Latest news and events
Andrea Evers about the Future of eHealth in The Night of Arts and Science This year prof. dr. Andrea Evers is asked as guest speaker to talk about the future of eHealth on the fifth edition of the ‘Night of Arts and Science’-festival in Leiden.
Lecture Luana Colloca: ‘The nocebo effect: How expectations can make you sick’ Luana Colloca (bio) from the University of Maryland School of Nursing will visit Leiden University on 15 September (2017) to give a lecture about the nocebo effect.
Public day: e-health in practice On Friday, September 29 (8:30 till 17:00), the ‘Health, Prevention and the Human Life Cycle’ profile of the Leiden University, in which the Faculty of Social Sciences and the LUMC work together, organizes a public day entitled ‘E-health in practice:
Talk show Daphne op Dindag On Tuesday April 25 prof. dr. Andrea Evers was invited as a guest in the talk show ‘Daphne op Dindag’. She talked about the role placebo and nocebo effects can have in the treatment of physical and mental conditions.
The research group of Andrea Evers Psychoneurobiology of Health and Disease
The research group of Andrea Evers is based at the Health, Medical, and Neuropsychology unit of Leiden University. We study the role of psychoneurobiological factors in health, stress, and a wide range of chronic somatic symptoms and conditions, including mechanism-oriented fundamental lab research and applied translational intervention research.
We work in an interdisciplinary setting, collaborating with clinical and research departments within and outside of Leiden University and the Leiden University Medical Center.
Our aim is to gain insight into the psychoneurobiology of health, stress, and chronic conditions. In addition, we develop and examine ways to optimise human potential and health care for both patients and health care professionals.
In our lab research, we apply multiple psychoneurobiological techniques (e.g., questionnaires, experimental tests, EEG, autonomic, neuroendocrine, and immune assessments) in combination with sophisticated behavioural and physical paradigms (e.g., Quantitative Sensory Testing, conditioning). In addition, we work truly interdisciplinary in optimising health care by combining insights from different disciplines such as psychology, medicine, biology, genetics, and communication. We use these insights to develop and implement disease-generic personalised psychological or psychobiological interventions for patients with all chronic somatic complaints and conditions, for example by means of e-health.
If you are interested in volunteering or doing a research project with us, please contact us.