Esther Via Virgili


The researcher Esther Via graduated in Medicine and Surgery in 2006 from the Autonomous University of Barcelona, later she specialized in Psychiatry at the Hospital de Bellvitge, Barcelona, in 2010. In 2015 she obtained her Ph.D. degree in Medicine by the University of Barcelona, receiving an extraordinary PhD award from the same university in 2018.

Between the years 2010 and 2016, she carried out several training stays in neuroimaging research: Institute of Psychiatry, London and Melbourne Neuropsychiatry Center.

Her research has been funded by several competitive grants, including an Endeavor Award from the Australian Government and a Rio Hortega grant from the Carlos III Institute of the Spanish Government. This last scholarship was carried out during 2016-2018 year at Parc Taulí de Sabadell Hospital with a contract of a postdoctoral researcher with a clinical dedication.

Since 2018, she works at the Hospital Sant Joan de Déu in a joint clinical and research contract. She is currently studying the presence of neuro-structural and neurofunctional alterations of the conical-streakal pathways present in adolescents who are either at risk of developing them or because they present a mental disorder.

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  • Serra-Blasco M, Radua J, Soriano-Mas C, Gómez-Benlloch A, Porta-Casteràs D, Marta Carulla Roig, Albajes-Eizagirre A, Arnone D, Klauser P, Canales-Rodríguez EJ, Hilbert K, Wise T, Cheng Y, Kandilarova S, Mataix-Cols D, Vieta E, Esther Via Virgili and Cardoner N Structural brain correlates in major depression, anxiety disorders and post-traumatic stress disorder: A voxel-based morphometry meta-analysis. NEUROSCIENCE AND BIOBEHAVIORAL REVIEWS . 129: 269-281.
  • ENIGMA Clinical High Risk for Psychosis Working Group, Jalbrzikowski M, Hayes RA, Wood SJ, Nordholm D, Zhou JH, Fusar-Poli P, Uhlhaas PJ, Takahashi T, Sugranyes G, Kwak YB, Mathalon DH, Katagiri N, Hooker CI, Smigielski L, Colibazzi T, Esther Via Virgili, Tang J, Koike S, Rasser PE, Michel C, Lebedeva I, Hegelstad WTV, de la Fuente-Sandoval C, Waltz JA, Mizrahi R, Corcoran CM, Resch F, Tamnes CK, Haas SS, Lemmers-Jansen ILJ, Agartz I, Allen P, Amminger GP, Andreassen OA, Atkinson K, Bachman P, Baeza I, Baldwin H, Bartholomeusz CF, Borgwardt S, Catalano S, Chee MWL, Chen X, Cho KIK, Cooper RE, Cropley VL, Dolz M, Ebdrup BH, Fortea A, Glenthøj LB, Glenthøj BY, de Haan L, Hamilton HK, Harris MA, Haut KM, He Y, Heekeren K, Heinz A, Hubl D, Hwang WJ, Kaess M, Kasai K, Kim M, Kindler J, Klaunig MJ, Koppel A, Kristensen TD, Kwon JS, Lawrie SM, Lee J, León-Ortiz P, Lin A, Loewy RL, Ma X, McGorry P, McGuire P, Mizuno M, Møller P, Moncada-Habib T, Muñoz Samons D, Nelson B, Nemoto T, Nordentoft M, Omelchenko MA, Oppedal K, Ouyang L, Pantelis C, Pariente JC, Raghava JM, Reyes-Madrigal F, Roach BJ, Røssberg JI, Rössler W, Salisbury DF, Sasabayashi D, Schall U, Schiffman J, Schlagenhauf F, Schmidt A, Sørensen ME, Suzuki M, Theodoridou A, Tomyshev AS, Tor J, Værnes TG, Velakoulis D, Venegoni GD, Vinogradov S, Wenneberg C, Westlye LT, Yamasue H, Yuan L, Yung AR, van Amelsvoort TAMJ, Turner JA, van Erp TGM, Thompson PM and Hernaus D Association of Structural Magnetic Resonance Imaging Measures With Psychosis Onset in Individuals at Clinical High Risk for Developing Psychosis: An ENIGMA Working Group Mega-analysis. JAMA PSYCHIATRY . 78(7): 753-766.
  • Inmaculada Insa Pineda, Esther Via Virgili, Xavier Estrada Prat, Gómez González CL and Alda JA Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) & COVID-19: Do Caregivers and Children Report the Same? International Journal of Mental Health & Psychiatry . 7(1): .
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Project name:
Impacte de l’estressor ambiental COVID19 sobre les emocions i la conducta en població infanto-juvenil: Macro-Estudi longitudinal EmCoVID19 i EmCoVID19-unitats clíniques
Esther Via Virgili
Funding entities:
O.H.S.J.D.-Curia Provincial
Starting - finishing date:
2021 - 2022
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