Sanne van Rooij, PhD, is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Emory University. She received her BSc and MSc in Psychology and Neuroscience from Maastricht University in 2010. In 2015, she received her PhD in Clinical Neuroscience from University Medical Center Utrecht, after which she moved from the Netherlands to Atlanta to join the Grady Trauma Project as a postdoctoral fellow.
Dr. van Rooij’s research focuses on identifying predictors for PTSD development and treatment outcome to target individuals for early interventions and development of new treatment approaches. She uses neuroimaging and psychophysiological measures to study fear and response inhibition and related context processing. She collaborates with the Neurosurgery Department at Emory to study the effects of amygdala deep brain stimulation and amygdala ablation on PTSD symptoms in epilepsy patients. She is also part of the ENIGMA/PGC-PTSD consortium and contributed to several of their imaging projects and works on the multi-site AURORA Emergency Department study.