Joost Dekker is emiritus professor of Allied Health Care at the department of psychiatry and the department of rehabilitation medicine.
His research concerns behavioral factors in somatic disease. He focuses on musculoskeletal disorders, cancer, and neurological disorders. He obtained grants from numerous agencies: the Ministry of Health; Netherlands Organization for Health Research and Development, NGO’s and other agencies. He is (co)author of more than 415 international and more than 180 national scientific publications. He supervised 38 successfully defended PhD theses.
Joost is the current Treasurer and a former President of the International Society of Behavioral Medicine. He performs editorial services for a wide range of scientific journals and is the past Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Behavioral Medicine. He is involved in international and national boards and committees.