Faculty Details

Miranda A.L. van Tilburg, PhD


Vice Chair of Research


Clinical Research
Health Psychology


Dr. van Tilburg is a Professor of Medicine in the Division of General Internal Medicine She received her master’s degree in Economic Psychology and her PhD in Health Psychology at Tilburg University in The Netherlands. Subsequently, she completed a three-year postdoctoral fellowship in Endocrinology and Medical Psychology at Duke University Medical Center. Prior to her arrival at Marshall, Dr. van Tilburg held concurrent positions as Professor of Clinical Research, Campbell University, Adjunct Professor of Medicine, University of North Carolina, and Affiliate Professor of Social Work, University of Washington. At our Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine, Dr. van Tilburg will oversee, develop, and advance research initiative as well as foster a culture of research, involving faculty, residents, fellows, medical students, and staff in organizational, collaborative research. Dr. van Tilburg has served on many national and international committees, has produced over 200 scholarly publications and hundreds of peer-reviewed articles, papers, books, etc. Her work in environmental and health psychology, and pediatric gastrointestinal diseases is world-renown. She has a passion for rural medicine and healthcare needs of the under-served, and is excited excited about the opportunity to build the research infrastructure and culture at Marshall University, Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine, to support a new generation of researchers.

Education & Training

  • Graduate: Tilburg University - Economic Psychology (Tilburg, The Netherlands)
  • Doctorate: Tilburg University - Health Psychology (Tilburg, The Netherlands)
  • Fellowship: Duke University - Endocrinology & Medical Psychology (Durham, N.C.)