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The Netherlands COVGEN Team

Marion I. van den Heuvel, PhD


Department of Cognitive Neuropsychology

 Tilburg University

Marielle Cloin, PhD



 Tilburg University

Hedwig van Bakel



 Tilburg University

Carolina de Weerth, PhD


Department of Cognitive Neuroscience

Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour

Radboud University Medical Center 

Stefania Vacaru, Msc



 Radboud University Medical Center

Roseriet Beijers, PhD


Radboud University

Radboud University Medical Center

Our Hub

On 27 February 2020, the first COVID-19 case was confirmed in The Netherlands, in the city of Tilburg. The virus spread quickly through the Netherlands, with the Tilburg and surrounding cities as hotspots. In early March 2020, strict measures were introduced to keep the spread in control. Social distancing and self-quarantine were introduced and many health care visits were cancelled or rescheduled. Around this time, Tilburg University and Radboud University Nijmegen started working together to examine the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak on pre-conception, pregnancy, and postpartum outcomes. We included over 2,000 women and men that provided information their health, exposure to the virus, health care experiences, and psychological well-being.

Our Funding:

  • Dutch Scientific Organisation NWO 

    • PIs: Roseriet Beijers, Carolina de Weerth

  • Herbert Simon Research Institute at Tilburg University

    • PI: Marion I. van den Heuvel

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