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Linda Booij

Associate Professor & Co-director, CCRH

Department: Psychology

Faculty: Arts and Science

Linda Booij
Phone: (514) 848-2424 ext. 5789


Eating Disorders, brain development, adolescence, trauma, stress, epigenetics, depression, twin research

Language(s) spoken:

English, French (able to conduct interviews in French), Dutch

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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.

****Please note that 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 ****

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