Femke Lamers

DR.IR., Associate professor, (Principal Investigator)


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Research interests

My research aim is to contribute to improved, personalized treatment for depression, through research on (treatment of) immuno-metabolic depression & application of ambulatory measurements therein.

The concept of immuno-metabolic depression started with my 2010 publication on depression subtypes in Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, and has led to a solid line of research on this form of depression, that is characterized by atypical, energy-related symptoms and inflammation and metabolic dysregulation. In 2010, I was awarded an NWO Rubicon fellowship to conduct research on depression subtypes at the National Institute of Mental Health, USA with dr. K. Merikangas. In 2013 I returned to Amsterdam supported by a EU-FP7 Marie Curie Career Integration Grant where I continued my work on depression subtypes and immuno-metabolic depression (IMD). I am currently PI of the PERCIM project, where we are evaluating personalized treatment options for IMD as well as the INFLAMED study, an RCT on add-on Celecoxib for immune-metabolic depression.

At the NIMH, I also learned about ambulatory assessments, such as ecological momentary assessment (EMA) and actigraphy. Upon my return to Amsterdam, I contributed to the implementation of EMA and actigraphy in the Netherlands Study on Depression and Anxiety. I have been coördinating the Dutch arm of the RADAR-CNS depression study, that employed ambulatory assessments, including EMA, passive smartphone apps and actigraphy to monitor depression in an effort to identify signals that could indicate a relapse. Data of this project is currently being analysed. In addition, I am part of the NWO Gravitation project Stress in Action. This 10-year program will capitalize on the fast advances in technology and big data analytics to move stress research from the lab to daily life. I am currently also on the Executive Board of Stress in Action.

Besides being passionate about research, I have a keen interest in teaching and training. My teaching aim is to bring training of young academics to the highest level, by creating an optimal training atmosphere and setting to conduct research according to the highest standards.


Twitter account: @LamersFemke


Psychiatric epidemiology

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

External positions

Postdoctoral research fellow, NIH

1 May 201028 Apr 2013

PhD student, Maastricht University

15 Jun 20031 Apr 2008

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  • Supplementary Material for: The Accuracy of the Patient Health Questionnaire-9 Algorithm for Screening to Detect Major Depression: An Individual Participant Data Meta-Analysis

    He, C. (Contributor), Levis, B. (Contributor), Riehm, K. E. (Contributor), Saadat, N. (Contributor), Levis, A. W. (Contributor), Azar, M. (Contributor), Rice, D. B. (Contributor), Krishnan, A. (Contributor), Wu, Y. (Contributor), Sun, Y. (Contributor), Imran, M. (Contributor), Boruff, J. (Contributor), Cuijpers, P. (Contributor), Gilbody, S. (Contributor), Ioannidis, J. P. A. (Contributor), Kloda, L. A. (Contributor), McMillan, D. (Contributor), Patten, S. B. (Contributor), Shrier, I. (Contributor), Ziegelstein, R. C. (Contributor), Akena, D. H. (Contributor), Arroll, B. (Contributor), Ayalon, L. (Contributor), Baradaran, H. R. (Contributor), Baron, M. (Contributor), Beraldi, A. (Contributor), Bombardier, C. H. (Contributor), Butterworth, P. (Contributor), Carter, G. (Contributor), Chagas, M. H. N. (Contributor), Chan, J. C. N. (Contributor), Cholera, R. (Contributor), Clover, K. (Contributor), Conwell, Y. (Contributor), DeMan-VanGinkel, J. M. (Contributor), Fann, J. R. (Contributor), Fischer, F. H. (Contributor), Fung, D. (Contributor), Gelaye, B. (Contributor), Goodyear-Smith, F. (Contributor), Greeno, C. G. (Contributor), Hall, B. J. (Contributor), Harrison, P. A. (Contributor), Härter, M. (Contributor), Hegerl, U. (Contributor), Hides, L. (Contributor), Hobfoll, S. E. (Contributor), Hudson, M. (Contributor), Hyphantis, T. N. (Contributor), Inagaki, M. (Contributor), Ismail, K. (Contributor), Jetté, N. (Contributor), Khamseh, M. E. (Contributor), Kiely, K. M. (Contributor), Kwan, Y. (Contributor), Lamers, F. (Contributor), Liu, S. (Contributor), Lotrakul, M. (Contributor), Loureiro, S. R. (Contributor), Löwe, B. (Contributor), Marsh, L. (Contributor), McGuire, A. (Contributor), Mohd-Sidik, S. (Contributor), Munhoz, T. N. (Contributor), Muramatsu, K. (Contributor), Osório, F. L. (Contributor), Patel, V. (Contributor), Pence, B. W. (Contributor), Persoons, P. (Contributor), Picardi, A. (Contributor), Reuter, K. (Contributor), Rooney, A. G. (Contributor), DaSilvadosSantos, I. S. (Contributor), Shaaban, J. (Contributor), Sidebottom, A. (Contributor), Simning, A. (Contributor), Stafford, L. (Contributor), Sung, S. (Contributor), Tan, P. L. L. (Contributor), Turner, A. (Contributor), VanWeert, H. C. P. M. (Contributor), White, J. (Contributor), Whooley, M. A. (Contributor), Winkley, K. (Contributor), Yamada, M. (Contributor), Thombs, B. D. (Contributor) & Benedetti, A. (Contributor), Unknown Publisher, 1 Jan 2020


  • Supplementary Material for: Probability of Major Depression Classification Based on the SCID, CIDI, and MINI Diagnostic Interviews: A Synthesis of Three Individual Participant Data Meta-Analyses

    Spangenberg, L. (Contributor), McMillan, D. (Contributor), Ponsford, J. L. (Contributor), Robertson-Blackmore, E. (Contributor), Shaaban, J. (Contributor), Patten, S. B. (Contributor), Martin-Santos, R. (Contributor), Tendais, I. (Contributor), Jette, N. (Contributor), Luwa E-Andjafono, D. O. (Contributor), Amtmann, D. (Contributor), Wang, W. (Contributor), Flint, A. J. (Contributor), Chan, J. C. N. (Contributor), Su, K. (Contributor), Conwell, Y. (Contributor), Cholera, R. (Contributor), Sundstr?m-Poromaa, I. (Contributor), Tandon, S. D. (Contributor), Kim, S. (Contributor), Thiagayson, P. (Contributor), Trevillion, K. (Contributor), Os?rio, F. L. (Contributor), Reme, S. E. (Contributor), Keller, M. (Contributor), Wu, Y. (Contributor), Downing, M. G. (Contributor), Navarrete, L. (Contributor), Hall, B. J. (Contributor), Van Der Feltz-Cornelis, C. M. (Contributor), Cuijpers, P. (Contributor), Chen, C. (Contributor), Saadat, N. (Contributor), Field, S. (Contributor), Green, E. P. (Contributor), Tonelli, M. (Contributor), Leonardou, A. A. (Contributor), Azar, M. (Contributor), Vega-Dienstmaier, J. M. (Contributor), Goodyear-Smith, F. (Contributor), Baradaran, H. R. (Contributor), Pugh, S. L. (Contributor), Boruff, J. (Contributor), Mehner, A. (Contributor), Yamada, M. (Contributor), Shinn, E. H. (Contributor), Lara, M. A. (Contributor), Zhang, Y. (Contributor), Lowe, B. (Contributor), Mitchell, N. D. (Contributor), Reuter, K. (Contributor), Massardo, L. (Contributor), Conway, A. (Contributor), Al-Adawi, S. (Contributor), Wagner, L. I. (Contributor), Stafford, L. (Contributor), Garman, E. C. (Contributor), Dabscheck, E. (Contributor), Ziegelstein, R. C. (Contributor), Diez-Quevedo, C. (Contributor), S?nchez-Gonz?lez, R. (Contributor), Howard, L. M. (Contributor), Bhana, A. (Contributor), Alvarado, R. (Contributor), Fujimori, M. (Contributor), Fann, J. R. (Contributor), Feinstein, A. (Contributor), Hudson, M. (Contributor), Simard, S. (Contributor), Van Weert, H. C. (Contributor), Muramatsu, K. (Contributor), Bindt, C. (Contributor), Conroy, R. M. (Contributor), Wong, D. K. (Contributor), Giardinelli, L. (Contributor), Gelaye, B. (Contributor), V?hringer, P. A. (Contributor), Sung, S. C. (Contributor), Figueiredo, B. (Contributor), Pintor, L. (Contributor), Kloda, L. A. (Contributor), Garcia, P. N. (Contributor), Gandy, M. (Contributor), De Figueiredo, F. P. (Contributor), Riehm, K. E. (Contributor), Kozinszky, Z. (Contributor), Van Heyningen, T. (Contributor), Helle, N. (Contributor), Rowe, H. J. (Contributor), Lotrakul, M. (Contributor), Bombardier, C. H. (Contributor), Turner, A. (Contributor), Skalkidou, A. (Contributor), Arroll, B. (Contributor), Singer, S. (Contributor), Tran, T. D. (Contributor), Sun, Y. (Contributor), Thombs, B. D. (Contributor), Chagas, M. H. (Contributor), Matsuoka, Y. (Contributor), Bhandari, P. M. (Contributor), Teixeira, A. L. (Contributor), Misery, L. (Contributor), Fisher, J. R. W. (Contributor), Yonkers, K. A. (Contributor), Barnes, J. (Contributor), Tan, P. L. L. (Contributor), Alamri, S. H. (Contributor), Negeri, Z. (Contributor), Akena, D. H. (Contributor), Stewart, R. C. (Contributor), Hegerl, U. (Contributor), Hobfoll, S. E. (Contributor), Lund, C. (Contributor), Ioannidis, J. P. A. (Contributor), Schwarzbold, M. L. (Contributor), Beck, C. T. (Contributor), Gallagher, P. (Contributor), Meuti, V. (Contributor), Loiselle, C. G. (Contributor), Michopoulos, I. (Contributor), Hides, L. (Contributor), Munhoz, T. N. (Contributor), Grassi, L. (Contributor), Ferentinos, P. P. (Contributor), Wang, L. (Contributor), ?zt?rk, A. (Contributor), Kohrt, B. A. (Contributor), Yan, X. W. (Contributor), Bavle, A. D. (Contributor), Hantsoo, L. (Contributor), Turner, K. (Contributor), Clover, K. (Contributor), Rado?, S. N. (Contributor), Vigod, S. N. (Contributor), Douven, E. (Contributor), Boyce, P. M. (Contributor), Chaudron, L. H. (Contributor), Levis, A. W. (Contributor), Torres-Gim?nez, A. (Contributor), O'Donnell, M. L. (Contributor), Tiringer, I. (Contributor), Rooney, A. G. (Contributor), Sidebottom, A. (Contributor), Picardi, A. (Contributor), Shrier, I. (Contributor), Zeng, Q. Z. (Contributor), Kohler, S. (Contributor), Hyphantis, T. (Contributor), Harter, M. (Contributor), Lamers, F. (Contributor), Bunevicius, R. (Contributor), T?reki, A. (Contributor), Sanchez, T. A. (Contributor), Ayalon, L. (Contributor), Luitel, N. P. (Contributor), Bunevicius, A. (Contributor), Alvarado-Esquivel, C. (Contributor), Quinn, T. J. (Contributor), Fernandes, M. (Contributor), Marx, B. P. (Contributor), Greeno, C. G. (Contributor), Kiely, K. M. (Contributor), De Man-Van Ginkel, J. M. (Contributor), Henry, M. (Contributor), Bakare, M. O. (Contributor), Gilbody, S. (Contributor), Beraldi, A. (Contributor), Lelli, L. (Contributor), Rice, D. B. (Contributor), Cukor, D. (Contributor), Loureiro, S. R. (Contributor), Nishi, D. (Contributor), Castro E Couto, T. (Contributor), Garcia-Esteve, L. (Contributor), Gholizadeh, L. (Contributor), Levin-Aspenson, H. F. (Contributor), Maes, M. (Contributor), Kjargaard, M. (Contributor), Correa, H. (Contributor), Eapen, V. (Contributor), Imran, M. (Contributor), Sidik, S. M. (Contributor), Buji, R. I. (Contributor), Tung, K. (Contributor), Navines, R. (Contributor), Siu, B. W. M. (Contributor), Fischer, F. H. (Contributor), Butterworth, P. (Contributor), Sharpe, L. (Contributor), Cankorur, V. S. (Contributor), Fung, D. S. S. (Contributor), Kwan, Y. (Contributor), Chan, L. F. (Contributor), Khalifa, D. S. (Contributor), Rochat, T. J. (Contributor), Levis, B. (Contributor), Kohlhoff, J. (Contributor), Rancans, E. (Contributor), Benedetti, A. (Contributor), Marrie, R. A. (Contributor), Khamseh, M. E. (Contributor), Stein, A. (Contributor), Pence, B. W. (Contributor), Schram, M. T. (Contributor), Wang, J. L. (Contributor), Neupane, D. (Contributor), Carter, G. (Contributor), He, C. (Contributor), Santos, I. S. (Contributor), Honikman, S. (Contributor), Rathod, S. D. (Contributor), Suzuki, K. (Contributor), Jenewein, J. (Contributor), Stone, J. (Contributor), Walterfang, M. (Contributor), Wynter, K. (Contributor), Daray, F. M. (Contributor), Chiovitti, M. J. (Contributor), Peceliuniene, J. (Contributor), Marsh, L. (Contributor), Nakku, J. E. M. (Contributor), Bernstein, C. N. (Contributor), Haroz, E. E. (Contributor), Persoons, P. (Contributor), Sultan, S. (Contributor), White, J. (Contributor), Simning, A. (Contributor), Tadinac, M. (Contributor), Krishnan, A. (Contributor), Comeau, L. (Contributor), Inagaki, M. (Contributor), Jeon, H. J. (Contributor), B?el-Drabe, N. (Contributor), Kusminskas, L. (Contributor), Gibson, L. J. (Contributor), Taylor-Rowan, M. (Contributor), Ismail, Z. (Contributor) & Butnoriene, J. (Contributor), figshare Academic Research System, 1 Jan 2020