Ximena Goldberg is a Clinical Psychologist (Buenos Aires, Argentina, 2008) and PhD in Biomedicine from the University of Barcelona (Barcelona, Spain, 2012).
She has been awarded several research grants throughout her research career, most relevantly Marie Curie Early-Stage Fellowship (European Commission, 2008-2012) Sara Borrell contract (Carlos III Health Institute of Spain, 2014-2016) and PERIS scientist contract (Generalitat de Catalunya, 2017-2019).
Ximena Goldberg is currently leading research projects focused on the impact of social determinants of health on the neurobiological mechanisms of the stress response and brain plasticity. Her work mainly focuses on the relationship between interpersonal violence and other environmental exposures on mental health disorders.
Since her appointment as Assistant Research Professor at ISGlobal in 2020, she is leading the mental health work group at the COVICAT project.
Lines of research
- Social and environmental determinants of mental health.
- Complex models (gene-environment) of neuropsychiatric disorders.
- Goldberg X, Espelt C, Porta-Casteràs D, Palao D, Nadal R, Armario A. Non-communicable diseases among women survivors of intimate partner violence: Critical review from a chronic stress framework. Neurosci Biobehav Rev. 2021 Sep;128:720-734. doi: 10.1016/j.neubiorev.2021.06.045. Epub 2021 Jul 9. PMID: 34252471.
- Goldberg X, Espelt C, Palao D, Nadal R, Armario A Adaptability to acute stress among women survivors of intimate partner violence: protocol for a mixed-methods cross-sectional study in a laboratory setting (BRAW study). BMJ Open. 2020 Oct 1;10(10):e036561. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2019-036561.
- Goldberg X, Serra-Blasco M, Vicent-Gil M, Aguilar E, Ros L, Arias B, Courtet P, Palao D, Cardoner N. Childhood maltreatment and risk for suicide attempts in major depression: a sex-specific approach. Eur J Psychotraumatol. 2019 May 7;10(1):1603557. doi: 10.1080/20008198.2019.1603557.
- Goldberg X, Soriano-Mas C, Alonso P, Segalàs C, Real E, López-Solà C, Subirà M, Via E, Jiménez-Murcia S, Menchón JM, Cardoner N Predictive value of familiality, stressful life events and gender on the course of obsessive-compulsive disorder. .J Affect Disord. 2015 Oct 1;185:129-34. doi: 10.1016/j.jad.2015.06.047.