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Jorien van Hoorn

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Jorien van Hoorn

Jorien is a senior postdoctoral researcher at the Brain and Development Research Center. Her research line focuses on understanding social and neurobiological development in youth with and without psychiatric disorders, and seeks to address the question how we can leverage sensitivity to the social context to promote positive psycho-social outcomes.

Currently, Jorien works with Dr. Anna van Duijvenvoorde on the Sara van Dam grant in collaboration with the University of Amsterdam (Hilde Huizenga, Arne Popma and Tycho Dekkers) and Hebrew University of Jerusalem (Yehuda Pollak). The aim of this MRI project is to examine learning and risk taking in social contexts in adolescents with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Jorien also works as a psychologist at the Bascule, Academic Center for Child & Adolescent Psychiatry. Her goal is to connect research and clinical work, so that they can inform and inspire each other.

Jorien obtained her PhD at the BDRC in 2016 under mentorship of Prof. Eveline Crone, funded by a NWO ResearchTalent Grant. She then spent two years at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill in the US as a postdoctoral fellow with Dr. Eva Telzer, before returning to the BDRC in 2018.