Sabine RozaSabine J. Roza, MD, PhD


Department of Psychiatry
Erasmus MC: University Medical Center Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Biographical sketch


Sabine Roza studied medicine at the Erasmus University Rotterdam (MD in 2005) and clinical epidemiology at the Netherlands institute for health sciences and the Harvard School of Public Health, Boston (MSc in 2002). Her PhD thesis ′Prenatal and early postnatal brain development′ was conducted within the Generation R Study (graduated cum laude in 2008). In 2008, she was awarded the ′AACAP Norbert and Charlotte Rieger Award for Scientific Achievement′ for the best paper published in the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry in 2007-8. She received clinical training in psychiatry from 2008 to 2012 at the Erasmus MC and Parnassia BAVO Group. Since 2012, she is appointed as psychiatrist and head of the Psychiatric Outpatient Clinic at the Erasmus MC. She is member of the editorial board of the Dutch Journal of Psychiatry. Sabine is senior researcher within the Generation R Study and principal investigator of the iBerry Study.

Research interests


Sabine′s main field of interest involves the biological understanding of the continuity of psychiatric disorders. She studies the complex interplay of genes, epigenetic modifications and intrauterine effects of smoking, nutritional deficiencies and use of (psychiatric) medication on the developing brain within the Generation R Study. Within the iBerry Study, a prospective cohort study of 1,350 adolescents, she will investigate how adolescents make a healthy transition into young adulthood. She is interested in the protective factors influencing this transition. Furthermore, preventive interventions with a family-based approach, integrating care for the adolescent and his/her parents, will be developed and tested for their efficacy. More information on the iBerry study may be found via



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