Providing access to good clinical care for high need complex patients is my focus as a psychiatrist specialized in mental health for individuals with intellectual disabilities and/or substance use disorders. I am committed to foster policies to improve collaboration between services (i.e. mental health care and social services), to provide methods and guidelines for integrated care, and to promote the use of health information technology as a means to this goal.
My research at UTwente focuses on the application of technological innovations (such as virtual reality, mobile apps, (remote)sensing) in dual and triple diagnosis. In addition, I work as an epidemiologist studying the epidemiology of dual and triple diagnosis, including risk factors, prevalence, and patient profiles; and the treatment of dual and triple diagnosis, including assessment, dual and triple diagnosis protocols, and integrated clinical pathways (ICP's).