- Boezeman EJ, Nieuwenhuijsen K, de Bekker-Grob EW, van den Akker-van Marle ME, Sluiter JK, The relative importance of the domains of work functioning: evaluations of health-impaired employees, healthy employees, and employers. J OCCUP ENVIRON MED 2015;57 (4):361-366 [PubMed]
- Gärtner FR, Nieuwenhuijsen K, van Dijk FJH, Sluiter JK, Impaired work functioning due to common mental disorders in nurses and allied health professionals: the Nurses Work Functioning Questionnaire. INT ARCH OCC ENV HEA 2012;85 (2):125-138 [PubMed]
- Ketelaar SM, Nieuwenhuijsen K, Gärtner FR, Bolier L, Smeets O, Sluiter JK, Mental Vitality @ Work: The effectiveness of a mental module for workers' health surveillance for nurses and allied health professionals, comparing two approaches in a cluster-randomised controlled trial. INT ARCH OCC ENV HEA 2014;87 (5):527-538 [PubMed]
- Hagberg M, Violante FS, Bonfiglioli R, Descatha A, Gold J, Evanoff B, Sluiter JK, Prevention of musculoskeletal disorders in workers: classification and health surveillance - statements of the Scientific Committee on Musculoskeletal Disorders of the International Commission on Occupational Health. BMC MUSCULOSKEL DIS 2012;13:109 [PubMed]
- Ruitenburg MM, Frings-Dresen MHW, Sluiter JK, The prevalence of common mental disorders among hospital physicians and their association with self-reported work ability: a cross-sectional study. BMC HEALTH SERV RES 2012;12 (1):292-298 [PubMed]
Prof. dr. Judith Sluiter died on 14th May 2018
2014-2015 Business School Amsterdam, UvA: Executive MBA-Healthcare management
2017(9) : Head of Department Coronel Institute of Occupational Health (AMC afdeling Arbeid en Gezondheid)
2016(3) - present: (AMC) Director Amsterdam Public Health Research Institute
2013(7) - present: Full Professor Academic Medical Center/Unviversity of Amsterdam, Coronel Institute of Occupational Health
2007 - present: Principal Investigator Academic Medical Center, Coronel Institute of Occupational Health
2009 - present: Manager Dutch Expertise Center of (pre-employment) medical examinations and workers' health surveillance is managed, the 'KMKA'
2005-2013(6) Associate Professor in Academic Medical Center/University of Amsterdam
2001-2005: Assistant Professor in Academic Medical Center/University of Amsterdam
1999-2001: Post-doc researcher, Academic Medical Center/University of Amsterdam
1997-1999: PhD student at Academic Medical Center/University of Amsterdam (Department: Occupational Health)
(Thesis title 1999: How about work demands, Recovery and Health? A neuroendocrine field study during and after work)
All scientific publications (1997 up to september 1st 2017):
- 378 scientific publications, of which 186 international articles covered in PubMed
Nineteen PhD students with thesis:
de Croon 2003, van der Molen 2005, Meijer 2006, Wind 2007, Gouttebarge 2008, Slebus 2009, Joosen 2011, Plat 2011, Gartner 2012, van den Oord 2012, Boschman 2013, Dekkers-Sanchez 2013, Zoer (2014), Ketelaar (2014), van Velzen (2014), Visser (2015), Ruitenburg (2016), Audhoe (2016), Böstrom (Sweden, 2016)
Sweden, University of Gothenburg (Guest Professorship for short-duration periods 2013-2015; Guidance PhD student, 2009-present); Norway, University of Bergen (timeperiods between 2000-2001); Sweden, European project SALTSA (1998-2000); Switzerland (Rehabilitation Clinic, full-time 1987-1988)
Medical selection and medical guidance of workers
Research from this line contributes to knowledge on the (medical) examination of work-ability and prognosis of job-specific recovery after health problems.
Factors interfering with the ability to maintain optimal work-related health and optimal workability and work-functioning are focused upon.
Most important contributions with a societal impact from 2011 to 2016:
(Inter)national (health) policy reports
(Contributions to) books
Internet community for patients or research
Societal grants and awards
Use of research results in improved tests / treatments
Research and societal impact results in the last years:
- Since 2009, as Knowledge Translation activity, the Dutch Expertise Center of pre-employment medical examinations and workers' health surveillance is managed, the 'KMKA'. This center is a co-initiave between this PI-line in the Coronel Institute of Occupational Health including experts from the Netherlands Center of Occupational Diseases (NCvB) and the Dutch Association for Occupational Physicians (NVAB)
- 2007-2016 Workers’ Health Surveillance (WHS) and medical examinations were developed and implemented on the national level in the fire fighting sector, in the ambulance sector and recently a start was made for the National Police
- 2010-13 a 4-years cohort study on medical students was executed in 3 Dutch medical faculties.
- Spring 2012, a four-year study was finished in which a job-specific workers' health surveillance for medical residents and hospital physicians was developed and a feasibility study was performed in an academic medical center.
- In 2013, together with occupational health services, implementation activities to start periodical medical examinations for medical residents and hospital physicians in practice has been started
- In 2013 and 2014, new medical examinations were developed for water inspectors, highway inspectors, governmental seafarers, train conductors and safety railway workers
- In 2013, a new practice guideline on the topic of preventive medical examinations (WHS) for occupational physicians was first-authored.
- In 2014, for governmental safety inspectors of all transport domains, new medical examinations were developed.
- In 2015-2016, in a large project, we developed medical examinations for 38 different specialties in the Dutch police force
- In 2015, the thesis from this group of Sarah Ketelaar won the "Burgerpenning", a 2-yearly price of best and most relevant scientifc publication that is awarded by the Netherlands Society of Occupational Physicians, the NVAB.
- In 2015, a prize was awarded to the PI group of Judith Sluiter in the AMC Societal Impact Award competition; in 2016 the PI group was nominee
- In 2015, an insurance company recorded a short movie with Sluiter and Nieuwenhuijsen on the topic of vitality and workability of workers
- In 2016 Judith Sluiter was invited to become a member of the KHMW, de Koninklijke Hollandsche Maatschappij der Wetenschappen
Finished PhD trajectories in last 6 years:
- In 2011, Margot Joosen finished her PhD projects on the reintegration of chronic fatigued workers
- In 2011, Marie-Christine Plat finished her PhD projects on implementation studies of Workers' Health Surveillance in the firefighting sector
- In 2012, Fania Gartner finished her PhD project, developing a job-specific work functioning instrument in relation to mental health complaints and testing it in a WHS for nurses during a RCT
- In 2012, Marieke van den Oord (Ministry of Defense) finished her PhD project on the topic of Prevention of flight-related neck pain in military aircrew
- In 2013, Julitta Boschman finished her PhD project and evaluated a job-specific workers' health surveillance in construction industry
- In 2013, Patricia Dekkers-Sanchez finished her PhD project in which she developed and implemented an instrumen for workability assessment in insurance medicine
- In 2014, Ilona Zoer finished her Phd project about assessing work-ability in relation to age and high-demands environments or work with specific health requirements
- In 2014, Sarah Ketelaar finished her PhD project in which the effect of workers' health surveillance with occupational physician-visits was tested and found effective on work-functioning associated with the psychological health of hospital nurses. E-mental health as strategy was shown to be not effective in this population.
- In 2014, Judith van Velzen's thesis dealt with early multidisciplinary intervention in rehabilitation medicine directed to patient relevant outcomes like returning to work, after acquired brain injury.
- In 2015, Steven Visser's thesis dealt with the implementation of participatory ergonomic guidance protocol in construction workers.
- In 2016, Martijn Ruitenburg finished his PhD project in which hospital physicians, their risk-factors at work and work-related health and workability were the main topic: we developed an evidence-based job-specific workers' health surveillance (in Dutch: Preventief Medisch Onderzoek) and studied it's feasibility.
- In 2016, Selwin Audhoe's thesis in an Insurance medicine context studied factors that may promote work participation in non-permanent workers with psychological problems.
- In 2016 (oct), Maria Böstrom (Gothenborg University, Sweden), finished her PhD project on factors influencing the optimal workability in young workers.
J. Blekemolen MD (Vodemol)
Drs. H. van Bolhuis MD MSc (ArboUnie)
Dr. T. Brand MD PhD
Prof. dr. F.J.H. van Dijk
X. Qi MSc (SouthEast University, Nanjing, China)
Mr. A.M.C. Schoutens (Fluxplus / Letec, Eindhoven)
Dr. B. Sorgdrager MD PhD
Y. Steinman MSc (Royal Netherlands Air Force)
K. Wentz PhD (University of Goteborg, Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Sahlgrenska Academy, Goteborg, Sweden)
Prof. dr. H. Wind (UWV)
M.E.C. de Wit MSc
Dr. A.G.E.M. de Boer (Chronic disease and work)
Dr. S. Kezić (Etiology and prevention of occupational skin diseases)
- Membership of medical or scientific committee, GR (GezondheidsRaad, Dutch Health Council), Fit to drive medical examination
- Membership of advisory board / Consultant, CBR
- Director Research Institute, University of Amsterdam
- Other, KHMW Koninklijke Hollandsche Maatschappij der Wetenschappen
- Membership of advisory board / Consultant, Netherlands School of Public & Occupational Health
- National Secretary ICOH, International Commission on Occupational Health
- Membership of medical or scientific committee, International Commission on Occupational Health (ICOH)
- Membership of medical or scientific committee, International Alliance of Physician Health
- Membership of medical or scientific committee, Nederlandse Behavioral Medicine federatie (NBMF), Nederlandse Behavioral Medicine federatie (NBMF)
- Contribution to training of professionals, Netherlands School of Public & Occupational Helath
- Membership of editorial board / Editorship, INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH AND PUBLIC HEALTH
- None reported