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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):

Infant brain structures, executive function, and attention deficit/hyperactivity problems at preschool age. A prospective study.
Febrile seizures and behavioural and cognitive outcomes in preschool children: the Generation R study.
Folate concentrations during pregnancy and autistic traits in the offspring. The Generation R Study.
Maternal urinary iodine concentration in pregnancy and children's cognition: results from a population-based birth cohort in an iodine-sufficient area.
From positive emotionality to internalizing problems: the role of executive functioning in preschoolers.
Downstream effects of maternal hypothyroxinemia in early pregnancy: nonverbal IQ and brain morphology in school-age children.
Impact of mild thyroid hormone deficiency in pregnancy on cognitive function in children: lessons from the Generation R Study.
Early lexical development and risk of verbal and nonverbal cognitive delay at school age.
Women with high early pregnancy urinary iodine levels have an increased risk of hyperthyroid newborns: the population-based Generation R Study.
Association of gestational maternal hypothyroxinemia and increased autism risk.
Maternal hypothyroxinemia and effects on cognitive functioning in childhood: how and why?
Functional connectivity between parietal and frontal brain regions and intelligence in young children: the Generation R study.
Is measurement of maternal serum TSH sufficient screening in early pregnancy? A case for more randomized trials.
Maternal thyroid autoimmunity during pregnancy and the risk of attention deficit/hyperactivity problems in children: the Generation R Study.
Maternal thyroid function during pregnancy and behavioral problems in the offspring: the generation R study.
Executive functioning and non-verbal intelligence as predictors of bullying in early elementary school.
Are boys more sensitive to sensitivity? Parenting and executive function in preschoolers.
Cortical Morphology in 6- to 10-Year Old Children With Autistic Traits: A Population-Based Neuroimaging Study.
Maternal Mild Thyroid Hormone Insufficiency in Early Pregnancy and Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder Symptoms in Children.
Air Pollution Exposure during Pregnancy and Childhood Autistic Traits in Four European Population-Based Cohort Studies: The ESCAPE Project.
Maternal prepregnancy obesity and achievement of infant motor developmental milestones in the upstate KIDS study.
Relation of infant motor development with nonverbal intelligence, language comprehension and neuropsychological functioning in childhood: a population-based study.
Maternal medical conditions during pregnancy and gross motor development up to age 24 months in the Upstate KIDS study.
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