., Kop, W. J., van Gennep, B., Maas, A. H. E. M. & Mommersteeg, P. M. C., 2019, In : Journal of the American Heart Association. 8, 9, p. e010859 49 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview articleScientificpeer-review

Open Access
Panic Disorder
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Type D personality and social relations in adults with diabetes: Results from diabetes MILES – The Netherlands

Spek, V. R. M., Nefs, G. M., Mommersteeg, P. M. C., Speight, J., Pouwer, F. & Denollet, J., 2019, In : Psychology & Health. 33, 12, p. 1456-1471

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Open Access
Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus

Genderverschillen in psychologische klachten bij ischemische hartziekte

Mommersteeg, P. M. C. & Maas, A. H. E. M., 2018, In : Nederlandsch Tijdschrift voor Geneeskunde. 162, p. 1-6

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review