Louise Baruël Johansen



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Center for Neuropsychiatric Schizophrenia Research (CNSR), Psychiatric Center Glostrup

Research Interests

My previous research has been focused on investigating the functional development of the brain in healthy children and adolescents linked to differences in the personality trait neuroticism - a well-known risk factor for anxiety and mood disorders that typically have their onset in childhood and adolescence. I have analysed resting-state functional MRI to study the functional brain network that subserves communication between regions of the brain. To quantify properties of the brain network, I have applied graph theory to e.g. assess how efficiently information is exchanged throughout the brain.
My current project is a longitudinal study that aims at investigating the course of illness in schizophrenia. This long-term follow-up study of initially antipsychotic-naïve first-episode schizophrenia patients offers a unique opportunity to investigate and identify outcome biomarkers based on brain structure and function as well as cognition and behavior.

Research Groups

Brain Maturation

Curriculum Vitae



Cand. Polyt, Biomedical Engineering, University of Denmark


2016 -

Postdoc, DRCMR & CNSR

2011 - 2016

PhD student, DRCMR

2011 - 2016

Visiting student at Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, US

2010 - 2010

Academic employee, Neuroscience & Pharmacology, University of Copenhagen

Full CV


Johansen LB, Siebner HR, Werge T, Madsen KS. The Brain - imaging genetics and development (Danish title: Hjernen - genetik og udvikling i billeder).  Hjerneforum, 2013, ’Den Genetiske Hjerne’, Tommerup N (ed.), pp. 23-34.