Joost Dekker is Professor of Allied Health Care at the Department of Psychiatry and the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Amsterdam University Medical Centers, Amsterdam, the Netherlands. His research concerns behavioral factors in somatic disease. He focuses on musculoskeletal disorders, cancer and neurological disorders. He is involved in a wide range of international and national organizations, focusing on the field of behavioral medicine.

Joost Dekker Behavioral Medicine Amsterdam Psychology Research Allied Health Care


Van Linde ME et al.


Clinical assessment of emotions in patients with cancer: Diagnostic accuracy compared with two reference standards.


Psychooncology, 2020;29(4): 775-780


Dekker et al. 


Clinical management of emotions in patients with cancer: introducing the approach "emotional support and case finding".


Translational Behavioral Medicine 2020 

Dekker et al.


Definition and Characteristics of Behavioral Medicine, and Main Tasks and Goals of the International Society of Behavioral Medicine-an

 International Delphi Study. 


Int J Behav Med. 2021

Schuurhuizen, Braamse, Beekman, et al


Screening and Stepped Care Targeting Psychological Distress in Patients With Metastatic Colorectal Cancer: The TES Cluster Randomized Trial. 


J Natl Compr Canc Netw. 2019;17(8):911-920.

Dekker J, de Groot V, Ter Steeg AM, Vloothuis J, Holla J, Collette E, Satink T, Post L, Doodeman S, Littooij E.


Setting meaningful goals in rehabilitation: rationale and practical tool.


Clinical Rehabilitation, 2020;34(1):3-12


Dekker, Buurman, van der Leeden.


Exercise in people with comorbidity or multimorbidity.


Health Psychol. 2019;38(9):822-830