Johanna Maria Catharina BLOM
Dr. Johanna MC Blom, Associate Professor in Psychobiology and Pediatric and Behavioral Neuroscience, University of Modena; Former Associate Director of the Part-time Graduate Program in Developmental Psychology, and Associate Prof. of Psychobiology and Behavioral Brain Sciences, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, USA. Coordinator of the long-term follow-up of children with cancer and the use of psychotropic drugs, AIEOP; Member of PANCARE, SIOP, and the International Guideline Harmonization Group (IGHG) for the development of Psychosocial and Neurocognitive surveillance guidelines for survivors of childhood cancer.
She is currently Chair of the Ethical Committee for Research of the University of Modena and Co-coordinator of the IMI-JU project FACILITATE. Expert in multidisciplinary behavioral toxicity studies linked to child abuse and severe and chronic diseases in childhood. Experience in longitudinal follow-up studies and innovative data driven network analysis as a tool to detect and predict the driving forces of disability using digital data.
Her current interests lie in (digital) assessment tools to detect early signs of cognitive and behavioral problems and designing decision tree algorithms by using network analysis and dynamic mapping to understand the driving factors of the trajectory that moves a patient from being at risk to full blown pathology especially during adolescence and test the effectiveness of treatment by linking them to outcome values dynamically recorded in an ecologically valid way.