Prof. dr. F.J.H. van Dijk

Main activities
Occupational Medicine
Focus of research
  • Empowerment of employees with a chronic medical condition or disease (RA, depressive disorders, diabetes mellitus, hearing loss, etc)
  • Mental health at the workplace (adjustment disorders, depressive disorders, anxiety disorders)
  • Occupational health care evaluation research (e.g. occupational health surveillance on national and on company level; diagnostic procedures related to occupational diseases, therapy and guidance, employee consultation)
  • Evidence-based medicine in occupational health services, knowledge management on national and international level; evidence-based guidelines development and evaluation
  • Postgraduate education and training 
Key publications
  • Verberk MM, van der Hoek JAF, van Valen E, Wekking EM, van Hout MSE, Hageman G, Van der Laan G , van Dijk FJH, Decision rules for assessment of chronic solvent-induced encephalopathy: Results in 2370 patients. NEUROTOXICOLOGY 2012;33 (4):742-752 [PubMed]
  • Varekamp I, Verbeek JH, de Boer A, van Dijk FJH, Effect of job maintenance training program for employees with chronic disease - a randomized controlled trial on self-efficacy, job satisfaction, and fatigue. SCAND J WORK ENV HEA 2011;37 (4):288-297 [PubMed]
  • van Dijk FJH, Verbeek JH, Hoving JL, Hulshof CT, A knowledge infrastructure for occupational safety and health.. J OCCUP ENVIRON MED 2010;52 (12):1262-1268 [PubMed]
  • Nieuwenhuijsen K, Franche RL, van Dijk FJH, Work functioning measurement: tools for occupational mental health research. J OCCUP ENVIRON MED 2010;52 (8):778-790 [PubMed]
  • de Boer AGEM, Taskila T, Ojajärvi A, van Dijk FJH, Verbeek JHAM, Cancer Survivors and Unemployment A Meta-analysis and Meta-regression. JAMA-J AM MED ASSOC 2009;301 (7):753-762 [PubMed]
All Publications
Research programmes

Prof. dr. F.J.H. van Dijk (Quality of occupational health care)

Prof. dr. F.J.H. van Dijk

PhD Students
Drs. T.P. van Rees Vellinga (ArboUnie)
I. Visser MD (ZZP)

Prof. dr. M.H.W. Frings-Dresen (Occupational Diseases; Etiology and prevention of work-related diseases)

Prof. dr. J.K. Sluiter † (Medical selection and medical guidance of workers)

Other research related activities
  • Contribution to training of professionals, WHO (World Health Organization)
  • Other, WHO (World Health Organization)