Marta Carulla Roig
Karolinska Institutet. Stockholm, Sweden
Degree in Medicine and Surgery, Autonomous University of Barcelona. Specialist in Psychiatry, Hospital Universitario de Bellvitge. In the last year of her residency she took up an observership position at the New York State Psychiatric Institute, Columbia University, to further her education in affective disorders at the Molecular Imagine and Neuropathology Division under the supervision of Dr Michael Grunebaum.
Since 2011 she has been a junior assistant psychiatrist at the Sant Joan de Déu paediatric hospital, performing both care and research activity related to first-episode psychosis and risk populations (psychosis and high-risk mental states); eating disorders and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). She collaborates in the “Etiopathogeny and Treatment of Severe Mental Disorders” area of the Sant Joan de Déu Foundation, where she was an investigator on a clinical trial for antipsychotics and currently takes part in high-risk mental state studies.
Her clinical activity is at the eating disorders outpatient unit, where she also runs the parents’ psychoeducational group, and the specialist outpatient unit, working with patients with eating disorders and, recently, Tourette Syndrome and OCD. She is currently starting her doctoral thesis with the University of Barcelona, which will consist of a two-year prospective study in children about the comorbidity of eating disorders and the obsessive spectrum. During her time at the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Research Centre / Karolinska Institutet under the supervision of Dr David Mataix-Cols she hopes to receive extensive training in the area of OCD and related disorders.