Maryna Verlinden Bondaruk

Assistant Professor
AUH Campus

  • PhD – Erasmus University, Rotterdam, the Netherlands, 2014
  • MSc Epidemiology – Erasmus University, Rotterdam, the Netherlands, 2011
  • MSc Public Health – Maastricht University, Maastricht, the Netherlands, 2008
  • BA Social Sciences and Social Technologies, Sociology and Social Work, Kyiv, Ukraine, 2007
  • human development, behavioral problems, screen time and health, peer interactions and bullying, impact of prenatal development on mental health.

  • Assistant Professor, Zayed University (2019-present)
  • Cross-sectoral Specialist and Health Information Management Specialist, World Health Organization Europe (2015)
  • Scientific Researcher, Erasmus University Medical Centre, Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry/Psychology (2008-2015)
  • Scientific Researcher, The Generation R Study Behavior and Cognition Research Group (2008-2015)
  • Research Consultant, Futures Group USAID, Health Policy Initiative Project (2006-2007)
  • Project Manager, non-governmental organization Socium–XXI (2004-2007)
  • Member of the University Research Ethics Committee, Zayed University, 2020-now
  • Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Teacher Training (2021)
  • Certified Associate accreditation in Fundamentals of Digital Teaching and Learning (2021)
  • Advanced Data Analysis training at the Graduate Summer Institute of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, offered by Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University (2020)
  • Author Academy Training by Nature Research (2019)
  • Instructional Design and Planning in Higher Education: Innovative Certified Teaching Program accredited by UK’s Advance HE (2019)
  • Thomas, J., Verlinden, M., Al Beyahi, F., Al Bassam, B., & Aljedawi, Y. (2022). Socio- Demographic and Attitudinal Correlates of Problematic Social Media Use: Analysis of Ithra's 30-Nation Digital Wellbeing Survey. Frontiers in Psychiatry, 267.
  • Ringoot, A. P., Jansen, P. W., Kok, R., van IJzendoorn, M. H., Verlinden, M., Verhulst, F. C., ... & Tiemeier, H. (2021). Parenting, young children's behavioral self-regulation and the quality of their peer relationships. Social Development.
  • Verlinden, M., Thomas, J., Almansoori, M. H. A. A., & Wanigaratne, S. (2021). Gaming Disorder and Well-Being Among Emirati College Women. Frontiers in Psychiatry, 12.
  • Ahmed, L. A., Verlinden, M., Alobeidli, M. A., Alahbabi, R. H., AlKatheeri, R., Saddik, B., ... & Al-Rifai, R. H. (2021). Patterns of Tobacco Smoking and Nicotine Vaping among University Students in the United Arab Emirates: A Cross-Sectional Study.International journal of environmental research and public health,18(14), 7652.
  • Thomas, J., Barbato, M., Verlinden, M., Gaspar, C., Moussa, M., Ghorayeb, J., ... & Bentall, R. P. (2020). Psychosocial correlates of depression and anxiety in the United Arab Emirates during the COVID-19 pandemic. Frontiers in Psychiatry, 11, 1248.
  • De Vries E., Verlinden M., Rijlaarsdam J., Jaddoe V.W.V., Verhulst F.C., Arseneault L., Tiemeier H. (2018). Like father, like child: Early life family adversity and children’s bullying behaviors in elementary school. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology. 46(7):1481-1496.
  • Jansen P.W., Zwirs B., Verlinden M., Mieloo C., Jaddoe V.W.V ., Verhulst F.C., Hofman A., Verhulst F.C., Jansen W., Van Ijzendoorn M.H., Tiemeier H. (2017). Observed and parent-reported conscience in childhood: Relations with bullying involvement in early primary school. Social Development. 26(4): 965-980.
  • Jansen P.W., Mieloo C.L., Dommisse-van Berkel A., Verlinden M., van der Ende J., Stevens G., Verhulst F.C., Jansen W., Tiemeier H. (2016). Bullying and victimization among young elementary school children: The role of child ethnicity and ethnic school composition. Race and Social Problems. 8(4): 271-280.
  • Verlinden M., Veenstra R., Shaw P., Jansen P.W., Raat H., Hofman A., Jaddoe V.W.V, Verhulst F.C., Tiemeier H. (2015). Preschool attention-deficit/hyperactivity and oppositional defiant problems as antecedents of school bullying. Journal of American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. Jul;54(7):571-9.
  • Verlinden M., Veenstra R., Ringoot A.P., Jansen P.W., Raat H., Hofman A., Jaddoe V.W.V, Verhulst F.C., Tiemeier H. (2014). Detecting bullying in early elementary school with a computerized peer-nomination instrument. Psychological Assessment. 26(2), 628-641.
  • Verlinden M., Veenstra, R., Ghassabian, A., Jansen, P., Hofman, A., Jaddoe, V. V., Verhulst F.C., Tiemeier, H. (2014). Executive functioning and non-verbal intelligence as predictors of bullying in early elementary school. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 42(6):953-966.
  • Verlinden M., Tiemeier H., Veenstra R., Raat H., Hofman A., Jaddoe V.W.V, Verhulst F.C., Jansen P.W. (2014). Television viewing throughout ages 2-5 and bullying involvement in early elementary school. BMC Public Health. 12;14(1):157.
  • Jansen P.W., Verlinden M., Dommisse-van Berkel A., Mieloo C., Verhulst F.C., Jansen W., Tiemeier H. (2014). Teacher and Peer Reports of Overweight and Bullying Among Young Primary School Children. Pediatrics. 134(3):473-480.