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Ghassabian, AKHGAR

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Bethesda Md 20892
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Rockville Md 20852



Akhgar Ghassabian is a postdoctoral fellow with the NIH Intramural Research Training Award program. She received her MD from Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Iran, and her PhD in epidemiology from the Erasmus University, the Netherlands. Her research interests are exploring the neurobiology of neurodevelopmental delays in children and the effect of prenatal exposures on children’s brain development.



Publications (PubMed):

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Infant brain structures, executive function, and attention deficit/hyperactivity problems at preschool age. A prospective study.Ghassabian A,Herba CM,Roza SJ,Govaert P,Schenk JJ,Jaddoe VW,Hofman A,White T,Verhulst FC,Tiemeier HJ Child Psychol Psychiatry2013 Jan
Febrile seizures and behavioural and cognitive outcomes in preschool children: the Generation R study.Visser AM,Jaddoe VW,Ghassabian A,Schenk JJ,Verhulst FC,Hofman A,Tiemeier H,Moll HA,Arts WFDev Med Child Neurol2012 Nov
Folate concentrations during pregnancy and autistic traits in the offspring. The Generation R Study.Steenweg-de Graaff J,Ghassabian A,Jaddoe VW,Tiemeier H,Roza SJEur J Public Health2014 Jul 31
Maternal urinary iodine concentration in pregnancy and children's cognition: results from a population-based birth cohort in an iodine-sufficient area.Ghassabian A,Steenweg-de Graaff J,Peeters RP,Ross HA,Jaddoe VW,Hofman A,Verhulst FC,White T,Tiemeier HBMJ Open2014 Jun 12
From positive emotionality to internalizing problems: the role of executive functioning in preschoolers.Ghassabian A,Székely E,Herba CM,Jaddoe VW,Hofman A,Oldehinkel AJ,Verhulst FC,Tiemeier HEur Child Adolesc Psychiatry2014 Sep
Downstream effects of maternal hypothyroxinemia in early pregnancy: nonverbal IQ and brain morphology in school-age children.Ghassabian A,El Marroun H,Peeters RP,Jaddoe VW,Hofman A,Verhulst FC,Tiemeier H,White TJ Clin Endocrinol Metab2014 Jul
Impact of mild thyroid hormone deficiency in pregnancy on cognitive function in children: lessons from the Generation R Study.Ghassabian A,Henrichs J,Tiemeier HBest Pract Res Clin Endocrinol Metab2014 Mar
Early lexical development and risk of verbal and nonverbal cognitive delay at school age.Ghassabian A,Rescorla L,Henrichs J,Jaddoe VW,Verhulst FC,Tiemeier HActa Paediatr2014 Jan
Women with high early pregnancy urinary iodine levels have an increased risk of hyperthyroid newborns: the population-based Generation R Study.Medici M,Ghassabian A,Visser W,de Muinck Keizer-Schrama SM,Jaddoe VW,Visser WE,Hooijkaas H,Hofman A,Steegers EA,Bongers-Schokking JJ,Ross HA,Tiemeier H,Visser TJ,de Rijke YB,Peeters RPClin Endocrinol (Oxf)2014 Apr
Association of gestational maternal hypothyroxinemia and increased autism risk.Román GC,Ghassabian A,Bongers-Schokking JJ,Jaddoe VW,Hofman A,de Rijke YB,Verhulst FC,Tiemeier HAnn Neurol2013 Nov
Maternal hypothyroxinemia and effects on cognitive functioning in childhood: how and why?Henrichs J,Ghassabian A,Peeters RP,Tiemeier HClin Endocrinol (Oxf)2013 Aug
Functional connectivity between parietal and frontal brain regions and intelligence in young children: the Generation R study.Langeslag SJ,Schmidt M,Ghassabian A,Jaddoe VW,Hofman A,van der Lugt A,Verhulst FC,Tiemeier H,White TJHum Brain Mapp2013 Dec
Is measurement of maternal serum TSH sufficient screening in early pregnancy? A case for more randomized trials.Ghassabian A,Tiemeier HClin Endocrinol (Oxf)2012 Dec
Maternal thyroid autoimmunity during pregnancy and the risk of attention deficit/hyperactivity problems in children: the Generation R Study.Ghassabian A,Bongers-Schokking JJ,de Rijke YB,van Mil N,Jaddoe VW,de Muinck Keizer-Schrama SM,Hooijkaas H,Hofman A,Visser W,Roman GC,Visser TJ,Verhulst FC,Tiemeier HThyroid2012 Feb
Maternal thyroid function during pregnancy and behavioral problems in the offspring: the generation R study.Ghassabian A,Bongers-Schokking JJ,Henrichs J,Jaddoe VW,Visser TJ,Visser W,de Muinck Keizer-Schrama SM,Hooijkaas H,Steegers EA,Hofman A,Verhulst FC,van der Ende J,de Rijke YB,Tiemeier HPediatr Res2011 May
Executive functioning and non-verbal intelligence as predictors of bullying in early elementary school.Verlinden M,Veenstra R,Ghassabian A,Jansen PW,Hofman A,Jaddoe VW,Verhulst FC,Tiemeier HJ Abnorm Child Psychol2014 Aug
Are boys more sensitive to sensitivity? Parenting and executive function in preschoolers.Mileva-Seitz VR,Ghassabian A,Bakermans-Kranenburg MJ,van den Brink JD,Linting M,Jaddoe VW,Hofman A,Verhulst FC,Tiemeier H,van IJzendoorn MHJ Exp Child Psychol2014 Nov 15
Cortical Morphology in 6- to 10-Year Old Children With Autistic Traits: A Population-Based Neuroimaging Study.Blanken LM,Mous SE,Ghassabian A,Muetzel RL,Schoemaker NK,El Marroun H,van der Lugt A,Jaddoe VW,Hofman A,Verhulst FC,Tiemeier H,White TAm J Psychiatry2015 Jan 13
Maternal Mild Thyroid Hormone Insufficiency in Early Pregnancy and Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder Symptoms in Children.Modesto T,Tiemeier H,Peeters RP,Jaddoe VW,Hofman A,Verhulst FC,Ghassabian AJAMA Pediatr2015 Jul 6
Air Pollution Exposure during Pregnancy and Childhood Autistic Traits in Four European Population-Based Cohort Studies: The ESCAPE Project.Guxens M,Ghassabian A,Gong T,Garcia-Esteban R,Porta D,Giorgis-Allemand L,Almqvist C,Aranbarri A,Beelen R,Badaloni C,Cesaroni G,de Nazelle A,Estarlich M,Forastiere F,Forns J,Gehring U,Ibarluzea J,Jaddoe VW,Korek M,Lichtenstein P,Nieuwenhuijsen MJ,Rebagliato M,Slama R,Tiemeier H,Verhulst FC,Volk HE,Pershagen G,Brunekreef B,Sunyer JEnviron Health Perspect2015 Jun 12
Maternal prepregnancy obesity and achievement of infant motor developmental milestones in the upstate KIDS study.Wylie A,Sundaram R,Kus C,Ghassabian A,Yeung EHObesity (Silver Spring)2015 Apr
Relation of infant motor development with nonverbal intelligence, language comprehension and neuropsychological functioning in childhood: a population-based study.Serdarevic F,van Batenburg-Eddes T,Mous SE,White T,Hofman A,Jaddoe VW,Verhulst FC,Ghassabian A,Tiemeier HDev Sci2015 Nov 8
Maternal medical conditions during pregnancy and gross motor development up to age 24 months in the Upstate KIDS study.Ghassabian A,Sundaram R,Wylie A,Bell E,Bello SC,Yeung EDev Med Child Neurol2015 Oct 26
Vision National Institutes of Health Home BOND National Institues of Health Home Home Storz Lab: Section on Environmental Gene Regulation Home Machner Lab: Unit on Microbial Pathogenesis Home Division of Intramural Population Health Research Home Bonifacino Lab: Section on Intracellular Protein Trafficking Home Lilly Lab: Section on Gamete Development Home Lippincott-Schwartz Lab: Section on Organelle Biology