Hannah Oppenheimer

Stipendiat ved Psykologisk institutt og Voksenpsykiatrisk avdeling Vinderen

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I am interested in the effect of sex hormones and female-specific factors, such as parity, on brain health and mental health. My PhD project focuses on how genetically predicted endocrine and inflammatory markers relate to brain aging during pregnancy and menopause, using large-scale data. Furthermore, the project aims to examine the role of depression, genetic risk for Alzheimer’s disease, and factors related to lifetime hormone exposure. Compared to men, women are at a significantly higher risk of a range of mental disorders and neurodegenerative diseases, such as depression and Alzheimer’s disease. Through my research I hope to contribute to the overall understanding and identification of underlying mechanisms leading to the development of these disorders and reasons for their high occurrences in women.


  • Multimodal brain imaging
  • Neuroendocrinology
  • Brain aging
  • Sex and gender differences
  • Women’s health
Sist oppdatert 02.02.2024