Since 2013 Catherine Black (M.D.) has been working on a PhD project on oxidative stress in depression and anxiety disorders with Prof. Brenda Penninx.
She is working with data from the Netherlands Study of Depression and Anxiety (NESDA; www.nesda.nl), studying the relationship between depression and/or anxiety disorders and important markers of oxidative stress.
In collaboration with (among others) Prof. Karen Matthews from the University of Pittsburgh she is examining the association between oxidative stress, antioxidants and depressive symptoms in an large American cohort study; the Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults study (CARDIA; www.cardia.dopm.uab.edu).
In addition, she is currently involved in participant recruiment and data collection for an intervention trial comparing antidepressant treatment and running therapy in depression and anxiety disorders; the MOod Treatment with Antidepressants or Running (MOTAR: www.motar.nl) study.
Catherine is a member of the EMGO+ PhD committee, representating PhD students from the Mental Health programme (www.emgo.nl/quality-of-our-research/phd-committee).