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Hanan Baameur - Marroun El


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Hanan Baameur - Marroun El

Phone+31 (0)10 70 34275
Emailh.marrounel@erasmusmc.nl

Biographical Sketch

POSITION TITLE: Assistant professor Child and Adolescent Psychiatry


EDUCATION/TRAINING

Institution and location Degree Completion Date Field of Study
Rotterdam University (Hogeschool Rotterdam) BSc 2002 Biology and Medical Laboratory School
Free University Amsterdam BSc 2002 Biomedical Science
Free University Amsterdam MsC 2005 Neuroscience
Netherlands Institute of Health Science MSc 2008 Epidemiology
Erasmus University Rotterdam PhD 2010 Child Psychiatry

Personal Statement

I am an assistant professor at the department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and the department of Epidemiology, Erasmus MC Rotterdam, the Netherlands. My research focuses on investigating the long-term effects of prenatal environmental exposures and brain functioning in children and adolescents.  In my research, I specifically focus on neurodevelopmental outcomes, such as behavior and cognition, social and emotional development. In addition, as a neuroscientist my interest lies in understanding the brain using neuroimaging techniques. Structural and functional neuroimaging techniques provide new insights on the development of gray and white matter, and brain connectivity in childhood and adolescence.

I carried out epidemiological research in the field of prenatal exposure to cannabis and tobacco, and prenatal exposure to antidepressants and depression.

Positions and Honors

Positions and employment:

2002: Research Internship Bachelor Thesis, Department Cell Biology and Genetics, Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, the Netherlands

2004: Research Internship Bachelor Thesis, Department Neuro and Psychopharmacology, Free University Amsterdam, the Netherlands

2005: Research Internship Master Thesis, Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry/Psychology, Erasmus MC - Children’s Hospital, Rotterdam, the Netherlands

2005-10: PhD candidate, Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry/Psychology, Erasmus MC – Sophia Children’s Hospital, Rotterdam, the Netherlands

2010-15: Postdoctoral Researcher, Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry/Psychology, Erasmus MC – Sophia Children’s Hospital, Rotterdam, the Netherlands

2015-present: Assistant Professor, Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry/Psychology, Department of Epidemiology, Erasmus MC – Sophia Children’s Hospital, Rotterdam, the Netherlands

 

Other Experience and Professional Memberships:

2005-2007: Member, Erasmus PhD Committee, Promeras

2014-present: Member, Female Career Network Committee, Vena

2015-present: Member, Baby Brain & Cognition Network, the Netherlands

 

Honors:

2015: Erasmus University Rotterdam Fellowship for talented researchers

2009: Sophia Children’s Hospital Research Grant

 

Contributions to Science

Prenatal cannabis and tobacco exposure

In 2008, I started the study on prenatal cannabis exposure and child development. Results from this effort were published in high impact journal in the field of addiction and substance use, as the scientific knowledge in this field is very limited. Because you cannot investigate cannabis exposure independently of prenatal tobacco exposure my research broadened to the consequences of tobacco exposure and child neurodevelopment.  

Relevant papers:

  1. El Marroun et al Biol Psychiatry. 2016
  2. El Marroun et al. Neuropsychopharmacology. 2014
  3. El Marroun et al Drug Alcohol Depend. 2011
  4. El Marroun et al. J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry. 2009
  5. El Marroun et al. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2008

 

Prenatal exposure to antidepressants and depressive symptoms

In 2010, I broadened my focus on prenatal exposure to prescribed drugs, rather than illicit drugs. I investigated the effects of prenatal exposure to selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) and child development and was the first to show that exposure to SSRIs impaired fetal head growth, suggesting it may affect brain development in pregnancy. Further, our research group showed that prenatal SSRI exposure was associated to autistic traits in childhood

Relevant papers:

  1. El Marroun et al. Br J Psychiatry. 2014
  2. El Marroun et al. Eur Child Adolesc Psychiatry. 2014
  3. El Marroun et al. Arch Gen Psychiatry. 2012

Research Support

Ongoing Research Support

Erasmus University Rotterdam Fellowship (personal grant)

Dr. H. El Marroun (PI)                        01/04/2015 – 31/01/2017

Long-term effects of maternal depressive symptoms and maternal antidepressant use during pregnancy on child development. Role: Lead researcher

 

Completed Research Support

SSWO-616                            

Prof. Verhulst, F.C. (PI)                      01/01/2010- 2015

Early and late effects of maternal antidepressant use during pregnancy on child development. Role: Researcher

 

SSWO-553                            

Prof. Verhulst, F.C. (PI)                      01/01/2008- 01/01/2012

Prenatal cannabis use and brain morphology. Role: Researcher

 

SSWO-450                            

Prof. Verhulst, F.C. (PI)                      08/01/2005 – 12/01/2009

Prenatal cannabis use and infant development. Role: Researcher

 
 
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