Heijden, G.J.M.G van der

+31 20 59 80247
acta ( mondgezondh )
Professor; Clinical Epidemiologist (Social Dentistry)


  • Clinical Epidemiology
  • Evidence Based Health Care
  • Health Outcomes Research

Professional interests

  • Clinical Practice Guidelines
  • Systematic reviews & meta-analyses
  • Clinical Research Methodology

Professional employment history

Prior to 1991Physical Therapist
Since 1991Clinical epidemiologist
1991MSc degree, Health Sciences, Maastricht University(NL)
1996PhD degree, Epidemiology, Maastricht University (NL)
1990 - 1997Assistant professor Department of Epidemiology, Maastricht University (NL)
1997 - 2001Senior Researcher Institute for Rehabilitation Research (iRv, Hoensbroek, NL)
2001 - 2013Associate Professor of Clinical Epidemiology Department of Epidemiology, Division Julius Center for Health Sciences andPrimary Care, University Medical Center Utrecht (NL)
2011 - 2013Director Research Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Division Surgical Specialisms, University Medical Center Utrecht (NL)
2013 - currentProfessor of Social Dentistry, University of Amsterdam (NL) Head of the Department Social Dentistry, Academic Center for Dentistry Amsterdam (NL)

Selected scientific publications

Van Dongen TM, van der Heijden GJ, Venekamp RP, Rovers MM, Schilder AG
. A trial of treatment for acute otorrhea in children with tympanostomy tubes. N Engl J Med. 2014 Feb 20;370(8):723-33. doi: 10.1056/NEJMoa1301630.
Beurskens AJ, de Vet HC, Köke AJ, Lindeman E, Regtop W, van der Heijden GJ, Knipschild PG. Efficacy of traction for non-specific low back pain: a randomised clinical trial. Lancet. 1995 Dec 16;346(8990):1596-600.
Van der Heijden GJ
, van der Windt DA, de Winter AF. Physiotherapy for patients with soft tissue shoulder disorders: a systematic review of randomised clinical trials. BMJ. 1997 Jul 5;315(7099):25-30. Review. PubMed  PMC2127040.
Bergman GJ, Winters JC, Groenier KH, Pool JJ, Meyboom-de Jong B, Postema K, van der Heijden GJ. Manipulative therapy in addition to usual medical care for patients with shoulder dysfunction and pain: a randomized, controlled trial. Ann Intern Med. 2004 Sep 21;141(6):432-9.
Woodhead M, Blasi F, Ewig S, Huchon G, Ieven M, Ortqvist A, Schaberg T, Torres A, van der Heijden G, Verheij TJ; European Respiratory Society; European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases. Guidelines for the management of adult lower respiratory tract infections. Eur Respir J. 2005 Dec;26(6):1138-80.

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LIST OF PUBLICATIONS (from 1999 until now)

Ancillary activities

Ministerie van Onderwijs, Cultuur en Wetenschap - Membership Den Haag, 01 mei 2013
Vereniging voor Epidemologie - Membership Rotterdam, 01 mei 2013
Last changes Ancillary activities: Amsterdam 12 oktober 2020