Mariska Bot, (1985) is currently working as assistant professor at Amsterdam UMC (department of Psychiatry). Mariska is project coordinator of the OPERA project and was also project leader of the MooDFOOD project. Her research interests include the optimal use of antidepressant medication for depression, and the interplay of depression with diet, obesity and diabetes mellitus. Furthermore, her research focused on biological aspects of depression.
From 2003-2008, Mariska studied Health Sciences at the VU University in Amsterdam and obtained her research master Public Health Research in 2008. After her study, Mariska started at Tilburg University as a PhD student, and focused on the relationship between depression and diabetes. Since 2012, Mariska worked on several depression-related projects at GGZ inGeest and VUmc Psychiatry. Mariska is registered as epidemiologist B, and has BKO and BROK certificates. Mariska is secretary of the scientific committee of GGZ inGeest.
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