* indicates trainees or assistants supervised by Dr. Linda Booij

Publications from the past 5 years

Thaler, L., Booij, L., Burnham, N., Kenny, S., Oliverio, S., Israel, M., & Steiger, H. (In press). Predictors of non-completion of a day treatment program for adults with eating disorders. European Eating Disorders Review.

*Breton, É. & Booij, L. (Accepted). Du cerveau à l’assiette: Coup d’œil sur les troubles alimentaires. Revue Quebecoise de Psychologie.

Steiger, H., Booij, L., Singer, I., Crescenzi, O., Oliverio, S., Thaler, L., St-Hilaire, A., & Israel, M. (2021).

In-person versus virtual therapy in outpatient eating-disorder treatment: A COVID-19 inspired study. International Journal of Eating Disorders. doi:10.1002/eat.23655. Online ahead of print.

Calancie, O.G., Brien, D.C, Huang, J., Coe, B.C., Booij, L., Khalid-Khan, S., & Munoz D.P. (2021). Maturation of temporal saccade prediction from childhood to adulthood: predictive saccades, reduced pupil size and blink synchronization. Journal of Neuroscience, JN-RM-0837-21. doi:10.1523/JNEUROSCI.0837-21.2021

Kirkpatrick, R., Munoz, D., Khalid-Khan, S., & Booij, L. (2021). Methodological and clinical challenges associated with biomarkers for psychiatric disease: A scoping review. Journal of Psychiatric Research, 143: 572–579. doi:10.1016/j.jpsychires.2020.11.023

Khundrakpam, B., *Tuerk, C., & Booij, L. (2021). Understanding heterogeneity in autism spectrum disorder: A methodological shift in neuroimaging research from investigating group differences to individual differences. Biological Psychiatry: Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuroimaging, 6(8): 762–764. doi:10.1016/j.bpsc.2021.04.004

Mortaji, N., Krzeczkowski, J.E., Boylan, K., Booij, L., & Van Lieshout, R.(2021). Individual and joint effects of maternal pregnancy diet and postnatal home environment on executive function and behaviour in 3–4 year-olds. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 114(4): 1418–1427. doi:10.1093/ajcn/nqab202.

Booij, L., & *Nicolosi, M. (2021). Early childhood care, support and research: how early screening and longitudinal studies can help children thrive. Jornal de Pediatria, 97(6): 579–581. doi:10.1016/j.jped.2021.05.001.  

Wu, Y., Marc, I., Bouchard, L., Ouyang, F., Luo, Z.C., Fan, J., Dubois, L., Mâsse, B., Zhang, J., Leung, P., Liao, X. P., Herba, C., Booij, L., Shen, J., Lewin, A., Jian, H., Wang, L., Xu, J., Wu, W., Sun, W., Wu, J., Li, H., Lei, C., Korzyrski, A., Semenic, S., Chaillet, N., Masse, L., Zhan, J., Knoppers, B., Baillargeon, J. P., Velez, M., Zhang, H., Yu, Y., Yu, W., Ding, Y., Vaillancourt, C., Liu, H., Tetu, A., Fang, W., Zhao, X., Jin, Y., Liu, X., Zhang, H., Chen, Z., Hao, Y., Abdoulahab, N., Fraser, W. D., & Huang, H. (2021). Community-Family-Mother-Child Intervention Study to Prevent Childhood Obesity: Study protocol for the Sino-Canadian Healthy Life Trajectories Initiative (SCHeLTI)- a randomized controlled trial. BMJ open, 11:e045192. doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2020-045192

Porter-Vignola, E., Booij, L., *Bossé-Chartier, G., Garel, P., & Herba, C. M. (2021). Emotional facial expression recognition and depression in adolescent girls: associations with clinical features. Psychiatry Research, 298: 113777. doi:10.1016/j.psychres.2021.113777

*Azar, N., Booij, L., Muckle, G., Arbuckle, T. E., Séguin, J. R., Asztalos, E., Fraser, W.D. Lanphear, B. Bouchard, M. F. (2021). Prenatal exposure to polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) and cognitive ability in early childhood. Environment International, 146: 106296. doi: 10.1016/j.envint.2020.106296

Gouin, J-P., Thayer, J. F., Deschênes, S., MacNeil, S., & Booij, L. (2021). Implicit affect, heart rate variability, and the metabolic syndrome. Psychosomatic Medicine, 83: 24–32. doi: 10.1097/PSY.0000000000000879

*Scardera, S., *Sacco, S., *Di Sante, J., & Booij, L. (2021). Body image-related cognitive fusion: Role of disordered eating, self-compassion and sad mood. Eating and Weight Disorders, 26: 483–490. doi:10.1007/s40519-020-00868-w.

Booij, L. & Steiger, H. (2020). Applying epigenetic science to the understanding of eating disorders: A promising paradigm for research and practice. Current Opinion in Psychiatry. 33: 515–520. doi:10.1097/YCO.0000000000000632

*Hayward, D.A., *Pomares, F.B., *Casey, K., *Ismaylova, E., *Levesque, M., *Greenlaw, K., Vitaro, F., Brendgen, M., Dionne, G., Boivin, M., Tremblay, R.E., & Booij, L. (2020). Birth weight is associated with adolescent brain development: a multi-modal imaging study in monozygotic twins. Human Brain Mapping,41: 5228–5239. doi:10.1002/hbm.25188

Sansfaçon, J.**, Booij, L.**, Gauvin, L., Fletcher, F., Islam, F., Israel, M., & Steiger, H. (2020). Pre-treatment motivation and therapy outcomes in eating disorders: A systematic review and meta-analysis. International Journal of Eating Disorders, Dec; 53(12): 1879–1900. doi:10.1002/eat.23376. **SHARED first authorship.

Steiger, H.**, & Booij, L.** (2020). Eating disorders, heredity and environmental activation: Getting epigenetic concepts into practice. Journal of Clinical Medicine, 9: 1332. doi:10.3390/jcm9051332. **SHARED first authorship

Burdo, J., Booij, L., Kahan, E., Thaler, L., Israel, M., Agellon, L.B., Nitschmann, E., Wykes, L., & Steiger, H. (2020). Plasma levels of one-carbon metabolism pathway nutrients in women with Anorexia Nervosa. International Journal of Eating Disorders, published. doi:10.1002/eat.23292

*Chiarella, J., *Schumann, L., *Pomares, F.B., Frodl, T., Tozzi, L., Nemoda, Z., *Yu, P., Szyf, M., Khalid-Khan, S., & Booij, L. (2020). DNA methylation differences in stress-related genes, frontolimbic functional connectivity and gray matter volume in depressed and healthy adolescents. Journal of Affective Disorders, 271: 160–168. doi:10.1016/j.jad.2020.03.062

Da Estrela, C., McGrath, J., Booij, L., & Gouin, J-P. (2020). Heart rate variability, sleep quality, and depression in the context of chronic stress. Annals of Behavioral Medicine, Jun 11. Online ahead of print. doi:10.1093/abm/kaaa039


Arias, J., Williams, C., Raghvani, R., Aghajani, M., Baez, S., Belzung, C., Booij, L., Busatto, G., *Chiarella, J., Fu, C., Ibanez, A., Liddell, B., Lowe, L., Penninx, B., Rosa, P., & Kemp, A. (2020). The neuroscience of sadness: A multidisciplinary synthesis and collaborative review for the human affectome project. Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews, 111: 199–228. doi:10.1016/j.neubiorev.2020.01.006


Thaler, L., Brassard, S., Booij, L., Kahan, E., McGregor, K., Labbe, A., Israel, M., & Steiger, H. (2020). Methylation of the OXTR gene in women with Anorexia Nervosa: Relationship to social behavior. European Eating Disorders Review, 28: 79–86. doi:10.1002/erv.2703

Brietzke, E., Booij, L., Wieck, A., Soares, C. N., Roberts, N., & Khalid-Khan, S. (2020). A discussion of potential clinical markers predicting anti-inflammatory treatment response in individuals with major depression. Brain, Behavior and Immunity, 83: 3–4. doi:10.1016/j.bbi.2019.08.197


Gouin, J-P., Wrosch, C., McGrath, J., & Booij, L. (2020). Interpersonal capitalization moderates the associations of chronic caregiving stress and depression with inflammation. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 112. doi:10.1016/j.psyneuen.2019.104509


Gouin, J-P., Paquin, C., Wrosch, C., McGrath, J., Arbour, N., & Booij, L. (2020). Marital quality and inflammation: the moderating role of early life adversity. Health Psychology, 39: 58–67. doi:10.1037/hea0000790


Booij, L. (2019). Genetic and epigenetic regulation of CRTC1 in human eating behaviour and fat distribution: Methodological and clinical insights and considerations. EBioMedicine, Jun 18; 45:15–16. doi:10.1016/j.ebiom.2019.06.019. [Epub ahead of print]


*Sild, M., & Booij, L. (2019). Histone deacetylase 4 (HDAC4) – a new player in anorexia nervosa? Molecular Psychiatry, 24: 1425–1434. doi:10.1038/s41380-019-0366-8


*Kirkpatrick, R., Booij, L. Vance, A., Marshall, B., Kanellos-Sutton, M., Marchand, P., & Khalid-Khan, S. (2019). Eating disorders and substance use in adolescents: How substance users differ from non-substance users in an outpatient eating disorders treatment clinic. International Journal of Eating Disorders, 52: 175–182. doi:10.1002/eat.23017


Steiger, H.**, Booij, L.**, Kahan, E., McGregor, K., Thaler, L., Labbe, A., Joober, R., Israël, M., Szyf, M., Agellon, L., Fletcher, E., Gauvin, L., St-Hilaire, A., & Rossi, E. (2019). A longitudinal, epigenome wide study of DNA methylation in Anorexia Nervosa: Results in actively ill, partially weight restored, long-term remitted, and non-eating-disordered women. Journal of Psychiatry and Neuroscience, 44: 1–9. doi:10.1503/jpn.170242 **SHARED first authorship


Dos Santos, R.R.G., Forte, G.C., Mundstock, E., Amaral, M.A., Goecks, S., da Silveira, C.G., Amantéa, F.C., Variani, J.F., Booij, L., & Mattiello, R. (2019). Body composition parameters can better predict body image dissatisfaction than body mass index in Brazilian children and adolescents. Eating and Weight Disorders, Jul 23. doi:10.1007/s40519-019-00750-4. [Epub ahead of print]


*McIver, T., Bosma, R., *Goegan, S., *Sandre, A., Klassen, J., *Chiarella, J., Booij, L.***, & Craig, W. (2019). Functional connectivity across social inclusion and exclusion is related to peer victimization and depressive symptoms in young adults. Journal of Affective Disorders, 253: 366–375. doi:10.1016/j.jad.2019.04.085


Van den Heuvel, M., Scholtens, M., Van der Burgh, H., Agosta, F., Alloa, C., Avancini, T., Baron-Cohen, S., Basaia, S., Beyer, F., Booij, L., ....,......, Zhang, R., & De Lange, S. (2019). 10Kin1 day: A bottom-up neuroimaging initiative. Frontiers in Neurology, 10: 425. doi:10.3389/fneur.2019.00425


Nguyen, T-V., Jones, S.L., Gower, T., Albaugh, M.D., Botteron, K.N., Hudziak, J.J., Fonov, V.S., Campbell, B.C., Booij, L., Herba, C.M., Monnier, P., Ducharme, S., Waber, D., & McCracken, J.T. (2019). Age-specific associations between oestradiol, cortico-amygdalar structural covariance, and verbal and spatial skills. J Neuroendocrinology, Mar 13; 31: e12698. doi:10.1111/jne.12698. [Epub ahead of print]


Farooqi, N.A.I, Scotti, M., Yu, A., Lew, J., Monnier, P., Botteron, K., Campbell, B.C., Booij, L., Herba, C., Seguin, J.R., Castellanos-Ryan, N., McCracken, J.T., & Nguyen, T-V. (2019). Sex-specific contribution of DHEA-Cortisol ratio to prefrontal-hippocampal structural development, cognitive abilities and personality traits. Journal of Endocrinology, 31: e12682. doi:10.1111/jne.12682


*Ismaylova, E., *Lévesque, M.L., *Pomares, F.B., Szyf, M., Nemoda, Z., *Fahim, C., Vitaro, F., Brendgen, M., Dionne, G., Boivin, M., Tremblay, R.E., & Booij, L. (2018). Serotonin transporter promoter methylation in peripheral cells and neural responses to negative stimuli: A study of adolescent monozygotic twins. Translational Psychiatry, 8: 147. doi:10.1038/s41398-018-0195-6


*Di Sante, J., *Ismaylova, E., Nemoda, Z., Gouin, J-P, *Yu, W-J., Caldwell, W., Vitaro, F., Szyf, M., Tremblay, R.E., & Booij, L. (2018). Peripheral DNA methylation of HPA axis-related genes in humans: cross-tissue convergence, two-year stability and behavioural and neural correlates. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 97: 196–205. doi:10.1016/j.psyneuen.2018.07.019


*Calancie, O., Khalid-Khan, S., Booij, L., & Munoz, D. (2018). Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing as treatment for PTSD: Current neurobiological theories and a new hypothesis. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, 1426: 127–145. doi:10.1111/nyas.13882.


Farrell, C., Doolin, K., O’ Leary, N., Jairaj, C., Roddy, D., Tozzi, L., Morris, D., Harkin, A., Frodl, T., Nemoda, Z., Szyf, M., Booij, L., & O’Keane, V. (2018). DNA methylation differences at the glucocorticoid receptor gene in depression are related to functional alterations in hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis activity and to early life emotional abuse. Psychiatry Research, 265: 341–348. doi:10.1016/j.psychres.2018.04.064.


*Ottenhof, K.W, *Sild, M., *Levesque, M., Ruhe, E., & Booij, L. (2018). TPH2 polymorphisms across the spectrum of psychiatric morbidity: A systematic review and meta-analysis of candidate gene studies. Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews. 92: 29–42. doi:10.1016/j.neubiorev.2018.05.018.


*Ismaylova, E., *Di Sante, J., Gouin, J-P, *Pomares, F.B., Vitaro, F., Tremblay, R.E., & Booij, L. (2018).  Associations between daily mood states with brain gray matter volume, resting-state functional connectivity and task-based activity in healthy adults. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 12: 168        doi:10.3389/fnhum.2018.00168.


Tozzi, L., Farrell, C., Booij, L., Doolin, K., Nemoda, Z., Szyf, M., *Pomares, F.B., *Chiarella, J., O’Keane, V., & Frodl, T. (2018). Epigenetic changes of FKBP5 as a link connecting genetic and environmental risk factors with structural and functional brain changes in major depression. Neuropsychopharmacology, 43: 1138–1145. doi:10.1038/npp.2017.290


*McIver, T., Bosma, R., *Sandre, A., *Goegan, S., Klassen, J., *Chiarella, J., Booij, L.***, & Craig, W. (2018). Peer victimization is associated with altered neural response to social exclusion. Merrill-Palmer Quarterly, 64: 135–161. doi: 10.13110/merrpalmquar1982.64.1.0135. ***Corresponding author


Sarria, E., Mundstock, E., Mocelin, H.T., Bueno Fischer, G., Rangel Torres, R., Leal, L., Rodrigues de Freitas Arend, M.H., Stein, R., Booij, L., & Mattiello, R. (2018). Health-related quality of life in post-infectious bronchiolitis obliterans: Agreement between children and their proxy. Jornal de Pediatria, 94: 374–379. doi:10.1016/j.jped.2017.07.021


*Nuñez, N., Comai, S., Dumitrescu, E., *Ghabrash, M., Tabaka, J., Saint-Laurent, M., Vida, S., Kolivakis, T., Fielding, A., Low, N., Cervantes, P., Booij, L., & Gobbi, G. (2018). Psychopathological and sociodemographic features in treatment-resistant unipolar depression versus bipolar depression: A comparative study. BMC Psychiatry, 18: 68. doi:10.1186/s12888-018-1641-y


*Tikonova, S., Booij, L., D’Souza, V., Crosara, K.T.B., Siqueira, W.L., & Emami, E. (2018). Investigating the association between stress, saliva and dental caries: A scoping review. BMC Oral Health, 18: 41. doi:10.1186/s12903-018-0500-z


Sudbrack S., Barbosa, F., Booij, L., Estorgato, G., Dutra, M., Assunção, F., Mattiello, R., & Nunes N. (2018). Validação do Questionário Inventaire du Milieu Familial. Jornal de Pediatria, 95: 314–320. doi:10.1016/j.jped.2018.02.008


Gobbi, G., Ghabrash, M.F., *Nuñez, N., Tabaka, J., *Di Sante, J., Saint-Laurent, M., Vida, S., Kolivakis, T., Low, N., Cervantes, P., Booij, L., & Comai, S. (2018). Antidepressant combination versus antidepressants plus second-generation antipsychotic augmentation in treatment-resistant unipolar depression. International Clinical Pharmacology, 33: 34–43. doi:10.1097/YIC.0000000000000196


*Casey, K.F., *Lévesque, M.L., Szyf, M., *Ismaylova, E., *Verner M.P., Suderman, M., Vitaro, F., Brendgen, M., Dionne, G., Boivin, M., Tremblay, R.E., & Booij L. (2017). Birth weight discordance, DNA methylation and cortical morphology of adolescent monozygotic twins. Human Brain Mapping, 38: 2037–2050. doi:10.1002/hbm.23503


Gouin, J-P., Zhou, R., Booij, L., Boivin, M., Côté, S.M., Hébert, M., Ouellet-Morin, I., Szyf, M., Tremblay, R.E., Turecki, G., & Vitaro, F. (2017). Associations among oxytocin receptor gene (OXTR) DNA methylation in adulthood, exposure to early life adversity, and childhood trajectories of anxiousness. Scientific Report, 7: 7446. doi:10.1038/s41598-017-07950-x.


*Ismaylova, E., *Di Sante, J., Szyf, M., Nemoda, Z., *Yu, W.J., *Pomares, F.B., Turecki, G., Gobbi, G., Vitaro, F., Tremblay, R.E., & Booij, L. (2017). Serotonin transporter gene methylation in peripheral cells in healthy adults: Neural correlates and tissue specificity. European Neuropsychopharmacology, 27: 1032–1041. doi:10.1016/j.euroneuro.2017.07.005


Nguyen, T.V., Wu, M., Lew, J., Albaugh, M., Botteron, K., Hudziak, J.J., Fonov, V.S., Collins, D.L., Campbell, B.C., Booij, L., Herba, C., Trasler, J., Monnier, P., Ducharme, S., & McCracken, J.T. (2017). DHEA may improve working memory by shaping the development of cortico-hippocampal structural networks. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 86: 110–121. doi:10.1016/j.psyneuen.2017.09.013

*Schumann, L., Boivin, M., *Paquin, S., Lacourse, E., Brendgen, M., Vitaro, F., Dionne, G., Tremblay, R.E., & Booij, L. (2017). Persistence and innovation effects in genetic and environmental factors in negative emotionality during infancy: A twin study. PloS ONE, 12: 1–16. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0176601


*Sild, M., Ruthazer, E., & Booij, L. (2017). Major depressive disorder and anxiety disorders from the glial perspective: Etiologial mechanisms, intervention and monitoring. Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Review, 83: 474–488. doi:10.1016/j.neubiorev.2017.09.014


*Tao, C., Dhamija, P., Booij, L., & Menard, J. (2017). Adversity in early adolescence promotes an enduring anxious phenotype and increases serotonergic innervation of the infralimbic medial prefrontal cortex. Neuroscience, 364: 15–27. doi:10.1016/j.neuroscience.2017.09.004