Associate Professor
Physical Medicine & Rehab
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, TX, US
Research Health Scientist
Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center


Post-Doctoral Fellowship at Baylor College Of Medicine
Cognitive Neuroscience
Post-Doctoral Fellowship at Rice University
Cognitive Neuropsycholgy
PhD from Princeton University
Cognitive Psychology
AB from Kent State University
Psychology, English

Professional Statement

I research effects of traumatic brain injury (TBI) on brain activation during cognitive tasks and on functional connectivity to understand the nature of neuroplasticity. My research interests include resilience of brain structures and function. My grants investigate the neural mechanisms involved in TBI and PTSD before and after novel treatments in veterans exposed to blast.

Selected Publications


Neuroimaging Meditation Therapy in Veterans with Co-morbid Mild TBI and PTSD
Department of Veterans Affairs
Neuroimaging Group Based Exposure Therapy’s Impact on Veterans with mTBI & PTSD
South Central VA Healthcare Network Veterans Health Administration
Predicting Resilience in At-Risk Youth: Assessing Cognitive, Psychiatric, and Neuroimaging Contributors
Hogg Foundation for Mental Health