Amsterdam Born Children and their Development

Postdoc and PhD students

Dr. Susanne de RooijDr. Susanne de Rooij

Susanne de Rooij is a psychologist and epidemiologist and works since the start of her PhD at the AMC. She works as a senior researcher on different studies focusing on the effects of early life stress. She is the project manager of the ABCD Stress Research and she works on the study of psychiatrist Laetitia Smarius.


Margret Harskamp-van Ginkel
Margreet Harskamp-van Ginkel MD

Margreet Harskamp-van Ginkel is a PhD student at the ABCD study. She will study sleep and growth in the first 1000 days of life. We want to know if sleep behavior at baby age is important for health later in life and we want to know how parents in Amsterdam could be supported to create a healthy sleep pattern for their baby’s. Margreet also works as a paediatrician at the GGD Amsterdam for 1 day a week.


 Viyan Rashid Ir. Viyan Rashid
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Viyan Rashid is a nutritionist and works as a teacher at the departement of nutrition and dietetics at the university of applied sciences in Amsterdam. She started her PhD in 2013 defining dietary patterns at age 5 years and analysing what the causes and consequences of these dietary patterns are on weight(development) at 5, 7 and 10 years of age.