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Julian Burger, PhD

Postdoctoral Research Asociate
Yale University

Yale LGBTQ Mental Health Initiative

Hi! I'm Julian.

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I recently finished my PhD research at the University Medical Center in Groningen, Department of Psychiatry, and the University of Amsterdam, Department of Psychological Methods. My promoters are Dr. Harriëtte Riese, Prof. Dr. Robert A. Schoevers, and my co-promotors are Dr. Sacha Epskamp and Dr. Date C. van der Veen.


In my PhD research, I have worked towards advancing case formulations in clinical psychology by estimating personalized network models of Ecological Momentary Assessment data, and by means of computer simulations in formal theories.


As of September 2023, I am a postdoc at Yale University, in the Yale LGBTQ mental health initiative, led by PI Prof. Dr. John Pachankis. I am supporting the lab's research on understanding processes related to affirmative Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and deliver and supervise the delivery of affirmative CBT to LGBTQ individuals.


Next to my research and clinical work, I was a lecturer and course coordinator within the Bachelor's program PPLE (Psychology, Politics, Law, Economics), teaching courses on statistics and supervising theses related to identity and stigma.


Key publications
(Full publication list in CV)

Burger, J., Isvoranu, A. M., Lunansky, G., Haslbeck, J., Epskamp, S., Hoekstra, R. H., Fried, E. I., Borsboom, D., & Blanken, T. F. (2022). Reporting standards for psychological network analyses in cross-sectional data. Psychological methods.



Burger, J., Epskamp, S., van der Veen, D. C., Dablander, F., Schoevers, R. A., Fried, E. I., & Riese, H. (2022). A clinical PREMISE for personalized models: Toward a formal integration of case formulations and statistical networks. Journal of Psychopathology and Clinical Science, 131(8), 906.



Burger, J., Hoekstra, R. H., Mansueto, A. C., & Epskamp, S. (2022). Network estimation from time series and panel data. In Network psychometrics with R (pp. 169-192). Routledge.

Burger, J., van der Veen, D. C., Robinaugh, D. J., Quax, R., Riese, H., Schoevers, R. A., & Epskamp, S. (2020). Bridging the gap between complexity science and clinical practice by formalizing idiographic theories: a computational model of functional analysis. BMC Medicine, 18(1), 99. 

Burger, J., Stroebe, M. S., Perrig-Chiello, P., Schut, H. A., Spahni, S., Eisma, M. C., & Fried, E. I. (2020). Bereavement or breakup: Differences in networks of depression. Journal of Affective Disorders, 267, 1-8.

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