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Eiko Fried

Associate Professor

E.I. Fried Ph.D.
+31 71 527 2025

I finished my PhD in Clinical Psychology at the Free University of Berlin in 2014, and spent 1 year as visiting scholar at the University of Michigan. After that, I worked in the Psychological Methods departments at University of Leuven and University of Amsterdam for 4 years. In April 2018 I started to work as an assistant professor at the Clinical Psychology Unit, Leiden University.

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My main interest lies in studying individual symptoms of mental disorders and their causal relations, a framework we have termed ‘Symptomics’. More generally, I am interested in four aspects of psychopathology research: measurement (how to best assess whether someone is ill), modeling (what statistical models are most appropriate to model psychopathology), ontology (what are mental disorders) and nosology (how do we best classify them). I work somewhere between clinical psychology, psychiatry, epidemiology, and methodology, and love to dabble in philosophy of science.


  • APS Rising Star, 2017
  • Education Award for Best Teacher, Institute of Psychology, 2019
  • SIPS commendation, 2020


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Associate Professor

  • Faculteit der Sociale Wetenschappen
  • Instituut Psychologie
  • Klinische Psychologie

Work address

Pieter de la Court
Wassenaarseweg 52
2333 AK Leiden
Room number 2B31


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