Wayne State University

Aim Higher

Marion Van den Heuvel

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Office Location
Thomason SCAN Lab
Office Phone
313 664 2521

Dr. Marion van den Heuvel obtained her Bachelor in Health Sciences in 2009 at Maastricht University (The Netherlands), with a major in Mental Health Sciences. In 2012 she graduated cum laude from the prestigious Research Master in Social and Behavioral Sciences at Tilburg University (The Netherlands). Marion’s many accomplishments include a research internship at the University of East London (UK) with Dr. Elena Kushnerenko, and serving on the BrainAGE project as PhD student under supervision of Prof. Bea Van den Bergh. Marion’s work has examined the effects of maternal anxiety and mindfulness during pregnancy on the neurocognitive functioning in infants and young children. She successfully defended her thesis, ‘Altered Neurocognitive Functioning in Infants and Young Children Prenatally Exposed to Maternal Anxiety and Mindfulness’, in January 2016. Marion has extensive experience working with electroencephalography (EEG) and event-related potentials (ERPs) in infants and young children. She was awarded the RoBUST postdoctoral fellowship from Wayne State University to work with Dr. Moriah Thomason, Dr. Christopher Trentacosta, and Dr. Erika Bocknek. For her postdoc, she will continue her research in the field of developmental programming and expand her knowledge to fetal fMRI.

Areas of Expertise
  • Infant & Child EEG/ERP
  • Fetal Programming 
Research Project Title
Early Childhood Neurodevelopmental Health Outcomes (ECHO)