Center Staff:

David H. Salat, Ph.D.
Research Interests: aging, age-associated neurodegenerative disease (Alzheimer’s disease, dementia), traumatic brain injury, post-traumatic stress disorder, neuroimaging methodology development (e.g., diffusion)



Abigail Sapiro
Administrative Officer





Patrick Kilduff
Systems Administrator





Shira Hao
Biomedical Engineer





Christopher Lawhorn
Biomedical Engineer





Affiliated Faculty:


Melissa Amick, Ph.D.
Research Interests: TBI, PTSD, suicide ideation, spinal cord injury, neuropsychology




Joseph DeGutis, Ph.D.

Research Interests: Developmental prosopagnosia, cognitive rehabilitation of attention, ADHD, PTSD/TBI, and age-related cognitive decline



Michael Esterman, Ph.D.

Associate Director of Functional Imaging, NeRVe Center
Research Interests: attentional control, PTSD, TBI, focal brain injury, fMRI, TMS, tCS



Francesca Fortenbaugh, Ph.D.

Research Interests: Space perception, sustained attention, multi-voxel pattern analysis, c




Elizabeth C. Leritz, Ph.D.
Research Interests: Aging, memory, neuropsychology, cognitive science, cognitive psychology, biological psychology, mild cognitive impairment, DTI




Regina E. McGlinchey, Ph.D.
Research Interests: Executive function, memory, learning, cognitive neuroscience, neuroimaging, brain imaging, behavioral neuroscience, cognition disorders




William Milberg, Ph.D.
Research Interests: Executive function, cognitive neuroscience, neuroimaging, brain physiology, cognitive neuropsychology, learning, memory, cognition disorders 




Meghan Pierce, Ph.D.

Research Interests: Deployment-related health issues affecting women veterans, PTSD, comorbid deployment-related pathologies, IPV




Mieke Verfaellie, Ph.D.
Research Interests: cognitive and neural bases of memory, memory disorders (e.g., selective amnesia), traumatic brain injury






NeRVe Alumni:

Emma Brown, B.S.

Neuroimaging Research Assistant, NeRVe Center




Julie Constantinescu, B.S.

Biomedical Engineer, NeRVe Center




Vincent Corbo, Ph.D.
Research Interests: PTSD, childhood trauma, stress, anxiety, structural brain imaging




Rinu Daniel, B.S.

Biomedical Engineer, NeRVe Center




Jasmeet P. Hayes, Ph.D.
Research Interests: Trauma, PTSD, memory, TBI, emotion-cognition interactions




Scott M. Hayes, Ph.D.
Research Interests: Memory, aging, medial temporal lobe amnesia, mild cognitive impairment, PTDT, mTBI, physical fitness




Gino Jackson, M.S., Major USMC (Retired)

Administrative Officer, NeRVe Center




Jirapat Likitlersuang, Ph.D.

Research Interests: Machine learning, brain imaging, assistive technology, computer vision, biomedical engineering




Arkadiy Maksimovskiy, Ph.D.
Research Interests: Neuroimaging, depression, addiction, reward, attention, psychopathology, frontal lobes, decision-making




Daniela J. Palombo, Ph.D.
Research Interests: Memory, imagination, hippocampus, fMRI, amnesia, decision-making, medial temporal lobes




Victoria Poole, Ph.D.
Research Interests: Attention, TBI, falls, mobility, aging, CV risk, older adults, mTBI, fMRI




Barnaly Rashid, Ph.D.

Research Interests: Functional connectivity, cardiovascular risk factors, genomic data, machine learning algorithms




Meghan E. Robinson, Ph.D.
Biomedical Engineer, NeRVe Center
Research Interests: TBI, blast exposure, trauma-related neurodegeneration




Naomi Sadeh, Ph.D.
Research Interests: Trauma, violence/suicide, criminal behavior, personality disorders




Danielle Sullivan, Ph.D. - Engagement Manager - Medidata Solutions | LinkedInDanielle R. Sullivan, Ph.D.
Research Interests: DTI, TBI, PTSD, fMRI, functional connectivity, cognitive control




Jeffrey M. Spielberg, Ph.D.
Associate Director for Neuroimaging Analysis Development, NeRVe Center
Research Interests: Trauma, anxiety, PTSD, mood disorders, motivation