Prof. dr. Pim Cuijpers ranked as world's most leading depression expert

Ranking organization Expertscape has recognized prof. dr. Pim Cuijpers as the world's number one expert in research and treatment of depression.

In the Expertscape’s ranking, Pim Cuijpers, head of the Department of Clinical Psychology (VU), is ranked first based on 76764 published articles about depression (worldwide between 2006 and 2015). Cuijpers has published more than 700 peer-reviewed papers, chapters, reports and professional publications. He is specialised in conducting randomised controlled trials and meta-analyses on prevention and psychological treatments of common mental disorders, especially depression and anxiety disorders.

The Expertscape medical search and ranking solution uses objective algorithms to identify the most knowledgeable and experienced doctors and medical institutions across over 26,000 specific topics. With Expertscape, healthcare consumers can quickly and easily find the top doctors within their travel area and then learn more about their expertise and knowledge. Expertscape defines an expert as someone who has published peer-reviewed research in the science, therapies, and complications for a specific medical topic. To search on any medical topic, visit


Prof Pim Cuijpers