Henriët van Middendorp is Associate Professor of Health Psychology at the Health, Medical, and Neuropsychology unit at Leiden University. Her research focuses on psychoneurobiological factors in health and disease. She has a special interest in the psychoneurobiology of somatic complaints (e.g., pain) and conditions (e.g., chronic pain, skin, and kidney diseases), with particular emphasis on placebo effects, stress mechanisms, and treatment. She conducts both fundamental research on the psychoneurobiology of placebo and stress mechanisms and translational research on E-health screening and innovative interventions for chronic somatic conditions.
- Internet-based cognitive behavioral therapy for patients with chronic somatic conditions: A meta-analytic review. Journal of Medical Internet Research, 16, 251-265. (2014)
- Incorporating biopsychosocial characteristics into personalized healthcare: A clinical approach. Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics, 83, 148-157. (2014)
- The impact of emotion-related autonomic nervous system responsiveness on pain sensitivity in female patients with fibromyalgia. Psychosomatic Medicine, 75, 765-773. (2013)
- Health and physiological effects of an emotional disclosure intervention adapted for application at home: A randomized clinical trial in rheumatoid arthritis. Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics, 78, 145-151. (2009)
- Psychological adjustment to chronic disease. Lancet, 372, 246-255. (2008)