Associate Professor & Co-director, CCRH
Faculty: Arts and Science
Eating Disorders, brain development, adolescence, trauma, stress, epigenetics, depression, twin research
English, French, Dutch
Dr. Booij’s research programme has a special focus on biopsychosocial pathways to eating disorders. She conducts her research in both clinical populations and longitudinal community-based samples and uses a combination of neuro-imaging, genetic, epigenetic, behavioural and cognitive assessments.
Topics of ongoing research projects include:
- Brain development and eating disorders
- Early risk factors, DNA methylation and eating disorders
- Emotional-cognitive processing in (risk for) eating disorders
- In utero environment and brain development in children and associated epigenetic mechanisms
Dr. Booij is also a psychologist and researcher at the Eating Disorders Continuum of the Douglas Institute/CIUSSS de l'Ouest-de-l'Île-de-Montréal.
**Dr. Booij will not be taking on any graduate students or any students for a honours thesis or specialization project for the 2024-2025 year.