My research focuses on applications of neuroimaging and neural modeling to
solve neurophysiological deficits.
My primary research at present is in conjunction with the Purdue Neurotrauma Group (PNG) and
is related to the study of mild traumatic brain injury in the context of
youth athletics. This work has led to significant local and national media
attention, and we hope will soon lead to novel products that will decrease
the risk of short-term (concussions) and long-term (chronic traumatic
encephalopathy) injury arising from sport.
My research background outside of neuroimaging is related to the auditory
system. The primary aims of our work in this context are improved
characterization of the auditory and speech processing, improvement of
auditory rehabilitation and novel auditory neuroproshtesis development and
refinement. These aims are addressed via investigations into the operation
of the auditory pathway using psychophysical and neuroimaging (primarily
fMRI) techniques. Additional application of my expertise is generally
applied to neuroimaging through my work at the Purdue MRI Facility of which I serve as
Founding Co-Director with Professor Charles Bouman.
My expertise in these areas was developed through
training at both the Massachusetts
General Hospital NMR Center and the Eaton-Peabody Laboratory at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary while
a part of the (now) Speech and Hearing
Bioscience and Technology graduate program, a part of the Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and
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