Faculty of Social and Behavioral Sciences
Dr. Dorothée Out received her PhD in Child and Family Studies from Leiden University (the Netherlands). Her dissertation focused on the influence of parenting on infant attachment and on adults’ perceptual, physiological and caregiving responses to infant crying. Funded by the Netherlands Organization of Scientific Research (NWO; Rubicon grant), she worked as a postdoctoral researcher at the Center for Interdisciplinary Salivary Bioscience Research, Johns Hopkins University (Baltimore, USA) for two years. During this fellowship, she studied the reliability and validity of several salivary biomarkers (e.g., cortisol, salivary alpha-amylase, C-reactive protein, cytokines), developmental aspects, and social and contextual influences. She is now an Assistant Professor at the Centre for Child and Family Studies, Leiden University, where she directs a large experimental-longitudinal study on children’s differential susceptibility to the environment and on the neurobiological and physiological mechanisms of environmental influences on developmental outcomes.