Dr. Charlotte Cecil is an Associate Professor in Biological Psychopathology at the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Head of the inDEPTH Lab based at the Erasmus Medical Centre, the Netherlands. Her work aims to better understand factors influencing brain development and mental health from prenatal life to adolescence, in order to improve strategies for early risk detection and the prevention of chronic mental illnesses later in life. A key interest in her group is to identify how, at a biological level, genetic and environmental factors beginning in pregnancy come together to shape a child’s development, behavior, and health, with a particular focus on epigenetic mechanisms. She has authored more than 90 scientific articles and expert reviews on this topic, and has (co)lead multiple international efforts dedicated to better understanding and enhancing mental health during development, including the European collaborative projects TEMPO, MIND, FAMILY, EarlyCause, and HappyMums.
Charlotte Cecil, Ph.D.
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